Job Description – Print Solutions Specialist (1146355)
Print Solutions Specialist:1146355
Who we are
As the Working and Learning Company, we at Staples Canada, are dynamic, inspiring partners to our customers and the communities in which we live. At Staples, we inspire people to work smarter, learn more and grow every day. We look for people who are curious, approachable and passionate, and who enjoy finding solutions.
If that’s you, let’s work, learn and grow together.
We are building an inclusive and diverse team
Staples Canada is creating an inclusive and diverse work environment. We welcome, value and thrive on perspectives and contributions from backgrounds that vary by race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion or physical ability. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
Some of what you will do
As the Print Solutions Specialist, you will be responsible for growing sales and margin within assigned categories. You will create new products and services, coordinate marketing efforts (print and digital), manage day to day vendor relationships and develop pricing strategies that keep assigned categories on track to hit annual goals. You will work cross-functionally to achieve desired outcomes, including developing and executing communication to store teams that keep them informed and drive the right selling behaviours.
Specifically, you will:
Executes category growth plans through line extensions and development of new products and services
Maintains accurate expected costs and margin
Works with vendor partners and influences outcomes that maximize sales and margin
Execute pricing strategies that maximize sales and profit
Executes regular sales line reviews ensuring that plans are tracking to target
Implement in-store visual merchandising elements, samples and tool kits
Leads the Retail and Online promotional calendar that support print category and channel growth plan
Oversees development of creative briefs, coordinates marketing execution with key stakeholders (flyer, digital, signage)
Oversees execution of category launch plans, ensuring key stakeholders are engaged, and deliverables are executed on time, as promised
Partners on Digital backlog ensuring accurate prioritization of efforts
Develops and manages retail outsource vendor relationships including contract negotiation (costing, market development funds, VR), SLA deliverables, invoice reconciliation, and promotional planning and forecasting
Stays close to industry trends and makes recommendations on growth opportunities in the Division
Participates in Digital development efforts designed to improve path to purchase within assigned categories
Some of what you need
1-3 years of progressive sales and operations experience
Print Services industry experience is an asset
Post secondary diploma with a focus on retail management, project management, merchandising and/or equivalent experience.
Understanding of financial/sales data and ability to analyze the data.
Exposure to working in project teams / collaborative work environment is an asset
An understanding of marketing campaigns and/or exposure to online marketing and social media
Comprehensive knowledge of category related product currently available, coupled with a high awareness of industry trends and new product directions.
Print knowledge is an asset
Previous work experience in a service role such as Print, Design, or Marketing would be an asset
Some of what you will get
Health and Dental benefits
Learning & Development programs
Periodic travel may be required (vendor sites, Staples store locations)
Option for remote work
:Business Services – Canada Retail