16 days old

Sr. Product Management Specialist

Framingham, MA 01701
**Position Summary:**



As a Sr. Specialist, Product Management, you will be responsible for supporting product planning and execution throughout the entire Product Lifecycle, including: continuously capturing the voice of the customer and using it to shape the product experience, gathering and prioritizing product features and requirements, defining the product vision and strategy, and working closely with product development, brand and marketing to ensure product execution, revenue, and customer satisfaction goals are met.



**Primary Responsibilities:**



Support Director with the development and management of Own Brand products.



+ Collect and organize industry and market research on products, marketing techniques and analysis of assortments and then apply that to the growth and development of business strategies for Staples Brand products within that category

+ Assist in the creation of product briefs, giving definition and direction on a new project to the rest of the team

+ Complete Packaging Request Forms and ensure packaging artwork accuracy through online proofing process

+ Assist in the development of Staples brand products. This includes ideation, definition and project management. It also includes working with the packaging and marketing teams as needed to bring the product to market

+ With direction from the Director, work closely with merchants in US Retail, Staples Business Delivery, Contract and Canada to drive Own Brand product sales and overall brand presence.

+ Preparation for meetings and significant follow-up needed to keep projects on track

+ Retrieve ad hoc financial data and reports to provide compelling information that supports strategic selling plans

+ Assist in planning for upcoming promotional seasons, maximizing the opportunity to drive Staples brand products in promo locations throughout the year. This includes analysis of prior promotions, awareness of market trends and recommendations for promotional products. Work with team to prepare presentations and obtain product samples and displays

+ Communicate with other functional groups within (Merchandising, Inventory, Marketing, Brand, Design) to keep projects moving and achieve mutual goals.

+ Maintain Project Management Database and other Staples Product Brands systems with all information / changes for new product development projects.



**Qualifications :**



**Basic:**



+ Bachelor Degree Required

+ 3 to 5 years of experience in product sales, marketing, merchandising, or product development.



**Preferred:**



+ Strong interpersonal skills, resourcefulness and a sense of urgency in accomplishing goals

+ Good analytical skills able to measure results and assess opportunities by asking the right questions, pulling data together and drawing conclusions

+ Problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently. Curiosity about how things work

+ Ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment, including the ability to prioritize multiple high-importance tasks and stay organized

+ Professional communication skills written and verbal

+ Good Excel & PowerPoint capabilities



_Staples is The Worklife Fulfillment Company, helping businesses of all sizes be more productive, connected and inspired. With dedicated account teams, category professionals, innovative brands and a curated product assortment for business, Staples provides customized solutions to help organizations achieve their goals. Interested in joining the team? Check out our_ _perks and benefits_ _!_



_Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law._

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Posted: 2021-03-26 Expires: 2021-04-29

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