Staples Manager of Strategy in Framingham, Massachusetts

Description

The Manager of Strategy will play a lead role in driving Staples Supply Chain transformation. This role combines strategic planning, business operations, and finance, and requires the incumbent to apply analytical thinking, strategic acumen, data analysis, cross-functional leadership, and project management skills to help shape Staples Supply Chain strategy. We are looking for a candidate with strong leadership skills who is passionate about defining strategic priorities and outcomes and partnering across the organization to enable the achievement of our strategic objectives.

Responsibilities

  • Partner with executive leadership to develop, communicate and implement the Staples Supply Chain strategy

  • Strategy will enable business growth through improved customer service and reduced cost structure while meeting the needs of all Staples business units

  • Lead strategic projects to improve service, capabilities, and/or the cost structure of the Supply Chain. This includes:

  • Performing scenario analyses to develop strategic alternatives in the areas of Inventory, Transportation, Fulfillment and Distribution, Merchandising, and Technology

  • Generating strategic insights, translating insights into business plans and sharing them with executive leadership

  • Performing financial modeling and analysis

  • Developing financial and qualitative business cases

  • Coordinating with cross-functional project teams

  • Verifying key project assumptions and data inputs Managing time and deliverables to meet deadlines

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years in management consulting, corporate strategy, business strategy, network strategy preferred and an MBA

  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills; ability to find structure, logic and insight in complex business problems to provide meaningful conclusions

  • Proven ability to build and maintain a network of senior level relationships to drive strategies to implementation

  • Strong data mining and research capabilities

  • Desire to develop strong knowledge and understanding of Staples distribution, transportation, inventory, and related requirements

  • Executive presence and ability to present to senior management

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.