Sr. Analyst Environmental Product and Reporting 8/20/2016

Office Depot Boca Raton, FL

Company
Office Depot
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
28634220
AJE Ref #
575945512
Location
Boca Raton, FL
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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The Sr. Analyst will play a key role in helping minimize risks and maximize opportunities related to our green product assortment. Key objectives of the role include:

* Minimize legal and "false advertising risks" based on inaccurate and inconsistent environmental information in catalogs, on websites and on packaging
* Maximize opportunities to serve already significant and increasing customer demands for searching for environmentally preferable products and reporting based on specific customer requirements. Fulfill legal obligations to provide accurate, consistent, and up-to-date information on its products. Focusing specifically on products with environmental benefits that help large BSD customers such as Federal Government agencies adhere to their purchasing policies.

Responsibilities:

1. Fulfill legal obligations to provide accurate, consistent, and up-to-date information on its products. Focusing specifically on products with environmental benefits that help large BSD customers such as Federal Government agencies adhere to their purchasing policies.

2. Minimize administrative effort by merchants by liaising directly with National and Private Brand vendors to obtain, validate and maintain accurate environmental claims. This included positive claims (e.g. recycling content, forest certification, Energy Star etc.), and avoided negative (PVC-free, Low VOC, Reduced Mercury, Phthalate-free etc.), across all channels. Ensure and track that accurate claims are also shown on national brand and private brand packaging - and are consistent across packaging, catalog and websites.

3. Support BSD and enable "legally defensible" competitive claims by urgently completing a comprehensive list and database of SKUs that meet one or more environmental attributes, standards or certifications.

4. Help minimize ongoing legal and customer risks by running regular data hygiene validation checks to ensure minimal inaccurate data across channels. Minimize false advertising risks by coordinating with project teams as needed to manually verify consistency and audit environmental claims periodically across channels. Based on project team findings, coordinate with catalog and web content teams to input accurate environmental data into item and global content tools, catalog and web sites.

5. Review every Catalog, Insert and Direct Mail piece created by to verify accuracy of environmental claims and ensure logo compliance for certified products (e.g. Greenseal, FSC etc)

6. Cater to evolving customer demands by broadening the database of green products e.g. new attributes, new or revised standards, new or revised certifications, etc. (may require collecting new data on products, e.g. material type, environmental requirement met, source of fiber, etc.).

7. Minimize long term manual efforts and accuracy risks by working with item setup team to update current (incomplete/insufficient) IT/requirements for new data model & database reflecting environmental attributes, standards and certifications. Enable simplified entry of environmental data by launching new, comprehensive environmental vendor screens and item setup database.

8. Minimize administrative effort by merchants by fulfilling obligations to third party certifiers (e.g. FSC, Greenseal, Ecologo, Greenguard, Energy Star etc.) by developing relationships with certifiers, obtaining product certification and / certification documentation from vendors, following logo use protocols on packaging, complying with certification rules and ensuring OD and vendor payment and contracts are completed.

9. Differentiate by catering to specific environmental reporting needs of customers by assisting BSD to design and update green queries and reports.

QUALIFICATIONS

* Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
* Minimum 2years' experience
* Previous experience working with product data, excel, IT, and reporting packages. Experience related to environmental products a major plus.
* Attention to detail, strong Excel skills

* Ability to create IT business requirements
* Ability to work effectively with merchants, vendors, and BSD reps
* Microsoft Office Suite