Newell Brands Director of Operations in Chelmsford, Massachusetts


Position Title: Director of Operations

Location: Chelmsford,MA

Reports To: EVP

Primary Purpose of Position:

The Director of Operations is responsible for all operational aspects of their site. Their primary objective is to oversee manufacturing operations, working closely with Sales, Finance and Logistics to provide outstanding customer service while at the same time, driving reductions in our overall costs. The Site Manager is responsible to ensure the plant achieves and maintains all BRC requirements and is also required to be a member of the HACCP team.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Own the safetyprograms that insure the safety and health of our employees

  • Meet customer demand for products through good practices ina timely and low cost manner.

  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment for allpersonnel and visitors;

  • Deliver YOY cost savings in line with company objectives

  • Enhance our cost reduction efforts by using continuousimprovement tools and through employee involvement and empowerment.

  • Maintain a work environment that nurtures and leads ourpeople in a way that fosters teamwork and self-fulfillment;

  • Make decisions that consider the interests of allconstituents including employees, management, investors, suppliers, customers,and community.

Safety Expectations:

  • Safety is always the number one priority. All actions taken will be conducted in thesafest manner possible and without risking injury to yourself or others.

  • Follow all Safe Practices and safety policies andprocedures.

  • Report all accident, incidents, safety violations, nearmisses or unsafe conditions to your Supervisor IMMEDIATELY. If any bodily fluid (bloodborne pathogens)are present, it must be properly cleaned by a trained employee.

Quality Expectations:

  • We need to meet and exceed our customer’s expectations ofquality in the products that we purchase and manufacture.

  • Follow all Good Manufacturing Practices while in productionareas

  • Adhere to all GFSI standards policies and procedures inregards to product Safety, Quality and Legality

  • Adhere to and enforce procedures in regards to Food Defenseand HACCP



  • BachelorDegree or equivalent with special emphasis in Manufacturing, Business

  • Someeducation surrounding Six Sigma or Lean Principles


  • 10 plusyears’ experience in a high paced manufacturing environment

Certifications/Licenses/Registrations :


The Site Manager must possess all skills related to overseeing a complex manufacturing facility and Customer Service. He/She must possess excellent people skills and leadership qualities.

: The Site Manager must have experience in leadership and analysis of complex principles that will assist in diagnosing problems and identifying opportunities.


  • Green Belt a plus

Organization: Newell Brands - Waddington

Title: Director of Operations

Location: United States-Massachusetts-Chelmsford

Requisition ID: 313952