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Business Development and Strategy Lead for new Healthcare BU

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Title:   Business Development and Strategy Lead for Sofusa™

Job #150002YQ, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Sandy Springs GA or anywhere in SE near large city

Function: Global Sector Marketing & Innovation

Reports to: VP

Direct reports: to be determined – new role

Product Line: Sofusa™ DoseDisc™

Scope: initially US but will go global 

Kimberly-Clark, with five billion-dollar brands, has a strong legacy of innovation backed by our proprietary technologies.  Most recently, the company has developed the first-of-a-kind Sofusa™ DoseDisc™ System for transdermal delivery of liquid formulations of proteins, peptides and small molecules.  Unlike prefilled syringes, auto-injectors and pens that provide one delivery option (bolus), the Sofusa™ DoseDisc™ System is designed to provide drug developers a range of controlled delivery options without requiring reformulation.  Simple-to-administer and pain-free for patients, the Sofusa™ DoseDisc™ system has been approved by US FDA for two INDs.  A qualified supply chain is in place and scale-up of cGMP production is underway.  A successful Phase I clinical trial was completed in 2014.

Purpose of this New Role:

Lead the development and execution of strategic engagements with external organizations to drive growth and profitability for the Sofusa™ business unit. Target 2-4 deals per year to deliver net sales of $500MM by 2020 and $2B by 2025.  Lead negotiations with external parties as well as processes within K-C to identify, qualify and close agreements.

Role Accountabilities:

 

Build relationships in the industry

  • Build Sofusa™ brand and technology awareness in the Pharma industry and with targeted contacts (commercial, R&D, BD&L) at key prospects.
  • Create  a positive perception in the industry of K-C as a collaborator and the first choice for transdermal drug delivery.
  • Lead development of enduring, multi-functional and multi-level relationships (strategic relationship management).

 

Lead search and evaluation for strategic partners for the Sofusa™ technology

  • Working with Sofusa™ BU leadership and technology resources, prioritize new product opportunities consistent with the business’ objectives.
  • Identify and qualify strategic relationships to develop/commercialize new product opportunities.
  • Develop and present a compelling proposition for the Sofusa™ technology platform and new product opportunities to prospective partners.

 

Lead negotiations with prospective partners and lead K-C internal process(es) resulting in Agreements that meet the needs of all stakeholders.

  • Lead, negotiate and close Deals that enable achievement of Sofusa™ business objectives, including effectively managing term sheet process, Contract/Agreement development, financial analytics, and risk analyses.
  • Lead deal approval process within K-C including directing cross-functional team  (Legal, Finance, etc.) and gaining necessary approvals from senior leadership
  • Prepare diligence materials and oversee the due diligence process.

 

Provide direction and business leadership to the Sofusa™ business

  • Contribute to strategic and annual planning processes for the business.
  • Work with technical and operations leaders to ensure commercial plans and objectives are mutually supportive
  • Achieve business objectives including: revenue, costs and operating profit plus capital and SG&A management

 

Business Priorities:

  • Cultivate and close Pharma deals
  • Develop strong long-term relationships with Pharma
  • Build positive perception of Kimberly-Clark in the Pharma industry
  • Contribute to the development of a winning culture in the Sofusa™ business

 

Ever wonder what it is like to belong to this global company?  Here are some reasons to join us: http://bit.ly/WorkingatKC !  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
  • 10+years business development & licensing experience in the Pharma industry
  • 10+years conducting and concluding contract negotiations in the Pharma industry; strong preference for U.S. and int’l experience.
  • Solid understanding of global Pharma industry (companies, products, pipeline, trends, issues/opportunities), business development strategies and tactics,  market dynamics and stakeholder requirements.
  • Experience in gaining the support and backing of senior leaders.

 

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.

 

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Halyard Health hiring Sr. Manager Global Market Insights | GA

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Title:  Senior Manager, Global Market Insights

Company: Halyard Health Corporation: NYSE: HYH

Location: Alpharetta GA

Function: Marketing

Reports to: Director of Market Insights

Scope: Global

Description of the position: 
The Senior Manager, Global Market Insights reports to the Director of Global Market Insights. The function reports into the Corporate Marketing group. The position is based at Halyard’s corporate headquarters in Alpharetta, GA (Greater Atlanta area).

