1+ months

Associate Category Merchant - Cleaning (hybrid)

Lincolnshire, IL 60069
**Staples is business to business. Youre what binds us together.**



Quill.com makes the job of ordering supplies easier and more rewarding. While delivering everything from paper, ink, and toner to cleaning supplies and technology. Quill showcases exceptional customer service. Quill had proven to be a trusted partner of Staples since being acquired in 1998.



**What youll be doing** **:**



+ **Manage assigned product lines, including assortment planning, merchandise and vendor selection, negotiation, financial planning, inventory impact implications, promotional plans, merchandise presentation, vendor relations, logistics cost management and administration for assigned lines.**

+ **With guidance from the Category Merchant or Director, develops and executes plans for driving sales, margin, and competitive differentiation.**

+ **Lead cross functional teams to create a best in class online shopping experience through the eyes of the customer.**

+ **Use data and customer insights to optimize the online shopping experience and revenue through search and all available selling tools. Recommend enhancements to the Category Merchant or Director.**

+ **Work effectively across the organization to support aligned company initiatives (I.e. acquisition, membership programs).**

+ **Support the promotional Go to Market strategy by providing input / recommendations on key product promotions to drive traffic and / contribution margin incrementality. Negotiate with Vendors for best possible cooperative funding.**

+ **Provide clear direction to cross-functional team members to ensure execution of key initiatives.**

+ **Review internal and external financial reports / data to understand the trends, market conditions, opportunities, and risks. Interpret, communicate, and act as a result of findings.**



**What you bring to the table** **:**



+ **Ability to drive sales and margin results**

+ **General knowledge of industry trends, assortment planning, customer buying patterns, inventory management, logistics and marketing techniques**

+ **Ability to work independently, prioritize and re-prioritize tasks based on fluctuating deadlines while continually meeting deadlines.**

+ **Organizational skills and detail orientated**

+ **Ability to analyze data, understand key indicators and make decisions using that data.**

+ **Excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills.**



**Qualifications :**



**Whats needed- Basic Qualifications**



+ Minimum 3 years of experience in related functions (merchandising, buying, planning, inventory management)

+ Basic knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

+ PC literate with the ability to develop and manipulate spreadsheets



**Whats needed- Preferred Qualifications**



+ **Bachelors Degree**



**We Offer** **:**



+ **Inclusive culture with associate-led Business Resource Groups**

+ **Flexible PTO (22 days) and Holiday Schedule (7 observed paid holidays)**

+ **Online and Retail Discounts, Company Match 401(k), Physical and Mental Health Wellness** **programs, and more** **perks and benefits (https://careers.staples.com/Staples-Life/Benefits)**



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_Staples believes Inclusion is a verb and we encourage diversity of thinking and ideas as well as backgrounds and experiences. 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: 2022-08-09 Expires: 2022-10-08

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