• CMF Staff Designer

    Newell BrandsKalamazoo, MI 49048

    Job #1436860221

  • Position Title : CMF Staff Designer

    Location: Kalamazoo, MI

    Reports to : Manager, CMF

    Summary :

    This person 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.


    • Forecasting global macro trend themes and elements for our major brands and report out.

    • Strong color acuity and application across different sub-straights

    • Understanding, articulating and developing against a color strategy

    • Synthesizes elements from fashion, product, and automotive trends that apply to our categories.

    • Supports and catalogs light box and Lab readings for color standards library

    • Develops manufacturing spec sheets for call-out and details on CMF applications

    • Works to source new materials for future development

    • Present out trend reports to internal audiences and work with our trend partners on content

    • Cross functional point of contact on CMF projects


    • Education: Bachelor's degree in either CMF, Industrial, Graphic, Textile, Fashion or a related design field required

    • Experience: 3-5 years in product development in a corporate or consultancy environment

    • Design Expertise: Understanding and presenting the importance CMF can play in development

    • Visual Communication: demonstrates effective communication strategies within design for presentation techniques, formats and mediums including digital, traditional and video.

    • Digital Design 2D/3D: Leading edge digital tools for CMF application/presentation, Keyshot, Photoshop, illustrator.

    • Color Application: Understands color development and how to achieve desired results with both domestic and international vendors

    • Presentation skills: Ability to present and influence the CMF direction of a project with Design and Marketing

    • Portfolio: Strong global CMF conceptualization and implementation across consumer products showcasing abilities for position


    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.

    Newell Brands is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide all employees and applicants for employment with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, immigration status, marital status, military status, any covered veteran status, disability status, genetic information, caregiving responsibilities or any other basis prohibited by law.

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