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Project Specialist - Technology

Function: Merchandising/Buying
Location: Staples Corporate Center, Framingham, MA US
Date posted: 2/15/2018 1:00:41 PM
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1040505

The Project Specialist for Technology will be responsible for driving growth across Technology within the NAD channel. With guidance from the Category Merchant and Director/DMM, this role will focus on assisting in the development of promotions, programs and site initiatives. The candidate must feel confident working cross-functionally across business units and departments, as well as with inside and outside sales teams and sales leaders.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support Category Merchant’s strategy by coordinating and executing all tasks and timelines related to NAD technology categories
  • Manage tactical details to ensure complete and timely implementation of all plans and initiatives
  • Collaborate with Category Merchant, marketing, supply chain and suppliers to coordinate communication of initiatives.
    • Foster on-going dialogue with cross functional groups to ensure execution of designated tasks
    • Partner with internal and marketing contacts to ensure vendor collateral is updated
    • Manage a pipeline of projects and work internally to ensure all deliverables are being met
    • Execute campaigns and/or implement programs to drive unit sales e.g.: obtain commitment to have vendor’s full product line assorted on Staples.com
    • Master vendor programs and coordinate resources for all supplier initiatives
  • Design materials and/or programs for Mid-market and Staples.com technology growth
  • Report on results both internally at Staples and externally to vendors


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 2 years project management or merchandising experience
  • Financial / Analytical experience
  • Excellent time management skills
  • This position demands very solid organizational skills, and ability to multi-task
  • PC literate with the ability to develop and manipulate Excel spreadsheets.
  • Ability to work independently and execute across multiple groups
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and high-pressure environment


Additional Information

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

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