The Senior Manager, Global Market Insights will be responsible for delivering against all of the market research needs for the Pain Management businesses (Interventional Pain and Surgical Pain). This position works closely with our global business teams, regional marketing teams, R&D, Clinical Affairs, Global Branding, and the leadership team to lead the development and execution of our global market research plans which identify growth opportunities and measure in market performance of the Pain businesses.

Missions and objectives: 
• Creates and executes strategic knowledge plans to address informational needs of the Pain Management businesses
• Leverages insights to play consultative role to the business
• Primary/custom research: Designs and executes global research to address specific business objectives and influences fact-based decision making; provides thought-provoking business insights that drive growth initiatives
• Secondary/Syndicated data sources and market/industry trends; proactively identifies category and market trends to shape business strategies
• Leads front-end innovation insights process to guide new product development that are rooted in customer needs
• Supports forecasting and market analytics efforts with primary and secondary market research
• Leads insights generation for key organizational initiatives, including new product concept testing, market assessment, customer decision journey, marketing ROI, and other demand generation activities
• Directs highly complex projects and priorities requiring strategic analysis and planning
• Synthesizes across primary and secondary data sources to address key business issues

Interested? 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.

Minimum requirements: 
• 10+ years in a global market research or insights role
• Undergraduate degree in business, psychology, or statistics
Strongly preferred requirements:
• MBA strongly preferred
• Healthcare, pharma, and/or CPG experience strongly preferred
• Broad experience managing global strategic research which includes a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods
• Proven ability to identify compelling insights from syndicated data suppliers
• Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional partners to ensure research is designed to influence fact-based decision making
• Excellent communication skills with an ability to deliver a succinct, business relevant story in both written and verbal form
• Strong leadership and influencing skills
• Exceptional project management skills
• Understanding of global markets strongly preferred

 

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 http://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 Health 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.

 

Global Marketing Director sought for a Medical Device company in CA

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Title:  Global Marketing Director

Company: Halyard Health, #150001ES

Location: Irvine CA

Function: Marketing and Sales

Reports to: GM

Product Line: http://www.halyardhealth.com/solutions/pain-management/acute-pain-solutions.aspx

Scope: global

Direct reports: about 10

Purpose of the Position:

 

Lead the Global Marketing team and all of the specific functions as they relate to messaging, branding, product management, downstream marketing, healthcare economics, reimbursement, pricing, pricing compliance and competition.

 

Responsibilities (fundamental job duties):

  • Implement marketing strategy, vision, mission and execute against marketing plan.
  • Mentor, coach and develop key players on the marketing team and make sure all projects and priorities are aligned with corporate objectives.
  • Manage marketing functions to support existing and new product lines.
  • Develop new marketing materials to support key surgical specialties and business units.
  • Collaborate with the field organization on messaging and product brand strategies.
  • Serve as the key point of contact for organizational communication, marketing, sales force and distributors and operations regarding product line and marketing materials
  • Provide marketing and customer input to new product development including features/user interface and business plan development.
  • Identify marketing opportunities to drive sales and differentiate product line.
  • Oversee production of materials including publications, brochures, electronic media and marketing communications materials.
  • Manage functions including internal communications, market research, competitive analysis and managed care marketing.
  • Oversee production of training materials including Continuing Education programs for healthcare professionals and fellowship programs for surgeons.
  • Create presentation materials for executive-level decision makers for the hospital and ambulatory surgery center divisions.
  • Collaboration with senior sales leadership to drive & execute sales plan.
  • Establish pricing policy, guidelines and tools to manage compliance.
  • Work cross functionally in a collaborative manner providing input and feedback to Business Development.
  • Cross functional collaboration with functional leaders in Quality, Regulatory, Manufacturing & Operations.

 

Additional Duties:

 

Administer industry activities including tradeshows and trade advertising.

  • Supervise staff, agency and vendor relationships.
  • Implement critical customer relationship building programs to build brand awareness, leverage equity and increase product adoption.
  • Support sales force via scheduled field travel.
  • Attend seminars, trade shows, etc. relating to product line.
  • Perform other duties as required.

 

Reporting Relationships:

Positions reporting to this job: Marketing Communications manager, Associate Product Director, Marketing Managers, Marketing admin.

 

External Interface:

 

Field Sales, Customers, Distributors,  Agencies/Consultants, Vendors, and Media

 

Internal Interface:

 

Marketing, Global Strategic Marketing, Sales, Clinical, R&D, Business development, Operations, Accounting/Finance, International and Customer Service

Interested? 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.

