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Newell Brands Sr. Supply Planner - Innovation in Atlanta, Georgia

Primary Location United States-Georgia-Atlanta

Organization Newell Rubbermaid - Writing

Schedule Full-time



A “can-do” attitude as well as a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and cross functional collaboration is essential for success in this position.

This position is responsible for supporting new product developmend and promotional programs for domestic and international product platforms across multiple Newell Writing brands. A critical function of this role is to serve as the supply chain leader as project timelines are developed and establishing an effective supply plan to deliver projects on time and at cost. Other key activities include timeline development and management, generating 0-24 month supply and inventory plans, item setup tracking and master data maintenance, purchasing support for project execution, and developing project transition plans.

Key measurements for success include being an active supply chain advocate in the project development process to deliver new products on time, in full, and at cost, exceeding customer service levels, projecting and managing inventory levels within targets, and supporting aggressive growth strategies.


  • Support best in class customer service quantity fill of 98% through effectively and seamlessly transitioning all new finished goods from ideation to plant level execution.

  • Be an advocate in the development process to ensure supply chain milestone dates are met and delays do not jeopardize Service and Inventory metrics. Escalate and mitigate as needed to stay on track.

  • Implement and support new and existing processes within the supply chain team.

  • Attend and present at combined site reviews, monthly project network meetings, S&OP meetings, and others to be defined.

  • Provide effective management of product transitions and discontinuations to minimize scrap and obsolescence costs.

  • Drive collaboration across functional departments in support of supply chain goals:

  • Sourcing: timely execution of start-up and shipping, supplier performance

  • Supply Planning and Purchasing: uninterrupted finished good planning hand-off, short-term constraint mitigation, timely ordering and receipt of materials

  • Operations: progress tracking of production testing and setup, tooling management

  • Brand Marketing and Sales Planning: execution of product changes, communicating support of customer programs, timeline development and adherence

  • Packaging Engineering: Facilitate sample lot manufacturing, bill of material update tracking and implementation

  • Serve as the supply chain representative at weekly project team meetings for innovation and cost reduction initiatives. Responsible for related follow-up work.

  • Leverage SAP/APO capabilities to identify and eliminate project risks, reduce transaction load, and increase system utilization.

  • Exemplify and drive Newell Brand’s culture within supply chain and operations.


  • Internal drive for results

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Effective communicator who can clearly communicate ideas at all levels of the organization

  • Ability to work well with cross-functional teams in a high-performance team environment

  • Proven capability to thrive within ambiguous or fluid/developing situations

  • Ability to demonstrate core Supply Chain principles and theory (MRP, TOC, Lean, etc.)

  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams

  • Strong process focus with an ability to drive change management

  • Continuous improvement mindset


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

  • 2+ years of cross functional supply chain experience required, and significant new product development experience preferred

  • 1+ years of manufacturing or operations planning experience

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel

  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite, Power BI, SAP, and APO


• Limited domestic & international travel required (5%-10%)

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.