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From: Szeluga, Cheryl
Date: 15 Feb 2005
Subject: Framingham, MA: Manager - Real Estate Modeling (Reference Number 9201BR) at Staples, Inc.

Working with a talented team of analysts and extensive datasets covering all aspects of the business, you will act as the principal investigator for site evaluation models that forecast sales of new stores. You and the team will maintain and enhance a sophisticated model of new store sales and use your knowledge to yield robust findings of high relevance to the business. Using an appreciation of business issues and customer behavior, you will provide technical and substantive leadership in the selection of the appropriate statistical models, research techniques and data sources to improve the accuracy of the model. You will have the opportunity to test ideas from other areas of the business and to use model findings to provide additional insights into the business and to expand understanding of key success factors.

Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical and theoretical leadership for global site evaluation models and periodically manage external consultants
  • Communicate with appropriate functional areas in order to remain current on strategies that may impact sales
  • Using SAS in a UNIX environment, maintain and enhance site evaluation methods and systems
  • Create new forecasting and analytic metrics and models as required and provide technical consultation on weekly sales forecasting and daily sales forecasting systems
  • Analyze variance from sales forecasts to identify influential factors/activities for improvement
  • Refine the sales forecasting process to include additional factors. Keep model parameters up-to-date through periodic re-estimation
  • Produce accurate forecasts to enable effective executive decisions


  • Advanced Degree required - Ph.D. preferred
  • Minimum of six to eight years of forecasting/analytical/modeling experience
  • Self-starter with strong communication skills
  • Adaptable and flexible player-coach, able to be a leader and a contributing member of a team
  • Very strong analytic skills
  • Skilled in research design and statistical / econometric / demographic methodologies

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About Staples, Inc.

Staples, Inc. is headquartered outside of Boston and sells a wide range of office products, including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services. With 2003 sales of $13.2 billion, Staples is committed to make buying office products easy. Approximately 60,000 associates serve consumers and businesses of all sizes -- from home-based businesses to Fortune 500 companies in the US, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Staples invented the office superstore concept and today, with nearly 1,600 office superstores, is the largest operator of office superstores in the world. Staples' also serves its customers through its mail order catalog, e-commerce and contract businesses. More information is available at www.staples.com.

Staples values the diversity of our customers, associates and suppliers.

We offer very competitive benefits including; casual work environment, 401K, stock options, annual bonus, "Work/Life" initiatives, training and development. This all translates into exciting career opportunities with a talented team dedicated to personal, professional, and technological growth.

To apply for this position, please email your resume to Carol Savage at Carol.Savage@staples.com and include reference information INKDNUGG,9201BR on any correspondence.

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