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JOB: Global Contract Manufacturing Manager

Title:  Product Supply Sr. Operations Consultant/ Global Contract Manufacturing Manager

Job #766678, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Roswell GA

Function: Operations-Contract Mfgr.

Reports to: Global Operations Leader

Position Summary

This role is structured within the global external contract manufacturing (ECM) team for Kimberly-Clark Professional division. The scope of the role is the global thin mill glove category supply base.

The Global Contract Manufacturing Manager is accountable for driving operational excellence with the network of supply partners within this market family.  The candidate will collaborate with an extended team including Planning, Procurement, Quality, and R&D. The successful candidate will deliver objectives in social compliance, quality assurance, customer service, cost management, and innovation. The candidate will have accountability for the supplier selection process and lead supply assurance work streams, such as identifying and qualifying new and/or alternate suppliers.

The Global Contract Manufacturing Manager is accountable for driving executional excellence in alignment with global enterprise initiatives. Key focus areas include ensuring suppliers meet K-C standards for social compliance, quality, regulatory requirements, and ethics. Additionally, this role will ensure suppliers meet customer service commitments, drive cost efficiencies, and deliver against innovation commitments. This will be done through deployment of leader standard work, visual management processes, and tiered escalation processes. This requires regularly scheduled cross-functional results reviews with internal and external partners.

Global end users of KCP products, business team, product management teams, innovation/renovation team, quality & regulatory assurance, procurement, logistics, planning, and external/internal manufacturing supply base.

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.

Expectations & Accountabilities:

  • Engage in supply planning process to synchronize supply with demand, to optimize inventory position and service, and ensure future capacity needs are met.
  • Enable innovation and growth through execution of research & manufacturing special runs.
  • Protect our brand promise through consistent delivery of products and services in the quantities, timing, and quality expected.
  • Drive total delivered cost savings program execution of a minimum 3-5% year-over-year savings to fulfill sector operating profit objectives, and develop & execute against a 3-year cost savings pipeline.
  • Conduct standard safety reviews with documented feedback and follow-up actions as required during operational visits to top category suppliers.
  • Collaborate with the corporate social compliance office to develop an audit plan and ensure corrective actions are in place within 30 days of audit.
  • In collaboration with the global quality team, implement “quality at the source” framework at top 3 strategic suppliers.
  • Leverage continuous improvement tools (4SPS, kaizen, transformation) to deliver step change improvements (>10% improvement) on top 3-5 category quality complaints drivers.
  • Deploy operational category visual management scorecards and tiered escalation.
  • In collaboration with global procurement and aligned with supplier relationship management program, develop & deploy supplier scorecards with strategic suppliers.
  • Drive supplier production conformance 95% with strategic & core suppliers.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Operations, or Supply Chain
  • 7+ years combined experience across operations (manufacturing, logistics), engineering, planning, or procurement/sourcing
  • Operational experience with FDA, CE and other regulated products
  • Capability & skillset to assess value through Lean 6-sigma, value stream mapping, clean sheet costing, make/buy analytics
  • Available to travel globally unsupervised 25-30% of time (Americas, Europe, Asia)
  • Willingness to flex work hours occasionally and as necessary to engage global teams
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint, Word, OneNote)
  • Excellent project management, presentation, and leadership skills
  • Willingness to step outside of the role and function to deliver results

 

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.

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

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.

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KCP Global Customer Logistics Leader (new role)

Title:   KCP Global Customer Logistics Leader  (new role)

Job #766003, Kimberly-Clark Corp. (Ever wonder what it is like to belong to this global company?  Here are some reasons to join us: http://bit.ly/WorkingatKC !  )

Location: Roswell GA

Function: Supply Chain and Logistics – KCP BU ($3 billion revenue)

Reports to: VP Supply Chain for KCP

POSITION PURPOSE:

