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Indirect Procurement Manager | GA or WI

Title: Procurement Category Manager – IT/Indirect  

Job #761785, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI or Roswell GA

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Sr. Manager

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Responsible for building category strategy and leading North America commodity sourcing for all their assigned categories in support of business segment(s) to achieve variable cost productivity, working capital, and business financial goals. Assigned categories for this role will be within IT and may include Software, IT Security and IT BPO Services. This position works closely with the IT organization, business units and cross-functional team to achieve strategic sourcing objectives for the commodity.

Scope/Categories

Regional and/or global annual purchases across multiple business units. Value of purchases typically would be $50 – $200M. Categories: IT Software, IT Security, IT BPO Services and other IT areas as needed.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develops a thorough strategic plan to drive value for their category based on an understanding of business unit needs, the supply market, spend baseline and evolution, benchmarking, price availability, and supply chain logistics.
  • Leading the benchmarking and bidding process, negotiating pricing/terms and conditions, and final contract award and implementation.
  • Research, select, develop and maintain adequate sources of supply to ensure that the requirements of the category are met with the optimum quality, service, and cost to use.
  • Develop and execute strategic, multi-year plans in coordination with Global Category Director as well as with other regions.
  • Balance strategy development with the tactical execution necessary to execute cost reduction projects.
  • Provide innovative sourcing solutions to the customer by bringing continuous improvement and market driven innovation to their attention and offering credible alternatives where applicable.
  • Deliver value creation targets for managed categories.

Interested in this job? You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information on this job.   Sending your resume would jump-start our process and could lead to a screen call.

Qualifications and Experiences

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain or related discipline.
  • Normally 5 to 10 years of experience ideally with 5 years procurement experience.
  • Experience in IT either from within the function or supporting while in Procurement role.
  • Have developed and carried out long term strategic plan.
  • Strong analysis experience in which key findings have been translated into strategies to support business needs.
  • Complex problem solving with and creative solution implementation experience.
  • Experience establishing networks and building relationships.
  • Successfully influenced large, diverse groups of stakeholders.
  • Led and delivered on a multi-disciplined project.
  • Mentored new employees.
  • Experience presenting complex ideas to management in a compelling and simplified manner.

 

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship 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.

 

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.

Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:

This role is available for local candidates already authorized to work in the role’s country only. K-C will not provide relocation support for this role outside of country, this role is available for in-country relocation only.

 

 

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JOB: Supply Chain Process Consultant

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TITLE: Supply Chain Process Consultant

Job #762014, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI (Live here! https://youtu.be/IDfuYiiqhME)

Function: Supply Chain

Reports to: Sr. Manager

Direct reports: none

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SUMMARY OF POSITION:  

Provide a high level of technical expertise and consulting on SAP systems, specifically R3 or APO, and processes for Material Flow to Planning understanding end to end impacts. Assist in establishing the standards and requirements in order to create effective solutions for Mill and Planning Personnel. Research and implement solutions for functionality in the areas of performance monitoring and tuning and systems configuration, design and implementation. Provide support to the user community and system training.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Accountable for compiling, analyzing, and interpreting end to end customer supply chain processes to make strategic and tactical recommendations to business managers in order to enhance K-C’s customer service delivery to customers.
  • Develop and recommend supply chain strategies that will result in lower working capital, improved customer service, and improved margins.
  • Leverage statistical analyses; solve complex operational, systems-related and customer issues with possible financial risk. Create and maintain databases using data from multiple customer sources.
  • Partner with IT technology group to define business requirements for IT solutions; perform user acceptance testing, implement complex changes, and develop relevant training material.
  • Serve as the voice of the customer, and facilitate communication to resolve problems, and advance customer supply chain strategies and value added to the consumer.
  • Manage complex production efforts and large projects requiring the coordination of resources, budgets and deadlines.
  • Ability to clearly and precisely communicate orally and in writing to individuals and groups.
    • Ability to communicate precise innovative Supply Chain and business solutions to customers and team leaders/members.
  • Ability to adapt and support the organization through times of change.
  • Ability to assess business views strategically.
  • Ability to build strong sustainable business relationships at various levels throughout organization and with key customers.
  • Ability to precisely and proficiently conduct strategic business and data analyses and data driven recommendations for improvements and advancements.
  • Ability to operate and use telephones, computers/laptops and other technological devices/software programs to communicate with other people.
    • Ability to proficiently use and perform key functions of Microsoft Excel software program.
  • Organize and develop quarterly and annual plans to drive weekly and monthly prioritizations of key development activities and projects to achieve superior management of business operations.
  • Create respectful environment among team members, and motivate improvement of individuals and team performances to achieve desired business results.
  • Maintain effectiveness of varying environments with different tasks, responsibilities and people.
  • Set priorities and strategically identify issues, underlying problems and potential solutions to develop plan of action.
  • Render judgments and make timely decisions in alignment with business objectives, strategies and tactics.
  • Promptly reconcile and communicate changes in plans and programs, conditions, requirements of marketplace, competitive activities, issues and accomplishments that may affect results to various levels of staff.
  • Conduct team adjustments to new changes, and adjust to meet requirements of changing conditions/situations.

