16 days old

Senior Merchandising Specialist

Framingham, MA 01701
**Staples is business to business.** **Youre what binds us together.**

Our merchandising team aims to deliver the best value and selection to our customers through products, services and solutions all centered around our customers needs. We are driven by customer insights and analytics to bring products and solutions to market seamlessly. Were inclusive, well-rounded professionals who have deep experience in buying, selling, negotiating, operations, design, innovation, finance and more.

**What youll be doing:**

+ Support Category Merchant in all buying and selling activities with ability to act as Merchant when needed

+ Managing deviations: negotiating with vendors, tracking deviation spends, performing profitability analysis (customer and vendor level)

+ Owner of (at minimum) one department with little oversight from Merchant: working closely with cross-functional teams to deliver budgeted sales and profit metrics (P&L), drive sales with assortment and buying experience decisions, accountable for achieving CPI targets, and all aspects of the Vendor program and relationship. Including:

1. Managing a Master Assortment: aligning with company strategy to provide the right assortment for our customers at the best costs, providing direction on alts, negotiating exclusive products from our vendors, and partnering with our internal private brands group to develop new and innovative products.

2. Lead person for vendor program negotiations and relationships: identifying savings opportunity for Staples through vendor negotiations, managing needs of all Business Units

+ Lead ad hoc projects required to meet category portfolio needs

**What you bring to the table:**

+ Point person for cross-functional relationships with Merchandising, Pricing, Inventory + Planning, Vendor Management, Field Sales, Digital, Marketing, and other Staples owned business counterparts (.com, SBA, Quill, Essendant, HiTouch, and other acquisitions).

+ In depth and proactive financial analysis for total portfolio: vendor profitability analysis, identifying lower cost product alternatives, partnering with private brand team on assortment bids, etc.

+ Go to and trainer for product specialists in all systems

**Qualifications :**

**Whats needed- Basic Qualifications:**

+ Ability to work independently and execute across multiple groups

+ Good verbal and written communication skills necessary

+ Leadership mentality

+ Strong financial acumen

+ Organized, proactive personality, ability to multi-task

+ Ability to learn fast and think on your feet

+ Negotiation experience preferred

+ Skilled in Microsoft Suite (MS Excel skills a MUST)

**Whats needed- Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Bachelors Degree

+ Prior Merchandising experience

**We Offer:**

+ Inclusive culture with associate-led Business Resource Groups

+ Flexible PTO (22 days) and Holiday Schedule (7 observed paid holidays)

+ Online and Retail Discounts, Company Match 401(k), Physical and Mental Health Wellness programs, and more perks and benefits (https://careers.staples.com/Staples-Life/Benefits)

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_Staples believes Inclusion is a verb and we encourage diversity of thinking and ideas as well as backgrounds and experiences. 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: 2022-05-03 Expires: 2022-06-16

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