Supports the development of KCP Global Customer Logistics & Collaboration capabilities globally in alignment with KCP Global and Regional businesses plans as well as K-C Supply Chain Standards. Provides strategic and functional expertise & leadership to the development and delivery of effective Customer Logistics & Collaboration Programs, Standards and best-in-class performance. The position also establishes and pilots globally Customer Logistics practice toolkits, help drive customer collaboration processes, talent development and supporting System and Organization. The position will be accountable for Global Customer Logistics Performance including end to end Supply Chain Services to Customer (OTIF, Claim, RFT) and Customer Logistics Satisfaction (NPS) across the $3.1 billion Net Sales KCP business

CUSTOMERS:

  • Global KCP Leadership team – Business, Supply chain, Finance
  • Business Units Operational Senior Leaders
  • KC Enterprise Supply Chain Leadership team

SCOPE

This position has direct impact and accountability for Customer Logistics performance optimization across the $3.1 billion Net Sales KCP business. The strategy in developing this new role is to establish the position first then develop a global collaborative matrix organization including operational leaders from Regional Business Units and Global KCP & KC teams. These resources will cover the following scope: Customer Services, Customer Logistics and Planning Collaboration, Distribution Services, Supply Chain Go-To-Market Strategy, Customer Supply Chain Satisfaction (NPS ), E-commerce & Digital Customer Services, Supply Chain Logistics, S&OP, Collaborative Demand Planning, Sales Operations, Marketing, Finance and IT Services.

Interested in this job? You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to arrange for a discussion on your next career move.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Along with the colleagues of the KC & KCP GSC Strategy teams, the incumbent is responsible for providing analysis & standard development to improve Global KCP business results in the areas of Service level, OTIF, Supply Chain NPS, Collaborative Planning, Supply Chain Sensing, Customer Service & Solutions Design to end to end Supply Chain Value. Work is strongly influenced by Global Supply Chain strategies and transformation agenda.
  • He/she is expected to lead medium to large sized KCP global projects managing (indirectly) multiple cross-functional team members and/or be an active contributor in large scaled Enterprise global projects collaborating with multiple cross-functional team members.
  • His/her customers expect from this role thought leadership, end to end Supply Chain expertise and Customer Collaboration experience in order to progress KCP Customer Experience and drive KCP Customer Innovation from Logistics perspective. Expectation is to focus on core Planning Standards elevating Service Level & OTIF and develop advanced Logistics Collaborative, Innovation, Supply Chain Sensing Capabilities.
  • He/she is expected to partner with other members of the different GSC areas in support of their initiatives and possibly external partners such as consultancies, 3PLs, Customers

EXPECTATIONS AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Develops and supports deployment of Global KCP Standards and Models aligned to K-C Standards and in collaboration with KCP Regions and Global Partners in regards to Service Management System, Go to Market Framework, Net Promoter Score system, S&OP, Collaborative Planning, Digital Customer Platform and other Customer Collaboration capabilities
  • In particular, develops Operational Standards in complement of K-C Standards including RACI process model, Training template, Assessment Tool, Performance Management System and contributes to Organizational and System Design supporting OTIF, FA% and NPS KPI improvement
  • Contributes to Global and Regional Strategy Deployment developing Customer Centric approach by Distribution Channel across each segment of KCP Value Chain from Source to Use
  • Own Global Customer Logistic Dashboard and Performance and pilots Global Service level and Logistics Customer Experience/NPS Improvement in collaboration with regions and Global Business Partners
  • Designs and delivers work-sessions and lead work streams partnering with business experts to analyze, solve problems and identify common global best standard across KCP GSC areas, Regions and Businesses
  • Conducts interviews, leads brainstorming sessions, finds critical business information, and helps Business and Supply Chain leaders develop innovative approaches to their business
  • Ability to research and synthesize Best Practices, Technology and other Standards leveraging internal KCP/K-C or External sources
  • Helps build capabilities by delivering reports with industry best practices, developments, etc., building knowledge repositories, driving innovation/creativity in our analytical toolkit, codifying lessons learned, processes, frameworks and best practices to be shared broadly across the global organization
  • Own Customer Logistics KCP Global Master Data and Data Analytics Standard Systems and contributes to their development in liaison with Global Partners.
  • Monthly Review Global Customer Logistics KPI and collaborate with Regional and Global Operations in order to support improvement performance in OTIF and Supply Chain NPS.
  • Contribute in developing a Customer Centric Culture globally in collaboration with HR and GSC & Regional Leader
  • Active participation in K-C Supply Chain – Logistics committees and new process development and ensure Global KCP representation and voice.
  • Becomes KCP End to End Customer Supply Chain Service matter expert, thought leader and Key Liaison with K-C Enterprise and Consumer Partners

