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 Category Manager, you will be responsible for managing the products, sales, inventory, margin and turnover of specific categories in both B2B and B2C Channels. You will provide leadership and inspiration to various projects and initiatives in the Merchandising department. You will ensure department and overall company vision and brand identity is supported through a differentiated product assortment supporting our customers. Each day will be fast-paced, challenging, rewarding and meaningful.
Specifically, you will:
Manage financial plans for our Brick & Mortar, E-commerce, and/or Business-to-Business banners
Manage an extended aisle and dropship program through our e-commerce channel
Build an assortment and execute promotional plans that are relevant to the respective channel
Develop and execute, in coordination with Procurement and Product Development teams, a strategic owned brand strategy to differentiate our product offering
Proactively seek out insights from vendors and external trends to drive overall sales, margin, and differentiate our assortment and presence in the market.
Responsible for maximizing the sales and profit of the categories while remaining competitive with pricing.
Maximize the inventory turnover in the categories to meet budget
Manage market development funds, product returns and inventory mix.
Purchase product for a category through the negotiation process.
Work with vendors and internal teams to develop effective displays and planograms, and support strong consideration to customer shopping experience.
Plan out the advertising for your product categories, both in print and digital ensuring pricing accuracy in all advertising vehicles.
Plan out endcaps/pallets/floor displayers for the promo planner utilized in stores in close partnership with the Space Planning teams.
Plan omni-channel promotional vehicles including digital, media campaigns, and promotional pages as examples.
Ensure that stores or fulfilment centres and other departments receive the information they need with respect to new, changed, or discontinued product.
Some of what you need
Minimum of 5-7 years of category management experience preferably with a national retail chain.
Post secondary degree/diploma with a focus on retail management, merchandising and purchasing or equivalent experience.
Ability to foresee market trends and changes in order to make effective buying decisions
Some of what you will get
Health and Dental benefits
Learning & Development programs
Hybrid work environment
Periodic travel required.
Staples is committed to taking every reasonable precaution to protect our associates, our customers and the communities we operate in. To support the health and safety of our associates, COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this position. As such, all offers of employment will be conditional upon either (i) proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or (ii) proof of need for accommodation under relevant human rights legislation, and Staples determination that the requested accommodation can be provided without undue hardship. You will be required to submit proof of full vaccination or proof of need for accommodation during our background screening process
Location(s) CA-ON-Richmond Hill
Staples Canada is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and we encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including those with disabilities.