 

Job Requirements:

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree. Degree in Marketing, Communications or related field and MBA preferred.

 

Experience:

  • 10 years in increasingly responsible marketing management roles, five years in the medical device or healthcare arena.
  •  Experience in advertising, branding, marketing or product development.
  • Previous experience in marketing direct-to-physician (surgeons, anesthesiologists) or hospital desirable.
  • Comprehensive understanding of marketing’s role in environment that combines manufacturing, distribution and direct sales channel.
  • Knowledge of managed care/insurance helpful.
  • Ability to evaluate and propose strategies that include elements of risk.
  • Communicate corporate vision and goals to team.
  • Share appropriate information with peers to build camaraderie.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and analytical skills.
  • Strong track record of cross functional collaboration.

Location:  Irvine, CA and up to 50% travel.  Relocation assistance provided.

Specialized Knowledge:  Strategic Planning, Business Planning, New Product Development, forecasting/sales analysis, market research, promotional planning, and strong communication and creative skills. Excel and Windows. FDA QSR, MDD 93/42/EEC, ISO 13485, CMDR.

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 [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 http://www.halyardhealth.com. 

 

 

Halyard Health 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.

 

Kimberly-Clark Healthcare hiring Customer Experience IT Leader

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Title:   Customer Experience Leader for IT

Company: Halyard Health/ Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Location: Roswell GA

Function: IT

Reports to: Global Professional Services Lead

Scope: Global

Kimberly-Clark Health Care provides a portfolio of solutions that improve the health, hygiene and well-being of patients and clinicians around the world. With significant expertise in the areas of infection prevention, surgical protection, respiratory health, digestive health and pain management, Kimberly-Clark Health Care is driven to produce innovative solutions that improve both medical outcomes and business performance. Kimberly-Clark plans to spin-off Kimberly-Clark Health Care by year-end into Halyard Health, a stand-alone, publicly-traded healthcare company with leading market positions in surgical and infection prevention products and medical devices. This is the time to consider an exciting opportunity with a company committed to advancing health and healthcare by preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery. If you are inspired by the opportunity to transform healthcare delivery, join the Kimberly-Clark Health Care team!

Job Overview
The Customer Experience Leader is responsible for partnering with the customer facing business function leads (e.g. Sales, Marketing, Customer Services) in each division of K-C Health Care to deliver strategic business imperatives and to drive reliable and cost effective customer experience management through strategic deployment of IT. Reporting to the Global Professional Services Leader, this position is accountable for establishing a strong collaborative partnership with the leaders of Marketing, Sales, and Customer Services stakeholders within each K-C Health Care division and establishing and maintaining an IT investment roadmap focused on aligning IT investments to the most strategic and impactful business outcomes. This position will be responsible for shaping strategy and overall Marketing, Sales, and Customer Service performance through the effective use of IT and data analytics and by maximizing K-C Health Care’s investments in existing and new IT solutions. Additional responsibilities include executing all relevant projects within approved timelines and budgets, delivering the expected business outcomes, building and maintaining a high performing IT group, managing and developing talent, and creating a culture based upon shared accountability and agility.

Principal Accountabilities
• Drive and improve Marketing, Sales, and Customer Service processes through adoption of IT best practices and harmonized business processes
• Develop collaborative partnerships with Marketing, Sales, and Customer Service leads and key stakeholders across K-C Health Care to identify opportunities to shape and realize the potential of IT and data analytics to achieve business outcomes
• Establish a rolling 2-3 year business aligned IT investment plan and roadmap
• Maximize investments made in existing Marketing, Sales, and Customer Service technologies, shape future blueprints (business capabilities) and ensure IT is appropriately applied to each stage of the Marketing, Sales, and Customer Services processes to achieve maximum efficiency and effectiveness
• Plan and execute projects within the approved portfolio within budget/timeline and track benefit realization
• Provide leadership and management of staff including mentoring and career development
• Identifies and develop talent within the organization
• Collaborate with the larger IT organization (e.g. PMO, ERP Leads, Strategy & Arch etc.) to deliver the appropriate technology solutions

Interested?  Please send your resume to Dorothy.Beach@KCC.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.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience: 
• Bachelor’s degree in related field (Marketing/Business, Computer Science, Information Systems); an MBA is a plus
• 10+ years Information Technology Experience
• 5+ years Customer Experience and/or relevant information technology experience
• Ability to interact at the highest levels of the organization and engage stakeholders appropriately
• Deep understanding of Marketing, Sales, and Customer Service industry standards/best practices, business critical technologies and emerging IT technologies and architectures to support these functions (e.g. Salesforce.com, SAP etc.)
• Business case development, cost/benefit analysis
• Ability to organize and guide technical projects, teams, and external vendors
• Strong problem solving and process improvement skills for Marketing, Sales, and Customer Service management processes
• Excellent oral and written communication skills with solid collaboration skills
• Proven ability working directly with clients to identify and resolve technical incidents
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule including weekends, nights and holidays as needed

 

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 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.

