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Product Equivalency Matching

Project Leader / Product Owner at Staples Europe from Aug 2011 to July 2012


Offering lower priced, high margin equivalent products as substitutes is a win for customers and a powerful profitability driver. I was asked to improve usage of product equivalencies in Europe

  • Discovery investigation to determine opportunities for equivalency matching in Europe. 

  • Defined matching process and rules. Playbook review with category managers to define product features and set matching rules for each product types.

  • Designed Oracle PLSQL / Access VBA matching engine taking product master data from PIM database (SAP MDM) and comparing products with similar features across entire assortment for potential matches

  • Hands on Access VBA development and unit testing; co-programmed Oracle PLSQL

  • Agile daily scrums to ensure progress and maintain project momentum

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