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Overview

The Associate Product Manager will work alongside a Category Merchant to develop and communicate category plans that maximize sales, IGM dollars/rate based upon current market trends.  He/she will learn about responsible category including knowledge of products, vendor base, and industry innovation.  Also, with the Category Merchant, this position will analyze product assortments to identify and address opportunities, strategize assortment selection, pricing and promotions for a small category as a development opportunity.  Support category team with research and analytics on existing OD products and all competitive products.  Responsible to identify and initiate vendor set-up, and maintenance working with Merchandising Operations.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

·       Learn about responsible area’s category assortment including knowledge of products, vendor base, industry innovation and competitive offerings.

·       Work alongside Category Manager to develop/communicate category plans that maximize sales, IGM dollars/rate based upon current market trends.

·       Analyze product assortments to identify and address opportunities.

·       Own the strategy, assortment selection, pricing and promotions for a small category as development opportunity working with his/her Category Manager.

·       Support category team with research and analytics on existing OD products and all competitive products.

·       Identify and initiate vendor set-up & maintenance working with and Merchandising Operations.

·       Coordinate and capture everyday/promotional prices for key competitors at store level and on-line as defined in OD’s pricing strategy.

·       Identify store clustering designations to improve inventory/assortment performance.

·       Identify and recommend actions for aged, discontinued and slow moving inventory. Communicate price changes as needed and support selection of items/categories for promotion within approved guidelines.

·       Execute the process required for the proper data flow of promotional data across affected systems to support the promotion, where merchandising ownership is required. Work with vendor base to ensure data accuracy in OD systems.

 

Education and Experience:

·       Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in Merchandising or related disciplines

·       4-7 years’ experience in related field

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent presentation and foundational negotiation skills

·       Fundamental knowledge of office products merchandising

  • Positive and Engaging
  • Independent and self-motivated; action oriented
  • Integrity, accountability & trust
  • Demonstrate passion for the brand, products, services and solutions offered to our customers

·       Must possess a desire to continually develop skills and product knowledge

  • Drive for results
  • Decision quality

 

About The ODP Corporation
The ODP Corporation (NASDAQ:ODP) is a leading provider of products and services through an integrated business-to-business (B2B) distribution platform and omnichannel presence, which includes world-class supply chain and distribution operations, dedicated sales professionals, a B2B digital procurement solution, online presence, and a network of Office Depot and OfficeMax retail stores. Through its operating companies Office Depot, LLC; ODP Business Solutions, LLC; Veyer, LLC; and Varis, LLC, The ODP Corporation empowers every business, professional, and consumer to achieve more every day.

 

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification and are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified. Other duties may be assigned.

 

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

The company offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button.

 

How to Apply

Click the Apply Now button and follow the instructions on each page. When you have completed the application, click the submit button.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

The company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records City & County of San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. 

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At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Physical:

  • Medical Insurance/Prescription Drugs
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flu shots

Emotional:

  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Support Programs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Work-Life:

  • Location Events & Activities
  • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
  • Recognition & Rewards Programs
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Paid Holidays (as applicable by business unit)
  • Paid Time Off (Full-Time Associates are eligible to receive up to 128 hours on a prorated basis in their first year of employment)

Financial:

  • 401(k) and Roth Savings Plans
  • Savings Plan Employer Match
  • Commuter Benefits
  • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
  • HSA Employer Match
  • Discount Center
  • Employee & Dependent Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Short & Long-Term Disability

Community:

  • Charitable Giving
  • Volunteering & Mentorship
  • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion

At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Emotional:

  • Employee Assistance Programs

Community:

  • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion

Physical:

  • Flu Shots

Work-Life:

  • Part-Time Associates are eligible to receive up to 24 hours of paid time off on a prorated basis after their first year of employment

Financial:

  • 401 (k) and Roth Savings Plans
  • Savings Plan Employer Match
  • Discount Center

As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

  • Description

    Overview

    The Associate Product Manager will work alongside a Category Merchant to develop and communicate category plans that maximize sales, IGM dollars/rate based upon current market trends.  He/she will learn about responsible category including knowledge of products, vendor base, and industry innovation.  Also, with the Category Merchant, this position will analyze product assortments to identify and address opportunities, strategize assortment selection, pricing and promotions for a small category as a development opportunity.  Support category team with research and analytics on existing OD products and all competitive products.  Responsible to identify and initiate vendor set-up, and maintenance working with Merchandising Operations.

