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Staples Project Specialist in Framingham, Massachusetts

Description

Staples is focused on our customer and our community. As a Project Specialist for Staples, you will be responsible for managing projects in Business Essentials categories in Staples Retail Stores. You must be confident working with multiple stakeholders/vendors and be able to manage projects that influence merchandising decisions and both sales and profit growth.

Merchandising is a key strategic pillar of growth for Staples Retail, and this role is critical to accelerating change and super-charging this high-potential business. Our people are the heart of our success and we believe in collaboration, curiosity and continuous learning in all that we think, create and do. We are investing in our people and our stores, empowering our people to learn, grow and deliver. Come be a part of a team that's leading the way in a new era of working and living.

Project Management:

  • Coordinate and execute all tasks and timelines related to assigned categories

  • Manage tactical details to ensure complete and timely implementation of all plans and initiatives

  • Manage cross functional relationships and ensure that other business units are supporting programs around supplier relationships and product selection

  • Use strong analytical and financial skills to ensure initiative resource needs will align with expected return on investment

Communication & Support:

  • Provide day to day guidance on current and ongoing projects including reporting and analysis

  • Support Associate DMM with project assignments across other categories, as time permits

  • Conduct regular competitor shops and market trend research, to highlight new business opportunities to the team

Qualifications

Get great perks because, you matter.

  • Generous amount of paid time off and bonus plan

  • 401(k) plan with a company match, medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, and many more benefits

  • On-site, discounted childcare, fitness center and dry cleaners in Framingham, MA corporate office

  • Associate store discount and more perks (discounts on mobile plans, movie tickets, etc.)

Essential skills and experience:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Minimum 2 years of project management or merchandising experience

  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Self-motivation, organizational skills, written/ verbal communication skills, ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment, and an overall understanding of the operations of the Staples business

  • Strong business aptitude, analytical and problem-solving skills

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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.

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