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JOB:R&E Director, Global Nonwovens

Title: R&E Director, Global Nonwovens

Job #765178, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

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Location: Roswell GA

Function: R&E

Reports to: VP Global Nonwovens

Scope- Front End Innovation and Pilot facilities

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

Role Purpose/Scope

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

Primary Responsibilities

Innovation

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

Customer Confidence

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

Supply Chain

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

Organizational Capability

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

Principal Accountabilities:

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

Qualifications/Education/Experience Required:

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:

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

 

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

 

 

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JOB: R&E Technical Director, Global Nonwovens | GA

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Title: Research and Engineering Technical Director, Global Nonwovens

Job #160000ZH, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Roswell GA just north of Atlanta

Function: R&E

Reports to: VP of Global Nonwovens (GNW)

Summary:

Global Nonwovens (GNW) has an opening for an R&E Technical Director to provide technical leadership, strategic direction, and program execution in wide ranging nonwoven technologies to support K-C’s business strategies, innovation & growth plans, and cost transformation. This R&E Technical Director role within Global Nonwovens will have a breadth of technical leadership responsibilities including the guidance of technical programs in support of materials science, process development of new and existing nonwoven technologies, and intellectual asset management for technology adoption across all K-C’s businesses, brands and regions. This position will interface with colleagues across GNW as well as global partners in KCNA, KCI, KCP, CR&E and external partners in academia, government, industry, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Role Purpose/Scope

Provide technical leadership, expertise, and strategic vision by influencing the application of nonwovens technology within the corporation, encouraging the acquisition or development of new technologies, and by identifying/conceiving and driving development of innovative and novel nonwovens substrates and/or technologies that have the potential to add substantial competitive advantage for current product forms.

Primary Responsibilities

Innovation

  • Drive and execute overall technology strategy working in partnership with GNW leadership and BU stakeholders to enable:
    • Material and process migration plans aligned with BU product migration plans
    • Inform sustainable GNW asset strategy
  • Seek and establish connections between various internal and external technical developments to create and drive new and more disruptive innovation opportunities
  • Set the standard for protection of technologies, processes, materials, and products through appropriate use of patents and trade secrets. Engage with legal and licensing teams to establish technology partnerships, JDAs, and licensing opportunities that can drive innovation and/or generate revenue
  • Bring an innovation mindset to research & development in GNW

Customer Confidence

  • Understand high priority/high opportunity business needs across the sectors and translate into high impact nonwoven related technology programs to drive top line and margin growth
  • Build connections between GNW technology projects and business opportunities to drive greater alignment and accelerated execution & learning.
  • Uncover/anticipate unmet business needs that may drive new GNW technology development programs
  • Lead complex science and technology development projects which may span the range from conception through initial stages of commercialization with Business Unit (BU) partners.
  • Build strong relationships with other KC Technical Directors and influence/partner on overall KC technical strategy

 

Supply Chain

  • Partner with GNW (Product Supply, Capital Engineering, Strategy) and BU’s to ensure the GNW global asset base delivers sustainable competitive advantage
  • Drive collaboration and innovation across GNW in order to deliver breakthrough technologies for K-C’s businesses.
  • Work in concert with GPO to vet out technical and innovation capabilities of strategic suppliers.

Organizational Capability

  • Provide technical and strategic guidance to Nonwoven Technology Platform Teams and ensures yearly updates of technology platform strategies
  • Proactively identifies and grows the next generation of Technical Leaders by identifying career development opportunities that provide exposure across the organization and growth of skills.
  • Provide technical and strategic input/influence to project gate and portfolio decisions and advise project/program leaders to be more effective in execution and delivery of results, seeking out “red’ projects and leaning in to understand and advise corrective actions
  • Set high standards for self and entire R&E organization for scientific excellence in the pursuit of project objectives for business success.
  • Foster an environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their contributions to achieve business results. Consistent role modeling, growth and coaching of One K-C Behaviors.
  • Lead by example in Safety and LEAN/Continuous Improvement

