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Indirect Procurement Manager | GA or WI

Title: Procurement Category Manager – IT/Indirect  

Job #761785, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI or Roswell GA

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Sr. Manager

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

Scope/Categories

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

Key Accountabilities

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

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

Qualifications and Experiences

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

 

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people – nearly a quarter of the world’s population – trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

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

 

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:

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

 

 

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JOB: Senior Director Procurement, Marketing & Professional Services | GA

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Title:   Senior Director Procurement, Marketing & Professional Services 

Job #756316, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Roswell GA

Function: Procurement

Reports to: VP Procurement

Scope: Global with $2+ billion in spend

  • Summary of Position

    Leads a group of category directors responsible for marketing and professional services at Kimberly-Clark. Ensures that Kimberly-Clark’s total volume, spend and supplier relationships are leveraged across platforms and integrated for product and service optimization in accordance with business strategy. Actively participates as an enterprise leader on the Global Procurement Leadership Team including leading strategic initiatives across all business units and procurement teams. Responsible for challenging and directing global procurement strategies and commodity negotiations to ensure maximum enterprise benefit.

    Ensure procurement practices are in accordance with corporate ethics, financial instructions and internal control requirements and result in providing the requisite quality and safety.

Business Priorities:

  • Managing commodity pricing volatility which impacts business P&Ls by hundreds of millions dollars each year
  • Supply Risk mitigation to prevent material and services disruption and the potential associated revenue impact
  • Collaborating with Regional Procurement Leaders, Product Supply leaders, Functional leaders and suppliers to deliver exceptional service through supplier innovation
  • Enable business growth by providing margin and cash for investment

Role Accountabilities:

  • Lead the team to optimally manage the total external spend of marketing and professional services spend for Kimberly-Clark
  • Key interface with Regional/BU Procurement Leader to understand and deliver business requirements
  • Sets global strategies aligned to business needs in partnership with Regional/BU Procurement Leader and reviews on a regular basis
  • Maximize cost savings and value creation with key suppliers to improve Kimberly-Clark’s level of profitability
  • Guarantee continuity of service and deliver exceptional quality to the business
  • Drives supplier collaboration and innovation to bring additional value creation to customers, consumers, and internal stakeholders
  • Drive CI / Lean within the procurement team and across the supply chain working with suppliers on their lean initiatives
  • Maintain close, co-operative relationships with key customers including R&E, mill process teams, product development and sales & marketing
  • Accountable for the category spend of $2 – 3B annually across supply market categories through direct reports
  • Ensure specific project or supplier strategies are established for all majorservice contracts to consistently meet specifications, avoid supply interruptions, provide flexibility, mitigate risks, minimize Kimberly-Clark’s internal resources to manage supply and provide cost and / or product advantages.
  • Establish and manage relationships with suppliers who can provide Kimberly-Clark’s with technology innovations, speed to market, continuously improved quality and overall supply value for growth and improved financial returns.
  • Foster partnership relations with internal customers and suppliers.
  • Develop and maintain expertise, and provide advice, counsel and services, as requested, on supplier selection and relationships, negotiating, price and availability forecasting, expediting, and other purchasing problems and situations to other purchasing units and internal business groups worldwide.
  • Ensure application of established corporate financial controls within the department by providing operating management direction and support to the implementation and maintenance of financial policies, instructions, and internal control procedures.
  • Lead the development, communication and implementation of Procurement objectives, operating philosophies, business strategies and organizational visions.
  • Shape and sustain an effective, motivated team that delivers desired business results by providing vision and direction, building trust, selecting, coaching and developing team members, leveraging individual abilities and ensuring best practices are utilized.

 

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.

