1+ months

Merchandising Product Specialist

Framingham, MA 01701

**Job Summary:**

The Product Specialist supports a Sell-Side Category Merchant. Each Merchant is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to drive sales and margin for her categories. The product specialist will help execute and analyze those strategies. In doing so, the product specialist will gain a wholistic understanding of retail. This product specialist role will focus on the sale of Office Supplies through Stapless E-commerce and B2B distribution channels.

To be successful in this role, the Product Specialist must be organized, analytical, collaborative and driven. The product specialist will work on a variety of projects: financial analysis, site merchandising, assortment maintenance, advertising, and more. While completing tasks, the Product Specialist will be expected to work with cross functional partners and troubleshoot roadblocks. The ideal candidate will possess a desire to learn and grow in a dynamic work environment.

**Primary Responsibilities:**

+ Complete financial analysis & reports

+ Maintenance site and product on Staples backend systems. Will need to know or quickly learn E-commerce metrics and terminology.

+ Complete spreadsheets and work in databases. Must be proficient in Microsoft Suite, specifically Excel.

+ Input promotions into Staples systems and proactively negotiate marketing collateral (emails/ banners).

+ Collaborate with vendors and cross functional partners (marketing, supply chain, inventory, buy-side merchants, etc). Strong communication and follow through are necessary to be successful in this role.

+ Take direction from merchant.



+ Bachelor's Degree (business related preferred)


+ Previous experience in dotcom or site merchandising.

+ Aggressive and proactive attitude to solve problems.

+ Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.

+ Excellent time management and organizational skills.

+ Ability to multi-task priorities in a fast-paced andhigh-pressure environment.

+ Ability to work independently and cross-functionally.

+ Financial / Analytical experience.

_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._


Posted: 2020-12-08 Expires: 2021-02-06

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