 

Candidates should have extensive scientific/engineering experiences and notable accomplishments across technologies important to GNW with the ability to help set strategic direction for the department as well as create and drive major, complex science and technology initiatives. The successful candidate will be an accomplished leader with the ability to work at the front end of science and technology development, but just as importantly will have a demonstrated ability to drive and implement technical projects towards commercial realization through strong collaborative interaction with diverse business functions.
A strong track record in creating technology programs while working with external technology partners is crucial including universities, suppliers, government laboratories, and industry consortiums. Mentoring and coaching junior scientists and influencing management are also key skills for this R&E Technical Director role. Candidate needs to be a “leader of leaders” with the ability to provide project work direction to senior technical employees. 

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Required Qualifications:

  • Candidates must possess an advanced degree in a major scientific or engineering discipline from an accredited college or university.
  • Broad and deep knowledge of nonwoven technologies and minimum of 15 years of experience in application of nonwoven materials, processes, raw materials and BU product applications
  • Knowledge of BU converting processes and practices
  • A demonstrated ability to identify and solve complex problems which require significant personal technical expertise, team leadership, collaboration with other scientific disciplines and BU’s, as well as identification and management of external partnerships.
  • A demonstrated ability to collaborate and influence in a global setting across multiple technical groups and BU functions such as R&E, Marketing, Product Supply and Procurement.
  • Strong ability to function as a mentor for junior scientists, acting as a role model in the application of the scientific method to solve problems of importance for KC. Proactively teaches how to solve technical problems using advanced scientific principles, consumer knowledge, and use of standard business processes.
  • An extensive demonstrated track record of documenting results in internal publications, using external publications to achieve business objectives, and protecting inventions through patent filings and other forms of intellectual asset management.
  • Demonstrated continuous personal improvement in scientific and leadership skills through attending classes, conferences, industry consortiums, university forums, and other forms of scientific growth.

Other Desired Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in materials science, engineering, chemistry, or a closely related field with an emphasis in advanced research or equivalent demonstrated project experiences.
  • Company-wide recognition of scientific excellence and broad network influence to attract leading internal & external technology partners to help solve complex problems.
  • Significant experience with analysis tools and computer programs for statistical analysis and design of experiments.

 

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.

 

JOB: Emerging Technology Senior Lead | IoT | CA

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Title: Emerging Technology Senior Lead

Job # 150002IO, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: San Francisco CA area

Function: IT Services

Reports to: Director IT Innovation

Direct reports: none

Product Line: emerging technology for new products and services

The Emerging Technology Senior Leadwill provide emerging technology expertise, depth, mentoring, and leadership within the ITS innovation program. He/she will demonstrate information technology leadership by influencing and driving the investment of new technology innovation, developing new, emerging technology use cases applicable to Kimberly-Clark businesses, and leading proofs-of-concept to test hypotheses aligned to a business strategy. A Senior Technology Research Specialist is able to effectively combine emerging technologies with business needs, and clearly articulate and measure the results while applying business acumen.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter expert with the ability to work at the front end of information technology development, but just as importantly will have a demonstrated ability to drive and implement projects towards commercial realization through strong collaborative interaction with diverse teams. He/she will proactively grow and manage an internal and external network of technology partners enabling early access and visibility to new capabilities, potential partnerships, and the opportunity to influence vendor capability roadmaps.

A significant skill for the Senior Lead is mentoring and teaching other IT professionals to build talent and a pipeline of skilled and knowledgeable personnel within key roles empowered and expected to drive and influence business strategy with technology. Influencing management at all levels to drive alignment and impact are also key skills for this role. The incumbent provides project work direction to senior technical professionals, internally and externally, to deliver new innovation proofs-of-concept and consults to solve difficult business and technology challenges.

This role requires significant collaboration with ITS leaders and strategic business partners needing technology insights, business unit / innovation leaders, as well as internal and external technology experts. It includes gaining senior leader sponsorship for emerging technology proofs-of-concept. A Senior Technology Research specialist must provide thought leadership and effectively communicate and influence senior management / stakeholders on new business opportunities enabled by technology to stay competitive in a digital world.