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Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a business, supply chain, science, engineering or related discipline
  • 15-20 years of experience in increasingly broader procurement, supply chain or product supply roles with demonstrated track record of achievement and growth in leadership.
  • Internal to Kimberly-Clark candidates must currently be in a Director Level Position.
  • Extensive and broad managerial experience in team management
  • Technical knowledge of contract negotiation strategies and global contracting nuances.
  • Strong skills and experience with diagnosing and resolving complex issues and identifying transformational opportunities
  • Able to manage with ambiguity and autonomy
  • Experience within Procurement, Planning, Product Supply, and or business support team leadership roles
  • Ability to work in Large Complex Global organizations and at multiple levels to influence the source to shelf culture of Global Supply Chain
  • Must have strategic thinking, collaboration and change management capabilities, as well as thought leadership for the business and broader enterprise functions
  • Demonstrated experience developing talent and leading / inspiring a team to exceptional results
  • Interacts with the most senior levels of the Corporation and therefore must be able to effectively communicate and influence leaders and their deputies across cultures
  • Must have developed experience in supply market strategy and macro economics
  • Experience as a skilled negotiator to reach consensus, buy-in and commitment from internal and external partners
  • Ability to travel domestically and globally up to 50%

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree (MBA or equivalent) preferred.

 

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, 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.

 

Procurement Analyst – MRO and Mill Services | WI

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Title:  Procurement Analyst – MRO and Mill Services

Job #160000DM, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Manager

 

At Kimberly-Clark we spend hundreds of millions of dollars with suppliers every year. The Procurement MRO Team ensures we have strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders so that we understand the business needs and develop effective solutions that drive value. This will allow Kimberly-Clark to continue to invest in innovative new products and further develop customer relationships.

This position provides a full range support to the Procurement MRO Team including analytics, reporting, sourcing support for MRO and Mill Services, customer service, training, process and system improvements, and other activities supporting North America.

Customers and Customer Expectations :

Key Customers consist of a broad base that could including: All business sectors, Accounts Payable, Finance, Treasury, ITS, staff and mill/plant operations, planning, or others involved in the implementation of business strategies where sourcing plays a role. This role functions independently with some supervision, has contact with many functions, roles and levels across the organization.

This role directly supports the MRO Category Managers. Provides assistance and insight on category data, assists with MRO RFPs, data collection and analysis. This role supports process tracking and reporting of Supplier Continuous Improvement, Rebates, Savings, Scorecarding and other processes

Scope:
• Logistical support including category management support, analytics, reporting, customer service, training, process and system improvements, and other activities
• Understand customer needs and provides customer service to all customers.
• Uses available resources to resolve customer questions and needs professionally.
• Demonstrates a working knowledge of applicable K-C policies, procedures, related governmental laws and regulations and implement continuous improvements to same.
• Communicate ideas/concepts and potential issues and risks in an assertive manner.
• Reports to the MRO Procurement Manager

Dimensions:

Supports 4-5 MRO Category Managers who manage a total spend of $150MM.  

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Qualifications/Education/Experience Required:
• Bachelor’s degree required in supply chain, business, IT, computer science or related discipline or equivalent combination of training and experience.
• Two or more years of experience in the area of Procurement, or analytics and reporting is highly recommended.
• Excellent skills in organizing, controlling, thoroughness, analysis/troubleshooting, initiative, decision-making, flexibility, personal and organization sensitivity, oral and written communication.
• Knowledge and/or experience in the area of SAP processes preferred.
• Strong working knowledge and experience using Microsoft Excel (macros, formulas, pivot tables) and SAP Business Intelligences/Warehouse reporting tools and/or other reporting technologies.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (including SharePoint) and SAP working knowledge.
• Motivated individual who is detail oriented and possesses strong analytical and organizational skills.

  • Proven ability to exercise independent problem solving and decision making with a high degree of initiative and self-coordination.
    • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
    • Extensive knowledge of the organization and its business policies and procedures.

 

 

 

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people – nearly a quarter of the world’s population – trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work.  If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position. 

 

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

JOB: Procurement Consultant for MRO | WI

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Title:  Procurement Consultant for MRO

Job #160000CO, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI just south of Green Bay

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Team Lead for Indirect

Scope: spend ranges from $10-75 million

 

Position Purpose:

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

 

The Procurement Consultant is responsible for the timely and cost-effective strategic sourcing of complex goods and services in accordance with corporate policies and procedures. This position works closely with the business units, staff locations and mill sites regarding the application and integration of procurement philosophies and techniques to meet the needs of internal customer requirements from a category sourcing perspective within Contingent Labor.

