Newell Brands Logistics Specialist in Akron, Ohio


The main focus of this position will be to assist the Mfg. Support Supervisor in the running of our outside warehouses. This position will lead and direct the shift regarding most operational aspects when the Supervisor is not in the facility.


  • Direct all shift material handlers regarding work to be done with the Team Lead

  • Assist in coaching & developing the shift employees, including the Team Lead

  • Responsible for shift system inputs & inventory accuracy, including drop audits

  • Will communicate input into needed employee recognition, discipline & performance reviews

  • Communicate and inform Supervisor of all daily activities

  • Answer material handler questions and keep a daily log of any issues that arise

  • Promote a positive and safe work environment, including driving 5S adherence & STOP audits

  • Complete Powered Industrial Truck Training & Re-certifications

  • Perform forklift battery checks and verify forklift sheets completion daily

  • Operate forklift and clamp when needed

  • Will clear exceptions & approve payroll timesheets in the system when the Supervisor is out of the office

  • Other duties as assigned


Fast-paced team environment with constant interruptions, quick communications regarding business goals, extensive short-term planning based on established/changing priorities, ongoing problem solving, and some irregular hours required.


  • Experience in distribution/logistics

  • Physically able to bend, squat, twist, climb, reach and lift up to 50 pounds without assistance

  • Strong PKMS/SAP & math skills

  • Required to read & write in English

  • Communicate well with others, able to follow written & verbal instructions

  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Accuracy, attention to detail & organizational skills

  • Team-oriented, self-motivated with a positive attitude

  • Must have demonstrated some leadership abilities

  • Must have a performance record

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.