Newell Rubbermaid said it will create a global e-commerce hub in New York City by the end of the first quarter in 2015. The hub is designed to expand its e-commerce business and accelerate the company’s online revenue growth worldwide, the company said.
Newell said that is plans to add more than 30 new positions with the opening of the e-commerce facility.
“The world-class e-commerce talent we will recruit will have the opportunity to lead global online initiatives, experiment with new technologies, and be part of a global team whose mission is to unlock growth opportunities for our iconic brands and valued customers,” Mark Tarchetti, Newell Rubbermaid’s chief development officer said.
Jeremy Liebowitz, vp/global e-commerce, noted that the company is setting the course for global e-commerce with an omni-channel approach for its brands, increasing collaboration and growth with its customers, fostering new business development opportunities and creating a seamless experience for its customers.
“The ongoing expansion of our global e-commerce team will help us work towards our ambition to enable anyone in our key countries across the world to find Newell Rubbermaid products online and purchase them on any device,” Liebowitz said.
The new e-commerce team will focus on demand creation and the quality of experience online, the company said. They are expected to work with the company’s existing customer partners and where appropriate build direct to consumer relationships. This integrated group will include analysts, production and operation specialists for each of Newell Rubbermaid’s business segment and customers, the company said.