Staples Associate Merchandiser in Overland Park, Kansas

Description Position Summary :

  • Source apparel, headwear and ad spec merchandise for assigned clients. Make sure the program meets target expectations for •Develop and maintain all speed sku product menus for client projects. Execute art and decoration requests. Confirm product pricing and complete PowerPoint presentations when requested by Team.

  • Communicate with vendors regarding product and sample features, availability, and costs. Request and review virtual images as needed.

  • Assist with set up and presentation of product for client reviews and item selections. Perform merchandising assistant duties as needed.

  • SKU’s, margins, and client satisfaction.

Primary Responsibilities:

Impact on Business (i.e. business contribution; nature and scope of responsibility; risk and financial management; strategic vs. tactical vs. delivery orientation.

  • Influences the perception of SPP with product ideas that are distributed and shared with SPP Customers.

  • Partners with Account Services Team to ensure that merchandise meets all timelines and expectations of customers. Attends strategy meetings, tradeshows, and related customer meetings to present merchandise assortment or provide direction.

  • Assist in account review of program and forecasting of items.

  • Encourages positive morale, teamwork and communication within the department and entire organization.

Innovation and Change (i.e. improvements to procedures, services, or products, as well as development of new ideas, methods, techniques, services and products)

  • Key contact for product vendors. Collaborates with vendors in order to obtain product and trend information that supports SPP goals.

Internal & External Customers / Suppliers as well as Third Parties (i.e. include level or job title of customer relationship and the nature of the customer relationship management and service delivery)

  • Ability to communicate with a high degree of professionalism with both internal and external audiences.

Business Strategy

Develops product ideas that represent SPPs expertise and creativity

Qualifications Basic:

  • Associate or Technical Degree, Merchandising background preferred.

  • 2-4 Years relevant work experience in product marketing, merchandising or related field.

Preferred:

  • Developed “business” communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of internal and external stakeholders and support functions.

  • Possess professional acumen.

  • Strong math skills and ability to understand pricing and cost build ups.

  • Multi task oriented with strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously and meet required deadlines.

  • Requires a self-motivated and energetic personality.

  • Solid PC skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Teamwork and flexibility are essential.

Other Skills (e.g. specialized training, language proficiency, functional expertise etc.)

  • Must have a passion for Retail shopping and merchandise

  • Proficiency in MS Office, including PowerPoint and Excel

  • Social media knowledge a plus

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.