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Project Specialist- Computing

Company: Staples
Location: Framingham
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

**Description**Staples is focused on our customer and our community. As a **Project Specialist** for Staples, you will collaborate with other members of the US Retail Computing Team as they partner with internal and external partners to drive performance in support of Staples' merchandising objectives.As a **Project Specialist** your 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 learning.**Summary of Core Responsibilities:**This position is an integral component of the Merchandising department, reporting to the Associate Director (ADMM) for Computing. This role has two main objectives - Operations/project management and performance management, which it delivers through strong cross-functional partnership between the Staples Business Units (Merchandising, POG, Promo, Store Operations and Marketing).+ Define initiatives in partnership with the business owners+ Collaborate with business owners and cross-functional partners to create a unified strategy, project plans, and implementation timelines+ Work with team to identify and implement new strategic initiatives targeted towards driving sales and margin growth+ Use strong analytical and financial skills to ensure initiatives and resource needs will align with expected return on investment+ Develop understanding of all key performance metrics related to sales, adjusted margin, and inventory management+ Monitor ongoing performance for initiatives relative to financial goals+ Develop and project manage short-term plans for mitigating risks and address opportunities+ Drive cross functional leadership to execute changes in strategy based on recommendations**Communication/Interactions: Internal & External Customers** **:**+ Engage regularly with external vendors+ Provide summaries of planned vs actual budget and activity with YoY views, supplying needs for seasonal reporting as well as weekly, monthly, and quarterly trackers+ Respond to requests from internal stakeholders regarding various activity, YOY changes and impact+ Communication weekly with vendor partners and daily with Staples the Office Superstore, LLC internal stakeholders+ Assist in training internal and external customers on new product launches, key marching orders, and key marketing initiatives**Trends, Themes, and the Competition:**+ With direction from manager, conduct market research, gather industry data, track trends, themes, competitive shopping to assist with item selection+ Review competitors store and online experiences for product ideas and offers**Qualifications****Preferred skills and experience:**+ Merchandising experience with strong financial acumen and data analysis+ Aggressive and proactive attitude to solve problems and win at all levels+ Intermediate to Advanced in Microsoft Suite+ Excellent time management skills, Able to multi-task priorities+ Capability to work in a fast paced and high-pressure environment+ Ability to work independently and execute across multiple groups+ Good verbal and written communication skills necessary+ Organized, proactive personality, ability to multi-task**Essential skills and experience:**+ Bachelor's degree required**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+ Associate store discount and more perks (discounts on mobile plans, movie tickets, etc.)**Want to learn more about Staples Stores?** Visit **StaplesConnect.com** for information and to learn about our career opportunities.\#LI-ML1**_Click to learn more about the employee benefits, programs and perks offered at Staples. (https://recruit.smashfly.com/SmashFlyMedia/Docs/17604/17604\_20380\_PR23016\_BOS\_CWW\_RTL\_FLD\_CROS\_HR\_Benefits\_Promo\_Flyer\_r1%20(2).pdf)_**_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 , Project Specialist- Computing, Other , Framingham, Massachusetts

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