1+ months

Project Specialist

Framingham, MA 01701
**Description**



**Position Summary:**







The Project Specialist would be responsible for managing departments and
channels within the Category Merchants portfolio. This role has two main objectives -
Operations/ project management and performance management, which it delivers
through strong cross-functional partnership between the Staples Business Units
(Merchandising, Finance, Pricing, Field Sales, Vendor Partnership Program team and
Marketing).









**PrimaryResponsibilities:**



+ Responsible for projects across differentchannels within the departments.Workclosely with the Category Merchant to ensure execution.

+ Responsible for pulling data such as financialreporting, sales, other ad hoc reports.

+ Responsible for analyzing the data and ensuringa full understanding of the business in addition to making actionablerecommendations and managing execution.

+ Work with cross functional teams such as pricing,finance, sales operations, field sales, marketing, and Vendor PartnershipProgram (VPP) team.The ProjectSpecialist is responsible for managing the business, including financial analysisunderstand our strategys impact on the business and update as needed.

+ Shadow Merchant to be able to step in on selectissues, knowing how the Merchant would address it to prevent holding upprogress.



**Qualifications**



**Basic Requirements:**



+ Bachelors Degree preferred or relevant business experience

+ 1-2 years product specialist/equivalent experience

+ 2-3 years project experience

+ Minimum of 1 year of work experience with merchandising/buying field

+ Financial acumen



**Preferred Requirements:**



+ Vendor Management/Engagement

+ This position demands solid organization skills and ability to multi-task and follow-up

+ Good verbal and written communication necessary

+ Strong analytical skills, ability to quickly interpret complex data and make recommendations

+ Strong Microsoft Office skills necessary

+ Ability to work independently and execute across multiple groups



_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._

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Posted: 2020-08-20 Expires: 2020-10-22

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