Interested in this job? You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information on this job.   Sending your resume would jump-start our process and could lead to a screen call.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree.
  • 7-9 years of experience with SAP (APO/R3). Experience working in a global or similarly structured organization (supporting organizational change processes, guiding and mentoring team members) program/project/process administration, customer supply chain strategies, Logistics and/or Supply Chain.
  • Multiple functions, plant and cross sector experience. Proficient in data access tools and PC based applications (Windows, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Skills/Competencies:
  • Results oriented, strong oral and written communication, analytical, change management, project management and risk management
  • Prioritization and time management, resources management, adaptability and interpersonal

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship 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.

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.

K-C will support in-country relocation for the chosen candidate for this role.

JOB: Senior Compensation Consultant | TX

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Title:  Senior Compensation Consultant

Job #160000P2, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Dallas TX HQ

Function: Human Resources

Reports to: Compensation Director

Direct reports: none

Scope: North America 

We are seeking a highly skilled and analytical compensation professional to join the Corporate Compensation Department. The incumbent will provide compensation consulting to HR business partners and team leaders, lead the global survey participation cycle, participate in North American surveys and the annual compensation planning cycle (among other projects), provide advanced analytical support and be the primary administrator for K-C’s compensation management software.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide compensation consulting to assigned business units/functions by working directly with HRBPs, attend staff meetings, provide guidance on compensation policies and practices, problem definition and resolution, job evaluation, compensation training, and various other compensation tasks.
  • Conduct job evaluations by meeting with HRBPs and team leaders to understand the job, perform market pricing analyses, employee impact analysis, and issue resolution if needed.
  • Manage the global compensation survey cycle and vendors. Prepare company data for submissions to North American compensation surveys, which requires an understanding of corporate organization, content of key positions, company policies, and compensation programs.  The position analyzes the results of these surveys in order to monitor the competitiveness of the compensation programs.
  • Act as the primary administrator for K-C’s compensation survey management software.  This requires vendor management, annual contract negotiations, user administration, regularly updating employee, job, and structure data in the tool, loading of newly released global survey data, and troubleshooting issues.
  • Work as part of the compensation team that administers global annual compensation planning processes which includes process planning, training, data management, coordination with HRBPs, and system updates in global planning system.
  • Provide analytical services for various Compensation programs and projects to ensure their objectives are carried out in an effective, efficient and timely manner and consistent with plan provisions. This will include data management, audits, reporting, and interaction with HR.
  • Lead various compensation related projects involving design of compensation structure and programs. Ensure programs and policies support and enhance business objectives.
  • Assist with data integrity problem solving and resolution.
  • Participate on process improvement activities associated with leveraging data & technology.
  • Provide ad hoc as well as self-directed research and analysis to identify trends, opportunities, issues, etc.
  • Requires 10% travel generally within North America

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Basic Qualifications: 
Bachelor’s degree in HR, Business, Finance, Economics, or a related field

5-7 years of related Compensation experience.
Master’s degree and/or CCP, preferred.

Expert analytical and PC skills in performance of complex analysis and modeling.
Knowledge & experience with Workday, preferred.

Others:
A high degree of accuracy, confidentiality and timeliness is required for the completion of assigned projects.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated problem solving skills.
Ability to work independently and assume responsibility.

