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Staples Project Manager (REMOTE) in Framingham, Massachusetts


Company Background:

You already know Staples for our stores. What you might not know is that we are the world’s largest business products delivery company as well, serving everything from the 10-person office up to and including the Fortune 500 companies. As the B2B division of Staples, Staples Business Advantage works with companies to develop customized programs with specialized pricing, dedicated account management and a complete assortment of products and services at the lowest total delivered cost. Our commitment to serving customers is embodied in our brand promise: “We help businesses succeed.”

Position Summary:

The Project Manager will lead will play an integral role in maintaining, protecting and enhancing margins by influencing how our business develops, optimizing account acquisition/retention, additionally measuring suggested and applied enhancements to our customer’s contractual assortments. This role resides on a team supporting Staples’s Commercial and Enterprise portfolio.

Primary Responsibilities/Skills:

  • Strategic & analytic orientation: A proven track record of decision making and problem solving based on analytics. Conceptual thinking skills must be complemented by a strong quantitative orientation.

  • Strategic leadership: Ability to lead, build and leverage the capabilities of a high-performing team, as well as business partners across the enterprise. He/she should foster innovation, drive critical decisions, hold business partners accountable, and be able to consistently deliver results.

  • B usiness ownership: Have an ownership mindset. Develop and standardize processes. Conduct analysis on actual and forecasted impact of price actions.

  • Execution: Strong attention to detail with organizational, planning and time management skills. Maintains a high level of focus and composure under time constraints while executing multiple projects and programs concurrently.

  • Strong business judgment and integrity: Routinely exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and criteria for achieving objectives.

  • Partnership: Build partnerships with colleagues across Staples focusing on: Sales Representatives, Sales Managers, and Sales VP’s.

  • Strong communication skills: Impeccable written and oral communication credentials, coupled with strategic influencing skills and the ability to drive agreement through intellect, interpersonal and negotiation skills.

  • Clear results orientation: Develop business strategies and reports that will drive growth, profitability, and competitive success for Staples in the face of business transformation that improve selling profits and shape demand.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • At ease with data and numbers -- proficient in Excel, Access, Power BI, and experience with SQL and database reporting

  • At least 6 years of previous work experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis

  • Excellent communication skills (in English), both oral and written

  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and proven analytical and critical thinking skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with 3rd party procurement platforms (Coupa, Ariba, Jaggaer)

  • Project Management experience and ability to balance/prioritize workload

  • PMP, Lean / Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

  • Experience with interpreting Customer Legal Agreements/Terms

Staples is The Worklife Fulfillment Company, helping businesses of all sizes be more productive, connected and inspired. With dedicated account teams, category professionals, innovative brands and a curated product assortment for business, Staples provides customized solutions to help organizations achieve their goals. Interested in joining the team? Check out our perks and benefits !

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.