Newell Brands Sourcing Manager - Outdoor and Recreation in Chicago, Illinois

Position Title: Sourcing Manager

Location: Chicago, IL

Reports To: Director, Sourcing

The Global Sourcing Manager is responsible for category strategy development, execution and management in all aspects of (Cost, Quality, Delivery and Enterprise Responsiveness) of assigned supply base and product groups.


  • Developand maintain the global sourcing strategy for the assigned category.

  • Managekey supplier relationships, as well as matrix oversight of sourcing team inChina

  • Leadcommercial issues (Costs, inventories, quality & production schedules etc.)as required

  • DriveSupplier Performance improvements through routine business reviews with keysuppliers

  • Developand implement plans to drive Supplier productivity gains, DPO, lead-time,

  • in-boundservice level improvement and supplier quality goals for assigned product

  • groups.

  • Managesupply base for assigned categories. Expand and adjust supply base asnecessary.

  • Drivesupplier rationalization / optimization and leveraging opportunities.

  • Researchand evaluate new potential suppliers.

  • Leadthe on-boarding of new suppliers utilizing Asia sourcing resources in supportof

  • NPDand business growth plans.

  • Makeroutine visits to factory partners; assist in supplier product approvals

  • Drivesupplier innovation and support New Product Development process in order tobring new products to market

  • Liaisonfor product development needs and supply base

  • Workwith Engineering, Production, business unit personnel, Asia team etc., toensure compliance with Company standards, procedures, etc.

  • Assistlogistics in expediting issues for initial delivery

  • Drivestrategic capacity and supply base planning in close collaboration with Supply

  • Chain.

  • Manage supplier quoting process and supplier projecttimelines

  • All other projects as assigned by management.


  • Bachelors/Universitydegree in Purchasing, Operations, Supply Chain Management or related Businessdegree required.

  • 35years’ experience

  • Strongglobal sourcing experience from China required – experience sourcing fromadditional low cost countries (LCC) preferred

  • Abilityto travel internationally for a 2-3 week period at least 3 - 4 times per year

  • Strongnegotiation skills.

  • Abilityto read and interpret product specifications and drawings preferred

  • Detailoriented with strong written communication, problem solving, analytical andorganizational skills. Mandarin a plus.

  • Knowledgeof various domestic and foreign manufacturing disciplines

  • Self-motivatedand able to work in a team environment

  • Understandthe drivers of financial performance and manage them.

  • Provenrecord of maximizing cost saving, quality and delivery metrics while driving

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.