Title: Procurement Specialist
Job #1600004L and 1600009R, Kimberly-Clark Corp.
Location: Neenah WI just south of Green Bay
Function: Procurement and Supply Chain
Reports to: Manager of Procurement
Regional and/or Global annual purchases across multiple business units. Value of purchases typically would be $25 – $100M.
Categories: 1.) Contract Packaging (CoPack, POP Displays , and other direct materials and services (for 1600004L); 2.) Component Films and Release Liner ( for 1600009R)
Responsible for leading North American commodity sourcing for assigned categories in support of KCNA and KCP to meet/ exceed business and customer requirements. Leads the supplier selection, development, and overall supplier management processes including managing the entire contract life cycle from request for proposal (RFP) to supplier exit utilizing a structured strategic sourcing process.
• Work with business and customers to develop and implement strategic plans that drive value for the category based on an understanding of business unit and customer needs, the supply market, spend baseline and evolution, and benchmarking.
• Research, select, develop and maintain adequate sources of supply to ensure that the requirements of the category are met.
• Balance strategy development with the tactical execution necessary to execute cost reduction and other value creation projects/ initiatives.
• Develop and execute strategic, global, multi-year plans in co-ordination with Global Commodity Manager.
• Analyze and execute various strategic sourcing levers that can be utilized to reduce Total Cost of Ownership and Total Landed Cost for the assigned commodity utilizing appropriate financial models.
• Achieve value creation targets.
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• Bachelor’s Degree in business, supply chain, engineering or related discipline
• 3 or more years of relevant experience in Planning, Procurement, Mill/ Plant, Product Supply, R&E or related experience.
• Experience conducting analyses and developing and implementing recommendations/ action plans based on those analyses.
• Effective communication/ presentation skills.
• Successful application of problem-solving methodology and innovative solution development.
Desirable Qualifications and experience:
• Experience with processes related to Contract Packaging and Displays OR Experience with processes related to film manufacturing and coating technologies
• Strategic planning skills with ability to develop cost effective and innovative sources of supply
• Outstanding quantitative and data analysis skills
• Strong project management and process improvement skills
• Excellent negotiation, interpersonal, and leadership skills
• Change agent with ability to influence at all levels of the organization
• Problem solving experience in reducing total costs and improving processes
• Experience participating on or leading cross-functional teams working on Strategic Sourcing activities such as RFQ’s, Supplier Selection, Supplier Relationship Management, and Risk Assessment.
• Six Sigma and Lean training
• Purchasing system experience (e.g. Ariba, SAP, Oracle)
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