 

Compensation & Benefits Lead over a BU | GA

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Title:   Compensation and Benefits Leader 

Kimberly-Clark Corp., Health Care Business Unit

Location: Roswell GA just north of Atlanta

Function: Human Resources

Reports to: VP HR

Product Line: medical devices and hospital supplies

Scope: Global

Abbreviated description pre-posting.

Kimberly-Clark Health Care provides solutions that help bring patients back home and back to living their lives. When a medical crisis occurs – clinicians and patients can rely on our products and services in the areas of surgical and infection prevention, surgical pain management, digestive health, respiratory health and chronic pain management. Recently we announced that Kimberly-Clark Health Care intends to become a stand-alone publicly traded healthcare company. This will provide an opportunity to further grow our market leading positions in both surgical and infection prevention products and medical devices. If you are inspired by the opportunity to transform healthcare, join us at Kimberly-Clark Health Care. 
Responsibilities

The Compensation and Benefits Leader will be responsible for the strategy, design, development and implementation of Health Care’s compensation and benefit programs. The position is also responsible for drafting policies and administering all compensation and benefit programs. Responsibilities include:

  • Provide strategic compensation and benefits counsel to CHRO, CEO and Compensation Committee.
  • Directly manage Compensation and Benefits teams.
  • Responsible for designing and implementing Health Care’s executive compensation programs.
  • Responsible for the design and administration of Health Care’s equity plans.
  • Develop global broad-based compensation programs for each country.
  • Develop competitive benefits programs for each country.
  • Manage ongoing surveys to ensure all compensation and benefit programs are market-based, provide competitive value and are cost-effective.
  • Ensure all programs comply with applicable legal requirements.
  • Develop communication plans associated with all compensation and benefit programs.

Qualifications

  • 10-15 years of compensation and benefits experience with a minimum of five years managing a compensation department. Must have direct executive compensation experience.
  • A bachelor’s degree is required. A master’s degree or MBA is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to interact with senior management and Board of Directors.
  • Possess an advanced-level of knowledge in the compensation and benefits fields.  Must be able to function as a thought leader and effective designer, implementer and administrator of compensation and benefit plans.
  • Ability to see compensation and benefit programs as business issues.
  • Internally driven work ethic with the willingness to be “hands on” on all aspects of Health Care’s programs.
  • High degree of analytical skills with ability to see related people issues.
  • Must have effective written, oral and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.

Interested?  You can also contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information.   Sending your resume can allow a more intelligent discussion between your career goals and what Kimberly-Clark’s Healthcare BU needs.

 

 

Director of Global Sales Training & Leadership Development

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Title:  Director Global Sales Training and Leadership Development

Job #1300025S , Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Roswell GA just north of Atlanta

Function: Healthcare Sales

Reports to: VP HC Sales & Marketing

Direct reports: 4-5

Scope: Global

From brands such as Huggies® and Kleenex® to medical devices and workplace solutions, Kimberly-Clark makes the essentials for a better life. We hold the No. 1 or No. 2 share position globally in more than 80 countries, but we’re not just changing diapers here. Our employees are changing the world for the better with innovative products that create new categories and push existing ones to a higher level. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark!
Purpose of the Position:

Oversee planning and execution of a comprehensive Sales and Marketing training program for all internal and external KCHC employees globally including instructor lead training as well as computer-based modules. Specific focus will be to build and implement a progressive educational curriculum that will support the wide educational needs from initial sales training all the way through leadership development and field management coaching. The curriculum will serve as a strong developmental tool to help support the growth aspirations of the organization today and into the future.