Ability to work and communicate effectively with all levels of leadership, co-workers, and external contacts.

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Senior MarComm Consultant for F500 | WI

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Title: Sr. Communications Consultant

Job #1500022J , Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI just south of Green Bay (Neenah WI site (https://www.youtube.com/embed/ljQ6240Klvc)

Function: Marketing & Innovation

Reports to: Director of Communications Strategy

Scope: North America

This position assists in the development and deployment of Kimberly-Clark North America communications strategies to inform, engage and persuade key internal and external audiences. Reporting directly to the Director of Communications Strategy for Kimberly-Clark North America, the candidate will influence key leaders in support of business initiatives, empower leaders to accelerate employee engagement, and enhance the company’s reputation as an employer of choice.

The scope of activity includes: communications strategy development and deployment coordination; executive leader support; communications planning; key message development; development of communications materials; change programs, training programs and measurement. The time allocated to strategy and tactical delivery will be 50:50. They must be able to demonstrate experience and success in reputation brand management and be able to manage crisis situations and potential issues. The candidate will also have responsibility for coaching and developing talent within the North America communications team.

The key internal stakeholders for this position are: Kimberly-Clark North America Director of Communications Strategy; Kimberly-Clark North America Group President; their Leadership Team Leaders and their direct reports; function leaders; and the Global Communications Leadership Team members. These customers expect an aligned and robust communications strategy, counsel and exceptional tactical implementation.

The candidate must exercise considerable discretion with regard to information communicated and handle serious and sensitive subjects with tact, excellent judgment and confidentiality.

This candidate must contribute to an environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve their individual and team contributions to achieve desired business results.

Key Accountabilities

• Support the development and implementation of corporate internal and external communications strategies that serve to support Kimberly-Clark’s North America business agenda.

• Develop and create key messages, Q&A, presentations, position statements, videos, visual communications, and other materials that help to embed and reinforce the culture, the strategic direction and the annual transformation agenda amongst employees.

• Work alongside Global External Communications to manage crisis events and issues that could potentially impact Kimberly-Clark’s reputation and the reputation of its brands.

• Create and manage employee communications that help build alignment and consistency of voice within Kimberly-Clark’s North America business units – Adult & Feminine Care, Baby & Child Care, Family Care, Canada and Customer Development. Influence leaders in the adoption of key communications strategies and initiatives to drive business results.

• Leverage knowledge of communications, the external landscape and the employee mindset, to advise and assist the Director of Communications Strategy decision-making.

• Be an ambassador for change and maximize the potential of change management by leading, coaching and inspiring team members to consistently deliver excellent service and continuously improve.

• Deliver training programs where necessary.

• Develop existing and introduce new mechanisms to measure the effectiveness of communications.

• Actively build and manage relationships with key internal stakeholders to identify communication opportunities and foster collaboration and mutual support across Kimberly-Clark.

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.

Basic Qualifications
• A bachelor’s degree
• 10+ internal business communications experience
• 5+ year external corporate communications experience

Key Requirements
• Strong work ethic
• Ability to influence leaders, effectively work across multiple organizational boundaries, and communicate across a diverse audience
• Capable of providing strategic communications counsel and coaching to senior executives
• Strong change management expertize
• Crisis communications and issues management skills
• Ability to manage and direct agency partners
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with flexibility in approach to solutions

  • Professional presence and business diplomacy skills
    • Exceptional oral, written and video communications, and presentation development and speechwriting skills
    • Strong creative ability to transform business initiatives into compelling communication
    • Strong relationship-building skills
    • Cultural flexibility and understanding
    • Strong planning and organization skills and the ability to prioritize and multi-task
    • Highly motivated, goal and results oriented, ability to respond quickly and meet deadlines
    • Ability to travel up to 25%

 

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.

Procurement CI/Lean Consultant | WI

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Title: Procurement CI/Lean Consultant

Job #150002O7, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI just south of Green Bay

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Procurement Manager

 

Summary of Position:
Lead Lean/Continuous Improvement (CI) deployment within KCNA Procurement to build capability, and help drive business process improvements that create value for the Procurement organization and enterprise. Develop, implement and sustain lean deployment strategies and plans, as well as Champions to build Lean capability. As a Lean Champion, lead and facilitate Lean workshops, projects and events.
Customers and Customer Expectations:
Key Customers: Procurement leadership and team members (NA and Global), Procure-to-Pay Process Council and Process Owners, One CI Team, Supply Chain Leadership, requisitioners and suppliers.