Primary Responsibilities:
Maintains up-to-date knowledge of emerging technology trends and developments over a broad range of information and communications technologies. Monitors outcomes of research work, seeking to identify where technology might be deployed in order to deliver business improvements and competitive advantage. Track a broad range of emerging technologies to determine their maturity and applicability to the K-C business needs and technology strategy.
• Leverages technical depth in emerging information technology to create and communicate research artifacts designed to educate and/or influence the target audience at varying levels of the organization. Proactively mentors and coaches junior technology resources bringing new opportunities to the table that provide growth and new exposure across the organization.
• Develops emerging technology use cases aligned to business problems, opportunities, and strategy. Delivers compelling communication to clearly articulate the business opportunity enabled through technology to educate and gain stakeholder buy-in for emerging technology exploration or proofs-of-concept.
• Drives the growth of the innovation network and ecosystem through vendor, academic institution, peer company, etc. engagement to quickly advance learning and understanding of emerging technologies as well as identify partnerships for exploratory work. Must be comfortable with autonomy to pursue and explore technologies and vendors aligned to a strategy.
• Establish, build, and maintain relationships with new and existing technology partners to gain knowledge and insight into their product / service offerings now and in the future. Must establish a strong rapport with vendors, and display the confidence and ability to influence vendor product / service roadmaps and go-to-market strategies leveraging Kimberly-Clark business agendas, use cases, and ideas that potentially deliver benefit to both parties.
• Determines the appropriate partners(s) to participate in new technology innovation proofs-of-concept to deliver assessing various factors such a readiness, speed, cost, etc.
• Leads the investigation and delivery of technology innovation proofs-of-concept. Selects or heavily influences partner selection for delivery and manages the partner relationship(s) throughout. Defines the initial approach and scope and is a key contributor and/or provides work direction to other technical resources. Guidance may span from a new concept through several innovation stages gates. Strives to deliver results that identify breakthrough technologies that advance business capabilities to win in the market.
• Provides protection to technologies, processes, and products through appropriate use of patents and trade secrets.
• Drives and executes team / department strategy working in partnership with various teams and organizations including ITS, Corporate Research & Engineering leadership, and business unit stakeholders.
• Comfortable in a thought leadership position to introduce new concepts that challenge traditional views in order to drive new value.
• Drives collaboration and innovation across teams and departments in order to deliver breakthrough technologies for K-C’s businesses.
• Keeps senior management up-to-date on technology trends and developments, and advises them on commercial implications and associated business opportunities. This includes the CIO and other ITS senior leaders (VPs, Senior Directors), Business Innovation VPs, and Business Unit senior leaders. Advises and briefs other staff as appropriate. Ensures communication of project plans and results to partners, customers, and other team members.
• Participates in various innovation workshops either as a participant contributing new ideas and thought leadership or as an expert and educator in emerging technologies. Stimulates the creation of ideas among colleagues and staff. Works with business strategists and innovators to help them understand the opportunities that technology can provide.
• Has confidence in working in a matrix organization, influencing without having direct decision-making power and drive success by uniting diverse IT teams.
• Comfortable in having autonomy in technology research and partner engagements, demonstrating results through partnerships or successful influence of vendor capabilities.
• Excellent communication and presentation skills, capable of catering a message appropriately for a given audience as well as applying business acumen to technology opportunities.  

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.

