Staples Analyst, Merchandising Planning - in Framingham, Massachusetts


Job Summary

This position is an integral component of the Merchandising Planning team for This role supports two main objectives –operations/process improvement and performance management -- through strong cross-functional partnership between several Staples Business Units (Merchandising, Pricing, Finance, Ecommerce and Marketing). As we look to reinvent business support for, this person must act with agility and be comfortable with change.

This person will prepare materials for senior leadership to be used in strategy development and decision making. This requires attention to detail and strong written communication skills (including PowerPoint).

Key Job Responsibilities

Impact on Business

  • Develop and consolidate materials to be used by leadership for decision-making

  • Use strong analytical and financial skills to ensure the accuracy of the information being provided

  • Develop understanding of key performance metrics - sales, adjusted margin, market share, traffic, conversion, average order value

  • Monitor ongoing performance for initiatives relative to financial goals

Innovation and Change

  • Support leadership in development and implementation of strategy based on recommendations and research/data analytics

  • Reevaluate past initiatives to suggest improvements/best-practices

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

  • Collaborate with business owners and cross-functional partners to create a unified strategy, project plans, and implementation timelines

Business Strategy

  • Enable leadership to effectively manage performance by providing clear, concise information on an ongoing basis (short-term to mid-term)

KPI’s - Key Performance Indicators

  • Ability to complete tasks/objectives accurately and in a timely manner

  • Flexibility to adjust priorities based on business needs of team & company



  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minimum 1 year work experience in a role requiring strong attention to detail

Professional Knowledge/Experience

  • Some work experience in corporate/office setting

  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to multi-task

  • Ability to work independently and execute across multiple groups

  • Strong proficiency in using Microsoft Office programs (PowerPoint, Excel)

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Can do attitude and interest in driving improvement and change

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.