Responsibilities (fundamental job duties):

• Identify sales training and leadership needs globally through close collaboration with human resources, all field sales organization(s) and all marketing team(s).
• Lead the development of our new progressive curriculum that aligns with our organizational goals and growth aspirations.
• Collaborate with field management to understand all educational unmet needs specifically as it pertains to sales and clinical acumen.
• Collaborate with the General Managers of the individual business units to help develop an advanced Sales, Sale Management and Marketing curriculum for high potential individuals that require more advanced training.
• Collaborate with HR to ensure that all training and development programs are aligned to the talent development infrastructure that exists within KC today.
• Facilitate initial in house, field training and refresher courses for sales reps, nurses, and distributor personnel on the KCHC product portfolio to assure competency in all clinically relevant areas where the product can be used.
• Oversee the preparation of all speakers and content to be delivered at sales training.
• Develop ancillary learning activities related to sales training such as role plays, quizzes, homework and contests.
• Analyze attendee evaluation of sales training to identify areas for improvement.
• Prepare a report of training results including quizzes, evaluation and employee participation.
• Prepare content for online computer-based training modules (E-Learning); collaborate with outside web developers to manage E-Learning site on Info Center.
• Participate in planning and implementation of educational activities at National Sales Meetings and Regional meetings.
• Assist Marketing and Sales with communication to the sales forces regarding new data, clinical development, new training materials, information and procedures.
• Provide ongoing clinical support for field sales and clinical representatives through telephone and e-mail contact and coordination between sales and other services (legal, research, marketing, regulatory) as needed.
• Play a key strategic role partnering with Marketing, Business Development and R&D to provide the necessary feedback, input and participation as needed.

Additional Duties:

Support the Marketing Department identifying new clinical needs that result in product improvements as well as in relevant Marketing communications. Also work closely with the entire Marketing team to ensure complete alignment of all Sales and Marketing initiatives

Positions reporting to this job: Performance and Learning Consultant, Performance and Learning Training Consultant (3) and Administrative Assistant (Dotted line reportability for Regional Sales Training and capability personnel)

External Interface:

Global – Sales and Sales Management, Field Sales and Clinical Organization(s), Marketing, Hospital Administrators, MDs, RN’s, clinical support personnel, distributors, regulatory agencies, and outside vendors

Internal Interface:

Sales, Sales Management, Marketing, Business Development, Quality, Regulatory, R&D and HR

Interested? You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information on job # 1300025S .   Sending your resume can allow a more intelligent discussion between your career goals and what Kimberly-Clark needs.

Qualifications:

Education: Four year degree

Experience:
• Three to five years of Sales experience.
• Three to five years of progressive Sales Management experience.
• Excellent communication skills, demonstrated leadership ability and track record, strong technical and clinical acumen, collaborative customer service and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to be creative, flexible, to prioritize, plan work activities and use time efficiently.
• Medical Device Experience.
• Ability to Travel up to 20% to include international Travel.

 

 

Project Management Capability Lead | GA

 

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Title:   Project Management Capability Lead

Job #1300029G , Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Roswell GA just north of Atlanta

Function: Strategy

Reports to: Director

Abbreviated description.

From brands such as Huggies® and Kleenex® to medical devices and workplace solutions, Kimberly-Clark makes the essentials for a better life. We hold the No. 1 or No. 2 share position globally in more than 80 countries, but we’re not just changing diapers here. Our employees are changing the world for the better with innovative products that create new categories and push existing ones to a higher level. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark!
Key Accountabilities:

• Serve as project/program leader for select business-critical portfolio projects/programs

• Develop and implement a standard project management methodology and associated tools across KCHC to continuously improve the sector’s  capabilities to execute the portfolio

• Develop and implement a project management certification process that delivers project management training and experiences to develop the business, technical, and management  skills required for project leaders to execute projects consistent with SEO standards

• Work collaboratively with all levels of the KCHC organization to support key project teams deliver expected business results

 

Key Competencies:

 

• Business Acumen– Understands business objectives, goals, and strategies

• Leadership – Ability to motivate, delegate, and empower

• Project Management– Effectively initiates, plans, executes, monitors, and closes complex projects

• Influencing – Ability to gain others’ support for ideas, proposals, projects, and solutions

• Change Management – Ability to drive the movement from current to improved state

• Relationships &Team Building – Builds and manages relationships across business functions

• Stakeholder Management – Effectively communicates with, negotiates with, and influences key stakeholders

Qualifications: 
•       Bachelor’s Degree

•       Project Management Certification or equivalent required

•       5-10 years of successfully managing high-profile business projects in the regulated environment with a preference toward medical device industry

•       Successful track record of project management leading cross-functional teams to deliver medical device products from concept to commercialization