 

Customers and Customer Expectations:

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

 

Customer Expectations:

  • Fully knowledgeable in the MRO Commodity
  • Provides MRO for all NA Mills and Staff. Develops robust strategies based on this knowledge.
  • Serve as a thought leader to the rest of the organization for the strategic sourcing of the category
  • Be available as a resource for global counterparts
  • Provide timely execution of earlier supplier selection into the product development cycle
  • Procure assigned services which provide the best overall value to KC.
  • Develop pricing agreements and systems contracts with suppliers.
  • Knowledgeable of market conditions for goods/services purchases.
  • Work in conjunction with business units and suppliers to identify continuous improvement opportunities as services are strategically sourced
  • Lead formal supplier performance management reviews, where applicable
  • Communication of category strategy and status to senior management to ensure alignment.
  • Manage through a commodity, service or inventory crisis

Scope:

The incumbent typically reports to a Director or a Manager within Procurement and is responsible for managing assigned commodities, suppliers, and purchases to meet customer needs.

Utilizing a structured sourcing process you will handle high dollar category sourcing and contract negotiations. In other cases, you will dissect the requirements communicated by the business and express the elements in familiar “category” terms so we can benefit from the value available in a competitive marketplace.

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

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

 

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

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:

 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or related discipline.
  • Continued updating and/or progress toward advanced degree or equivalent in area of technical expertise.
  • Normally 5 or more years of experience including mill and staff (5 in procurement preferred).
  • Operates with limited business direction.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and extensive experience in procurement of MRO or related commodity.

 

Relocation assistance is available.

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people – nearly a quarter of the world’s population – trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work.  If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

 

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

 

Procurement Consultant for Facilities Services | WI

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Title: Procurement Consultant for Facilities Services

Job #160000CS, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI just south of Green Bay

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Team Lead

Scope: North America; spend between $10-90 million

 

Position Purpose:

At Kimberly-Clark we spend hundreds of millions of dollars with suppliers every year. Our sourcing team ensures we have strong relationships with internal stakeholders and external business partners to develop and execute industry leading category sourcing strategies that drive value. The value created helps ensure that Kimberly-Clark can continue to invest in innovative new products and customer relationships.

 

The Procurement Consultant is responsible for the timely and cost-effective strategic sourcing of complex goods and services in accordance with corporate policies and procedures. This position works closely with the North American Facilities organization to develop strategies, maintain existing / create new strategic relationships, and drive incremental value through innovative negotiations and partnerships.

 

Customers:

Primary customers include Facilities Management personnel in Neenah, WI; Roswell GA; Dallas, TX, and all other staff and mill locations in the US and Canada.

Customer Expectations:

  • Fully knowledgeable in Facilities Management
  • Experience with Facilities suppliers – including but not limited to construction, furniture, security, electrical, and food services
  • Serve as a thought leader to the rest of the organization for the strategic sourcing of the category
  • Consulting resource for global counterparts
  • Procure assigned services which provide the best overall value to KC
  • Develop pricing agreements and contracts with suppliers
  • Knowledgeable of market conditions for goods/services purchases
  • Work in conjunction with business units and suppliers to identify continuous improvement opportunities as services are strategically sourced
  • Lead formal supplier performance management reviews, where applicable
  • Creation of category strategies in partnership with Facilities senior management
  • Issue management and resolution

Scope:

  • The incumbent typically reports to a Director or a Manager within Procurement and is responsible for managing assigned commodities, suppliers, and purchases to meet customer needs.
  • Utilizing a structured sourcing process you will handle high dollar category sourcing and contract negotiations. In other cases, you will dissect the requirements communicated by the business and express the elements in familiar “category” terms so we can benefit from the value available in a competitive marketplace.

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Develops a thorough strategic plan to drive value for their category based on an understanding of business unit needs, the supply market, spend baseline and evolution, 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.

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!