Customer Expectations: Provide expert counsel or coaching to team members in the matter of CI / Lean. This may be on an individual basis or as part of a specific problem solving, Kaizen, subject matter forum or steering commit.

Scope:
The incumbent reports to a Procurement Manager and has no direct deputies. Though the position has no direct deputies there is an indirect relationship with other LEAN Coordinators or designated points of contact throughout the supply chain, business supporting functions and/or other business units. The incumbent must be able to effectively organize and lead multifunctional teams.

The incumbent must ensure successful interface with other Lean Coordinators within Procurement and provide for seamless integration with customers as well as effective collaboration with other Kimberly-Clark organizational units engaged in LEAN. Interactions will cover a broad range and may include sector/functional leadership to line operations. He/she will coordinate periodic exchanges between team members from various sites or business unit functions to gain synergies and leverage learning’s to improve LEAN deployment.

Challenges of this position include:
• Staying current on the goals and needs of multiple departments.
• Prioritization of requests for assistance to address the most beneficial overall business needs.
• Influencing customers to accept and implement corporate change initiatives.
• Working effectively across a wide variety of organizational levels.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
• Participate in the development of KCNA Procurement, NA Procurement Operations & Systems, Procurement Indirect Services, and NA Procure-to-Pay (P2P) strategies, tactical execution and implementation to achieve advantaged capabilities in support of business objectives.
• Lead development of NA Procurement leadership and team member CI/LEAN capabilities to ensure alignment of objectives and value delivery.
• Lead implementation of initiatives supporting business process improvements through waste, variability and lead-time reduction, utilizing process improvement methodologies that deliver sustainable results.
• Facilitate workshops and/or other forums to set strategies, focus improvement, transfer knowledge and engage team members, managers, internal customers and suppliers in activities primarily supporting KCNA Procurement teams and NA P2P process execution with additional engagement to support internal customer and supplier activities.
• Provide expert counsel or coaching to team members in the matter of CI / Lean. This may be on an individual basis or as part of a specific problem solving, Kaizen, subject matter forum or steering commit.
• Develop team members CI/Lean capabilities with focus on problem solving, standard work, visual management, Kaizen, A3 thinking, etc. Provide training to ensure all new team members complete their LEAN Student Journey.
• Understand and develop working relationships with key stakeholders and lead change management as necessary to achieve objectives.
• Provide support to maintain and improve the management system for KCNA Procurement, Subject Matter Expert Network, etc. that houses and provides process ownership for KCNA Procurement processes.
• Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of corporate policies and procedures, as well as related governmental laws and regulations to ensure purchasing activities are conducted within the parameters of each.
• Communicate fully with superiors, subordinates and others who have need to know. Be informative without being obtrusive or vexatious. Communicate in a way that is timely, yet prompt; complete, yet concise; candid, yet accurate; and clear, yet responsive

Ever wonder what it is like to belong to this global company?  Here are some reasons to join us: http://bit.ly/WorkingatKC .

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.

Required Qualifications/Education/Experiences
• A Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain, or related discipline to the role
8 or more years of supply chain, functional or business related experience
3 or more years of experience in LEAN systems and tools, LEAN deployment

Critical Skills/Qualifications: 
Staff and plant/mill experience in a leadership and/or support role with emphasis on supply chain knowledge preferred
• Functional knowledge and/or experience within the supply chain (Procurement, manufacturing, distribution, planning, transportation) including demonstrated knowledge of financial metrics and drivers are preferred.
• Customer-facing understanding/experience desirable.
• Consistent track record of delivering results while creating/maintaining a constructive work environment.
• Willing to challenge the status quo and facilitate different perspectives to drive solutions.
• Demonstrated problem solving skills, facilitation skills and business intuition skills
• Ability to operate with limited business direction.

Important Skills/Competencies:
• Ability to work in a matrix organization driving collaboration across businesses and functions with minimum supervision.
• Demonstrated personal credibility through strong communication skills, achieving results, and trusted relationships with others.
• Demonstrated contagious 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.
• Strong analytical and abstract thinking skills.
• Cross cultural effectiveness.
• Influence, analysis, decision making, controlling, initiative, organizational and personal sensitivity, written and oral communication, flexibility, vision, and integrity.

