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Senior Director, GBS - Integration & Project Management

Company: Newell Brands
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

Senior Director, GBS - Integration & Project Management Position Title: Senior Director, GBS – Integrationand Program Management

Location: Atlanta, GA

Reports to: VP,Global Business Services

The Senior Director, GBS– Integration and ProgramManagement will report to the VP Global Business Services at Newell Brands andis responsible for setting and driving strategic direction, ongoing performance,and overall goals and objectives for the Integration and Program ManagementTeam. Integration and Program Management capabilities will evolve to meet theneeds of the GBS team and at a minimum will include managing and prioritizingthe project and portfolio across GBS, support forintegrations/divestitures/transitions and key enterprise initiatives from a GBSperspective. This role will beresponsible for driving and delivering program and project management support acrossGlobal Business Services including Procure-to-Pay, Invoice-to-Cash andRecord-to-Report processes globally. This role will be managing a team of about5-12 globally.

KeyResponsibilities

Assistin the development of future state business and process planning. Partneringwith GBS and other key leaders across the enterprise, identify processimprovements, cost-reduction, and service enhancement opportunities across allbusiness lines. Recommend solutions, develop business cases, and gain seniorleadership support.

Alignbusiness objectives into project plans; including acquisition integrations andprocess redesigns. Identify and drive initiatives which automate and optimizeglobal business processes and systems in GBS and Finance that drive efficiency,trust, accountability and transformation. Manage GBS project portfolio and ensure that project benefits are realized.Supports annual budget process by providing input on the benefits realizationof special initiatives/ projects.

Developand evolve a strategic plan and implementation roadmap, to be utilized forcollaborative decision making and alignment across businesses and functionalleadership. Establish and sustain effective business partner relationships withkey stakeholders on all programs, projects, and initiatives ensuring financialand risk management requirements are achieved in delivery of all projects andinitiatives.

Supportand grow an environment within GBS and Finance that supports new technology andprocesses. Lead change management efforts across all stakeholders to deliverfinance transformation programs, projects, initiatives; strategically alignworkforce plans to foster a growing culture of change. Initial business casedevelopment and subsequent monitoring to ensure that the benefits are realized.

Partnerwith GBS service delivery and global process leaders on:

Integrationof acquisitions

Divestitures

Newbusiness initiatives,

Transitionwork to GBS that falls within GBS Shared Service model

Newtechnology implementation

ProcessImprovement Initiatives with a focus on driving enterprise excellence andtransformation using best in class project management approaches. a

Responsibilities include all aspect of programand project management including setting right strategy, execution andreporting and communicating on project status. Develops best practices,techniques, and tools for GBS project planning, execution, project management,ongoing milestone/deliverable tracking, and communication.

Coaches, mentors, motivates, and supervisesproject managers and influences them to take positive action and accountabilityfor their assigned work.

Proactively identifies key risks and ensuresappropriate risk mitigation plans are in place.

Plays an active role in managing internal andexternal stakeholder expectations.

Set up and execute appropriate prioritizationprocess across portfolio of initiatives and programs in GBS

Third party strategic partnerships (as may besuitable in the future) – active involvement in vendor identification, businesscase development, contract structuring, vendor management and governance.

PersonalAttributes

StrategicThinker - Thinks strategically and has the ability to see around corners andanticipate the needs of the business with primary support to the GBSService Delivery and global process teams.

Leadership Skills - Drives accountabilitythrough effective project management. Can effectively align diverse stakeholder groups toward a shared goaland understands that meaningful change happens when the focus is on thebehaviors you want from people and work environment is redesigned to fosterthose behaviors. Authoritative, transformationaland charismatic styles work well in this role.

Action Oriented - Biased toward action,persistent, curious, and willing to experiment. Strong execution ability andsense of urgency.

High Degree of Process & FunctionalKnowledge – excellent program and project management skills including portfoliomanagement and prioritization.

Experience/Capabilities Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting with15+ years business leadership experience in a large global public corporation.

Experienceleading program management function in a shared services/GBS organization

Deepexperience of transformation and process improvement global initiatives in theFinance operations –Procure To Pay, Order To Cash and Record To Report.

Priorexperience in Consulting supporting Finance Business Operations/sharedservices/GBS preferred

In-depthunderstanding of SAP or other major ERP systems capabilities.

Demonstrated excellence as a strategic thinker,coupled with experience in innovation and implementation of strategic initiatives.

Ability to lead, Stakeholder management experience with ability to influence& persuade key stakeholders and to constructively deal with conflicts.

Influence and communicate across all levels ofNewell Brands. Experiencein managing and working in a highly matrix environment across many differentbusinesses and IT leadership.

Stakeholdermanagement experience with ability to influence & persuade key stakeholdersand to constructively deal with conflicts.

Abilityto work and collaborate with others, to consider the needs of all affectedgroups, and to build/leverage relationships across functions and organizationsto achieve business results. Decisive yet collaborative leadership style.

Abilityto work with others in a formal process for solving issues and problems.

Project Management Professional (PMP)certification desirable

Experience in Six Sigma or LEAN preferred.

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. Email this job to yourself or share with a friend

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