April 19, 2018

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Now Hiring: Join our Sales and Marketing Team!

Whatever your marketing flavor – brand, product, channel, trade, e-comm – we have an incredible team and diverse product portfolio to keep you challenged. High powered sales teams focus on distribution channels or specific retailers, specializing in a Spectrum Brands division but cross-selling too.

Here are the kind of opportunities you might find in our sales and marketing departments:

  • Digital Marketing Analytics Manager
  • Seasonal Merchandiser
  • Category Manager
  • Videographer
  • Sales and Marketing Leader
  • National Account Manager
  • Product Marketing Intern

Interested in learning more? Browse our current job openings today. Or set up a job alert so you can stay on top of anything that opens in the future.

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April 17, 2018

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1, 2, 3… Career Success

Sometimes finding success seems like an impossible journey. But a few baby steps are all you need to take to get on the right track. This round-up of quick-hit tips can help set you on a path toward a more successful life at work and at home.

3 Simple Habits That Will Make You More Successful
These habits are free, simple, and fairly quick–why not give them a try?

3 Ways to Tip the Work-Life Balance In Your Favor
These simple tips help create rigid frameworks that tip your balance away from work and toward life.

3 Ways to Fit More Free Time Into Your Life
These mantras will keep you guilty from enjoying “me time.”

3 Hobbies That Will Help You Excel at Work
Hobbies are good for you and some can help you in life and at work.

3 Bad Habits You Need to Break Right Now
Small changes can make a big difference–it’s the truth!

3 Ways to Humble Brag Like a Pro
Talking up your accomplishments is a necessary part of career success.

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April 12, 2018

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Hear It Directly From Our Interns!

Name: Ben
Department: Engineering
Division: Global Batteries and Appliances
Favorite part of your internship: The freedom I was given.
“I was given all the same resources as all of the full-time engineers. I was given my own project and it allowed me to develop practical engineering skills.” 

Name: Danielle
Department: Marketing
Division: Pet, Home & Garden
Favorite part of your internship: The exposure I got to consumer goods marketing.
“My manager did a great job of finding me opportunities to get my feet wet in different aspects of marketing. I was able to see the retail side, the trade side, and the brand side.” 

Name: Jessie
Department: Digital Marketing
Division: Global Batteries and Appliances
Favorite part of your internship: Experiencing social media from the business side and writing content for the George Foreman brand.
“It’s a really employee friendly company. I just loved how much of the industry I was exposed to so quickly as an intern.” 

Watch a video featuring our interns and then browse our latest internship opportunities!

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April 6, 2018

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Go, Dragons!

Our Global Auto Care facility in Ohio is partnering with the Dayton Dragons Professional Baseball Team for their 2018 baseball season! We kicked off the partnership with an exciting visit from the Dayton Dragon’s mascot, Heater.

This partnership allows us to recognize our employees for their hard work and dedication. Employees will be awarded tickets to attend a baseball game throughout the 2018 season. Go, Dragons!!!

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April 4, 2018

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We’re Hiring in Edgerton, Kansas!

“Congratulations to the Central Fulfillment Center (CFC) Edgerton team for great progress in the past quarter with absorbing the volume from our legacy Charlotte DC and significant improvements in on-time delivery and customer service. We’re so proud of our new associates who have joined the Spectrum Brands HHI team and are working collaboratively and safely to make this happen. We greatly appreciate your hard work and results in Edgerton.”

– Phil Szuba, David Booher, and the entire HHI leadership team

The Edgerton team is still growing and now hiring! Visit www.spectrumbrands.com/careers to learn more about our company, products, and culture, and to apply.

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March 27, 2018

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Two Questions That Will Increase Your Productivity

Sometimes the problem is a lot easier to solve than you think. If productivity has always been an issue for you or if you’re just in a slump and aren’t as efficient as you used to be, it’s time to ask yourself these two questions. And you must come up with a solid answer for each one.

QUESTION 1: When am I most productive?
QUESTION 2: When am I least productive?

