18 days old

Product Specialist

Framingham, MA 01701
**Description**

Staples is focused on our customer and our community. As a **Product Specialist** for Staples, you will support the Merchandising organization in managing Staples Retail product lines for sales, margin and supply chain. This involves research, ad hoc financial planning and analysis, promo planning and execution, print vehicle merchandising, in-store merchandising, SKU set-up/maintenance. Includes communications with vendors for images, content, cost information plus communications with the Store Operations team including responding to merchandising database issues and price match requests.



Merchandising is a key strategic pillar of growth for Staples Retail, and this role is critical to accelerating change and super-charging this high-potential business. Our people are the heart of our success and we believe in collaboration, curiosity and continuous learning in all that we think, create and do. We are investing in our people and our stores, empowering our people to learn, grow and deliver. Come be a part of a team that's leading the way in a new era of working and living.



**Product Management:**



+ Proactively manage the SKU and Vendor set-up and maintenance process

+ Communicate new information and forecasts to supply chain (New for process) through database maintenance, enter art and copy into advertising database

+ Maintain add and drop lists to maximize in-stock of new products and proper disposition of discontinued product

+ Proof all Marketing vehicles including sku, copy, pricing and image

+ Plan promotions together with the Category Manager, enter them into the promotional database, and execute all promotions flawlessly

+ Maintain standards of service to the merchandising issues database, support ad hoc product information requests



**Trends, Themes and the Competition:**



+ With direction from the Category Manager and DMM, conduct market research, gather industry data, track trends, themes, competitive shopping to assist with item selection

+ Review competitors store and online experiences for new product ideas, notable presentations and pricing discrepancies **Get great perks.**

+ Generous amount of paid time off

+ 401(k) plan with a company match, medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, and many more benefits

+ On-site, discounted childcare, fitness center and dry cleaners in Framingham, MA corporate office

+ Associate store discount and more perks (discounts on mobile plans, movie tickets, etc.)



**Qualifications**

**Basic Qualifications:**



+ Bachelor's degree



**Preferred Qualifications:**



+ Merchandising experience

+ Aggressive and proactive attitude to solve problems and win at all levels

+ Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Excel skills

+ Financial / Analytical experience



**_Click to learn more about the employee benefits, programs and perks offered at Staples. (https://recruit.smashfly.com/SmashFlyMedia/Docs/17604/17604\_20380\_PR23016\_BOS\_CWW\_RTL\_FLD\_CROS\_HR\_Benefits\_Promo\_Flyer\_r1%20(2).pdf)_**

_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: 2021-02-09 Expires: 2021-03-11

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