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Newell Brands Sourcing Specialist - Connected Home & Security - First Alert in Aurora, Illinois

Position Title: Sourcing Specialist

Location: Aurora, IL

Reports to: Director, Global Sourcing #LI-BB1


This role will be responsible for contributing to and executing sourcing strategies, supplier and project management, supporting sourcing activities.

Job Duties:

  • Sourcingand supplier research.

  • Supportstactical plans to execute on sourcing strategies.

  • Supplierrecommendations and qualification.

  • SupplierManagement.

  • Providesupport on new product development programs.

  • RFP’s, RFQ’s

  • Total cost analysis

  • Activities as defined by SourcingManager

  • Identifies and aggregates technical,commercial and demand requirements for supplier sourcing and contractnegotiation. Supports Sourcing Manageron negotiation of contracts considering all technical and commercialrequirements.

  • Defines and supports supplierconformance to the contract.

  • Supportsexecution and management of best in class category process in which supplierservice, cost, quality and delivery is measured. Drives the supplier to continuously improveeach of these attributes.

  • Supportsbuyers as escalation for expediting, resolving quality issues etc.

  • Experiencesupporting a manufacturing organization in areas of metals, resins, packaging,electronics is a plus.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or SupplyChain, 5 plus years Strategic sourcing experience

  • Experience in commodity drivencategories with a proven track record in negotiations

  • Strong communication andpresentation skills. Capability of working in global and cross-functional teamsand influence with high verbal and written communication

  • Previous Strategic Sourcingexperience and Supplier Relationship management

  • Strong analytical and problemsolving skills with business and technical acumen

  • Understanding of end-to-end supplychain management process (from planning to launch)

  • Strong experience of quality toolsand methodology, well versed in commercial agreements – NDA, Supply preferred

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Tools(word, excel, power point...), SAP and Sharepoint

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, Elmers, 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 OpportunityEmployers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.

Newell Brands is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide all employees and applicants for employment with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, immigration status, marital status, military status, any covered veteran status, disability status, genetic information, caregiving responsibilities or any other basis prohibited by law.