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Staples Procurement Consultant (Hybrid) in Framingham, Massachusetts

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

What you’ll be doing:

The Procurement Consultant will be responsible for quoting transactional quotes requests beyond our assortment. This role will seek to direct inquiries toward Staples curated assortment when fit, form, and function are closely matched. Consultants will cover a broad range of categories including Office Products, Pack and Ship, Facilities and Tech. Transactional quote size will be $250+. This team will also support bids and RFP’s by offering solutions for lines in the bids that are not within our common assortment.

  • Sourcing (transactional, program, RFP, large bids) and purchasing in a variety of categories- including some custom manufactured and imprinted items.

  • Cross functional work to facilitate solutions for special projects, contract renewals, etc.

  • Negotiate item cost, availability, and logistics- in varying complexity.

  • Navigate vendor network and exploring innovative new sources to deliver best fit, appropriate solutions including substitute products as applicable.

  • Pricing solutions to meet margin targets and ensure conversion to profitable sales.

  • Service customer’s needs for product that is out of scope of replenishments functionality.

  • Achieve departmental buyer goals and objectives.

  • Support Staples by expanding the assortment when needed for specific customer inquiries.

  • Provide sales with transactional quotes across a broad range of categories.

  • Effectively manage inbound requests and meet or exceed KPI’s.

  • Complete regular product and vendor training to ensure strong capabilities in finding items within our assortment and beyond.

  • Strong knowledge and user skills of primary tools for this role (Sunrise,,eForm, SFDC, etc.).

What you bring to the table:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and ability to navigate websites

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work independently with self-motivation

  • Flexible, detail-oriented with strong organizational and information-gathering skills

  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment

  • Strong Multi-tasking & Time Management skills

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrated negotiation skills

What’s needed- Basic Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years relevant work experience

  • Basic Microsoft Office Suite

What’s needed- Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

  • Knowledge of systems: AS400, Commerce Hub, NSP eForm,

  • Customer service experience in a fast-paced direct customer environment

  • Strong Microsoft Excel a plus

  • Custom manufacturing/imprinting background a plus

  • Facilities, technology, healthcare background a plus

We Offer:

  • Inclusive culture with associate-led Business Resource Groups

  • Flexible PTO (22 days) and Holiday Schedule

  • Online and Retail Discounts, Company Match 401(k), Physical and Mental Health Wellness programs, and more!

Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender idenity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

For individuals with disabilities that need additional assistance at any point in the process, please call 1-888-490-4747 for more information.