Staples Product Specialist - Ink & Toner in Framingham, Massachusetts
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What you’ll be doing:
The Product Specialist – Buy Side role is responsible for assisting the Senior Category Merchant in managing over 2,000+ items within the Commercial/B2B Ind and Toner category. Key responsibilities of the role include managing the sku set-up process (start to finish) as well as all item maintenance, building and managing the Master Assortment tracker, tracking deviations, and working with all cross-functional partners, including distribution partners and Staples, Inc Affiliates.
What you bring to the table:
Alongside Merchant, manage Master Assortment and build/maintain item tracker that is utilized by all BU counterparts
Facilitate communication of new items and forecasts across Sell-Side, all BU Counterparts (.com, SBA, Quill, Essendant, HiTouch, and other acquisitions), Inventory + Planning, SBG, Vendor Management, etc.
Process and communicate any cost increases via PCW Process
Responsible for financial review of vendor and analysis of vendor and assortment, and any other ad hoc reporting as requested by merchant
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 Sell-Side Merchandising teams as well as Generalist salesforce with RFP’s and Proposals. Basic operational knowledge of Alts, Subs, SKMA, PIP/PROP and Bids/Deviations helpful.
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
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 (https://careers.staples.com/Staples-Life/Benefits)
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