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 in business, facilities or related discipline
  • Normally 5 or more years’ experience ideally with 5 years procurement experience
  • 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 projects
  • Mentored new employees
  • Experience presenting complex ideas to management in a compelling and simplified manner
  • Ability to operate independently and as part of a broader team

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people – nearly a quarter of the world’s population – trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work.  If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

 

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

 

 

Procurement Consultant Marketing Services | WI

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Title:  Procurement Consultant Marketing Services

Job #160000CU, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Senior Manager

Scope: spend is $50-250 million

 

Position Purpose:

At Kimberly-Clark we spend hundreds of millions of dollars with suppliers every year. Our sourcing team ensures we have strong relationships with internal stakeholders and external business partners to develop and execute industry leading category sourcing strategies that drive value. The value created helps ensure that Kimberly-Clark can continue to invest in innovative new products and customer relationships.

The Procurement Consultant is responsible for the timely and cost-effective strategic sourcing of complex goods and services in accordance with corporate policies and procedures. This position works closely with the Marketing Research organization to develop strategies, maintain existing / create new strategic relationships, and drive incremental value through innovative negotiations and partnerships.

 

Customers and Customer Expectations:

Primary customers include marketing research, marketing analytics, behavioral science, syndicated data capabilities and other personnel involved in the implementation of business strategies where sourcing plays a role. Other customers may include various stakeholders throughout the Kimberly-Clark marketing organization.

 

Customer Expectations:

  • Fully knowledgeable in Marketing Research methodologies
  • Experience with Marketing Research suppliers
  • Serve as a thought leader to the rest of the organization for the strategic sourcing of the category
  • Consulting resource for global counterparts
  • Procure assigned services which provide the best overall value to KC
  • Develop pricing agreements and contracts with suppliers
  • Knowledgeable of market conditions for goods/services purchases
  • Work in conjunction with business units and suppliers to identify continuous improvement opportunities as services are strategically sourced
  • Lead formal supplier performance management reviews, where applicable
  • Creation of category strategies in partnership with Marketing Research senior management
  • Issue management and resolution

Scope:

The incumbent typically reports to a Director or a Manager within Procurement and is responsible for managing assigned commodities, suppliers, and purchases to meet customer needs.

Utilizing a structured sourcing process you will handle high dollar category sourcing and contract negotiations. In other cases, you will dissect the requirements communicated by the business and express the elements in familiar “category” terms so we can benefit from the value available in a competitive marketplace.

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Develops a thorough strategic plan to drive value for their category based on an understanding of business unit needs, the supply market, spend baseline and evolution, 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 and exceed value creation targets for managed categories.

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!

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:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or related discipline
  • Normally 5 or more years’ experience ideally with 5 years procurement experience
  • Have developed and carried out long term strategic plan in marketing research and Procurement related functions
  • 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 projects
  • Mentored new employees
  • Experience presenting complex ideas to management in a compelling and simplified manner
  • Ability to operate independently and as part of a broader team

 

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people – nearly a quarter of the world’s population – trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work.  If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

 

 

 

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

JOB:Procurement Senior Manager Corporate Services

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Title:  Procurement Senior Manager Corporate Services

Job #160000E8, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI just south of Green Bay

(live here – https://www.youtube.com/embed/ljQ6240Klvc)

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Team Lead Indirect Services

Team size to manage –> 4 to 7

Spend: $150-500 million

Provides relocation assistance.

Summary:

Responsible for the timely and cost-effective strategic sourcing of complex goods and services in accordance with corporate policies and procedures. This position works closely with the business units regarding the application and integration of procurement philosophies and techniques to meet the needs of internal customer requirements from a category sourcing perspective.

