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Branding Solutions Director

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The mission of the Branding Solutions Director is to have Staples Solutions become the leading provider of integrated products, services and solutions of the workspace of today and tomorrow. This position is responsible for co-leading and creating the workspace management solution framework within the company as well as the build-out of the individual components for a comprehensive solutions portfolio across all of our business segments – SMB, Enterprise and Global Accounts. The position ensures that the strategies, structures, processes, tools as well as plans and measurement for continuous improvement are in place to successfully drive profitable growth through a workspace management solution portfolio that will have us win in each marketplace.

This role is both strategic as well as hands on. It requires functional excellence as a member of the corporate development center, innovative thinking in creating the future as well as strong interpersonal and influencing skills for successful collaboration with the markets and  stakeholders.

Your team
You will be part of the corporate development team, which consists of  top-level  professionals with wide-ranging backgrounds, nationalities and competencies. You will be part of a team where your voice is heard, your skills appreciated and your learning supported. You will be reporting into the VP Corporate Development & Global Accounts.

Your Activities
- Drive sales and profit targets set on yearly basis for the workspace management solutions business. 
- Contribute to our destination 2021 by growing Branding Solutions  organically  or through acquisitions.
- Deliver the P&L targets for the Branding Solutions category throughout Staples Solutions Europe. Co-develop and align the workspace management framework and solution portfolio.
- Co-create a comprehensive workspace solution management portfolio at scale and ensure its market implementation.
- Define all product offerings horizontally and vertically across each workspace solution and  customer segmentation.
- You will be P&L responsible for the Branding solutions category throughout Staples Solutions Europe.
- Set clear boundaries where local/functional variation is desirable and required.
- Authority to direct investments and matrix resources.
- Co-lead and orchestrate creation, validation and implementation of workspace brands as well as optimization of categories/product offerings across all workspaces.
- Manage the above projects with the markets (who, what, when, how).
- Ensure that reporting/dashboards are in place to measure progress and results as well as guiding improvement.

Your Profile
- Educated to Master’s degree level. B2B Industry experience is preferred.
- A minimum of 15+ years international, commercial and innovation leadership experience including P&L responsibility.
- Commercial, sales and merchandising experience, with a proven successful track record.
- Proven track record in establishing a profitable business.
- Previous experience in successfully  turning around a business.
- Knowledge and understanding of both contract and on-line business.
- Ability to create a vision for the future and effectively inspire people to co-create and make this happen.
- Capable in driving ownership into the organization and ensure brilliant execution.
- Excellent collaboration- and influencing skills. Strong leader with the ability to build trust and enable factually informed decisions. 
- Authority to set direction and governance (including KPIs).
- Delivering results through team collaboration.
- Strong interpersonal skills and persuasive ability.
- Ability to retain overview in a matrix and fluid environment. Proactively instill a sense of urgency when required.
- Ability to manage multiple stakeholders and projects.
- Strong strategic project management skills leading to brilliant execution and implementation.

Our Offer
You will be part of a dynamic company where you can make a difference. We believe in empowering our associates with work that is  fast-paced and challenging with lots of opportunities to learn and develop . You will be part of an international team that respects each other’s values and is committed to make more happen. 

How to apply? 
Did we get your attention? Apply through the company website by clicking the “apply” button or visit our career page. For further information regarding the Branding Solutions Director role, contact anouk.pinas@staples-solutions.com. 

Company description
About Staples Solutions 
Staples Solutions is the leading provider of workplace products, services, and solutions to small, mid-sized, and large businesses in Europe. Through our integrated offering, Staples Solutions is the partner of choice to meet the diverse needs of the workplace of today and tomorrow. Headquartered in Amsterdam, we operate in 17 countries in Europe.

Our Values 
Rooted by our values of customer focus, ownership and collaboration, we are committed to helping our customers accomplish more and being the go-to solutions provider for their workspace needs. At Staples Solutions, there are no shortage of opportunities. Whether you’re in the start of your career or looking to develop further we want to give you the tools and experience you need to create your own story. Come on board!

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