Associate Manager, Productivity Funnel

Newell Brands - Atlanta, GA3.5

Full-timeEstimated: $79,000 - $120,000 a year
Position Title: Associate Manager, Productivity Funnel
Location: Atlanta, GA
Reports to: Manager, Productivity Funnel

Newell Brands launched the Accelerated Transformation Plan to transform to a simpler, stronger and faster global consumer goods company, with portfolio best positioned to leverage its advantaged capabilities in product design, innovation and e-commerce. To support the Plan and its focus on Supply Chain transformation, the Newell Integrated Supply Chain Optimization team is currently being created. This team will operate as central support across all Newell Divisions. This team will drive the Supply Chain Optimization by identifying and deploying best practices and executing projects in close collaboration with Division Supply Chain teams.

The Associate Manager will be responsible for driving continuous improvement projects as well as working on cross-functional teams to coach productivity tools and process across Newell Supply Chain. Continuous improvement efforts will focus on making sustainable gains in OEE, quality, safety, cost, and delivery. Methods for achieving and sustaining improvements will be based on Newell PEAK principles including Six Sigma, TPM and LEAN. The team member will need to collaborate closely with the PAC team on improvement methodology, as well as divisions, factory, and other internal partners to achieve the project objectives aligned with the business needs. The team member will be responsible to carry out projects of a broad nature while exercising considerable judgment and creativity. The team member needs to be able to carry out appropriate financial analysis to validate/support proposals and gain support of key stakeholders.

Specific Responsibilities

Drive Continuous Improvement & Productivity Savings Projects
Responsible for identifying, chartering, and leading significant improvement initiatives - delivering the project results on time
Provide project updates to the site leadership team and project stakeholders highlighting the current status, adherence to the project time plan, work accomplished, quick wins, points of escalation, elements of risk and the associated mitigation plans
Develop project teams on key skills to drive improvement
Utilize Newell PEAK tools and methodologies to drive sustainable operational improvements
Analyze given data and operating conditions; implement changes and follow-up on results by involving key responsible people (i.e. sponsor, process owner, operator)
Carry out sustainability programs to maintain the achieved savings, to complete additional training, to detect further savings opportunities
Professionally challenges current and/or traditional ways of thinking and lead new ways/approaches

The successful candidate must be technically compentent within a supply chain vertical with a willingness to being hands-on and comfortable with tactical execution while working on projects of strategic importance.

Key Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering, Engineering, Supply Chain, or equivalent degree
1-2 years experience in a manufacturing / warehouse role or in a Central Supply Chain type role with project expierence
Interpersonal skills, self confidence, leadership abilities
Change agent
Ability to build trust and interact with all levels of the organization
Strong project management skills
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Communication skills (verbal and written)
Working knowledge of PEAK including TPM, Lean, and Six Sigma strongly preferred
Professional maturity, appearance, and demeanor
Proficiency in areas of general business administration: organizational design and communications, economics, finance, etc.
Team leadership and team membership skills
Creative, reliable, organized, adaptable, flexible, innovative, and a self starter
Computer literate (including mastery of all Microsoft Office Suite)
Customer service orientation
Focus on adding value to a fast and performance driven business
Ability to travel 50% to Supply Chain locations across the US and Internationally
Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, Waddington and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.