That’s it! The questions sound simple, but the answers may take you a few weeks to find. Really pay attention to your output, your energy, and your overall happiness. It’s more than just “I’m a morning person” or “I’m not.” Keep track of which hours you seem most effective and motivated, and which hours are a total black hole when it comes to getting work done. You know the feeling–when your brain is fried and all you want to do is take a nap.

Once you have your two time periods (they should be a set bracket of time like 8 AM to 10 AM), make your calendar work for you. Do everything you can to schedule your most important work during your most productive time period. What simple tasks can you move to the least productive part of your day? Can you move a workout session or a standing meeting to a different time? You have the power to take better control of your work day — so do it!

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March 22, 2018

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Need Help Saying No? First, You Need “Me Time.”

We recently blogged about one tip that can help you take control of your work day: blocking off your calendar for y-o-u. This trick requires you to block off two or three hours to do the tasks that never get done. Most likely it’s your actual work. You know, the stuff you can’t do when you’re busy responding to emails and going to meetings.

Have you taken advantage of that tip yet? If not, we have another compelling reason why you should start. Reverse-engineering your work day–that is, protecting a certain block of time each day without guilt or shame–allows you to say no more easily. You’ll be able to say things like:

  • No, I’m not available between 10 AM and noon. How about 2 PM instead? 
  • No, I can’t be there until after 2 PM. Let’s do 2:30 PM instead.
  • No, I’m unavailable at that time but I can make 10 AM work instead. 

With a reverse-engineered calendar, you’ll be able to respond quickly and without a blink when you’re asked to spread yourself too thin. You’ll be able to stick to a schedule that works more efficiently and maybe even get yourself out of a few commitments that were unnecessary in the first place.

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March 20, 2018

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Let’s Talk Internships!

If you think our brand assortment is diverse, wait until you see your career options in Spectrum Brands. As a fast-growing company, your career can start with an internship in engineering, marketing, sales or a corporate shared service and grow in a dozen directions. What a perfect way to try Spectrum Brands on for size!

Former interns praise our internships as practical, real-world experiences that bridge a great education into a rewarding career. We’re thrilled that many former interns and seasonal employees found a perfect long-term fit in Spectrum Brands. Recent graduates love the ability to change jobs without changing companies – taking on promotions or moving across functions, business units and geographies to learn and grow professionally.

With a Spectrum Brands Internship, you’ll get:

  • Hands-on, meaningful experience in engineering, accounting, marketing or another function related to your degree;
  • A real-world feel for our global, fast-paced company to decide if it’s the right work environment for you;
  • Exposure to company executives, tours of production facilities, social and philanthropic outings;
  • Opportunities to be heard. Last summer’s interns participated in consumer insights projects that influenced how our products are marketed and sold
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March 15, 2018

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Congrats to Our Employee, Olympic Gold Medalist Matt Hamilton!

We’re still trying to process the UNBELIEVABLE success of our employee, gold medal-winning Olympian Matt Hamilton! We’re so lucky to have this curling champion walking among us at our World Headquarters in Middleton, Wisconsin. It truly was a “miracurl” on ice!

Upon his return from the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, we greeted him with a rousing cheer (with some of us donning fake mustaches!) and a special parking spot: Reserved for Gold Medalists Only.

We have so much we can learn from Matt like the importance of…

  1. Great teamwork: Team Shuster knew how to communicate even under extreme pressure.
  2. Focusing on the details: In curling, millimeters can make all the difference.
  3. Flawless execution: Sweden was ranked number one in the world, so there was no room for mistakes.
  4. Believing you can win despite the toughest competition in the world: We’re talking about competing against the most talented athletes in the world–and still coming out on top!

Matt, you’re an inspiration to us all!

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March 13, 2018

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Job Fair in Dixon, Illinois!

Mark your calendars! The Rayovac Packaging and Distribution Facility in Dixon, Illinois is hosting a job fair on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Walk-ins are welcome, but you can save time by applying online in advance at spectrumbrands.com/careers.

Here is just a sample of the positions we are hiring for:

We hope to see you Saturday! 

 

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