Basic Qualifications: 
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Research with equivalent experience
10+ years of progressive work experience in IT related fields, research and/or consulting experience.
• A history of demonstrated business success; leading the integration and use of technology and/or strategy throughout a company, analyzing technology trends, and implementing innovative, technology-based solutions, designing and executing strategic sessions, scoping, planning, and leading the execution of innovation projects.
• Strong skills and experience with:
o Effectively communicating emerging technologies into innovative business scenarios

o Leveraging innovation delivery frameworks designed to rapidly test and assess value / results
o Building, managing, influencing, and leveraging external networks and vendor relationships
• Proven business acumen; researching trends, consumer insights, technology integration
• A demonstrated ability to identify and solve complex problems which require significant personal technical expertise, team leadership, collaboration with other disciplines and business units, as well as identification and management of external partnerships.
• Proven ability to lead small, agile teams to rapidly test and assess learnings for decision making in innovation
• Proven ability to collaborate

  • Proven ability to collaborate and influence successfully across a large, global company across multiple groups and functions, as well as with external parties by: building trust, making decisions, winning consistently, thinking customer, continuously improvement, and building talent
    • Ability to work in a virtual team which may work across distance (remote), cultures and time zones, in a matrix with multiple reporting lines, and may extend outside the K-C organization including suppliers, partners and customers.
    • Excellent ability to function as a mentor, acting as a role model in new technology identification, research, and leadership. Proactively teaches how to solve technical problems using technology, industry, consumer, and business knowledge. Leads by example by making use of sound technical skills visible to others.
  • An extensive demonstrated track record of documenting research in internal publications with proven ability or knowledge of protecting inventions through patent filings and other forms of intellectual property.
    • International experience with working knowledge of languages where K-C has large operations will be considered a plus.

 

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.

 

IT Sr. Manager – Corporate Innovation Business Partner

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Title:  IT Sr. Manager – Corporate Innovation/R&D Business Partner

Job #150002JD, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Chicago IL or Neenah WI

Function: IT Services

Reports to: VP ITS

The IT Sr. Manager – Corporate Innovation/R&D Business Partner is responsible for driving IT technology and solutions for K-C’s R&D and Innovation teams. As consumers adopt the digital lifestyle, our products and services we deliver also need to keep in pace with that. This role will be a key enabler in helping our R&D and Innovation teams as they develop products and solutions to meet our future consumer needs. The role will be accountable for not only providing digital thought leadership, but will also be responsible for bringing these concepts to life using a service delivery mind set.

Essential Functions:
• Help drive the IT strategic plan for the R&D organization to support their key business imperatives
• Enable IT service delivery via a portfolio of applications for the R&D and Corporate Innovation team
• Introduce and incubate key technology components that help drive innovation within the K-C R&D process
• Partner with the Corporate Innovation Team to bring to life new business models at startup costs and start up speed
• Partner with Digital Lab on a global basis to establish a network of startups and enable the scouting and selection of new technology to enable our business to drive revenue
• Abstract thinking: Is able to understand abstract concepts and enable the development of a plan to achieve it
• Has a track record of working on new and innovative concepts and ideas.

  • Is able to bring abstracts concepts and tie them to measurable business outcomes
    • Has a problem solving mind-set and is able to think about problems outside of IT domain.
    • Is able to develop control points to manage the different projects underway within the organization.
  • Ability to demonstrate independence, self-sufficiency, and self-government.
  • Has defined authority and responsibility for a significant area of work, including technical, financial and quality aspects.
  • Establishes organizational objectives and delegates responsibilities. Is accountable for actions and decisions taken by self and subordinates.
  • Is able to influences ideas that meet business objectives.
  • Establish influential relationships with internal and external customers/suppliers/partners/ vendor. Skills include inspire, impact, encourage, gain buy-in, guide using authority, control, and pressure appropriately.
    • Performs highly complex work activities covering technical, financial and quality aspects. Leads major global implementation or FOAK projects with high degrees of complexity and tenacity.
  • Contributes to the formulation and implementation of IT strategy.
  • Creatively applies a wide range of technical and/or management principles.
    • Absorbs complex technical information and communicates effectively at all levels to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Assesses and evaluates risk.
  • Understands the implications of new technologies.
  • Has a broad understanding of all aspects of IT and deep understanding of own specialism(s).
  • Understands and communicates the role and impact of IT in the employing organization and promotes compliance with relevant legislation.
  • Takes the initiative to keep both own and subordinates’ skills up to date and to maintain an awareness of developments in the IT industry.

