Newell Brands Key Account Manager - Fishing in Bentonville, Arkansas


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 the buyer level and facilitatesconnectivity in other functional areas.

  • Executes consumer and shopper driven strategies for their customers

  • Use data, information systems, and metrics around financial, brand, andshopper trends to maximize market share, sales, and profits.

  • Lead process for managing trade spends/customer programs in collaborationwith trade and finance through management of internal TPM system.

  • May provide analytical and presentation support for National AccountManagers on larger accounts

  • Lead the Business Segment on the needs of the Customer.

  • Develop and execute Customer & Category Strategic Development andannual operating plan.

  • Negotiates and manages trade funds to create customer and company value byconsistently measuring and enforcing trade terms and identifying opportunitiesfor improvement

  • Works with demand planning to develop accurate sales forecasts and achievespecified levels of forecast accuracy Monitors the competitors' brands andproducts as well as our market share, competitor market share, and targetmarket share to understand shopper trends and opportunities and communicatingto appropriate sales, trade and brand management

  • Collaborates with trade marketing to provide and explain market data to thecustomer

  • Works with trade to implement methods that assist our customers ineffectively and creatively winning with consumers, shoppers, end-users, andpurchasers through promotions, packaging and merchandising.

  • Leverages our brands and product mix to improve profitability and meetcustomer, shopper, and Newell Brands targets

  • Bachelors/University degree

  • 5+ years sales and/or trade experience

  • Persuasive / Sales Ability / Negotiation Skills

  • Experience with a minimum $10M book of business

  • Initiative & follow-through

  • Solid analytical skills and acute attention to details

  • Strong project management skills

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

  • Advanced skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Proven ability to lead cross functional team

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; must be able to presentdata in an organized manner

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and assignmentssimultaneously

  • Conflict Management/Composure; Technical Knowledge

About Newell Brands:


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.