This position is an integral part of the SBA - Tech Solutions team. The role will be instrumental in assisting the Product Development Office with the development and successful delivery of key Technology and Print Continuum training initiatives through disciplined project planning and management. The Associate Product Development Manager will work closely with the SBA – Tech Solutions Project Management Office to ensure that the training aspect of each strategic plan is fully developed and rolled-out to the field sales teams. The role will also be instrumental in assisting the Product Development Office in the development and communication plans for all key processes to current and new employees. This role will closely partner and collaborate with leadership to ensure that the SBA-Tech Solutions sales team is best positioned to have success in their roles, by clearly understanding processes and products.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Collaborates with senior leadership and the PMO to develop and implement processes to grow strategic products and services across SBA-Tech Solutions
Jointly works with the Product Development Manager on assigned SBA – Tech Solutions initiatives requiring awareness of new technology or print related products or service.
Creates and delivers standardized training materials across a wide variety of Technology and Print products and services.
Responsible for collaboration with other departments within Staples to ensure that the appropriate learning and development efforts take place with each member of the team.
Partners with cross-functional teams to gather and complete project requirements
Acts as Subject Matter Expert for sales training initiatives in conjunction with The Learning and Development team
Support regional transformation supportive of GTM 2.0
Essential Skills Required
2 to 4 years related work experience
Project Management skills and demonstrated ability to lead teams through action to results
Experience in developing communication and awareness strategy and tactics
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent facilitation skills with the ability to relate to audience bringing relevant business experience to emphasize project objectives
Ability to communicate at all levels of the organization and create effective partnerships
Highly organized and able to manage multiple projects under tight timelines
Self- motivated with ability to work effectively with minimal supervision in a fast pace environment.
Strong influencing, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
Proven ability to engage and inspire teams
Creative thinker & the ability to translate ideas into action
Preferred experience in B2B selling
Experience in Technology Sales or Training
Advanced PC skills specifically in Microsoft Office applications
Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.