Newell Brands Sr. Manager, Operations Finance in Mogadore, Ohio

Position Title: Sr. Manager, Finance- Operations

Reports to: Director of Finance

Location: This role can sit in Mogadore, OH, Huntersville, NC, or Atlanta, GA

Job Summary:

This Sr. Finance Manager - Operations position will have direct financial responsibility for the Food Division manufacturing operations & facilities. Key brands include Rubbermaid, FoodSaver, Ball, and Sistema. The Senior Finance Manager provides financial leadership to the organization in the planning and execution of the facilities financial goals and objectives. The individual should be comfortable communicating to all levels of the organization and able to develop strong working relationships in order to gather information and influence decision-making.

Job Duties:

  • Provide direct financial leadership for Food division manufacturing and distribution operations including three manufacturing facilities and three distribution centers

  • Indirectly support four additional plants and three distribution centers that are managed by different divisions, but impact the Food division supply chain

  • Provide support to the Director of Operations Finance and overall finance leadership in the development and implementation of strategic vision, goals, and objectives

  • Team with operations leadership to drive annual make/deliver productivity targets and implement strategies to mitigate commodity and overhead inflation

  • Financial ownership of our manufacturing facilities investment planning, make vs. buy analytics, payback analysis, and post audit reviews

  • Partner with the operations team to drive improved factory efficiencies and a reduction in cost of failure. Analyze plant financials weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc.

  • Evaluate current systems and processes and recommend appropriate value-added changes to enhance data reporting tools and information. Drive consistency and best practices in manufacturing financial tools and reporting capabilities across the business.

  • Responsible for quality, accuracy and timeliness of all data and analysis (including BRP margin walks and monthly reporting) .

  • Attract, retain, and develop the make/deliver operations finance team

  • Ensure US GAAP, Sarbanes Oxley, Tax, Internal Audit and other statutory compliance

  • Providing support to multiple layers of management with ad hoc reporting


  • Undergraduate Degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics

  • CPA and/or MBA desired

  • 7 to 10 years experience in accounting/finance field, with a minimum of 3 years in a manufacturing environment

  • Significant experience with SAP and Hyperion is strongly preferred

  • Demonstrated leadership and communication skills

  • Demonstrated record of solid career progression

  • Strong problem solving and decision making abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to foster and develop strong finance teams that partner with business teams to drive profitable growth

  • Ability to assess risks and opportunities within a complex business environment

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.