Category Merchant, Medical Supplies & Facilities

Company Name:
Staples
Position Summary:
The Category Manager for Medical Supplies & Facilities will be a merchandising expert with extensive experience leading product expansion efforts. This role will require leading a highly skilled team of merchants to build out the most robust product assortment in the market, growing sales and improving profitability. Responsibilities will include developing new relationships, growing existing, negotiating with suppliers, development of pricing and promotional plans and demand generation strategies.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Rapidly expand product offering, including the identification of gaps, launching new items and lines and the development of relationships with new suppliers
Build strong relationships with existing suppliers to drive growth, secure best pricing and promotional support
Drive sales growth and profitability through effective partnership with cross channel merchandising, marketing, usability, operations, business intelligence and customer service
Utilize data to develop effective marketing, pricing and promotional strategies to increase incremental sales and profit dollars
Lead, mentor and develop at team of merchants
Basic:
Bachelors degree
6-8 years total experience in buying related functions (buying-merchandising, planning, Inventory management)
Preferred:
Expert in merchandising and marketing of technology products through eCommerce retail channels
Proven track record of advanced negotiation skills and relationship management
Demonstrated ability to build strategic partnerships across an organization and with vendors
Strong business acumen; proficient in understanding analytics and other measurement tools required for targeted actions, plan modification and sustainable results
Job: Merchandising/Buying
Title: Category Merchant, Medical Supplies & Facilities
Location: MA-Framingham
Requisition ID: 919491

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