JOB: Plant Manager Nonwovens | WI

Title:  Plant Manager Nonwovens

Job #766813, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI (live here at the New North:

Function: Operations

Reports to: Sr. Director of Manufacturing


Lead the Neenah Nonwovens Mill (NNF) manufacturing facility to achieve all operational objectives for safety, quality, customer service, cost, asset management, and human resources development.  


The customers of NNF are primarily the Baby & Child Care, the Adult & Feminine Care and Kimberly-Clark Professional businesses.  The customers expect products manufactured at specified quality levels, budgeted costs and meeting all other business requirements.


The incumbent reports to the Senior Director Manufacturing and Logistics, Global Nonwovens Sector.  The position is responsible for all site, operational, and community relations needs.  The NNF Mill produces a broad range of materials and products.  The incumbent must establish and achieve all business objectives for the facility and customers.  The incumbent must also drive continuous improvement so that NNF Mill continues to improve as a competitive unit of Kimberly-Clark.

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  • Provides a safe work environment for all employees.  Promotes plant safety through education of employees, creation of safety programs and incentives, and adhering to all safety rules, policies and obligations.
  • Deliver on customer service expectations with on time and in full shipments while meeting all product specifications and the highest quality standards.  Ensure ongoing customer satisfaction by establishing relationships with customers to understand their product and consumer needs.  Develop and maintain process control programs that eliminate disruptive quality events and drive “Right The First Time” quality.
  • Manage the overall production and distribution operations in conformance with established policies, procedures, guidelines, budgets, standards and/or specifications, to ensure achievement of all plant objectives.  Leverage K-C One Behaviors and Culture of Accountability to drive results in a positive and engaging manner.
  • Establish and maintain an optimum plant organization, with people plans that will ensure the organization is adequately staffed with qualified, trained, and motivated people to meet current and future requirements and that will ensure the development of all employees to the maximum of their potential.
  • Provide the vision to develop and implement a world class manufacturing organization with supporting programs that will ensure continuity of a competitive and profitable operation in the changing business environment of the future.  Develop and implement continuing cost improvement plans and programs that will ensure continuity of a competitive and profitable manufacturing facility.
  • Develop and maintain a favorable employee relations climate that will result in all employees considering their plant a fair and equitable place of employment with opportunity for personal development and advancement.
  • Establish and maintain working conditions and high levels of housekeeping, appearance, physical conditions and sanitation with positive employee attitudes that will ensure full compliance with government regulations and corporate policies and achievement of safety and good manufacturing practices objectives.  Develop and maintain high levels of quality awareness that will assure conformance to product specifications.
  • Provide leadership to ensure the organization attracts, develops, and retains the best people and fosters an environment which motivates a diverse team to fully use its capabilities in achieving desired business results.
  • Ensure application of established Corporate and Sector financial controls within the mill by providing operating management direction and support to the implementation and maintenance of financial policies, instructions, and internal control procedures.
  • Ensure the communication, implementation and promotion of the World Class Manufacturing values, vision, mission and foundations as a means for delivering excellence in manufacturing results.


  • Bachelor degree in engineering, supply chain or related fields required.
  • Ability to organize and plan, delegate responsibility and authority, lead and motivate people, and maintain effective control.
  • At least 7-10 years of manufacturing experience, building and leading cross functional teams.
  • Broad knowledge and extensive experience in business management, including the successful management of a major manufacturing unit or functional department
  • Experience in Continuous Improvement and Integrated Lean Six Sigma is highly desirable.


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 and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people – nearly a quarter of the world’s population – trust K-C 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 more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work.  If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.


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, or any other characteristic protected by law.

K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based.  In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization.  However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship.


Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:

K-C will support global relocation for the chosen candidate for this role, including assistance to obtain proper work authorization. The benefits provided will be per the terms of K-C’s applicable mobility policies. The benefits/policy provided will decided in K-C’s sole discretion. Compensation may vary by location.


Ever wonder what it is like to belong to this global company?  Here are some reasons to join us: !  K-C is known for their employee career development – about 65% of open jobs are filled internally and we hope we can unleash the power in you!



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