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Newell Brands Associate Manager, Procurement COE in Atlanta, Georgia

Position: Associate Manager, Procurement COE

Location: Atlanta, GA | Norwalk, CT

Reports To: Manager, Sourcing

About the Procurement Center of Excellence (COE):

The Newell Brands Procurement Center of Excellence (COE) is tasked with driving five key areas across Newell Brands Procurement Spend. These five areas are: Project Management Office, Procurement Analytics, Procurement Execution (P2P), Supplier Development, and Capability Building. During this transformational time at Newell Brands, the COE is focused on developing process and structure to maximize the delivery of value to the Business. The COE serves as a talent pipeline/feeder for category teams, exposing members to a variety of categories and product lines, while building fundamental skills needed for career development opportunities.

Summary:

As part of the Procurement Center of Excellence, the Associate Manager will be primarily responsible for leading a working capital improvement initiative (opportunity identification and execution) with our supply base in partnership with Category Sourcing teams across the enterprise. Additionally, this role will provide support for strategic procurement activities, including spend analysis, macro-economic analyses, and project management support.

Responsibilities:

The Associate Manager, Procurement COE will work within the Procurement Strategy team. In this role, the Analyst will work directly with various teams across all of Newell Brands on the following objectives:

  • Program manage and lead an enterprise-wide initiative to meet working capital improvement goals, primarily through extension of payment terms within the enterprise supply base.

  • The Associate Manager will lead significant amounts of information gathering, data consolidation, and data cleansing activities related to the working capital improvement.

  • Partners with members of the Procurement COE and Category Sourcing to define requirements, scope analysis and reporting specifications, set reporting cadence, and establish data management plans.

  • Develop a deep level of understanding of the data under analysis, focusing on ensuring the right balance of accuracy and completeness with timely delivery of required information.

  • Actively participate in project reviews and status updates, demonstrating a deep level of understanding around assigned projects

  • Navigate seamlessly throughout the organization during data gathering and analysis activities, fostering relationships with partners throughout the business to support data requirements

  • Quickly develops an understanding around business requirements and solutions to service those business requirements

  • Leverage analytical techniques to further support complex procurement and supply chain projects

  • Define and implement analytical tools utilizing Power BI to support spend diagnostic activities

Qualifications:

  • Professional

  • BA/BS degree in Finance/Economics/Engineering/Mathematics or related technical field

  • 3-5 years of applicable experience in Procurement, Supply Chain, Finance, Operations, or related fields

  • PMP Certification preferred

  • Prior experience leading enterprise-wide, complex programs preferred

  • Technical

  • Strategic thinker

  • Demonstrates effective problem-solving and analytical skills to influence and drive business decisions.

  • Demonstrated familiarity with structured project management methodologies

  • Experience in developing and deploying project best practices, policies, procedures, and processes

  • Demonstrates basic business financial knowledge

  • Demonstrates expertise in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PowerBI)

  • Excellent communication (written, verbal and presentation) skills

  • Ability to synthesize complex data topics into format that is share-able at a high level

  • Behavioral

  • Comfortable working with multiple functions/management levels

  • Effectively prioritizes multiple demands and heavy workload

  • Good at context switching and a fast learner

  • Possesses influencing skills (leads by example, clearly articulates business cases and interpretation of cause-effect impact)

  • Proven track record of results in a fast-changing environment – execution oriented

  • Strong Drive for Results

  • Possesses ability to prioritize numerous requests

Approximately 5-15% travel required

Newell Brands (NASDAQ: 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, Marmot, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, 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 OpportunityEmployers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.

Newell Brands is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide all employees and applicants for employment with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, immigration status, marital status, military status, any covered veteran status, disability status, genetic information, caregiving responsibilities or any other basis prohibited by law.

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