 

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.

 

Procurement Consultant – Device Raw Material Commodity Manager

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Title: Procurement Consultant – Device Raw Material Commodity Manager

Job #150002JZ, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Alpharetta GA

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Manager Strategic Procurement

Scope: Value of spend managed typically would be in the $25 Million to $50 Million range and/ or includes a large number of suppliers (100+).

 

Position Purpose:

At Halyard Health we spend $700 Million dollars with vendors every year. Our team ensures we have strong relationships with internal stakeholders so we understand the business needs and develop effective sourcing strategies that drive value and reduce risk, so Halyard Health can continue to invest in innovative new products and customer relationships.

 

The Procurement Consultant reports to the Strategic Procurement Manager and is responsible to manage assigned commodities, suppliers, and purchases to meet customer needs.   Utilizing a structured sourcing process, the Procurement Consultant handles high dollar category sourcing and contract negotiations. The Procurement Consultant provides technical direction, advice, and counsel on a wide array of procurement issues, bringing broad depth and breadth of experience to handle buying in complex and/or rapidly changing marketplaces. Seeks opportunities for vertical integration, strategic partnerships to enable growth and ensure continuity of business.

 

Customers:

Broad base of customers could include: Global Procurement, Business Management, Finance, A/P, Receiving, ITS, Distribution, Operations, R&E, Internal Control, Marketing, Planning, Engineering, or other personnel involved in the implementation of business strategies where sourcing plays a role.

 

Principal Accountabilities: 

  • Develops thorough category strategies to drive value for their categories based on an understanding of business unit needs, the supply market, spend baseline, evolution and benchmarking.   Effectively document, communicate and gain buy-in for the strategies.
  • Research, select, develop and maintain adequate sources of supply to ensure that the requirements of the categories are met with the optimum quality, service and cost to use.
  • Ability to successfully reach business objectives through supplier negotiations. Analyzes market and supply dynamics related to supplier proposals to develop a matrix of negotiation scenarios.  Engages business leaders to align on acceptable negotiation outcomes.  Develops a negotiation trade plan, counterarguments, opening positions, and plan for executing negotiations.
  • Leads the development of risk analyses, assessments and mitigation plans for categories of spend.  Manage supplier network for assigned commodities to provide sufficient materials and services to meet highest short-range requirements, protect against temporary supply interruptions and provide for long-range growth needs. Develop and execute a plan to quickly and effectively manage any supply interruptions.
  • Interacts with business units to develop, engage and lead supplier relationships for extracting the greatest value in cost, security of supply, risk management, sustainability and innovation. Manage the ongoing performance of our suppliers including objective setting and supplier evaluations where warranted.
  • Comprehend and provide constructive input on legal contract documents related to purchasing terms, conditions, indemnification, intellectual property ownership, etc.
  • Knowledgeable about the markets and how they affect price, availability, or supply chain logistics. Will use specific market analysis to predict behavior and supply risks to the organization. Will adjust strategies to minimize effect of market change. May provide market analysis to customers and advice to others within procurement.
  • Forecast timely price and availability information on assigned commodities for the various consuming businesses and communicate this information to appropriate personnel in the company so it is properly integrated into business strategy and decision-making.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of corporate policies and procedures, as well as related governmental laws and regulations to ensure purchasing activities are conducted within the parameters of each.
  • Contribute to an environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions to achieve desired business results.
  • Communicate fully with superiors, subordinates and others who have need to know in a way that is timely, complete, concise; candid, accurate; clear, and responsive.  Be informative without being obtrusive or vexatious.

 

Interested? You can contact D.Beach@Accenture.com to receive more information on this job.  

