16 days old

Project Manager, Merchandise Strategy & Analytics

Framingham, MA 01701

Staples is focused on our customer and our community. As a **Project Manager, Merchandise Strategy & Analytics** for Staples, you will support two main objectives operations/process improvement and performance management -- through strong cross-functional partnership between several Staples Business Units (Merchandising, Pricing, Finance, Store Operations, Marketing and e-comm teams). As we look to reinvent business support, this person must act with agility and be comfortable with change.

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.

**Operations/Process Improvement:**

+ Develop materials to be used by leadership for decision-making

+ Use strong analytical and financial skills to ensure the accuracy of the information being provided

+ Develop understanding of key performance metrics - sales, margin, market share, traffic, conversion, average order value, NPS, etc

+ Support development & implementation of promotional strategy for both retail and digital sites, ensuring alignment between the two promotional strategies, laddering up to seasonal goals & initiatives

**Performance Management:**

+ Monitor ongoing performance for initiatives relative to financial goals

+ Manage strategic execution by providing clear, concise information on an ongoing basis (short-term to mid-term)

+ Collaborate with business owners and cross-functional partners to support strategic initiatives and create a unified strategy, project plans, and implementation timelines

+ Maintain alignment across diverse team, including Merchandising, Store Operations, Finance, Marketing, Digital & Pricing teams on Go To Market strategy & promotional plans in accordance with 52 week planning

+ Manage cross-functional projects focused as needed involving key stakeholders from multiple departments (project teams often consisting of Sr. Manager/Director level associates)

**Get great perks.**

+ Generous amount of paid time off and bonus plan

+ 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.)



**Essential skills and experience:**

+ Bachelors Degree (MBA or equivalent preferred)

+ Minimum 3 years work experience in a project management

**Preferred skills and experience:**

+ Strong knowledge of store retail; Digital experience preferred

+ Strong analytical abilities, including extracting, organizing & summarizing data and drawing key insights

+ Strong proficiency in using Microsoft Office programs (PowerPoint, Excel)

+ Experience influencing change across various levels of organizations (Managing up)

**_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._


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

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