 

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Masters/MBA preferred)
    8+ years of experience of working in any of these areas: startups, consulting organizations supporting R&D groups, enterprise architecture teams and corporate innovation teams
    • Breath of experience in web/mobile application development, project mgmt., infrastructure solutions
    • Possess strong leadership skills and exhibit creative thinking to be able to come up with inventive solutions to solve business challenges
    • Self-motivated to keep up with industry trends and disseminating information across the organization
    • Experience in bringing diverse teams consisting of employees, vendors, and consultants with both onshore and offshore resources
    • Cultivates networking opportunities within the organization
    • Verbal and written fluency in English is mandatory
    • Ability to work in a virtual team which may work across distance (remote), cultures and time zones, in a matrix with multiple reporting lines, and may extend outside the K-C organization including suppliers, partners and customers.Travel may include up to 40%.

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: HR Business Partner | WI | F500 firm

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Job #150002C7, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI just south of Green Bay

Function: Human Resources

Reports to: Director of HR

Scope: R&E and Innovation teams of about 250 FTEs

Summary: This position provides leadership and functional HR generalist support to senior leaders in the Corporate R&E and Corporate Innovation organization

Roles and Responsibilities
• Provide HR generalist support to senior leaders (Director and VP level) and their teams
• Lead and fully execute key K-C HR strategies and initiatives across customer groups
• Work with team leads to assess, create and implement innovative solutions to achieve business goals and objectives across all K-C geographies
• Understand and identify organization issues, develop solutions and implement action plans
• Review and analyze people metrics and data to identify trends and recommend solutions to improve workforce planning, performance, retention, and engagement
• Provide management coaching to build leadership capabilities
• Partner with leaders on organizational design, effectiveness and workforce planning
• Partner with global HR teams and key stakeholders to successfully implement business unit initiatives
• Partner with HR Centers of Excellence (Talent Management, Diversity & Inclusion, Compensation, Organization Effectiveness) to achieve business results
• Design and execute staffing strategies for exempt hiring needs (including niche marketing and campus recruiting)

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.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree required with Masters or MBA in Human Resource field preferred
• Minimum 5- 7 years Human Resources Generalist experience
• Experience working in highly matrixed organizations
• Demonstrated success leading organizational change
• Strong business acumen with a demonstrated ability to develop and align HR initiatives to accelerate achievement of strategic business objectives
• Strong understanding of industry HR best practices
• A track record of success in developing team leaders and teams.
• Strong leadership skills and the ability to influence the decision making process

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.

 

Hiring Asst. General Counsel – IP | WI

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Title: Assistant General Counsel – IP Center of Excellence

Company: Kimberly-Clark Corporation, job #150001EV

Location: Neenah WI

Function: Legal

Reports to: VP Deputy GC

We seek an Assistant General Counsel to join our Legal Department in our Neenah, Wisconsin offices to support our global innovation teams, part of our Global Brands and Innovation organization.

Position Purpose:  The Assistant General Counsel position will provide strategic direction on our innovation patent portfolio and help develop, maintain and enforce intellectual property rights globally as well as provide general legal support on related matters arising in daily operations.  The Assistant General Counsel will work with the global marketing and innovation teams in the development of appropriate patent protection for all innovation projects to accomplish business and strategic initiatives, and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

 

Principal Responsibilities:

 

  • Lead and personally handle all aspects of innovation management for K-C’s global innovation initiatives, including crafting and implementing strategies reflecting business objectives, patent and other business development opportunities, critical risk analysis and recommended solutions.

 

  • Provide general business, patent and other legal support to the innovation teams as they work with third parties, and seek to develop and launch new or improved materials and products.

 

  • Prepare and negotiate agreements and other documents to support business transactions and the development and/or utilization of intellectual assets.

 

  • Manage the applicable patent portfolio, prepare and file patent applications and conduct patent prosecution to protect K-C’s investments in innovation.

