I have been with Newell for almost seven years. I started in the Baby Division before Mike Polk was on board and my role was similar to what brand/trade activation is today. When Jeremy Liebowitz started in 2013, I was the first Ecommerce employee and helped drive Ecommerce for the Baby business in the US for about a year. I moved from that role into more of a Program Management role helping establish internal relationships for Ecommerce, ways of working, and helping map our future. That in turn led to my current role in strategy where my entire focus is not on delivering the month and the quarter (although my team obviously cares and provides help when needed), but on three years out. What trends should we be aware of? What are the newest shopping behaviors? What countries and categories matter most when we think about international expansion?
We’re hiring really, really smart, hungry individuals that are ready to push the envelope.
When I first joined the Ecommerce team three years ago, it was a huge leap of faith. I came from the Baby business in an established role on the marketing side, so it was a daunting but rewarding experience. The team went from me, to 15, to well over 500 employees this year, and we’re continuing to grow! What I think is most special about the Ecommerce team is the entrepreneurial spirit.
I would describe every day at Newell as tough, but rewarding. You can really drive your future and business at Newell and to clearly see results. I think the one thing that is truly unique about Newell is the people! I have stayed because of how smart, dedicated and fun they all are. It really does feel like a family and one that pushes each other to succeed and holds each other accountable.