Newell Brands Key Account Manager - Appliances & Cookware in Bentonville, Arkansas

Position Title: Key Account Manager (KAM) - Appliances & Cookware

Location: Bentonville, AR

Reports to: National Account Manager


The Key Account Manager (KAM) is responsible for managing the customer/category day to day operations while delivering sales and profitability targets for their account base. Maximize the availability of our products in the appropriate channels of distribution consistent with our brand strategy with an emphasis on superior new product execution. Execute consumer and shopper driven strategies for their customers that enable Newell to achieve best in class results. Utilize leading edge data, information systems, and metrics around financial, brand, and shopper trends to maximize market share, sales, and profits through price optimization for Newell Brands and our customers. Build customer relationships at the buyer and senior buyer levels and facilitates connectivity in other functional areas including Marketing, Supply Chain, Communications and Operations. Deliver results while maintaining the highest level of integrity. Foster an environment that generates breakthrough ideas and lead a collaborative and open organization that lives the values of Newell Brands.


  • Deliver sales and profitability targets.

  • Build customer relationships at thebuyer level and facilitates connectivity in other functional areas.

  • Executes consumer and shopper drivenstrategies for their customers

  • Use data, information systems, andmetrics around financial, brand, and shopper trends to maximize marketshare, sales, and profits.

  • Lead process for managing trade spends/customerprograms in collaboration with trade and finance through management ofinternal TPM system.

  • May provide analytical and presentation support for NationalAccount Managers on larger accounts

  • Lead the BusinessSegment on the needs of the Customer.

  • Develop and executeCustomer & Category Strategic Development and annual operating plan.

  • Negotiates and manages trade funds to create customerand company value by consistently measuring and enforcing trade terms andidentifying opportunities for improvement

  • Works with demand planning to develop accurate salesforecasts and achieve specified levels of forecast accuracy Monitors thecompetitors' brands and products as well as our market share, competitormarket share, and target market share to understand shopper trends andopportunities and communicating to appropriate sales, trade and brandmanagement

  • Collaborates with trade marketing to provide andexplain market data to the customer

  • Works with trade to implement methods that assist ourcustomers in effectively and creatively winning with consumers, shoppers,end-users, and purchasers through promotions, packaging and merchandising.

  • Leverages our brands and product mix to improveprofitability and meet customer, shopper, and Newell Brands targets


  • Bachelors/Universitydegree

  • 5+ years sales and/or trade experience

  • Persuasive/ Sales Ability / Negotiation Skills

  • Experience with a minimum $10M book of business

  • Background in dealing with selling “the bag” ofmultiple brands across many categories

  • Initiative & follow-through

  • Solid analytical skills and acute attention todetails

  • Strong project management skills

  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic andexceptional drive for results

  • Advanced skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, andPower Point

  • Ability to thrivein a fast-paced environment

  • Proven ability to lead cross functional team

  • Excellent written and verbal communicationskills; must be able to present data in an organized manner

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks andassignments simultaneously

  • Conflict Management/Composure; TechnicalKnowledge

  • 15-25%Travel

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.