Responsibilities:The incumbent 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, the Associate CategoryMerchant 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 setup, and maintenance working with Merchandising Operations. Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree (B.A./B.S.) four to seven years experience and training Other Information:Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Strong written and verbal communication skills Pay, Benefits and Work Schedule:Office Depot 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. Equal Employment Opportunity:Office Depot 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, genetic information, protected veteran status, gender identify or expression, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. .