The future of Newell Brands and the on-going success of its consumer and commercial products depends on a continual stream of design excellence, collaborative ideation and resulting innovation.Newell Brands is focused on building an innovation engine driven by our design and development vision within Newell Brands. The Design and Ideation teams have built strong partnerships with Marketing, Consumer Insights, and Research & Development in support of our efforts. As we move forward, our goal is to continue to grow and mature the design teams to a deep commercial capability and consumer sensitivity while at the same time leveraging our talents and knowledge to respond to design based needs worldwide.We believe that innovation comes from the minds of all Newell Brands employees as well as our customers and consumers. To that end, we actively stimulate collaboration, visualize opportunity and help propose product concepts that are offered up via both formal and informal methodologies throughout the company. The Design team acts as ideation agents, continually driving to our goal of encouraging the development of better ideas and processes for growth.Our world class design teams are located in three primary state of the art hubs that include Kalamazoo Michigan, Chicago Illinois and Hoboken New Jersey. These creative centers have been carefully planned to foster creativity and maximize the sharing of ideas and technologies among the company’s brands and process partners. Due to our continued growth, the Design and Ideation group at Newell is seeking talented individuals who want to join our team and help lead us into the future. To learn more about the Design team at Newell Brands please visitDesign and Ideation - Newell Brands.There’s never been a more exciting time to join Newell Brands!Position Title:CMF DesignerLocation:Kalamazoo MIReports to:Manager or Senior Manager. Color & TrendThis CMF Designer will be instrumental in developing materials and themes for implementation on the Color, Material and Finishes selected for product development. This person should have a strong desire to work and learn in a fast-paced team environment, across multiple product categories and design disciplines. This position will focus on supporting the team as well as leading key initiatives that support the design objectives across our ID and Graphic teams. The ability to use our resources to accurately forecast color and trend directions for our major brands will be important to the position. How best to apply the CMF as well as the ability to work cross functionally will make Newell a world class organization where Color and Trend are vital to the success of our products.Responsibilities:Forecasting global macro trend themes and elements for our major brands and report out.Strong color acuity and application across different substratesUnderstanding, articulating and developing against a color strategySynthesizes elements from fashion, product, and automotive trends that apply to our categories.Supports and catalogs light box and Lab readings for color standards libraryDevelops manufacturing spec sheets for call-out and details on CMF applicationsWorks to source new materials for future developmentPresent out trend reports to internal audiences and work with our trend partners on contentCross functional point of contact on CMF projects
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Newell Rubbermaid is a global marketer of consumer and commercial products with a strong portfolio of leading brands, including Rubbermaid®, Sharpie®, Graco®, Calphalon®, Irwin®, Lenox®, Levolor®, Paper Mate®, Dymo®, Waterman®, Parker®, Goody®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products® and Aprica®. With sales in more than 100 countries, our products help consumers flourish where they live, learn, work and play – all over the world.