Staples Project Manager, Strategy and Analytics in Framingham, Massachusetts


Job Summary

Manage the engagement model for merchandising

  • Provide the merchant organization (all channels) with strategy and analytics support on critical initiatives

  • Manage the design and testing of new dashboards and reports per the roadmap

  • Organize work flows to meet the roadmap requirements

Partner with GT

  • Partner with merchants, Business Insights and Global Technology teams to develop requirements that solve complex merchant reporting needs

  • Participate in governance meetings to prioritize tasks that must be met

  • Subject matter expert and advisor for GT teams with merchandising

Provide thought leadership to the team on best practices

  • Provide guidance to team on best solutions to meet their dashboard objectives

Key Job Responsibilities

Impact on Business

  • Manage the engagement model for merchandising to provide strategy and analytics support on critical initiatives

  • Responsible for the design, development, and implantation of new dashboards and reports to meet our sales and margin objectives

  • Insure both internal and external resources are appropriately prioritized to meet business needs

Innovation and Change

  • Partner with merchants and IT to drive innovation in reporting and analysis through the use of dashboards and visualizations

  • Focus on process that will save merchants time as well as drive profitable sales

  • Highlight exception reporting and new predicative modeling in Staples Advantage, Retail, and channels

Communication/Interactions: Internal & External Customers/Suppliers as well as Third Parties

  • Partner both internally and externally (merchants and 3rd parties) to lead/oversee new report creation and analysis

People Leadership

  • Training and education support for the merchants on using new tools and reports

  • Contribute to the learning of the group by proactively sharing best practices and knowledge gained

  • Continuously improve all group processes to better meet the needs of internal clients

Business Strategy

  • Insure our reporting output aligns with yearly strategic goals

  • Help prioritize analytics to support key company initiatives

Key Performance Indicators

  • Changes driven from weekly engagement meetings with merchants

  • Execution of reporting roadmap

  • Continual release an updating of dashboard/self-service environment


Education/Experience Equivalent

  • Bachelor degree

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a performance analytics capacity or merchandising

  • Advanced Excel skills and intermediate experience with Access and SQL

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Structured problem-solving and hypothesis-driven analysis skills

  • Strong, effective communication skills (written and verbal)

Professional Knowledge and Experience

  • Team player with the ability to work independently and cross functionally

  • Proactive “can-do” attitude is a must

Other Skills

  • Understanding of relationship databases (Access, Oracle, etc.)

  • Power BI,Tableau, MicroStrategy, or comparable visualization software highly valued

  • Familiarity working with SAS, SPSS, R, Python preferred

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