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS – CAPABILITIES / EXPERIENCE

  • EDUCATION REQUIRED/PREFERRED
    • Bachelor of Business Degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Engineering, Operations Research, Economics, or Strategy with equivalent experience.
    • Graduate Degree (MBA) Preferred
  • EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS
    • 10+  years of progressive work experience in Supply Chain, Demand and Supply Planning, Customer Care, Sales Operations, Physical Distribution with a history of demonstrated business success.
    • 5+ years of operational business unit experience in Customer Supply Chain & Logistics.
    • Experience with Digital Customer Platform and/or CRM and/or E-commerce.
    • Experience with ERP, Advanced Planning tools, VMI System and Collaborative Planning preferred.
    • Strong communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead by influence
    • Demonstrated skills interacting at various levels of an organization.

 

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.

 

 

 

Senior Supply Chain Operations Leader

Title:   Senior Supply Chain Operations Leader

Job # 765343, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Roswell GA

Function: Operations/ Supply Chain

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As Kimberly-Clark continues to grow and develop its supply chain organization, we are looking for strong leaders with Operations, Logistics, Manufacturing, and/or Procurement experience.

SCOPE:

These positions vary in scope based on the need of the organization but generally are responsible for leading leaders in areas of manufacturing, logistics, and supply chain functions.  These positions will be leading business teams striving for consistency and alignment purposes related to best practices and standardization opportunities.

Some of the key strategies and improvement initiatives include:

  • Leadership and Team Development
  • Manufacturing Operations in Asset Intensive Industry
  • Safety
  • Quality or Regulatory
  • Customer Service
  • Cost of Manufacture
  • Distribution
  • Working Capital Management
  • LEAN based Transformational Change 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Establish and maintain an optimum organization, by providing an environment which allows team members to develop themselves to their maximum potential and will result in all team members considering their organization a fair and equitable place of employment.  Develop and maintain high levels of safety and loss prevention awareness through development of sound safety and loss prevention programs to ensure positive attitudes and compliance with government regulations, corporate policies and the achievement of safety objectives. Develop and maintain high levels of quality and regulatory systems that will assure conformance to specifications and focus on continuous improvement of processes.  Develop and implement continuing cost improvement plans and programs that will ensure continuity of a competitive and profitable organization. Ensure application of established financial controls by providing operating management direction and support to the implementation and maintenance of financial policies, instructions, and internal control procedures. 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. 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.

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:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Prior experience in managing a manufacturing plant.
  • Extensive (typically 15 to 20 years) Supply Chain leadership expertise and manufacturing operations knowledge.
  • Ability to organize and plan, delegate, lead, and motivate people.
  • The position requires broad knowledge and extensive experience in business management, including the successful management of a functional department/organization. 
  • Judgment and ability to interact effectively with governmental agencies to maintain positive community relations is required.

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.

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.

