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Staples Sr. Specialist, Analytics (Category Development) in Framingham, Massachusetts

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

Unleash your entrepreneurial spirit by bringing your ideas to life within the Staples Private Brands Team. Our leading brands, along with our high-performing Staples business will provide you with countless opportunities to develop your skills and explore new paths. We are passionate about building the right solutions that enable our customers to work from anywhere most effectively. Our merchandising team aims to deliver the best value and selection to our customers through products, services and solutions all centered around our customers’ needs. We are driven by customer insights and analytics to bring products and solutions to market seamlessly. We’re inclusive, well-rounded professionals who have deep experience in buying, selling, negotiating, operations, design, innovation, finance and more.

As the Sr. Specialist, Analytics Category Development you play an important role in driving success for our portfolio of Private Brands. This role supports Staples Brands leadership and Category team in understanding and driving the business through data. They are engaged across multiple categories to drive insights to actions, bringing an analytic approach to all projects and assignments.

As a key member of the Category Development team, you will apply your strengths and experience in analytic and conceptual problem solving to help drive category-first Private Brand growth. Private Brands are a driver of differentiation and profitability for Staples and the ability to grow our business in meaningful ways will be visible at the highest levels.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Leverage all available data to uncover opportunities for new product development and sales/margin growth.

  • Provide timely insights to Staples Brands Group on category and new product performance.

  • Responsible for the creation and management of weekly new product reporting for Staples.

  • Analyze and interpret consumer and industry trends and maintains competitive research.

  • Support analytical needs of annual category planning process and 3-year strategic planning.

  • Partner with category leads to develop and track success metrics.

  • Continuous learning and development to keep up with market trends and analytical methods.

  • Communicating findings to key stakeholders to influence decision-making.

  • Participating in special projects, providing analytical support as needed.

  • Maintaining data integrity and ensuring compliance with company data governance policies.

What you bring to the table:

  • Strong analytical aptitude and the ability to use data to problem solve

  • Excellent Excel and PowerPoint capabilities

  • Professional communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Initiative, flexible, detail-oriented and a team player.

  • Willingness to work to tight deadlines in high pressured environments without compromising on work quality.

What’s needed- Basic Qualifications:

  • 3 years experience in an analytic role, with a retailer or manufacturer/brand preferred.

What’s needed- Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.

We Offer:

  • Inclusive culture with associate-led Business Resource Groups

  • Flexible PTO (22 days) and Holiday Schedule

  • Online and Retail Discounts, Company Match 401(k), Physical and Mental Health Wellness programs, and more!

Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

For individuals with disabilities that need additional assistance at any point in the process, please call 1-888-490-4747 for more information.