Staples Technical Purchasing Specialist in Deerfield Beach, Florida

Description

Overview

Responsible for increasing sales of computer and other technology related products and services by working with suppliers, sales and purchasing departments to source products, develop client solutions and ensure the company keeps pace with the technology industry.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist sales representatives where more specific computer product knowledge is required to close the sale. Works with the appropriate personnel in the field to determine product selection and pricing approach that will attract customers to select Staples as their preferred vendor.

  • Sources new or hard-to-find technology products and services.Negotiate best price with manufacturer and vendors. Assists sales team to engage and leverage supplier resources.

  • Identifies products to be offered and competitive pricing for bids, contracts and proposals ensuring the best pricing for our customers while helping to maximize a profit margin. Works closely with Bids team in bid responses.

  • An understanding of the various services that could be attached to a sale.

  • An understanding of software and the various marketing and pricing programs to right size the software with the hardware sale.

  • Prepares analysis to provide management with comprehensive information related product options, program and promo impact and supplier choice. Assists with special hardware and technical reporting and projects.

  • Familiarizes sales team members with contacts, capabilities, advantages and available resources for technology related suppliers, products, and services.

  • Provide post-sales implementation support

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, or Computer Science required, or an equivalent combination of education, training, or experience.

  • Minimum of 5 years bids, sourcing, or related experience and knowledge of computer products, peripherals, and technology services.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Product Certification including but not limited to HP, Dell, Microsoft, Lenovo

  • Sales Engineer experience or equivalent

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.

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.