Newell Brands Manager, E-commerce Technology in Columbia, South Carolina

Position Title: Manager, E-Commerce Technology

Reports to: Director of Marketing Operations & E-Commerce

Job Summary:

The Manager, E-Commerce Technology provides technical leadership and execution on the Salesforce Commerce Cloud platform (Demandware) as well as other applications in the e-commerce technology stack. S/he acts as the platform administrator leveraging deep front/back-end expertise to support operations in the production environment, while having a strong bias for application development and UX.

The ideal candidate possesses strategic and technical latitude to understand and translate business strategy into technical requirements, and creates a development roadmap that effectively delivers best in class user experience. S/he has a hands-on approach, but can also manage other developer teams as required. S/he collaborates closely with Digital Merchandising and Creative teams to define end-to-end requirements, formalize scope of work and deliver solutions on time, on cost and on spec.


  • Define and document end-to-endrequirements for site features and e-commerce solutions in collaboration withMerchandising and Creative teams. Formalize scope of work and create developmentroadmap. Translate requirements into technical specifications, identifying jobsto be done, resource requirements and budget allocation.

  • Develop and implementsolutions per scope of work. Manage multiple small-to-large size projectsensuring all are completed with quick turnaround and a high level of attentionto detail. As incremental bandwidth is required, hire and manage third-partytechnical resources.

  • Serve as a subject matterexpert for UX development. Understand the visual design and UX/UI treatmentsfor new and existing online experiences across viewports in desktop and mobile.Work with Merchandising and Creative teams to design and perform strategic A/Btesting.

  • Diagnose and solvetechnical problems related to commerce implementation, including front endintegration with third-party vendors and back end integration with SAP. Serveas escalation point for e-comm platform users who get stuck or need help.

  • Strategic assessment ofalternative technology platforms in light of current and future business needs.Provide recommendations for improvements considering user experience,performance, scalability and cost. Lead the organization through transition ofmajor technologies.

  • Manage components of the e-commercebudget related to technology.


  • Senior presence, able toeffectively collaborate with cross-functional teams, understand business needsand translate them into technical requirements.

  • Ability to communicateeffectively, both verbally and written with staff and end users of all levels.

  • A strong aesthetic senseand excellent attention to detail.

  • Manage time andpriorities effectively without day-to-day oversight.

  • Demonstrated commitmentto quality, including testing and validation.

  • Adept at reading, writingand interpreting technical documentation and procedure manuals.

  • Strategic thinking withability to steer the team towards “seeing the big picture”.

  • Ability to manage remotetechnical teams.

  • Strong pursuit ofexcellence, welcomes open dialog / feedback.

  • Innovative thinking.

  • Positive attitude.

Technical Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree inComputer Science or related field.

  • 5+ years of experience insystems integration, implementation and custom development with multiplecommerce platforms.

  • Expert level knowledgeand experience on SFCC (Demandware):

  • Understand architecturalprinciples and coding patterns of Site Genesis.

  • Deep understanding of howOrder, Promotions, Price Books, Shipping methods, Site Preferences andAdministration functions work in Business Manager.

  • Integrationexperience with multiple third-party vendors. This includes, but not limited to,payment gateway solutions, loyalty vendors, ratings & reviews, socialnetworking sites, etc.

  • Customization developmentfor Custom Objects, Content, Products and Catalogs, Search, Ordering,Analytics, Site Preferences, etc.

  • Knowledge of bestpractices in UX design and A/B testing.

  • Deep working knowledge ofJavaScript Controllers and Pipelines.

  • Strong front-end engineeringskills (HTML, CSS, SASS, JS, PHP).

  • Experience developingsolutions for cross browser and viewports using responsive web design.

  • Experience providingpixel perfect HTML/CSS/JS.

  • Experience with hiringand coordinating teams of third-party technical resources (including off-shore)as incremental development bandwidth is required.

What Will Put You Ahead?

  • Certified DemandwareDeveloper.

  • Experience withe-commerce platform transitions.

  • Experience with designingsolutions scalable across multiple websites.

  • Proven record ofoutstanding productivity in e-commerce development.

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.