 

 

 

JOB:R&E Director, Global Nonwovens

Title: R&E Director, Global Nonwovens

Job #765178, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

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Location: Roswell GA

Function: R&E

Reports to: VP Global Nonwovens

Scope- Front End Innovation and Pilot facilities

Global Nonwovens (GNW) has an opening for an R&E Director to provide leadership, strategic direction and delivery of high value technical and material solutions to support K-C’s business strategies, innovation & growth plans, and cost transformation. This R&E Director role has responsibility for the Front End Innovation (FEI) portfolio in addition to the pilot facilities which provides nonwoven prototyping services to all of K-C. This role also provides leadership to key GNW subject matter experts in support of sector innovation and cost transformation goals. This position will interface with colleagues across GNW as well as global partners in KCNA, KCI, KCP, and CR&E and external partners in academia, government, industry and non-government organizations (NGOs). It is expected that the candidate will have relevant experience in nonwovens process and materials development.

Role Purpose/Scope

Provide leadership and strategic vision to develop and maintain a healthy FEI portfolio resulting in delivery of high value technical and material solution options to the BU IMF Teams, driving operational efficiency and new technologies in the pilot facilities to safely provide prototyping capabilities to all customers, and develop/coach both technical and management leadership to deliver a sustainable pipeline of talent for the future.

Primary Responsibilities

Innovation

  • Develop a healthy FEI pipeline working in partnership with GNW leadership and BU stakeholders to provide:
    • A portfolio that is aligned with BU innovation needs
    • Delivery of high value technical and material solution options to the BU IMF portfolios
    • FEI portfolio visibility to GNW, CR&E and BU’s Senior Leadership
  • Establish and grow connections across the BU R&E teams to provide clear direction on current innovation needs and longer term disruptive innovation opportunities
  • Ensure pilot facility provides a safe environment for customers and drive strategy for near/longer term innovation capabilities

Customer Confidence

  • Ensure the FEI portfolio is connected to the BU stated consumer needs and clearly indicates the benefits with key milestones including timing and cost
  • Establish a network across the BU’s, GNW, CR&E, Legal, and procurement
  • Establish a pipeline of projects that anticipate BU unmet needs

Supply Chain

  • Work with GNW and BU’s to ensure there is a portfolio of projects to deliver sustainable competitive advantage across the GNW asset base
  • Drive collaboration with the regions and GPO to understand global innovation capabilities

Organizational Capability

  • Lead by example in Safety and LEAN/Continuous Improvement
  • Ensure that all elements of the Corporate Human Resources Development and Diversity policy are fully implemented
  • Manage self and team in accordance with expected One KC Behaviors
  • Foster an environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their contributions to achieve business results
  • Build a talent pipeline for Technical Leaders and Managers

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Establish efficient administrative procedures and support, then work to continually improve them.  Procedures include establishing and controlling approved budgets, setting up and implementing control systems, and any other procedures that assure that the groups operate within corporate policies and guidelines.
  • Support the selection, development, and effective use of human resources to meet the departments’ objectives.  Develop group members to meet future needs and provide opportunity for transfer to other groups.  Develop an environment that gives positive recognition and support to the personal and business contributions of a diverse work force.
  • Establish and maintain working conditions and employee safety performance, which fully comply with government safety and health regulations and ensure a safe working environment.  Monitor teams to ensure a safe and productive workplace.  Maintain an awareness in group members of the personal and work dangers of improper use of drugs and alcohol.  Deal quickly, within corporate guidelines, with any safety, drug or alcohol problems.
  • Establish and maintain an R&E atmosphere which inspires teamwork, creativity, and successful innovations while allowing growth and development of the individual, both in organizations reporting directly and in other Research organizations.
  • Ensure that work is properly documented and reported to provide effective communication, protection of information and inventions, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Communicate fully and effectively with superiors, deputies and others who have a need to know.  Communicate in a way that is timely, yet prompt; complete, yet concise; candid, yet accurate; and clear, yet responsive.
  • 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.

Qualifications/Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelors Degree in a science or engineering discipline with advanced degree preferred.
  • Extensive and broad managerial experience in R&E, manufacturing or other technical function with demonstrated results.  Prefer a candidate with converting experience.
  • Experience should include close working relationships with the business, Marketing, Product Supply and Sourcing and Supply Management functions.

 

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 in-country 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.

 

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.

