Posted on Apr 6, 2021 by Newell Rubbermaid
Newell Brands is a global marketer of consumer and commercial products that touch the lives of people where they
live, learn, work and play. We are committed to building consumer and commercial brands while leveraging the benefits of being one company: shared expertise, operating efficiencies, and a culture of innovation. Our globally recognized brands include Sharpie, Paper Mate, Oster, Coleman, Yankee Candle, First Alert, Rubbermaid, Graco, and Calphalon.
This person will develop and implement sourcing strategies for Newell Brands' Plastic Component Commodities. Drive Newell Brands' key sourcing metrics which include: Productivity and Cost Management, Working Capital Improvements, Lead Time, Service Level, and Quality. Work in a cross-functional team environments and provide support to various management teams to deliver on the goals and metrics of Newell Brands.
Develop and implement sourcing strategies for the global plastic components category
Research, identify, and qualify best value sources of supply
Deliver 3-5% YOY productivity goals for assigned commodities
Increase DPO in accordance with working capital objectives
Reduce lead times in assigned commodity
Rationalize the supplier base through the solicitation of competitive bids
Develop and manage the relationships with preferred suppliers
Develop knowledge of new Domestic and International markets in order to identify new sources of supply
Set up and maintain accurate costing information in SAP and administer SAP requirements
Coordinate with the supply chain department to ensure that suppliers adhere to the required delivery schedules. Take appropriate actions to maintain on-time deliveries of approved materials
Contract life-cycle management with preferred suppliers
Bachelor's Degree in business, engineering, or related fields; or comparable experience
Background in Sourcing Injection Mold Tooling is a plus
5+ years purchasing experience in plastic molding industry.
Ability to work, motivate and lead effectively in a team environment (virtually and in person)
Broad knowledge of plastic materials
Strong vendor Management skills
Ability to travel domestically about 25% of time.
Strong Project Management skills and experience
Exceptional analytical, communication, and problem-solving skills
Strong commitment to the highest standards of personal and professional integrity
Excellent Presentation skills
Ability to succeed with little supervision
Experience in SAP, MS Office, Windows is required
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