Newell Brands Strategic Sourcing Manager in Huntersville, North Carolina


Job Title: Strategic Sourcing Manager

Location: Huntersville, NC

Reports to: Senior Manager, Sourcing

Develop strategies and execution for all of Newell Brands Metal goods, including Raw Material, Component and Finished Goods Sourcing. This role will globally drive the key sourcing metrics including productivity, terms, lead time, service level, and quality. Work in a cross functional team environment with project management teams to maintain, grow and expand Newell Brand’s product offerings.

Specific Responsibilities:

• Develop strategies for sourced category assignments

• Help to negotiate and manage all contracts

• Research, identify, and qualify best value sources of supply

• Deliver YOY productivity goals for the assigned commodities

• Insure adherence Term’s objectives

• Work with cross-functional teams (e.g.: Engineers, Operations, Suppliers and Execution teams) to develop productivity projects

• Market analysis of impacts to raw material costs to ensure best pricing and prepare for negotiations

• Reduce Lead times in assigned commodity

• Rationalize the supplier base through the solicitation of competitive bids

• Develop and manage the relationships with preferred suppliers

• Set up and maintain accurate costing information SAP and administer SAP requirements

• Coordinate with the supply chain department to ensure that suppliers adhere to the required delivery schedules. Take appropriate actions to maintain on-time deliveries of approved material

• Coordinate with the supplier and planner to minimize excess and obsolete inventory

• Eliminate Non-Value added activities

• Lead in a matrix team environment



• Bachelor’s degree

• Minimum 2 years sourcing experience

• Experience negotiating and working with contracts

• Intimate knowledge and experience with global commodity markets

• Experience in sourcing Raw Material Metal, Metal Components or Metal Finished Goods

• Strong Project Management skills and experience

• Ability to travel

• Ability to work, motivate and lead effectively in a team environment.

• Exceptional analytical, communication, and problem solving skills.

• Strong commitment to the highest standards of personal and professional integrity.

• Excellent Presentation skills

• Ability to succeed with little supervision

• Knowledge of Internet based procurement and practices

• Ability to organize and analyze data using a PC

Preferred Qualifications:

• Consumer Products Industry Experience

• Bachelor of Science degree in Materials, Business, or related field

• Knowledge of SAP system

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.

Organization: Newell Brands - Corporate

Title: Strategic Sourcing Manager

Location: United States-North Carolina-Huntersville

Requisition ID: 337894