Develop deep understanding of customer needs, product solutions,
and shopping behavior as well as upcoming trends and brands in the
Develop and execute a go-to-market strategy to achieve budgeted
sales and margin goals and deliver an optimal customer
Cross functionally collaborate with all Business Units to
understand their unique needs and deliver an assortment and cost
structure that meets those needs.
Manage cost as well as track and hit targets. Includes negotiating
programs, adjusting assortment, and developing strategies to drive
profitability while finding alternatives to cost, tariff, and
transportation inflation items.
Select items and vendors. With leadership support negotiate with
vendors for lower total delivered cost, volume incentives, rebates,
advertising, and other applicable allowances.
Drive joint business planning meetings with top vendors in
categories to drive strong partnerships and growth.
Effectively partner to drive strategy, growth and proactively solve
everyday opportunities and challenges with transactional website
(staples.com, staplesadvantage.com). Shape demand within
assortment, influence pricing strategy, and create an appropriate
Effectively partner and influence other cross-functional partners,
such as Sellers, Pricing, Site Merchandising, Marketing, Portfolio,
Inventory & Planning Teams.
Manage and develop team members and drive high levels of
What you bring to the table:
Proven ability to drive sales and margin results.
Strong negotiation skills.
Proficiency in B2B and Ecommerce sales metrics and best practices
to optimize traffic, conversion, and ultimately sales & profit
Demonstrated financial acumen and in-depth proficiency in analysis,
forecasting, demand shaping and SKU-level assortment
PC literate with strong abilities in Excel.
Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to
influence at multiple levels.
Ability to build strategic partnerships across organization and
with vendor partners.
Strong time management, prioritization, and organizational
Qualifications : What's needed- Basic Qualifications
Minimum of 3 years total experience in Ecommerce buying related
functions (buying-Merchandising, Planning, Inventory management).
Buying and Planning experience required.
What's needed- Preferred Qualifications
Multiple category experience, including P&L management
Inclusive culture with associate-led Business Resource Groups
Flexible PTO (22 days) and Holiday Schedule (7 observed paid
Online and Retail Discounts, Company Match 401(k), Physical and
Mental Health Wellness programs, and more
Interested in joining the team? Check out our perks and benefits
Staples believes Inclusion is a verb and we encourage diversity of
thinking and ideas as well as backgrounds and experiences. 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.