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Staples Pricing Project Manager in Framingham, Massachusetts

Job Title: Pricing Project Manager

About Us:

Staples is The Worklife Fulfillment Company, helping businesses of all sizes be more productive, connected and inspired — however and wherever they work today. With dedicated account teams, category professionals, innovative brands and a curated product assortment for business, Staples provides customized solutions to help organizations achieve their goals. The company operates in North America through eCommerce and direct sales, and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

You already know Staples for our stores. What you might not know is that we are the world’s largest business products delivery company as well, serving everything from the 10-person office up to and including the Fortune 500 companies. As the B2B division of Staples, Staples Business Advantage works with companies to develop customized programs with specialized pricing, dedicated account management and a complete assortment of products and services at the lowest total delivered cost. Our commitment to serving customers is embodied in our brand promise: “We help businesses succeed.

Position Summary:

The Pricing Project Manager will lead impactful projects that affect Staples’s Digital Business to achieve their long-term sales and profitability goals by influencing pricing strategy, enhancing customer segmentation and optimizing customer lifetime value. The role resides on a team supporting Staples’s Digital and B2B pricing strategy.

Primary Responsibilities/Skills:

  • Strategic & analytic orientation: A proven track record of decision making and problem solving based on analytics. Conceptual thinking skills must be complemented by a strong quantitative orientation.

  • Strategic leadership: Acts as a functional manager within area of expertise but does not manage other employees as a primary job function.

  • Business ownership: Have an ownership mindset. Develop and standardize process to conduct analysis on actual and forecasted impact of pricing requests and make high-level recommendations to the business to maintain market competitiveness considering profitability and growth rates

  • Execution: Strong attention to detail with organizational, planning and time management skills. Maintains a high level of focus and composure under time constraints while executing multiple projects and programs concurrently.

  • Strong business judgment and integrity: Routinely exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and criteria for achieving objectives.

  • Partnership: Work closely with cross function teams including: Merchandising, Finance, Marketing, SDS, Sales, Supply Chain.

  • Strong communication skills: Impeccable written and oral communication credentials, coupled with strategic influencing skills and the ability to drive agreement through intellect, interpersonal and negotiation skills.

  • Clear results orientation: Develop business strategies and reports that will drive growth, profitability, and competitive success for Staples in the face of business transformation that improve selling profits and shape demand.

Qualifications :

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any quantitative field (Business, Math, Economics, Finance, Statistics, Science, Engineering)

  • At ease with data and numbers -- proficient in Excel, Access, Power BI, and experience with SQL and database reporting

  • 4-6 years of previous work experience in quantitative and qualitative analyst

  • Excellent communication skills (in English), both oral and written

  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and proven analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Ability to multi-task and work on many contending assignments while prioritizing and moving forward to completion

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) or Masters (MS) in Statistics, Marketing Analytics, or similar program

  • Experience optimizing customer segmentation or customer lifecycles

  • Technical aptitude and interest a plus – experience with or interest in building skills coding repeatable, adaptable analysis in Python, R, or SAS

  • Experience in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and ability to balance/prioritize workload

We Offer:

  • Inclusive culture with associate-led Business Resource Groups and resources such as the Social Justice Resource Center

  • Flexible PTO (22 days) and Holiday Schedule (7 observed paid holidays), Online and Retail Discounts, Company Match 401(k), Physical and Mental Health Wellness programs, and more perks and benefits (https://careers.staples.com/Staples-Life/Benefits)

Interested in joining the team? Check out our perks and benefits !

Staples believes Inclusion is a verb and we encourage diversity of thinking and ideas as well as backgrounds and experiences. 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.

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