Scope/Categories
Lead a team of 4-7. Regional and/or global annual purchases across multiple business units. Value of purchases typically would be in the $150-$500M range. Categories managed by team may include IT, Professional Services, Legal, Marketing, Travel, Fleet, Facilities and other indirect services and supplies

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 and benchmarking.
• 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.
• Analyzes market and supply dynamics related to supplier proposals to develop a matrix of negotiation scenarios.
• Leads the development of risk analyses, assessments and mitigation plans for their category. Manage our supplier network for assigned commodities to provide sufficient materials and services to meet our highest short-range requirements, protect against temporary supply interruptions and provide for our long-range growth needs.
• Interacts with business units to develop, engage and lead supplier relationships for extracting the greatest value in cost, security of supply, risk management, sustainability and innovation.
• Use specific market analysis to predict behavior and supply risks to the organization. May provide market analysis to customers and advice to others within procurement.
• Forecast timely price and availability information on assigned commodities for the various consuming businesses.
• Lead a team of 4-7 Procurement professionals providing guidance, coaching and development.

 

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!

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 in business, engineering or related discipline.
10 or more years of business experience including experience in a major purchasing commodity group.
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the strategic management of a category(s) including the six step sourcing process.
• Experience coaching and mentoring others.
• Led and delivered on a multi-disciplined, multi-site, multi-region project.
• Experience in a cross-functional and/or business unit role in which category knowledge was gained.
• Project management/continuous improvement experience.
• Experience as a thought leader demonstrating ability to influence others.
• Category knowledge gained through experience in cross functional roles.
• Experience establishing resource networks and building relationships

 

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, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

 

JOB: Procurement Specialist with Kimberly-Clark | WI

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Title:  Procurement Specialist

Job #1600004L, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI just south of Green bay

Function: Procurement and Supply Chain

Reports to: Manager of Procurement

Scope/Categories
Regional and/or Global annual purchases across multiple business units. Value of purchases typically would be $25 – $100M.

Category: Contract Packaging (CoPack, POP Displays , and other direct materials and services

 

Responsible for leading North American commodity sourcing for assigned categories in support of KCNA and KCP to meet/ exceed business and customer requirements. Leads the supplier selection, development, and overall supplier management processes including managing the entire contract life cycle from request for proposal (RFP) to supplier exit utilizing a structured strategic sourcing process.

Key Accountabilities
• Work with business and customers to develop and implement strategic plans that drive value for the category based on an understanding of business unit and customer needs, the supply market, spend baseline and evolution, and benchmarking.
• Research, select, develop and maintain adequate sources of supply to ensure that the requirements of the category are met.
• Balance strategy development with the tactical execution necessary to execute cost reduction and other value creation projects/ initiatives.
• Develop and execute strategic, global, multi-year plans in co-ordination with Global Commodity Manager.
• Analyze and execute various strategic sourcing levers that can be utilized to reduce Total Cost of Ownership and Total Landed Cost for the assigned commodity utilizing appropriate financial models.
• Achieve value creation targets.

 

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!

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.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in business, supply chain, engineering or related discipline
3 or more years of relevant experience in Planning, Procurement, Mill/ Plant, Product Supply, R&E or related experience. Experience related to Contract Packaging/ Displays a definite plus.
• Experience conducting analyses and developing and implementing recommendations/ action plans based on those analyses.
• Effective communication/ presentation skills.
• Successful application of problem-solving methodology and innovative solution development.

Desirable Qualifications and experience:
• Experience with processes related to Contract Packaging and Displays
• Strategic planning skills with ability to develop cost effective and innovative sources of supply
• Outstanding quantitative and data analysis skills
• Strong project management and process improvement skills
• Excellent negotiation, interpersonal, and leadership skills
• Change agent with ability to influence at all levels of the organization
• Problem solving experience in reducing total costs and improving processes
• Experience participating on or leading cross-functional teams working on Strategic Sourcing activities such as RFQ’s, Supplier Selection, Supplier Relationship Management, and Risk Assessment.
• Six Sigma and Lean training
Purchasing system experience (e.g. Ariba, SAP, Oracle)

 

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people – nearly a quarter of the world’s population – trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work.  If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

 

 

JOB:Indirect Services Procurement Specialist | WI

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Title: Indirect Services Procurement Specialist   

Job #1500030T  Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI just south of Green Bay

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Sr. Manager of Indirect Procurement

Direct reports: none

Abbreviated

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

The Associate Procurement Specialist is responsible for supporting the strategic sourcing of services for the Clinical Affairs Group, Research and Engineering, and Real Estate. The incumbent works to engage stakeholders and develop strategies to achieve cost savings, working capital, and business financial goals. In addition, the incumbent will own and lead the strategic sourcing of other corporate services that are smaller in scope. The incumbent will lead the supplier selection, development, and overall supplier management, including managing the entire contract life cycle from Request for Proposal to supplier exit utilizing a structured strategic sourcing process. This position works closely with the Business Unit Marketing stakeholders and other functions regarding the application and integration of procurement philosophies and techniques to meet the needs of internal customer requirements from a category sourcing perspective.

