Newell Brands Productivity Manager in Aurora, Illinois

Position Title: Division Productivity Manager

Reports to: Division Head, Supply Chain

Location: Aurora, IL

Job Summary:

The Divisional Productivity Manager will be responsible for driving the overall productivity agenda for the Division across the four areas of Supply Chain, including Source, VAVE, Make, and Deliver. The overall agenda includes components of strategy build, governance, reporting, capability building, and overall project management. The Divisional Productivity Manager will need to collaborate closely with Division Leadership team to drive the agenda forward. This role will also need to work closely with the various PEAK improvement teams to leverage expertise across the Supply Chain, specifically, the PEAK Productivity Funnel team to ensure Agenda alignment, coaching and best application of the available tools and resources.

Job Duties:

  • Develop an overall multiyear Productivity strategy covering all areas of Supply Chain to achieve long term Business targets

  • Responsible for identifying, chartering, and leading significant productivity initiatives across the Division

  • Run the Divisional Productivity Governance program to effectively manage the overall Productivity Agenda

  • Track and report out to key stakeholder’s productivity results, updates, and strategy

  • Organize and lead capability building efforts on PEAK, continuous improvement and Productivity across Division to assist with development of people on improvement tools to achieve goals

  • Demonstrate effective project management on key improvement projects, also coach project management principles across Division

  • Lead in short term and long term divisional productivity target development across all our areas of Supply Chain

  • Utilize Newell PEAK PACs tools and methodologies to drive sustainable operational improvements

  • Conduct regular touchpoints with team members, key divisional leaders, and sites, to drive productivity, gain key project updates and provide development / coaching

  • Lead staffing and development of project teams with key skillset necessary to drive improvements

  • Review and signoff on sustainability programs implemented across Division to maintain the achieved savings


  • Bachelor of Science degree, Engineering, Supply Chain Management or equivalent degree preferred

  • 3-5 years experience in a manufacturing or warehouse leadership role

  • 3+ years experience in a Central Supply Chain leadership role

  • 3+ years Project Management and/or Continuous Improvement experience

  • Experience leading large, cross-functional teams to achieve results

  • Experience driving material flow optimization working with complex sub assemblies and components

  • Experience working with technology, electronics or IoT products with regulatory influences a plus

  • Interpersonal skills, self-confidence, leadership abilities

  • Proven Change agent

  • Ability to build trust and interact with all levels of the organization, including senior management

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Working knowledge of continuous improvement tools, including TPM, Lean, and DMAIC/Six Sigma strongly preferred

  • Professional maturity, appearance, and demeanor

  • Proficiency in areas of general business administration: organizational design and communications, economics, finance, etc.

  • Team leadership and team membership skills

  • Creative, reliable, organized, adaptable, flexible, innovative, and a self-starter

  • Computer literate (including mastery of all Microsoft Office Suite)

  • Customer service orientation

  • Focus on adding value to a fast and performance driven business

Our team works to provide the best options for our customers – to help keep themselves and their loved ones safe and secure. We launched Onelink by First Alert, our connected home brand, in 2015, and have been expanding the line ever since. With our Onelink brand, we elevated our home safety technology to the next level in order to meet the consumer demand for integrated smart home products that are reliable, smart and easy to use. As the most trusted name in home safety, our Onelink products have the First Alert reliable quality that sets them apart from anything else in the connected home market. We are a collaborative team that believes in consumer driven design and is results oriented. The dynamic pace of our organization, continuous improvement and the passion our team shares for helping people protect what matters most is what makes our Newell Brands Connected Home & Security so passionate about the work that we do!

Join the most trusted name in home safety as we continue to the next level.

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, 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.