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