 

 

JOB: Asset Leader/Operations Manager | SC

Title:  Asset Leader/Operations Manager

Job #761614, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Beech Island SC/ August GA

Function: Operations

Reports to: Asset Lead for the site

Product Line: The Kimberly-Clark facility in Beech Island, SC, produces products that support the North Atlantic Consumer Products business. Products made at the site include Huggies, Cottonelle Bath Tissue, Kleenex Facial Tissues, Scott Towels, Cottonelle Moist Wipes, to name a few.

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

POSITION PURPOSE:
Provide leadership, coordination and technical direction in order to effectively manage business objectives for UCTAD Converting assets / lines (safety, quality, housekeeping, logistics, continuous improvement, productivity, cost, internal control, asset management, human resources and development). This position is responsible to understand and enforce the applicable site EHS procedures and requirements for their area.

KEY CUSTOMERS:
Mill Management, Product System Leader, Converting Manager, Operating Team Associates, Maintenance, FC Sector / Staff, Engineering, and other functional team members, end users.
CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS:
• Safely produce quality products and services.

  • Effective leadership of converting teams.
  • Build talent of teams.
  • Proper representation of operating units in staff coordinated activities.
  • Collaborative support in Product System and site management.
  • Assets (materials, costs, procedures, inventories, equipment, and personnel) properly managed, maintained, and developed.
  • Positive work environment maintained to promote safety, housekeeping, employee relations, and continuous improvement.

SCOPE:
The incumbent reports to the BIL UCTAD Lines 5-8 Asset Leader. The incumbent provides leadership in achieving team objectives for converting assets and leads team / mill projects. This person develops business plans with up to a one-year planning horizon.  Objectives typically are focused at the Asset level, but some are Product System and Mill-wide in nature.
Accountability will include the following:

  • Developing and maintain a safe operating environment (i.e. EHS management)
  • Enforce quality requirements and centerline systems
  • Manage COM (i.e. operating supplies, maintenance, labor, gap closure savings, etc.)
  • Providing day-to-day direction to the UCTAD converting asset team
  • Development of team objectives
  • Development and management of Continuous Improvement / Tactical Implementation Plan and Daily Accountability Process using LEAN and OPEX thinking / tools
  • Providing constructive coaching to hourly team members
  • Collaborating with staff Planning on the production schedule and re-sieves
  • Deliver customer service
  • Communicate efficiently and effectively with mill leadership
  • Support mill initiatives on Safety, Quality, Reliability, S&O capability, and Culture of Accountability.
    • Ability to manage vendor/supplier relationships in a positive cost effective manner.
  • Ability to lead the development of Asset objectives and goals and action plans to achieve them.
  • Ability to lead organizational change, builds relationships, and make good use of available resources.
  • Ability to confront problems and handle conflict.
  • Ability to problem solve and set priorities, generating new ideas and improved ways of working while maintaining effective control.
  • Demonstrated capability associated with the One KC Behaviors.

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Corporate policies and procedures
Product specifications
Process knowledge/capabilities
Product/raw material knowledge
Mill policies/procedures
Internal control procedures
Process control systems
Problem solving
Safety rules/regulations

CRITICAL SKILLS:
Tenacity
Personal sensitivity
Integrity
Technical/functional
Motivation
Flexibility
Decisiveness
Organizing
Oral Communication

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/EDUCATION/REQUIREMENTS:

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree from an ABET accredited College or University.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a high-speed industrial manufacturing environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
• 5+ years’ experience in a high-speed industrial manufacturing environment preferred. Experience in a leadership/supervisory position preferred.

  • 5+ years’ experience with high speed converting processes and equipment in a plant support role
  • Experienced with LEAN Manufacturing and problem solving

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.

 

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 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:

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.

 

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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  We like to hire Original Thinkers – http://www.welcomeoriginalthinkers.com/en-us

 

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.