 

  • Provide freedom to operate, ownership, infringement and validity opinions as necessary in support of commercialization efforts as well as for patent litigation and licensing opportunities.

 

  • Provide training and processes designed to enhance the management of K-C’s innovation initiatives as well as drive and promote a comprehensive and effective compliance and ethics culture.

 

  • Partner with the innovation teams by inspiring confidence and trust, making practical recommendations to business partners that strike the appropriate risk/reward balance, and being accountable for delivering business results.

 

  • Communicate fully in an open and candid manner with superiors, peers, subordinates and others who have a need to know.

 

  • Assist in setting the Legal Department’s strategy, identifying breakthrough initiatives and driving change to improve the way we work and the value we add to the business.

 

  • 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 business results.

 

 

Business Partners and Expectations:  Business partners are located both in and outside of the U.S. and will include a highly diverse group of individuals such as corporate officers and other top ranking business officers, research & engineering personnel, marketing teams  as well as other personnel in business or staff  groups and in the Legal Department.  Expectations include consistently providing balanced, reasonable advice and recommendations on achieving short and long term objectives in conformity with applicable laws and regulations, including an assessment of the critical legal risks involved, and accountability for delivering business results.

 

Expectations also include representing the Corporation’s interests to outside parties and governmental agencies in an effective, articulate and influential manner.

 

Scope:  The position reports to the Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Intellectual Property Global Brands and Innovation and requires an in-depth knowledge of the law and relevant legal concepts and the ability to analyze legal issues and develop practical solutions to problems. The position requires the ability to gain the trust and confidence of business partners and other legal team members such that the advice and recommendations are readily accepted and effectively implemented. The position typically functions with little or no work direction and requires independent judgment concerning when and to what extent to secure guidance or assistance from others with the Legal Department or within the Corporation.

 

The position may provide supervision and work direction to administrative staff or paralegals.

Interested? Sending your resume can jump-start our process to – Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com.

Qualifications/Education/Experience Required:  The position requires:

 

  • A Juris Doctor degree or its non-U.S. equivalent, and a license to practice in at least one state plus USPTO Registration
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to independently advise entrepreneurial business teams through a variety of matters while managing a robust patent portfolio in either a law firm or corporate department
  • The ability to deal with complex legal and business issues on all subjects impacting the operation of the business.

 

 

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 150 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 a 135-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.

 

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 seeks Director of Family Care R&E

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Title:   Director of Family Care R&E, Category Insights and Commercialization

Company: Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Location: Neenah WI

Function: R&E

Reports to: VP R&E

Product Line: Family Care products

Scope: global

 

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 150 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 a 135-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.

SUMMARY OF POSITION: (Mission)

Lead the North America Front End Innovation and Development & Commercialization Research and Engineering team to develop, prioritize and transform Insights for all Family Care Categories (Intimate Care, Household Care and Hands & Face) into innovative user/shopper solutions and commercialize these solutions in the marketplace.

This role has the responsibility to develop a prioritized portfolio of solutions for the three Family Care Categories by gaining consumer insights, developing concepts, and commercializing products well aligned with our technology capabilities and in close collaboration with Marketing and other cross-functional partners.

Ongoing management of technical resources in partnership with the Technology Development, Packaging, Legal, Global Consumer Teams, Product Supply and the Business Team to meet cost, productivity and brand equity objectives of commercialized solutions is required.

This position must also lead the establishment of mid- & long-term Innovation Pathways for the three categories and the associated Technology Development Pathways.  In addition, collaboration and strategic program direction is provided to other R&E organizations such as:  Corporate R&E, Packaging, Innovation Design, and the Global Sector Teams.

 

ORGANIZATION: People Responsibilities/ reporting line/partnerships

The incumbent reports to the VP Family Care R&E.

