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Senior Manager, Strategy and Transformation

Company: Staples
Location: Framingham
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Staples is business to business. Youre what binds us together.Job Posting Title: Senior Manager, Strategy and TransformationInterested in helping the Staples Commercial Sales business transform into a preeminent provider of workspace solutions through its Groundwork for Growth strategy? The Staples Transformation Strategy team is looking for top talent who will be responsible for leading major growth/transformation initiatives for our Staples Advantage delivery businesses.Staples Advantage works with businesses and institutions to develop customized programs with specialized pricing, dedicated account management, and a complete assortment of products and services to foster growth and solve business needs. The wide range of office products and services include Staples Business Essentials, Staples Technology Solutions, Staples Facility Solutions, Staples Print Solutions and Staples Promotional Products.What youll be doing:

  • Lead North American Commercial Sales growth and transformation initiatives
  • Lead strategic initiatives from inception to execution. Identify, develop, and oversee various initiatives
  • Provide ongoing status/progress reporting to senior leadership; identify risks and lead efforts to overcome challenges.
  • Partner with select leaders to help them develop and clearly articulate their strategies/plans.
  • Evolve an idea to concept, and determine ways to test, develop and move the concept forward.
  • Lead and program-manage cross-functional teams to bring vision to reality. Develop partner relationships as necessary.
  • Build out new capabilities for Staples as needed
  • Identify key performance indicators. Measure and report on KPIs. Adjust initiatives as results require.What you bring to the table
    • You are a strategic thinker who is skilled at looking across the business,connecting dots, and creating tools and processes that incorporates the big picture
    • You thrive in an innovative, collaborative environment and use technology to guide process improvement and transformation
    • You bring an analytical mindset that interprets trends, issues, and data to identify, develop, and execute sales programs and strategy
    • You are relentlessly customer-focused, with an eye towards innovation and inclusion.Qualifications :Whats needed- Basic Qualifications
      • Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience
      • 10 plus years of experience in a related field
      • Strategic thinking combined with on your feet thinking, problem solver
      • Able to review a set of facts and challenges and synthesize them into hypotheses and a story framework that will evolve into a project plan.
      • Ability to think critically and flexibility to work on a variety of initiatives
      • Project management experience ranging from planning and design through execution, risk mitigation, and analyzing results
      • Strong analytical and financial skills
      • Exceptional written and oral communication skills (for presentation to C level)
      • Strong leadership capabilities and demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams in an effective and collaborative manner
      • Self-motivated with ability to work effectively with minimal supervision under tight timelines in a fast-paced environment
      • MS Office suite proficiency; excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills for analysis and presentationsWhats needed- Preferred Qualifications
        • MBA
        • Management consulting experience
        • Experience working in a sales organization, directly with sales and sales management and/or consulting experience
        • Experience with Pricing, Ecommerce, Merchandising, and/or Marketing
        • Demonstrated experience performing financial modeling and initiative reporting
        • Ability to juggle several high pressure/high profile projects at once
        • Detail-oriented with a high level of personal accountability
        • Entrepreneurial background/experiences
        • Track record of strong performanceWe Offer:At Staples, youll find the asset we value most is you. Its why we offer many benefits to support our associates wellbeing both on and off the job. Here, benefits are designed to meet the diverse needs of our associates and their families for good health, worklife balance, retirement prep and overall peaceofmind. For more information Check out our perks and benefits !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.

Keywords: Staples, Framingham , Senior Manager, Strategy and Transformation, Executive , Framingham, Massachusetts

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