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or related discipline
  • 8 or more years of relevant experience
  • Operates with minimal business direction
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in a procurement processes and driving business results through influence and leadership

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in strategic sourcing of key direct materials as well as a background in sourcing product development activity
  • Commercial awareness beyond Procurement
  • Strong quantitative, cost modeling, and data analysis skills
  • Strong Supplier Relationship Management skills
  • Strong project management and process improvement skills
  • Strong communication and presentation 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, improving processes and reducing supplier risk
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration or related field
  • Six Sigma, Lean, or equivalent training
  • CPM or CPIM (APICS) certification
  • Purchasing system experience (SAP)

Halyard Health [NYSE: HYH] is a medical technology company focused on preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery for healthcare providers and their patients. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Halyard is committed to addressing some of today’s most important healthcare needs, such as preventing healthcare-associated infections and reducing the use of narcotics while helping patients move from surgery to recovery. Halyard’s business segments — Surgical and Infection Prevention and Medical Devices — develop, manufacture and market clinically superior solutions that improve medical outcomes and business performance in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.halyardhealth.com.

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

 

 

Halyard 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.

Job: Medical Device Raw Material Commodity Manager | GA

Halyard logoTitle: Device Raw Material Commodity Manager

Company: Halyard Health, job #1500023F

Location: Alpharetta GA just north of Atlanta

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Sr. Manager

Scope: $25 Million to $50 Million range and/ or includes a large number of suppliers (100+)

Position Purpose:

The Procurement Consultant reports to the Strategic Procurement Manager and is responsible to manage assigned commodities, suppliers, and purchases to meet customer needs.  Value of spend typically would be in the $25 Million to $50 Million range and/ or includes a large number of suppliers (100+).  Utilizing a structured sourcing process, one handles high dollar category sourcing and contract negotiations. The Incumbent  provides technical direction, advice, and counsel on a wide array of procurement issues, bringing broad depth and breadth of experience to handle buying in complex and/or rapidly changing marketplaces. Seeks opportunities for vertical integration, strategic partnerships to enable growth and ensure continuity of business.

Customers:

Broad base of customers could include: Global Procurement, Business Management, Finance, A/P, Receiving, ITS, Distribution, Operations, R&E, Internal Control, Marketing, Planning, Engineering, or other personnel involved in the implementation of business strategies where sourcing plays a role.

Principal Accountabilities: 
  • Develops thorough category strategies to drive value for their categories based on an understanding of business unit needs, the supply market, spend baseline, evolution and benchmarking.   Effectively document, communicate and gain agreement for the strategies.
  • Research, select, develop and maintain adequate sources of supply to ensure that the requirements of the categories are met with the optimum quality, service and cost to use.
  • Ability to successfully reach business objectives through supplier negotiations. Analyzes market and supply dynamics related to supplier proposals to develop a matrix of negotiation scenarios.  Engages business leaders to align on acceptable negotiation outcomes.  Develops a negotiation tradeplan, counterarguments, opening positions, and plan for executing negotiations.
  • Leads the development of risk analyses, assessments and mitigation plans for categories of spend.  Maintain supplier network for assigned commodities to provide sufficient materials and services to meet highest short-range requirements, protect against temporary supply interruptions and provide for long-range growth needs. Develop and execute a plan to quickly and effectively manage any supply interruptions.
  • Interacts with business units to develop, engage and lead supplier relationships for extracting the greatest value in cost, security of supply, risk management, sustainability and innovation. Keep track of the ongoing performance of our suppliers including objective setting and supplier evaluations where warranted.
  • Comprehend and provide constructive input on legal contract documents related to purchasing terms, conditions, indemnification, intellectual property ownership, etc.
  • Knowledgeable about the markets and how they affect price, availability, or supply chain logistics. Will use specific market analysis to predict behavior and supply risks to the organization. Will adjust strategies to minimize effect of market change. May provide analysis findings to customers and advice to others within procurement.
  • Forecast timely price and availability information on assigned commodities for the various consuming businesses and communicate this information to appropriate personnel in the company so it is properly integrated into business strategy and decision-making.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of corporate policies and procedures, as well as related governmental laws and regulations to ensure purchasing activities are conducted within the parameters of each.

Interested in learning more?  Please send your resume to d.beach@accenture.com to start our process. We can then have a chat in the next few business days to discuss your fit versus your career plans.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or related discipline
  • 8 or more years of relevant experience
  • Operates with minimal business direction
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in a procurement processes and driving business results through influence and leadership
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in strategic sourcing of key direct materials as well as a background in sourcing product development activity
  • Commercial awareness beyond Procurement
  • Strength in quantitative analysis, cost modeling, and data analysis skills
  • Honed Supplier Relationship Management skills
  • Strong project management and process improvement skills
  • Polished communication and presentation 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, improving processes and reducing supplier risk
  • Master’s in Business Administration or related field
  • Six Sigma, Lean, or equivalent training
  • CPM or CPIM (APICS) certification
  • Purchasing system experience (SAP)

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.

