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
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
Organized, proactive personality, ability to multi-task
Skilled in Microsoft Suite
We Offer :
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.