•       Experience with disciplined product development processes (stage/gate product development method)

•       Experience with successfully driving the implementation of a common project management methodology across an organization

•       LEAN and Continuous Improvement experience preferred

 

Project Management Capability Leader | GA

 

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Title:     Project Management Capability Leader

Job #1300029G, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Roswell GA just north of Atlanta

Function: Strategy and Operations

Reports to: Director of Strategic Business, Healthcare

 

From brands such as Huggies® and Kleenex® to medical devices and workplace solutions, Kimberly-Clark makes the essentials for a better life. We hold the No. 1 or No. 2 share position globally in more than 80 countries, but we’re not just changing diapers here. Our employees are changing the world for the better with innovative products that create new categories and push existing ones to a higher level. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark!
Key Accountabilities:

• Serve as project/program leader for select business-critical portfolio projects/programs

 

• Develop and implement a standard project management methodology and associated tools across KCHC to continuously improve the sector’s  capabilities to execute the portfolio

 

• Develop and implement a project management certification process that delivers project management training and experiences to develop the business, technical, and management  skills required for project leaders to execute projects consistent with SEO standards

 

• Work collaboratively with all levels of the KCHC organization to support key project teams deliver expected business results

 

Key Competencies:

 

• Business Acumen– Understands business objectives, goals, and strategies

 

• Leadership – Ability to motivate, delegate, and empower

 

• Project Management– Effectively initiates, plans, executes, monitors, and closes complex projects

 

• Influencing – Ability to gain others’ support for ideas, proposals, projects, and solutions

 

• Change Management – Ability to drive the movement from current to improved state

 

• Relationships &Team Building – Builds and manages relationships across business functions

 

• Stakeholder Management – Effectively communicates with, negotiates with, and influences key stakeholders

Interested? You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information on job #1300029G  .   Sending your resume can allow a more intelligent discussion between your career goals and what Kimberly-Clark needs.

Qualifications: 

•       Bachelor’s Degree

 

•       Project Management Certification or equivalent required

 

•       5-10 years of successfully managing high-profile business projects in the regulated environment with a  preference toward medical device industry

 

•       Successful track record of project management leading cross-functional teams to deliver medical device products from concept to commercialization

 

•       Experience with disciplined product development processes (stage/gate product development method)

 

•       Experience with successfully driving the implementation of a common project management methodology across an organization

 

•       LEAN and Continuous Improvement experience preferred

 

  • Willingness to travel 25% of the time

 

US FDA approves new K-C Health Care child’s face mask

K-C partners with the Food and Drug Administration to fill a clinical gap.

Kid’s share everything. Most of the time, this behavior is encouraged in younger generations except when it’s germs that are being shared. K-C Health Care was sought out by the leading associations in the healthcare industry and worked with the US Food and Drug Administration to create a product to help control germ sharing among little ones.

During the H1N1 flu pandemic, increased demand for face masks including those to protect children, brought heightened awareness to current offerings in the marketplace.   The Food and Drug Administration had not   established guidelines for a pediatric mask, such as who should wear them or when they should be used.

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Association of periOperative Nurses and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology formally requested that K-C and other mask suppliers apply for Food and Drug Administration clearance for pediatric face masks. K-C and these interested organizations helped define key considerations that shaped the face mask design and recommended ages for use. K-C Health Care worked with the Food and Drug Administration to develop standardized clinical measurements that are specific to the unique circumstances of pediatric mask use and performance in healthcare settings.

K-C Health Care is partnering with Disney to cover the little masks with colorful and familiar characters. Decorating the masks with Disney’s cheerful crew will help children feel more comfortable in what can be a stressful situation – visiting the doctor.

The K-C Health Care child’s face mask is a single-use device that is designed for children ages 5-12 to provide protection for the respiratory tract. The face mask has been specifically designed to fit small faces to maximize effectiveness and comfort.

The face mask is intended for use in healthcare settings such as waiting areas and exam rooms to protect children who may be at increased risk for infection. These include children who are already ill, immuno-compromised, displaying flu-like symptoms, potentially contagious while visiting a patient family member or having a routine check-up during flu season or a pandemic outbreak.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, even patients with undiagnosed respiratory symptoms should be asked to wear a face mask in the waiting room.

“Children are among our most vulnerable patients. Designing products that fit their bodies and make them feel as comfortable as possible can significantly support all our efforts to reduce the spread of infection,” says Jay Hexamer, general manager for North America Medical Supplies, K-C Health Care.