Halyard Health is an equal opportunity employer and all 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.

 

Kimberly-Clark hiring Capital Procurement Project Manager | GA

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Title: Capital Procurement – Project Manager  

Job # 1500021N, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Roswell GA just north of Atlanta

Function: Procurement, NA

Reports to: Sr. Manager

Direct reports: none

Product Line: Global Nonwovens

Scope: spend range is $30-70 million

At Kimberly-Clark we spend billions of dollars with suppliers every year. Our strategic sourcing team ensures that we engage with internal stakeholders to understand the business needs and develop effective category sourcing strategies that drive value, so that Kimberly-Clark can continue to invest in innovative new products and customer relationships.

The NA Machinery & Equipment Procurement Team is seeking a Procurement Sr. Specialist to provide sourcing expertise for Global Nonwovens capital projects. Excellent project management, LEAN systems and relationship management skills are highly valued. We use innovative thinking and analysis to deliver results to the businesses we support.

The primary responsibilities for the role include purchasing assigned materials, equipment and services to meet the business needs; managing assigned commodities and purchases; and managing relationships with key suppliers and internal customers. A structured strategic sourcing process is used to manage the entire contract life cycle from Request for Proposal to supplier exit.

Utilizing this structured strategic sourcing process you will:
• Work with internal customers to develop sourcing strategies for specific purchases of categories which will best meet business needs at the lowest total cost of ownership.
• Identify, evaluate and select suppliers that meet the internal customer needs.
• Solicit, evaluate, negotiate and award contracts for specific purchases (technical, commercial and/or commercial aspects) as well as administer contracts as required.
• Analyze Supply Base, reduce Risk, and optimize the Total Cost.
• Lead or co-lead initiatives to eliminate waste and variability in the supply chain including planning, managing and implementing major projects in a repeatable process to realize results.
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.
Minimum/Basic Qualifications: 
• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or a related discipline
• 5 years or more of work experience in an engineering, procurement, operations or similar role (including mill and/or staff experiences).
• Experience in leading by influence
• Travel 25% of the time

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience working in GNW is strongly preferred

 

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.

 

Job: Procurement Specialist for Materials and Services | WI

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Title: Procurement Specialist

Job # 150001NS, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Manager

Scope: direct materials and services across BUs for NA for leading North American commodity sourcing for assigned categories in support of KCNA and KCP to achieve variable cost productivity, working capital, and business financial goals. 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.

Scope/Categories  Regional and/or Global annual purchases across multiple business units. Value of purchases typically would be $25 – $100M. Category: Airlaid, Distribution Materials (Airbags, Pallets…), and other direct materials and services

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop strategic plan to drive value for their category based on an understanding of business unit 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 projects.
  • Develop and execute strategic, global multi-year plans in co-ordination with Global Commodity Director.
  • 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.

 

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.

 

Required Qualifications:

 

  • 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: 

  • 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)

 

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.

 

 

Job: Procurement Sr. Consultant for Facilities and Strategic Projects

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Title: Procurement Senior Consultant Facilities and Strategic Projects

Job #1500021J , Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI or Roswell GA

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Team Lead for Indirect Services

Direct reports: none

Spend scope: $100-200 million

Position Purpose:  At Kimberly-Clark we spend hundreds of millions of dollars with suppliers every year. Our sourcing team ensures we have strong relationships with internal stakeholders so that we understand the business needs and develop effective category sourcing strategies that drive value, so that Kimberly-Clark can continue to invest in innovative new products and customer relationships.

