Staples Marketing Specialist, Retail Marketing in Framingham, Massachusetts

Description

Job Summary

The role of the Marketing Specialist, Retail Marketing is to support promotional vehicle planning in partnership with Marketing, Merchandising, Portfolio and external agencies. The responsibility for managing multiple reports, ensuring all data inputs are accurate and that campaigns and promos are planned to execute correctly and within budget parameters is held in this role.

A successful candidate in this position will have strong project management skills as well as organizational skills as this position requires moving at a fast pace in order to produce the weekly product. Working alongside the Program and Project Manager, Retail Marketing will be key for collaboration and flawless execution. The Marketing Specialist will have the opportunity to manage projects while getting exposure to a variety of marketing vehicles and functions within Staples.

This Marketing Specialist role is within the Retail Marketing group, which is focused on driving sales and traffic to Staples US Retail stores. For US Retail, promotional vehicles play an important role in the marketing support plan for business.

Key JobResponsibilities

Impact on Business

  • Supportexecuting data inputs for promotional vehicle planning

  • Collaborateacross the organization with Marketing, Merchandising and Portfolio to secureinputs and ensure accuracy

  • Collect,organize and help analyze data and reporting

  • Supportprograms and initiatives

  • Contributeto creative briefs, provide feedback, proof materials

Innovation and Change

  • Helpenable the efficient weekly work flow of the promotional vehicle process,partnering with the Program and Project Manager, Retail Marketing to implementany new processes and improvements

  • Managenew campaign and promotional database, working with team to improvefunctionality, as well as working with Merchandising, Portfolio, and agencypartners to make updates while ensuring keeping on schedule

  • Weeklysite QA and working with vendor partners to implement changes

  • Supportany new technology or tools to improve reporting, tracking and collaboration

Communication/Interactions

  • Participatein planning sessions

  • Proactivelyescalate issues that could impact timelines, other teams or budget

  • Communicateand collaborate in all stages from planning to roll-out to reporting

People Leadership

  • Workclosely with fellow team members and on projects as needed

  • Demonstratethe ability to collaborate across marketing and the organization on projects

Qualifications

Education/Experience Equivalent (minimum requirements)

  • Bachelordegree required

  • 1-2 years marketing or project managementexperience

Professional Knowledge/Experience

  • Experienceworking with external agencies is preferred

  • Strongcollaboration skills

  • Projectand time management skills, with the ability to balance many project atdifferent stages simultaneously

  • Highlymotivated and organized – with the ability to flourish in a dynamic, fast-paced, and demanding environment

  • Creativethinker, problem solver with a positive attitude

  • Understandingof the components that make up a marketing project, including workflowforecasting, and how to assess opportunities for a more efficient process

  • Demonstratedanalytical skills. May be responsible for obtaining data, running reports anddrawing conclusions from analysis

  • Demonstratedproficiency in MS Office applications, specifically MS Excel, PowerPoint, Wordand Outlook. Access and design skills a plus

  • Experienceworking with/managing agencies and/or vendors

Additional Information

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.