Staples Merchandising Operations Manager, Retail Promotional Activity in Framingham, Massachusetts

Description

Job Summary

The Merchandising Operations Manager of Retail (brick and mortar) Promotions is responsible for driving the promotions strategy of the retail business based on data driven decisions and collaboration with Merchants, Marketing, Inventory, and Pricing. This person is responsible for establishing performance guardrails and leading the process for the weekly production of newspaper circulars and online marketing assets associated with this promotional activity.

This role requires strong project management skills, data driven insights, collaboration, and business acumen to achieve success. This person will facilitate the process via weekly cross functional meetings of peers and senior associates.

Key JobResponsibilities

Impact on Business

  • Projectmanage execution of Staples retail promotions including data processing,working with cross functional partners, and ensuring deadlines are met.

  • Executethe existing process, but also recommend and roll-out streamliningopportunities.

  • Influencebusiness performance improvement through effective planning and coordinationacross Merchandising, Marketing, and Inventory.

  • Usestrong analytical and financial skills to ensure effectiveness of promotions

Innovation and Change

  • Recommendstrategy changes to category prioritization and promotions to drive sales andmargin improvement.

  • Recommendsopportunities to streamline Staples retail promotional process

Communication/Interactions

  • Influencevarious internal business owners and cross-functional partners to implement aneffective promotional plan.

People Leadership

  • Leadweekly meetings with as many as 20 stakeholders.

Business Strategy

  • Responsiblefor executing promotional analytics and optimization in the short term throughlong term

Qualifications

Education/Experience Equivalent (minimum requirements)

  • Bachelor’sdegree, Masters preferred

Professional Knowledge/Experience

  • 5 to 8 yearswork experience

Other Skills

  • Problemsolving and analytical skills

  • Superiorbusiness judgment

  • Effectivecollaboration skills & communication with senior level

  • Priorretail experience preferred

  • Proficientin PowerPoint and Excel

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.