Title: Strategy Deployment and Continuous Improvement Consultant
Job # 150001G4, Kimberly-Clark Corp.
Location: Neenah WI
Function: CI and Sustainability
Reports to: Director of Finance
Direct reports: none
This position is responsible for driving LEAN transformation and strategic deployment across the North American Business Analysis organization. Responsibilities include leading and facilitating strategic deployment of priority initiatives including communication and change management activities; facilitating problem solving and strategic deployment events and driving organizational capability building for LEAN competencies identified as core to Business Analysis roles.
ORGANIZATION: People Responsibilities/ reporting line/partnerships
Other key relationships: Vice President of KCNA Business Analysis, Sr. Director, Family Care Business Analysis, Sr. Director, BCC Business Analysis, Sr. Director, Customer Development Business Analysis, Director, AFC Business Analysis
§ Partner with the KCNA Leadership team to vision and drive transformation through strategic deployment. This individual plays a key role coordinating strategy deployment across an organization of over 100 team members that is aligned with global Finance initiatives and KCNA business priorities
§ Drive annual strategy planning and key priority selection
§ Enable a culture of accountability by designing and implementing effective visual management for priorities.
§ Assist the VP of Business Analysis and his leadership team as needed to plan strategy driving activities and engage the broader organization in initiatives.
§ Drive best practice sharing across functional areas using LEAN process improvement.
§ Drive LEAN culture and capability in support of the K-C LEAN Transformation. Specific areas of focus include:
o Leader for deployment of needed LEAN knowledge including the deployment of LEAN tools, processes and mental models, i.e.; Kaizen, 5S, value stream mapping, etc.
o Support establishment and communication of the LEAN philosophy, leadership culture and needed behavior changes.
o Define tactics and methods to foster employee engagement, successful change management and acceptance.
o Facilitate workshops and/or other forums to focus improvement, transfer knowledge, and engage team members, managers and leaders in activities supporting the business process LEAN transformation.
o Provide leadership in the anticipation, recognition, definition, and resolution of problems / opportunities associated with the K-C LEAN transformation.
o Surface methods to assess LEAN readiness and progress.
o Surface and recommend staff organizational requirements to deploy and sustain LEAN thinking, systems and tools.
§ Provide leadership to fully leverage external and internal benchmarking and standardization.
§ Support the identification, selection and coordination of internal and/or external resources needed to support a LEAN transformation.
§ Alignment on metrics and goals with Extended Lean Teams.
§ Provide support on training, roadmap development and end to end processes where necessary.
§ Drive Global Finance CI strategy deployment in targeted breakthrough areas.
Interested? You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information on this job. Sending your resume would jump-start our process and allow a discussion between your career goals and what Kimberly-Clark needs.
Education required/ preferred: BA or BS is required. MBA is a plus.
Project Management experience, exposure to LEAN systems and tools, LEAN deployment preferred, team leadership experience desired, change management, business process and Structured Problem Solving
§ 7-10+ years of broad business related experience.
§ Change management and project management expertise with a track record of implementing results.
§ Working knowledge of LEAN thinking, systems, and tools.
§ Customer-facing understanding/experience desirable.
§ Willing to challenge the status quo and facilitate different perspectives to drive solutions.
§ International experience is desirable, but not necessary.
- Ability to work with all levels of the organization, influence leaders to change / adopt change, build trust and credibility quickly.
§ Strong collaboration and team work skills.
§ Ability to work in a matrix organization driving collaboration across businesses and functions with minimum supervision.
§ Demonstrated positive energy to promote employee engagement and drive results.
§ Demonstrated passion to drive change and challenge status quo.
§ Demonstrated ability to lead implementation and contribute to the development of vision and strategy.
§ Cross cultural effectiveness.
§ Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills.
§ Demonstrated facilitation skills.
§ Demonstrated business intuition skills.
§ Ability to communicate clearly through written and oral communications.
§ Understands functional processes and can navigate systems to extract needed data.
Initiatives/programs meet objectives, effective leadership of cross functional teams, proper representation of business services continuous improvement group at cross functional events.
Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, nearly a quarter of the world’s population trust K-C’s brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No. 1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With a 143-year history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and putting them in the right jobs so that they can do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.
The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position
Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.