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Staples Merchandising Specialist in Framingham, Massachusetts

We are looking to hire entry-level Merchandising Specialists for our Merchant Academy Training Class:

Staples is business to business . You’re what binds us together.

What you’ll be doing :

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. We’re inclusive, well-rounded professionals who have deep experience in buying, selling, negotiating, operations, design, innovation, finance and more.

What you bring to the table :

  • Responsible for managing the SKU throughout its lifecycle: item set up, maintenance, inactivations and RTVs/destroy. Partner with content and inventory throughout process.

  • Manage the Master Assortment tracker for all items to be utilized across all BUs; provide SKU needs: adds, deletes and maintenance, so all channels know their active assortment

  • Facilitate communication of new items and forecasts across all BU Counterparts (.com, SBA, Quill, Essendant, HiTouch, and other acquisitions), Inventory & Planning, own brand, Vendor Management, etc.

  • Identify, track and provide matches to the merch ops team that can be used to ALT product when needed

  • Become a system expert and be responsible for running reporting covering sales and margin performance, vendor purchases, BU performance and ad hoc reporting

  • Responsible for financial analysis of vendor and assortment and recommending opportunities to improve performance

  • Process and communicate any cost increases via PCW Process with the vendors or own brand team

  • Ability to handle high volume of Field inquiries daily, and provide support by utilizing problem solving skills quickly and efficiently

  • Communicate effectively and proactively with Distribution network and Wholesaler team to identify assortment gaps, and add new items at best cost to Master assortment as necessary

  • Support Merchandising teams as well as Generalist salesforce with RFP’s and Proposals.

  • Support merchant on execution of activities to deliver vendor and category strategies

Qualifications :

What’s needed - Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years’ experience in business or related field

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred or relevant business experience

  • Ability to work independently and execute across multiple groups

  • Good verbal and written communication skills necessary

  • Leadership mentality

  • Organized, proactive personality, ability to multi-task

  • Skilled in Microsoft Suite

We Offer :

  • Base Salary

  • Inclusive culture with associate-led Business Resource Groups and resources such as the Social Justice Resource Center

  • 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

Interested in joining the team? Check out our perks and benefits !

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.

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