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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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OPEX Mill Lean or Change Agent

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Title:  OPEX Mill Change Agent

Job #762072, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Beech Island SC (near Augusta GA)

Function: Operations

Reports to: OpEx Change Leader

Direct reports: none

Product Line: Family Care

Travel – up to 25% 

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Job Description

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
This role is a fundamental position within the Operational Excellence (LEAN) transformation for the Family Care sector. This role will provide coordination and functional direction to drive and sustain focused improvements in performance utilizing LEAN techniques and thinking within our sites and staff location.  Must have manufacturing operations experience!

CUSTOMERS:
Internal to Mill: Department Leadership Team, operators, maintenance team, Mill Support Functions
Internal to Sector/other mills: Other Operations Excellence (Lean) Change Agents at staff and mills, Staff Product Supply team, CI team
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
a) Facilitates, promotes and supports LEAN cultural development including –
•Coaches and develops operating team in the use of LEAN techniques and thinking (leader as a teacher).
•Uses LEAN assessment tools to identify opportunities and gap areas to integrate into acceleration plan.
•Facilitates the development, introduction and tracking of standard work for leaders within focus area.
•Teaches others to create and use LEAN standards.
•Implements activities that build rapport throughout change team.
•Provides coaching through problem solving activities to address ongoing barriers to delivery.
•Identifies capability gaps and prioritize activities to address these gaps.
•Provides training to close the Lean capability gaps within the organization.

b) Develops, facilitates and manages Operational Excellence improvement plans for focused asset areas, including –
• Provides work direction to mill and Staff OPEX (LEAN) change agents.

  • Coordinates sector roll out plan for OPEX including resource requirements, relationship management with 3rd party consultants, and leadership of overall change management aspects.
    •Provides education on LEAN tools, processes and thinking
    • Develops tools and processes to support the Operational Excellence transformation, as a countermeasure to an identified problem
    •Facilitates Kaizen events within the Mill
    •Ensures existing activities (e.g. Centerlining, RFS) are interlinked to provide a coherent framework to the Mill
    •Leads, mentors and supports entire team in execution of the Lean focus improvement content
    •Provide continuous feedback to leadership team, consistent with OPEX mindsets, the 6 KC Behaviors and Culture of Accountability

    c) Supports the development and application of framework standards for management systems and processes in department to ensure compliance with Plan, Do, Check, and Adjust processes within the sector, which will include
    •Provides standard mechanism to track and report scorecard of Operational Excellence transformation measures
    •Ensures all barriers to the acceleration change plan are identified and problem solved to achieve delivery of the implementation plan.
    •Assists in prioritization of workload and ensure discipline to the mindsets & behaviors within the management infrastructure.
    •Supports the introduction of management processes to ensure sustainability
    •Supports the internal governance / PDCA processes
    •Supports clear communication of the acceleration change plans.

    SCOPE:

The position reports to the Beech Island Operational Excellence Change Leader. This position along with other change leaders will provide dedicated Operational Excellence/LEAN support to the Beech Island mill and other mills as needed including both converting and manufacturing areas as well as the Family Care Staff Product Supply team.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Normal scheduled hours will vary based on the need to interact with operating teams.
Travel to support Family Care mills is expected to be up to 25 % range but at times will may exceed this percentage in support of the sector roll out schedule and standardization.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (ideally with manufacturing bias)
  • 5- 7 years Previous Operations experience
  • Understanding of LEAN manufacturing principles

Critical Skills/Qualifications:

  • Significant experience in operations, engineering or supply chain at either Staff or mill in a variety of leadership and/or support roles
  • Working knowledge of LEAN thinking, systems and tools
  • Consistent track record of delivering results while creating and maintaining a constructive work environment
  • Willing to challenge the status quo and facilitate different perspectives to drive solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to lead implementation of projects and contribute to the development of vision and strategy
  • Ability to influence others and drive 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
  • Ability to provide work direction to team members not in a direct reporting relationship
  • Demonstrated strengths in these skills: analysis, project management, planning and organizing

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.

