Staples VP of Pricing, Portfolio, and Vendor Management in Framingham, Massachusetts


Staples, Inc. helps the world work better with work solutions that deliver industry-leading products, services and expertise across office supplies, facilities, breakroom, furniture, technology, promotional products and print and marketing services. The company supports businesses of all sizes from sole-preneurs to the Fortune 100 and everything in between. Staples meets customers where they are with every-day low prices across multiple channels, including direct sales, ecommerce, mobile, AI-powered “conversational commerce” and retail. Headquartered near Boston, Mass., Staples operates in North America. In September 2017, Staples became a private company backed by Sycamore Partners. Staples is well positioned to maintain their leadership position in the market driving even greater value for their business-to-business and retail customers.

Staples is seeking a highly qualified, VP of Pricing, Portfolio and Vendor Management for the Merchandising organization. S/he needs to have a proven track record of creating competitive value by leveraging insights from data to improve business processes.

Key Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:

Merchandising Operations: Responsible for operational oversight for core operations of Promotions Management, Content, Catalog, Deviations and Proprietary management.

Merchandising Planning and Category Strategy: Continued focus on evolving the performance management and planning discipline. In addition, advance the Category Strategy and re-vamping the Line Review / assortment strategy / curation process.

Reporting and Analytics: Responsible for accessing and aggregating data across channels and functions (customer, promotional, product, cost-to-serve) and simplify and provide better insights to our merchants.

Vendor Management: Drive our CPI (Category Profit Improvement) efforts and improve our discipline across all cost management functions including the Key Supplier Program, Dead Net Costs management and Vendor Rebate Management. Lead the charge in improving merchandising process across several key initiatives.

Retail Pricing: Deliver an improved strategy, improved data science and analytics and flawless production and execution. Utilize data science as the main driver in retail pricing strategies from supporting all of our promotional optimization work to evolving our strategy.


Education and Experience and Skills Required:

  • Minimum 8-10 years of experience in pricing, portfolio or vendor management

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s Degree preferred

  • Demonstrated skills in new thinking and best practices

  • Ability to successfully work and partner with various teams, both internal and external as well as domestic and international

  • Highly organized individual, with exceptional prioritization and time management skills and proven ability to manage others

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.