Newell Brands Supply Chain Manager in Winchester, Virginia

Position Title: Supply Chain Manager

Location: Winchester, VA

Reports To: Director of Operations

Job Summary:

Develops, manages, and leads production planning for both internally and externally molded parts and finished goods. Responsible for defining and prioritizing strategies, goals, and performance standards for Production Planning and Purchasing. Develops, manages, and administers procurement activities using supplier replenishment, Kan Ban, VMI, and MRP concepts to support site and division financial and operational objectives. Responsible for driving continuous improvement in Inventory Turns and Service.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Lead the development, implementationand monitoring of a production plan to meet the established customer serviceline fill and on-time objectives

  • Manage, develop, and evaluateassociates within the assigned areas of responsibility, creating a staffcapable of attaining both the short and long-term company objectives. Manage departmental budgets and costreduction efforts

  • Evaluate, plan, and prioritizelong-term and short-term production capabilities to meet business objectives.

  • Develop, communicate, and drive theimplementation and execution of an efficient and balanced production plan /purchasing plan to ensure appropriate inventory is available to achievecustomer service level objectives.

  • Continuous review of forecasts inconcert with customer orders to establish SKU inventory parameters that willachieve the business inventory management objectives.

  • Work with sourcing, vendors,transportation, receiving and production to ensure raw materials/components areavailable to support manufacturing schedules as planned. Focus on preventing and reducing unplannedschedule changes by tracking and communicating root causes to missed scheduleadherence.

  • Balance production load to best utilizemachine capacity. Communicate potentialconstraints. Insure sufficient controls exist to maintain a high degree ofperpetual inventory accuracy, BOM, specifications.

  • Monitor excess inventories (E&O),and coordinate with finance and sales teams to ensure stranded inventories havea pathway out of the network through disposition or focused sales activity.

  • Work cross-functionally with entireoperations team, including production supervisors and team leads, toeffectively communicate schedules and measure adherence. Work directly with manufacturing and productengineers on new product launch requirements, including the purchasing andscheduling of trial componentry and builds.

  • Monitor and expedite responses toimmediate customer service needs as communicated by Sales, Marketing, CustomerService, Demand Planning Forecasters, Etc.

  • Will interact with a wide range ofinternal and external customers, including all levels of associates (productionteam leaders to upper-management) to achieve goals and objectives. Requires minimum supervision. Works under pressure of time constraints anddeadlines.


  • Must have a minimum of 5-7 yearsplanning and scheduling experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Operations SupplyChain or equivalent preferred.

  • Excellent planning and priority settingskills.

  • Self-motivated with a proven trackrecord as a results driven individual.

  • Strong understanding of manufacturingoperations.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multipletasks and assignments simultaneously.

  • Superior communication skills bothverbal & written.

  • Strong Microsoft Word, Excel, and Accessskills.


  • SAP (ECC& APO modules, repetitive & discrete manufacturing, variableconfigurator)

  • PKMSWarehouse Management System

  • MATTEC or other plant floor jobscheduling software knowledge

  • BEX BWreporting & query building

  • Advanceduse of Excel (formula creation, pivot tables, graphics, and reporting)

  • Basic MSAccess experience with importing data and building/viewing reports

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.