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.

 

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 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:

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.

Kimberly Clark Professional North America Customer Care Director

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Title:     Kimberly Clark Professional North America Customer Care Director

Job # 761134, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Roswell GA

Function: Marketing & Sales

Reports to: Senior Director M&S

Product Line: Kimberly-Clark Professional

Direct reports: 7 Team Leads for a total of 65

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Position Purpose:

Provides leadership to the KCP Customer Care organization for North America. The Director of Customer Care is responsible for the development and tactical execution of the strategic direction for the KCP North America Customer Care organization as well as the day-to-day operations. She/he is responsible for ensuring the Customer Care organization is aligned to advance the company’s mission and objectives, and to promote world class (industry leading) service, revenue, profitability and growth as an organization. This position oversees the entire North American Customer Care operations to insure efficiency, quality, service, and cost-effective management of resources. In addition, he/she has responsibility for the Business Process Specialists team, oversees the training of the KCP North America Customer Care organization and leads special projects with a strong Customer Care component.

Scope

The position reports to the NA KCP Senior Director Marketing & Sales Operations and is responsible for the development and execution of the strategy and vision of the organization. This position provides strategic and functional work direction to the Customer Care Team and the BPS team. The incumbent also works closely with internal Planning, Distribution, Sales, and Marketing resources to address issues that impact order fulfillment and customer satisfaction. In addition, customer engagement is needed as required to support overall business needs with select customers. This position is also responsible for the prompt entry and coordination of all customer product orders from the receipt of initial communication until final delivery of the order, ensuring the best possible service is provided to customers in the most cost efficient manner.

Customers

External customers include KCP Direct Customers and Distributors. Internal customers include Sales and Business leadership, Field Sales, Marketing, Logistics and Distribution, KCP Production Sites, Distributor Financial Services and Regulatory & Quality.

Principle Accountabilities:

Lead the strategy development and execution of plans to support business objectives. Partner with internal KCP Sales, Marketing, and Product Supply teams as well as external distributors, to develop and implement order management and customer management capabilities that provide differentiated capability vs. competition. Develop and upgrade Customer Service policies, procedures and strategies. Optimize processes, work standards, region alignment and departmental work flow. Provide leadership, guidance and training to seven team leaders and 65+ customer service analysts focusing on performance, quality, individual development and training objectives. 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. Promote best practices aligned with the KCP business objectives and KC-One Behaviors of the KC organization. Provide KCP North America Sales force and all concerned with accurate, detailed information and instructions to ensure the expediting of customer shipments. Communicate anticipated deviations from the customer and/or sales expectations as they relate to customer service and resolve related service issues. Provide budget planning and analysis and drive cost saving initiatives, utilizing the formal continuous improvement business planning tools. 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. Participate/Lead sector wide projects as the customer service expert. Responsible for career development and performance evaluations for all direct and indirect Customer Care team members. Discussions should result in specific plans to enhance current performance and provide an actionable roadmap for career development. All team members should receive timely coaching and feedback on performance as well as in support of their career goals. Provide functional ownership of Customer Management order processes, procedures, and systems ensuring that functional capability and business requirements are aligned and ensure compliance with internal controls and regulatory requirements.

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 / Education / Experience Required

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with a minimum of 10 years of logistics or Customer Service experience in a leadership role. Requires incumbent to be a self-starter and have the ability to work with limited supervision or business direction. Individuals must demonstrate ability to lead focused change efforts. Prior functional experience with order management concepts, processes, and systems is required. Multiple sector and/or functional experience is a plus. The incumbent must have previously demonstrated leadership qualities including: decisiveness, collaboration, inspiration, and the ability to build talent.

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Strong working knowledge of SAP
  • Strong industry knowledge and understanding of complex customer service structures
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Team leader experience is required with leading leaders experience strongly preferred
  • Proven “Lean Principles” utilization
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and project management skills
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of federal regulations
  • Understanding of policies and procedures as it relates to customer, transportation and logistics

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.

