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Newell Brands Project Manager - Home Fragrance in Whately, Massachusetts

Position Title: Project Manager, Productivity

Location: South Deerfield, MA

Department: Supply Chain, Home Fragrance

Reports to: Sr. Manager, Global Productivity #LI-BB1

The Project Manager, Productivity will be a key member of the Supply Chain productivity team delivering year over year cost reduction through world-class project execution. The main responsibility is to lead a global cross-functional team in order to ideate, charter and launch productivity projects across the 3 main pillars of VA/VE (Value Analysis/Value Engineered), Manufacturing and Distribution & Transportation. Additionally, the PM will aid in the both the accuracy and analysis of project planning and report out progress to the executive leadership team.


  • Independently lead productivity projects that range incomplexity throughout the Home Fragrance BU

  • Identifies, develops and leads ideation sessions &product teardown events in order to capture productivity ideas

  • Responsible for delivering key KPI’s of project timingand savings

  • Partner with Packaging Engineering, Procurement, SupplyChain Finance, Brand Marketing & Research, Manufacturing, Engineeringand Development teams to develop and execute key projects

  • Leads cross-functional teams in pursuit of creativesolutions to business-critical challenges/roadblocks.

  • Supports cross-functional teams to work seamlesslyacross boundaries of company, culture, and geography for successfulproject execution

  • Hold regular reviews with managers to ensure programand project plans are aligned with the project funnel

  • Leads project network sessions to collaborativelydevelop standardized timelines for projects.

  • Manage project scope alignment, adherence and changesto ensure successful project delivery.

  • Strong financial analysis to support fact-basedbusiness decisions and opportunities for capital investment

  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within theproject team and escalate issues as needed.

  • Interact effectively with Global teams and centralresourcing.

  • Participate in post launch audit output evaluations torecommend advancements for continuous improvement of project executionpractices.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, finance,business, supply chain, or related field

  • 5+ years of experience in project management, 2+ yearsin a direct/indirect management or leadership role.

  • Experience leading projects and programs with highcomplexity and high levels of capital spend.

  • Proven ability to facilitate relations between businessgroups and technology departments at a global level.

  • Demonstrated familiarity with structured projectmanagement methodologies.

  • Demonstrated familiarity with basic manufacturingprocesses and production planning.

  • Experience in developing and deploying project bestpractices, policies, procedures, and processes.

  • Proficient in project management tools such asMicrosoft Project as well as Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel,PowerPoint, SharePoint).

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

  • Highly effective organization and planning skillsrequired.

  • Ability to effectively communicate up, down and acrossthe organization.

  • Excellent written, verbal communication and presentationskills are required.

  • 10% Travel Required #li-bb1

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.