     

    Primary Responsibilities:

    ·       Learn about responsible area’s category assortment including knowledge of products, vendor base, industry innovation and competitive offerings.

    ·       Work alongside Category Manager to develop/communicate category plans that maximize sales, IGM dollars/rate based upon current market trends.

    ·       Analyze product assortments to identify and address opportunities.

    ·       Own the strategy, assortment selection, pricing and promotions for a small category as development opportunity working with his/her Category Manager.

    ·       Support category team with research and analytics on existing OD products and all competitive products.

    ·       Identify and initiate vendor set-up & maintenance working with and Merchandising Operations.

    ·       Coordinate and capture everyday/promotional prices for key competitors at store level and on-line as defined in OD’s pricing strategy.

    ·       Identify store clustering designations to improve inventory/assortment performance.

    ·       Identify and recommend actions for aged, discontinued and slow moving inventory. Communicate price changes as needed and support selection of items/categories for promotion within approved guidelines.

    ·       Execute the process required for the proper data flow of promotional data across affected systems to support the promotion, where merchandising ownership is required. Work with vendor base to ensure data accuracy in OD systems.

     

    Education and Experience:

    ·       Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in Merchandising or related disciplines

    ·       4-7 years’ experience in related field

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent presentation and foundational negotiation skills

    ·       Fundamental knowledge of office products merchandising

    • Positive and Engaging
    • Independent and self-motivated; action oriented
    • Integrity, accountability & trust
    • Demonstrate passion for the brand, products, services and solutions offered to our customers

    ·       Must possess a desire to continually develop skills and product knowledge

    • Drive for results
    • Decision quality

     

    About The ODP Corporation
    The ODP Corporation (NASDAQ:ODP) is a leading provider of products and services through an integrated business-to-business (B2B) distribution platform and omnichannel presence, which includes world-class supply chain and distribution operations, dedicated sales professionals, a B2B digital procurement solution, online presence, and a network of Office Depot and OfficeMax retail stores. Through its operating companies Office Depot, LLC; ODP Business Solutions, LLC; Veyer, LLC; and Varis, LLC, The ODP Corporation empowers every business, professional, and consumer to achieve more every day.

     

    Disclaimer

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification and are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified. Other duties may be assigned.

     

    Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

    The company offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button.

     

    How to Apply

    Click the Apply Now button and follow the instructions on each page. When you have completed the application, click the submit button.

     

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

    We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records City & County of San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. 

    Read More Read Less

  • Benefits

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Physical:

    • Medical Insurance/Prescription Drugs
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Flu shots

    Emotional:

    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Support Programs
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    Work-Life:

    • Location Events & Activities
    • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
    • Recognition & Rewards Programs
    • Flexible Work Schedules
    • Paid Holidays (as applicable by business unit)
    • Paid Time Off (Full-Time Associates are eligible to receive up to 128 hours on a prorated basis in their first year of employment)

    Financial:

    • 401(k) and Roth Savings Plans
    • Savings Plan Employer Match
    • Commuter Benefits
    • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
    • HSA Employer Match
    • Discount Center
    • Employee & Dependent Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment
    • Short & Long-Term Disability

    Community:

    • Charitable Giving
    • Volunteering & Mentorship
    • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion
  • Benefits Part-Time

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Emotional:

    • Employee Assistance Programs

    Community:

    • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion

    Physical:

    • Flu Shots

    Work-Life:

    • Part-Time Associates are eligible to receive up to 24 hours of paid time off on a prorated basis after their first year of employment

    Financial:

    • 401 (k) and Roth Savings Plans
    • Savings Plan Employer Match
    • Discount Center
  • About Us

    As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

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