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Staples Remote Brand Pricing Specialist in Maine, United States

Staples Promotional Products Remote Brand Pricing Specialist

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

While you may know Staples as the world’s leading office supply company, Staples Promotional Products – a division of Staples – is a national leader in the promotional products and apparel industry and manufacturer and supplier of customer identified caps, garments, and advertising specialty items.

What you’ll be doing:

Support Staples Promotional Products’ Margin Program Manager, Account Services Management teams, and Field Sales Management and is integral in assisting those teams achieve margin and profitability goals by ensuring that the pricing for each client’s product selection is properly developed, executed and is in compliance with the terms & conditions in client legal contracts.

By accurately maintaining the pricing and margin integrity of the product selection throughout the client relationship, the associate assists Staples Promotional Products in the retention of their extensive and diverse client base.

Starting Salary: $21/hr

  • Verification of product set up and accuracy of cost configuration in relationship to item pricing guidelines, generation of pricing matrices to assist Management with price and margin comparisons.

  • Perform analysis of all price and margin variances of new products, and current prices of existing products; applicable pricing alternatives are developed and recommended to ensure that product prices and margins remain in alignment with SPP’s policy guidelines and the client’s contract

  • Contribute to the generation of new and/or an increased sales volume by collaborating with cross-functional teams and Management to facilitate timely project completion and activation of product selection and pricing on new and existing client websites and/or print catalogs

  • Executing discounts for product selections for inventory closeouts or liquidation, audits item pricing for margin integrity, presents and recommends alternative price configurations as necessary

  • Responsible for independently managing a high volume of projects simultaneously, executing them accurately and within specified project lead times

  • Support SPP’s company-wide margin initiative by proactively auditing margin and cost change reports, identifying item margins below client target margin goal and reprices items in accordance with client’s contract

What you bring to the table

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Analytical thinker & problem solver; and be able to work in a fast-paced environment where priorities frequently shift

  • Strong math and analytical skills

  • Ability to work independently, self-motivated, and self-directed

Qualifications :

What’s needed- Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred (concentration in analytical, financial, business or accounting)

  • Minimum 2+ years prior work experience

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and organizational ability

  • Capable of managing a variety of projects simultaneously, yet flexible in meeting/handling multiple and changing priorities

  • Advanced skill in Microsoft Word and Excel with excellent knowledge of Algebraic formulas

  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams

  • Proofreading skills required

  • AS400 proficient

We Offer:

At Staples, you’ll find the asset we value most is you. It’s why we offer a number of benefits to support our associates’ well–being both on and off the job. Here, benefits are designed to meet the diverse needs of our associates and their families for good health, work–life balance, retirement prep and overall peace–of–mind. For more information Check out our perks and 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.