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Sr. Specialist Product Management

Function: Merchandising/Buying
Location: Staples Corporate Center, Framingham, MA US
Date posted: 3/23/2018 4:59:26 PM
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1044113
Description

Job Summary

  • Lead development of Staples brand product planning. This includes management of tactical execution of product road map as defined by VP or Director of Product Management 
  • Lead development of product briefs with a strong customer lens, and oversee key projects to ensure they provide sales growth and market expansion.
  • Partner with merchants to ensure the strategy and roadmaps support their category objectives 
  • Partner closely with Product Development Manager to bring products to market 
  • Partner closely with channel sales and marketing/ agency to create sales and demand generation strategies

Key Job Responsibilities

Impact on Business

  • Broad scale product/ project management working closely with merchants across Staples multiple business units to drive Own Brand product sales and overall brand presence.
  • Communicate with other functional groups within Staples Brands Group (Product Development, Marketing and Design) to keep projects moving and achieve mutual goals.

Innovation and Change

  • Independent problem solving to accomplish goals
  • Analytical ability to provide measurable results
  • Recommendations for promotional products.

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

  • Primary interactions will be with Product Director, Product Development Manager, Merchandising Managers, Creative Agency, Staples Brands Consulting, Design and Innovation, Channel Sales

People Leadership

  • Cross functional team leadership
  • Indirect management of product management specialists

Business Strategy

  • Execute strategy set by Director and Vice President of Product Management and Product Development

Key Performance Indicators

  • Category evaluation (penetration/margin and sales reporting)

Qualifications

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor degree required
  • 2 - 4 years related work experience
  • MBA degree preferred

Other Skills

  • Excellent Excel and PowerPoint capabilities
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Excellent Problem-solving skills
  • Excellent Analytical skills required
  • Creative thinking with a passion for innovation, customer feedback and new product opportunities

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.


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