Business Services Specialist Co-op
Staples Canada
Richmond Hill, ON
  • Please note, this position is open to students who are currently registered in a post-secondary college or university program*
Discover the amazing co-op opportunities with Staples Canada. We are the Working and Learning Company. We are building a community of exploration and discovery, a place where we can all work, learn and grow together. We are here to be a trusted ally, a resource and a sounding board, motivated to support our customers with expert knowledge, unique products and innovative services, made for the changing needs of today’s entrepreneurs, teachers, parents and students.


Students can take full advantage of their co-op work term by joining a team and a company who is truly dedicated to their growth and development.

You will become a fully integrated member of the team—you’re not a co-op, you’re a contributing full-time associate at Staples. This allows you to participate in department and company events/meetings, get the opportunity to experience Staples like a full-time associate, and make an impact with the company through independent projects.


Our unique corporate culture includes smart casual dress code, managers and executives with ‘open door’ policies, and an office-wide focus on development. Staples culture also focuses on our communities, and our associates through a series of ongoing campaigns including the Staples Employee Share Fund and the annual Give a Toonie: Share a Dream campaign.

As a co-op with Staples you are eligible for our employee discount, full access to our Home Office gym for a small subsidized fee + your first month free, participation in corporate events such as associate recognition events and those ‘just for fun’ events organized by our Social Committee.

Our Home Office is located in Richmond Hill, just minutes away from Highways 404 and 407. If you enjoy a fast paced, dynamic environment and love getting involved in a wide variety of projects, then look no further!

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Vendor Relations 20%

Management of market development funds (e.g. purchase rebate, volume rebate, marketing support funding).
Purchasing of product/service for the print and finishing category through the negotiation process.
Work with vendors on holiday season planning and forecasting.
Projects 50%

Offer input and ideas to further develop and improve the Print Services Program.
Work with Print Services Specialist on upcoming projects and new service launches
Ability to cope with several projects/activities at a time.
Participate in special events such as annual training Symposiums.
Develop efficiencies to drive the profitability of the print and shipping services programs.
To work with various home office departments in the execution of programs.
Communication 30%

Able to manage a high volume of email with follow up on inquiries within company guidelines.
Ensure print vendors receive the information they need with respect to service, supplies and print production.
Confirm that stores and other departments receive the information and communication they need with respect to new, changed, or discontinued service programs.
Work closely with our Print Centre and Services Supervisors to enhance our customer's service experience.

Computer literate, skilled in Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point and Access, preferable.
Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks.
Basic understanding of financial forms to ensure those effective-purchasing practices is in place within set budgets and guidelines.
Analytical Skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
Currently enrolled in a post-secondary education program in Business or Marketing
Number of Positions Available: 1

Co-op Term Duration: 4 Months (Sept to Dec 2019)

Location of Placement: Staples Canadian Home Office
6 Staples Avenue, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 4W3


Staples is committed to providing accommodation to people with disabilities throughout the job application and interview process to the point of undue hardship. If you require an accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact a Customer Care Representative at 1-866-782-7537

Job: Merchandising/Buying
Location(s): CA-ON-Richmond Hill
Schedule: Full-time

Employment Statement
Staples Canada is committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities & Aboriginal People.