Program Manager EMEA/ Project Leader
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Primary Location

United Kingdom-England-Birmingham


Baby and Parenting Essentials



Vacancy Opening Date: 30


March 2011

Closing Date for Applications: 29


April 2011

Salary: £35,000.00, negociable.

Newell Rubbermaid

is a global marketer of consumer and commercial products that touch the lives of people where they live, work and play. We are committed to building consumer and commercial

Brands That



while leveraging the benefits of being one company: shared expertise, operating efficiencies, and a culture of innovation. Our globally recognized brands include



Paper Mate,

DYMO, CardScan, EXPO, Waterman, Parker, Rolodex, IRWIN, LENOX, BernzOmatic, Rubbermaid, Graco, Calphalon, Goody,



The Baby & Parenting Essentials (B&PE) division of Newell Rubbermaid is the second largest baby gear (car seats, strollers, swings, high chairs) business in the world, with leadership brands in a wide range of geographies: Graco in North America, teutonia in Germany, Aprica in Japan. These three brands are currently distributed within the overall Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, allowing B&PE EMEA to be one of the largest players in the region. The Baby & Parenting Essentials Global Business Unit is looking at EMEA as a key driver of its long term growth.


To execute engineering responsibilities focused on delivering new infant/juvenile products and product derivatives. Lead cross functional strategic product teams to design new products from concept ideation to manufacture using a gating milestone process. The main purpose of this role is to collaborate cross functionally with industrial design, marketing and other key business functions to drive successful new product development, provide value added enhancements to the end user, and facilitate sustaining engineering for infant/juvenile product platforms. Individual must be capable of managing projects that are designed and developed by outside suppliers in Asia. Responsible for measuring and documenting that the project meets the consumer needs and the business expectations.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Program management responsibility for New product launches and category initiatives. This will require management across functions, including global Engineering teams, Marketing, supply chain and external partners. Ultimately responsible for on time, on cost and to performance.

EMEA Engineering leader for the category, working closely with the global resource team. This will include establishing priorities and managing category needs on a daily basis.

Lead the consumer driven innovation process for the category. This will include timely reviews, training of team members and adherence to the process

Originate new ideas to improve performance and cost for both new and existing products

International travel to support program initiatives. This will include working closely with our sourcing partners and coordination between multiple regions.

Initiate and implement new ways to improve the business efficiency and reduce cost via productivity and streamlining.

A category expert. Build the experience and expertise to contribute strategically to the future growth opportunities for EMEA



Recognized Engineering degree. MBA would be an advantage

5 years in a focused program management environment.

5 - 10 years Engineering experience in Consumer / Industrial hard-goods industry

Able to work independently and cooperatively in a diverse group, network, influence and utilize internal and external resources

Flexibility to travel in line with business needs

Newell Rubbermaid is a global company with a lot of opportunities, both internationally and locally and we encourage development on a professional and personal level. You will be working with some of the best known brands in the world and you will have colleagues who are highly motivated and competent. You can count on their support to achieve the goals you are aiming for. We offer a position in a dynamic working environment that is characterized by close collaboration with our international business development and key account management team.

Are you interested?

If so, please apply by uploading your resume, adding your salary expectation, via our online application tool by

clicking on the application link on this site


Alternatively, go to our career site at

, click on "Careers", select the region "Europe, Middle East & Africa", enter the job

ID 1000241

, then click

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This is a job summary which includes essential job duties of the position. More specific information regarding duties may be provided upon request for particular locations and facilities. Newell Rubbermaid and its Business Units are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. M/F/D/V are encouraged to apply.

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