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Newell Brands Associate Product Engineer- Yankee Candle in South Deerfield, Massachusetts

Position Title: Associate Product Engineer

Location: South Deerfield, MA (hybrid)

Reports To: Senior Product Engineer


The Associate Product Engineer (SNF, Seasonal New Fragrance) will be responsible for executing seasonal product development projects for existing product lines while working within a cross-functional team. This position will participate in the engineering efforts for seasonal projects from conception through production launch. You will ensure the product meets or exceeds expectations from a cost, timing, and specification standpoint while working with Marketing, Industrial Design, Manufacturing, Quality, and Supply Chain.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Supports product development across existing product lines for all Newell Home Fragrance brands in an efficient manner to ensure speed-to-market on all seasonal programs (Fall/Holiday, Spring/Summer, Halloween, Easter, Valentine’s Day etc.)

• Maintains and update Bill of Materials (BOMs) for seasonal product SKUs in our systems (Windchill, Oracle, SAP)

• Applies a basic understanding of product specifications, material selection, manufacturing processes, cost constraints, regulatory and legal landscape (intellectual property) to drive high quality, sustainable, and efficient product development.

• Tracks progress, identifies obstacles, and provides recommendations pertaining to systems and processes.

• Communicates with project leadership as needed, effectively supporting with additional data and reporting as required.

• Processes Engineering Change Notices (ECNs) to support BOMs updates in Oracle for production.

• Supports manufacturing plant trials for existing seasonal forms in partnership with manufacturing and quality engineers as needed.

• Summarizes complex technical concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience to gain alignment.


· Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Chemistry, Food Science or related field is required.

· 0 – 2 years of product development experience preferred.

· Strong knowledge of problem-solving techniques and methodologies.

· Candidate must be able to work as a team player and have demonstrated leadership ability.

· Strong interpersonal, communication, organization and project management skills.

· Working knowledge of word processing tools and spreadsheets (MS Office Word, Excel etc.)

· Ability to perform multiple tasks at once and take direction from multiple individuals.

· Experience in the consumer products industry preferred.

· Experience in manufacturing environments preferred.

_Newell Brands (NASDAQ: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Rubbermaid, Sharpie, Graco, Coleman, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Yankee Candle, Paper Mate, FoodSaver, Dymo, EXPO, Elmer’s, Oster, NUK, Spontex and Campingaz. We are focused on delighting consumers by lighting up everyday moments. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.