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.

 

JOB: Senior Patent Searcher

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Title:  Sr. Patent Paralegal/Searcher

Job #759989, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI or Rosewell GA

Function: Legal

Reports to: Assoc. GC

Scope: Global

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.

We are seeking a Patent Paralegal to join our Intellectual Property Center of Excellence (IP CoE) in our Legal Department in our offices in Neenah, Wisconsin or Roswell, GA.

This role will assist attorneys and other legal team members as part of the patent team of the IP CoE to develop and manage K-C’s patent estate. This role will support the enterprise in a variety of IP matters and tactical execution of patent applications and prosecution, while working with the companies’ attorneys, patent facilitators and members of the business team.

Job Responsibilities:

Owner of the patent searching process for K-C, including prioritize, balance, and coordinate K-C’s patent searching needs through an outside vendor, assist in the development of search process best practices and process improvements, and engage with internal customers to receive search requests and provide results.

Investigate, prepare documents, and coordinate with outside counsel on management of international patent applications (i.e., support three attorneys doing international office action responses).

Conduct legal research; draft and review memoranda and other documents and agreements related to patent transactions.

Own and manage a number of patent team processes that support internal clients, including Opposition and ROIA processes.

Continuous improvement and global patent support projects.

Interact with professionals outside the company including outside lawyers, customers, vendors, and government and non-government agencies and organizations.

Participate in the development and execution of a global IP CoE.

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Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college/university in a technical field or Paralegal studies qualification (Associate’s degree or certification) in a technical field, or equivalent work experience.

Minimum 5 years of experience as a Paralegal in an in-house or law firm setting doing patent or technical field work, or equivalent relevant experience.

Computer research and investigation skills required.

Detail oriented.

Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.

Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines.

Personal accountability for work and work product; willing and able to follow through on complex issues.

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a business-oriented service disposition.

Ability to make decisions and inspire client confidence in work product and judgment.
Preferred Qualifications:

Patent law and transactional experience, preferably global in scope.

Strong project management skills.

Foreign language(s) and a broad technical vocabulary, especially for disposable absorbent personal care products and their components.

 

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.

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 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.

Job: Patent Agent | GA or WI

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Title:  Patent Agent

Job #759988, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI or Roswell GA

Function: Legal

Reports to: Assoc GC

We are seeking a Patent Agent to join our Intellectual Property Center of Excellence (IP CoE) in our Legal Department in our offices in Neenah, Wisconsin or Atlanta, GA. This role will assist attorneys and other legal team members as part of the patent team of the IP CoE to develop and manage K-C’s patent estate. This role will support the enterprise in a variety of IP matters and tactical execution of patent applications and prosecution, while working with the companies’ attorneys, patent facilitators and members of the business team.
Job Responsibilities:

Regular patent drafting (15+ apps per year)

Domestic patent prosecution, including some Inl’t prosecution and opposition work

Assisting with IP clearance under the guidance of an attorney

Client counseling to harvest inventions and do patent estate management work

Keep informed of current laws, regulations and proposals related to patents

Assist in the development of legal presentations and conduct such legal presentations for clients

Continuous improvement and global patent support projects

Interact with professionals outside the company including outside lawyers, customers, vendors, and government and non-government agencies and organizations

Participate in the development and execution of a global IP CoE

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

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college/university in a technical field, or equivalent work experience

USPTO license as a Patent Agent

Minimum 5 years of experience as a Patent Agent in an in-house or law firm setting, or equivalent relevant experience, including domestic and global focused patent applications

Computer research and investigation skills

Detail oriented

Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills

Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines

Personal accountability for work and work product; willing and able to follow through on complex issues

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a business-oriented service disposition

Ability to make decisions and inspire client confidence in work product and judgment
Preferred Qualifications:

Patent law and transactional experience, preferably global

Strong project management skills

Foreign language(s) and a broad technical vocabulary, especially for disposable absorbent personal care products and their components.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.