28 days old

Product Specialist- Furniture

Framingham, MA 01701

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

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.

**Key Deliverables:**

+ Plan promotions together withthe Category Manager, enter them into the promotional database, andexecute all promotions flawlessly

+ Maintain and coordinateadvertising and promotional data bases. Managing timelines and holdingpartners accountable. Communicate new information for forecasts to supplychain

+ Coordinate and collect allproduct information and samples for seasonal promotions and planograms.

+ Coordinate Planogram activitywith Category manager and store design team, maintain data base, insuretimely completion of tasks.

+ Weekly category reporting ontrends and ad hoc reports and analysis, as needed

+ Review competitors store andonline experiences for new product ideas, notable presentations andpricing discrepancies

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

+ Work closely with marketingpartners on requesting and submitting marketing assets for peak seasons(in store radio, OLBs, OLCs, Dedicated email, etc.)

**Get great perks because, you matter.**

+ 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 drycleaners in Framingham, MA corporate office

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


**Essential skills and experience:**

+ 0-2 years experience in business or related field

+ Bachelor's degree

**Preferred skills and experience:**

+ Merchandising experience

+ Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Excel skills

+ Financial / Analytical experience

**_Click to learn more about the employee benefits, programs and perks offered at Staples._** at 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._


Posted: 2020-12-24 Expires: 2021-01-28

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