“K-C Health Care is proud to have received this landmark regulatory clearance for our pediatric face mask, and greatly appreciates the important input and guidance we have received from our customers, the clinical community and the Food and Drug Administration.

Kimberly-Clark seeking a Dir Quality Systems for Healthcare | Atlanta | International

Title: DIRECTOR QUALITY SYSTEMS- Roswell, GA (near Atlanta)

Travel: 30% – will need to travel internationally

Kimberly-Clark is leading the world in essentials for a better life. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with nearly 56,000 employees worldwide and operations in 35 countries, Kimberly-Clark posted sales of $19.1 billion in 2009. Kimberly-Clark’s global brands are sold in more than 150 countries.  Kimberly-Clark ‘s Healthcare Division provides quality and innovation to enhance people’s health outcomes. We are heavily investing in enhancing our medical device businesses through development of new products and acquisition of medical device companies. We have recently acquired two companies focused in the area of pain management to add to our medical solutions.

Position Purpose
This is a key Quality Assurance management position with global responsibility. The incumbent directs the development, implementation and maintenance of the Health Care Sector-wide Quality System. Specific functional areas include, Compliance Assessment, Document Control, Software Validation, Records Retention, Corrective and Preventive Action, Post Market Surveillance, Supplier Quality, and Quality Systems training. Incumbent directs activities focused on resolution of Quality System issues; prepares and distributes reports on the effectiveness of the Quality System; Conducts Divisional Management Reviews of Quality Systems; Manages systems for the technical documentation used to register products with regulatory agencies; Represents Quality in Due Diligence activities related to mergers and acquisitions.

Interested for you or a friend?  Please contact me at Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com or leave a message at 469-665-5639 to set up a time to talk. Please refer to job #10603. More complete information for job #10603 is found at http://bit.ly/10603-Quality .  You can directly apply using this link after setting up a profile.
Dimensions:

Direct Reports: 6 Exempt

Indirect Reports: 20 Exempt

Departmental Budget: $3.5 MM

Global Sales $1.5 Billion

Principle Accountabilities:
1. Directs activities required in the Document Control process for procedures, work instructions and forms.; Directs activities for revision of documents in order to ensure compliance and facilitate efficient business operation
2. Directs the development and maintenance of Quality System training processes.
3. Directs CAPA activities and maintains the CAPA system. Including initiation, support of the root cause investigation, closure, and verification of effectiveness. Ensures compliance to applicable regulatory and corporate standards/requirements (FDA Quality System Regulations, Medical Device Directive, ISO, etc.).
4. Drives continuous improvement processes for the Quality System.
5. Maintains current knowledge base of regulations, corporate policies, and standards to ensure compliance.
6. Directs the Supplier Quality activities; working with Product Supply, develops and uses appropriate supplier selection, qualification, and management strategies.
7. Integrates the Quality System into Merger and Acquisition activities.
8. Directs the Post Market Surveillance activities and reviews data analyzed by the Product Surveillance; Takes appropriate product-related actions based on the analysis.
9. Establish and maintain a strong complaint resolution system through the Product Surveillance process. Interact directly with product supply, marketing, P&TD, and other departments, as required with respect to product failure reporting and investigation.
10. Keeps Senior Management appraised of product related issues.
11. Manage the operating expense budget; develop plans for personnel, space and equipment required to meet the demands of the sterility assurance discipline.
12. Review current programs, assign new programs or program revisions, evaluate progress and results.
13. Develop a highly motivated staff that is organized and structured to most effectively utilize individual and group capabilities.
14. Ensure that all elements of the corporate Human Resources Development and Diversity policy are fully supported and manage teams and self in accordance with the expected behaviors of the Leadership Qualities to facilitate creativity and innovation, personal growth and business contributions of a diverse work force. Provide performance management for Level 5 team members.

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree required (advanced degree preferred in these areas or an MBA) in physical science or engineering with a minimum of 10 to 15 years Quality System experience in a Medical Device, Diagnostics, or Biotechnology company is required.
Excellent knowledge of the content and application of National and Global Regulatory regulations and consensus standards, including 21CFR 820; 210;211; ISO standards, USP, JP and related country specific regulations.
Well developed problem solving, quantitative, analytical, oral, and written communication skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Certified Quality Engineer
Six Sigma Black Belt preferred

Kimberly-Clark is an Equal Opportunity Employer.