Newell Brands Manager , Inventory Optimization in Atlanta, Georgia

Position Title: Inventory Optimization Manager

Location: Atlanta, GA

Reports To: Sr Manager, Network Operations

Newell Brands launched the Accelerated Transformation Plan to transform to a simpler, stronger and faster global consumer goods company, with portfolio best positioned to leverage its advantaged capabilities in product design, innovation and e-commerce. To support the Plan and its focus on Supply Chain transformation, the Newell Integrated Supply Chain Optimization team is currently being created. This team will operate as central support across all Newell Divisions. This team will drive the Supply Chain Optimization by identifying and deploying best practices and executing projects in close collaboration with Division Supply Chain teams.

By joining this new team, the Manager, Inventory Optimization will play an integral role in helping the company achieve its ambition for End to End Supply Chain Planning. As an integral part of the Supply Chain communities of knowledge, the role will be highly visible with impact across all Newell Divisions.

The role will be responsible for designing and building inventory and planning models across various aspects and divisions of the supply chain. The manager will work closely with the Sr. Mgr, Network Operations to develop a variety of models across the supply chain using data and math coupled with technology (in-house and 3rd party).


  • Develop the plan for building and delivering a safety stock model across divisions

  • Serve as subject matter expert in modeling inventory (safety stock)

  • Develop the process for regularly maintaining the Strategic Safety Stock Tool (3ST)

  • Facilitate the divisional process for using the 3ST and provide guidance on how to manage safety stock and the variables that drive the model

  • Provide leadership to analysts within the Strategic Modeling team on a variety of work streams

  • Lead a variety of projects across the supply chain

  • Develop and build dashboards and reports for senior level planning leaders

  • Develop presentation materials as required

  • Build and deliver information/results to multiple levels of the organization

  • Lead the development of supply chain models as needed to support the business

  • 7-10+ years of job experience in supply chain strategy/modeling including inventory management

  • Experience in SAP and SAP Business Objects, SAP Business Warehouse (BW) and PowerBI or Tableau.

  • Knowledge of computer programming strongly preferred (Python, VBA)

  • Experience in analyzing and profiling both source and transformed data

  • Database (MS Access and SQL Server) and data transformation skills strongly desired

  • Data visualization skills (Power BI, Tableau, supply chain maps, etc.) strongly desired

  • Ability to lead and influence multiple levels of supply chain teams

  • Experience in industrial engineering, operations research, or supply chain management preferred

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®, Elmer’s®, Coleman®, Jostens®, Marmot®, Oster®, Sunbeam®, FoodSaver®, Mr. Coffee®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products®, 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 Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.