The Procurement Senior Consultant is responsible for the timely and cost-effective strategic sourcing of complex goods and services in accordance with corporate policies and procedures. The role will procure one or more major commodities, advise and counsel in complex sourcing situations, and lead negotiations for new and/or key materials/services required by the corporation. As the Procurement Senior Consultant for BPO, the incumbent will manage the highly complex activities of K-C’s Facilities BPO relationship. The incumbent will also procure the portion of Facilities not part of the BPO. In addition, as a senior member of the Indirect Procurement team, this role will work on ‘special’ strategic projects. In the immediate term, this role will support the evaluation of the Transportation spend category and engage with internal business partners to develop an efficient process for procuring transportation services that maximizes value for K-C.  Customers and Customer Expectations:  Broad base of customers that could include: senior level VP’s, Global Procurement team, business management, finance, A/P, receiving, ITS, transportation, operations, R&D, internal control, marketing, planning, engineering, or other personnel involved in the implementation of business strategies where sourcing plays a role.

 

Customers and Customer Expectations:  Broad base of customers that could include: senior level VP’s, Global Procurement team, business management, finance, A/P, receiving, ITS, transportation, operations, R&D, internal control, marketing, planning, engineering, or other personnel involved in the implementation of business strategies where sourcing plays a role.  Customer Expectations:

  • Fully knowledgeable in their commodity or service. Develops robust strategies based on this knowledge.
  • Serve as a thought leader to the rest of the organization for the strategic sourcing of the categories for which they are responsible.
  • Provide timely execution of earlier supplier selection into the product development cycle
  • Procure assigned goods and services which provide the best overall value to KC.
  • Develop pricing agreements and systems contracts with suppliers.
  • Knowledgeable of market conditions for goods/services purchases.
  • Work in conjunction with business units and suppliers to identify new materials to be strategically sourced
  • Lead formal supplier performance management reviews, where applicable \
  • Communication of category strategy and status to senior management to ensure alignment.
  • Manage through a commodity, service or inventory crisis

Scope:  The incumbent typically reports to a Director or Manager of Procurement. He/She provides leadership for the procurement of major materials/services, and leads critical projects involving new materials, sourcing, and procurement negotiations. The incumbent provides technical direction, advice, and counsel on a wide array of procurement issues, bringing broad depth and breadth of experience to handle buying in complex and/or rapidly changing marketplaces.

Dimensions:

Value of purchases typically would be in the range of $100-$200 million.  Nature of purchases is highly complex and includes management of Procurement of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) tower and ongoing management of that supplier relationship.  Materials/services purchased would be necessary to support a profit or growth opportunity for a sector.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES 

  • Develops a thorough strategic plan to drive value for their category based on an understanding of business unit needs, the supply market, spend baseline and evolution and benchmarking. Effectively document, communicate and gain buy-in for the strategy.
  • For the services and materials procured, research, develop, and qualify appropriate sources of supply and maintain good business relationships with them. Work with the business groups and project teams to develop sourcing objectives and strategies.
  • Provide purchasing leadership for major construction projects.
  • Work with customers throughout the Company to develop procurement objectives and strategies which best meet the customer’s needs. Purchase the assigned services and materials in a professional manner achieving purchases which are the best overall values to the Company considering the technical quality, commercial terms and conditions, and cost to use.
  • Work with various Purchasing groups to assist them in procuring and negotiating complex purchases.
  • Assist customers in the administration of purchases to ensure that materials and services are delivered on schedule with the proper quality; that the terms, conditions, and pricing are observed; and, that changes, disputes, and claims are equitably and satisfactorily resolved.
  • Ensure the application of established corporate financial controls by providing management direction and support for the implementation and maintenance of the Company’s financial policies and internal control procedures.
  • Provide SSM staff training as requested and needed.
  • Contribute to an environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions to achieve desired business results.
  • Communicate fully with superiors, subordinates, and others who have need to know. Be informative without being obtrusive or vexatious. Communicate in a way that is timely, yet prompt; complete, yet concise; candid, yet accurate; and clear, yet responsive.

 

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.

 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or related discipline
  • 10 or more years of relevant experience in Procurement and/or Supply Chain and operates as a subject matter expert in strategic sourcing

Preferred qualifications and experience:

  • Experience in material development, manufacturing, or equipment development
  • Experience leading a team and demonstrated application of the six step sourcing process
  • Strategic planning skills with ability to develop cost effective and innovative sources of supply
  • Strong project management and process improvement skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation 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
  • Six Sigma and Lean training
  • Purchasing system experience (e.g. Ariba, SAP, Oracle)

 

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.