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Newell Brands OPEX Manager - Yankee Candle in South Deerfield, Massachusetts

Position Title: Productivity Manager

Location: South Deerfield, MA

Reports to: Plant Manager

The evolution of the Newell Brands Supply Chain includes a focus on driving productivity through building capability in people, processes, and technology. PEAK, (Newell’s improvement strategy – Performance, Engagement, Achievement, and Knowledge) is fundamental to that goal. A Center of Excellence with a deep competency in implementation PEAK PACS (Processes, Applications, Capabilities, and Systems) in a Factory/Warehouse setting is a crucial element in our future success.

Job Summary:

The Peak Manager will facilitate and lead CI strategy and capability deployment in the factory to support business imperatives through the effective deployment of PEAK systems, capabilities, and methodology. Achieve objective performance improvement results through capability building, coaching, and deployment of Lean Sigma and TPM tools and systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the development of Site Master Plan to deliver long and short-term business objectives through system deployment and capability building focused on alignment, the elimination of waste, and 100% employee engagement.

  • Assist with the creation and oversight of the productivity funnel.

  • Establish monthly, quarterly, and annual deployment strategies, plans, and tactics for the site (including all 4 wall functions).

  • Own identification, facilitation, and tracking of functional cost improvement projects.

  • Align CI initiatives with the Overarching Strategic Plan and PEAK implementation strategy.

  • Coach and facilitate the leadership team through the integration of CI methods and strategy.

  • Build capability and deploy systems to optimize value streams and work processes.

  • Assure integration of all PACS (Processes, Applications, Capabilities, and Systems) and effective governance to standards and master plan priorities.

  • Implement site loss analysis, idea generation, & promotion process. Ensure that objectives are passed down and understood.

  • Build PACS teams, systems, and leaders linked to site strategy within the organization linked to National PACS Leaders.

  • Teach & support the teams in using problem solving & tracking tools.

  • Perform regular & periodic validation of each project / initiative with each function or operating unit.

  • Build the capability of the key internal resources needed to deliver on critical initiatives.

  • Provide analytics and business intelligence to support project selection, root-cause analysis, project validation, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline.

  • Strategic and tactical Lean, TPM, or Six Sigma experience. Lean Six Sigma Black Belt preferred.

  • Experience leading deployment of a Continuous Improvement methodology (TPM, Lean, Six Sigma).

  • TPM, Lean, Six-Sigma or equivalent Continuous Improvement (5 years).

  • Functional or Operational Leadership Experience (3 years).

  • Project Management experience, leading projects and timelines.

  • Ability to motivate, develop people, communicate, listen and perceive across all levels of the organization.

  • Excellent organizational, analytical, influence, and communication skills.

Newell Brands (NASDAQ: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate®, Sharpie®, Dymo®, EXPO®, Parker®, Elmer’s®, Coleman®, Marmot®, Oster®, Sunbeam®, FoodSaver®, Mr. Coffee®, 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.

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