Customers and Customer Expectations

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

Customer Expectations:
• Knowledgeable in their commodity or service. Develops robust strategies based on this knowledge.
• Develop thought leadership for the strategic sourcing of the categories for which they are responsible.
• Develop pricing agreements and contracts with suppliers.
• Knowledgeable of market conditions for service purchases.
• Work in conjunction with functions, business units and suppliers to identify services to be strategically sourced
• Lead formal supplier performance management reviews, where applicable
• Communication of category strategy and status to senior management to ensure alignment.

Scope 

Utilizing a structured strategic sourcing process you will:
• Work with internal customers to develop sourcing strategies for specific purchases or commodities which will best meet business needs at lowest sustainable costs
• Identify, evaluate, and select suppliers which best meet business needs.
• Solicit, evaluate, negotiate, and award contracts for specific purchases (complex technical, commercial, and/or financial aspects) as well as administer contracts as required
• Analyze Supply Base, reduce Risk, assess and optimize Total Cost
Dimensions:
Regional and/or Global annual purchases across multiple business units.
Value of purchases typically would be in the $50-$100 million range.

Principal Accountabilities:

Develops a thorough strategic plan to drive value for their category based on an understanding of business unit needs, the supply market, spend baseline and evolution and benchmarking. Effectively document, communicate and gain buy-in for the strategy.

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.

Ability to successfully reach business objectives through supplier negotiations. Analyzes market and supply dynamics related to supplier proposals to develop a matrix of negotiation scenarios. Engages business leaders to align on acceptable negotiation outcomes. Develops counterarguments, opening positions, and plan for executing negotiations.

Leads the development of risk analyses, assessments and mitigation plans for their category. Manage our supplier network for assigned commodities to provide sufficient services to meet our highest short-range requirements, protect against temporary service interruptions and provide for our long-range growth needs. Develop and execute a plan to quickly and effectively manage a service interruption.

Interacts with business units to develop, engage and lead supplier relationships for extracting the greatest value in cost, security of service, risk management, sustainability and innovation. Manage the ongoing performance of our suppliers including objective setting and supplier evaluations where warranted.

Comprehend and provide constructive input on legal contract documents related to purchasing terms, conditions, indemnification, intellectual property ownership, etc.

Knowledgeable about the markets and how they affect price, availability, or supply chain logistics. Will use specific market analysis to predict behavior and service risks to the organization. Will adjust strategy to minimize effect of market change. May provide market analysis to customers and advice to others within procurement.

Forecast timely price and availability information on assigned commodities for the various consuming businesses and communicate this information to appropriate personnel in the company so it is properly integrated into business strategy and decision-making.

Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of corporate policies and procedures, as well as related governmental laws and regulations to ensure purchasing activities are conducted within the parameters of each.

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.

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or related discipline
• 2 or more years’ of experience in procurement

Preferred Qualifications:
• Procurement experience in Indirect Services

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.

 

 

 

Kimberly-Clark hiring Capital Procurement Project Manager | GA

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Title: Capital Procurement – Project Manager  

Job # 1500021N, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Roswell GA just north of Atlanta

Function: Procurement, NA

Reports to: Sr. Manager

Direct reports: none

Product Line: Global Nonwovens

Scope: spend range is $30-70 million

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

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

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience working in GNW is strongly preferred

 

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, nearly a quarter of the world’s population trust K-C’s brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No. 1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries.  With a 143-year history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and putting them in the right jobs so that they can do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

 

 

 

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position

 

 

 

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.