Direct reports include: Front End Innovation and Development & Commercialization Managers (four in total), Innovation Strategy Technical Leaders (one per each Category)

Collaborates with: Family Care R&E Leadership, Category Leadership teams, Corporate R&E, Mill Management, Project Management Teams, Human Resources, Legal, Regulatory and KC Senior Leadership.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure the identification and effective execution of Innovation/Insights, Development and Commercialization to deliver business plans for all three Family Care Categories
  • Working with sector and category leadership, set investment strategies for R&E efforts for the different categories
  • Maintain accountability for delivering P/L expectations
  • Deploy internal R&E resources to deliver short- and long-term business results and define technology development plans
  • Define long-term vision product and associated multi-year Innovation Pathways and technology migration plans
  • Manage people and financial resources effectively to deliver KCNA Family Care business plans
  • Ensure the appropriate and effective protection for proprietary information
  • Support the implementation of business practices within the R&E organization including IMF, LEAN, Portfolio Management and resource management
  • Ensure all work complies with corporate safety, regulatory, product safety and sustainability requirements.
  • Support customer facing initiatives to optimize business results
  • Manage talent to consistently improve R&E capabilities

 

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 Kimberly-Clark’s business needs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree with equivalent work experience
  • The incumbent must have previous successful high level R&D management experience, proven leadership skills, ability to delegate responsibility and authority, and vision with perspective to provide direction for continual product and technology developments
  • Extensive and broad managerial experience in a research, engineering, manufacturing or other technical function with demonstrated results and strength in leadership.
  • Generally 15+ years of experience in increasingly broader technical or operational roles with demonstrated track record of achievement and growth in leadership.
·         Technical knowledge of the relevant sector  manufacturing processes and  products

·         Close working relationships with Business Teams, Marketing, Legal and Manufacturing functions

·         Excellent communicator/relationship builder

·         Strong skills and experience with diagnosing and resolving complex problems and opportunities

·         Able to make tough, informed decisions quickly to keep performance on track with the ability to navigate in ambiguous circumstances

·         Demonstrated contagious positive energy to promote employee engagement and drive results

·         Strong and demonstrated capabilities to provide strategic plans and thought leadership for the sector and function

·         Experience within sector in technical or operations leadership role preferred

·         Proven project leadership skills

·         Ability to work effectively in Matrix organization and drive strategic collaboration across businesses and functions

·         Ability to work with multiple diverse cultures

·         Travel 30% of the time

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Master’s Degree

 

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, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Kimberly-Clark hiring KCP Global Sector R&E Leader | GA

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Title:   KCP Global Sector R&E Leader

Company: Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Location: Roswell GA

Function: R&E

Reports to: VP of KCP

Product Line: http://www.kcprofessional.com/home

Scope: Global

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 150 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 a 135-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.
Purpose of the Role: 

Leader of leaders accountable for translating segment insights to develop and execute strategic product innovation, solution innovation & technology plan that contributes to meet/exceeds SBP targets.

Key Accountabilities and Business Priorities:

Role Accountabilities:

  • Define product  and solution technology innovation strategy, based on overall business strategy, target segment needs, technology capabilities and regional business needs.
  • Partner with Target Segments and Regional Leadership to create confidence for the future by growing overall project portfolio value and  launch to market innovation that meet/exceeds SBP targets
  • Maintain up to date technology understanding in relevant areas and develop and maintain technology road maps, in collaboration with CR&E and external partners
  • Partner with Regional R&E leaders  to identify and actively manage overall portfolio of projects for Global KCP
  • Build  and share best practices for innovation processes around the globe
  • Execute product  and solution technology innovation strategy creating new revenue streams, in partnership with;
  • With other key decision makers and stakeholders to make Portfolio  and Gate decisions
  • As decided, appropriately resource and drive project teams to execute projects through IMF to commercialization or cancellation
  • Utilize the business model canvas in conjunction with the IMF process.
  • Build overall technical capability and understanding of specific target markets
  • Manage mix of internal development  and open innovation
  • Identify and drive investment on capability acquisition/development
  • Build talent pipeline required to deliver SBP goals

Business Priorities:

  • Building the future
  • Build  overall product and solution innovation portfolio value and deliver non-revenue innovation commercialization commitments
  • Partner with Regional teams to deliver/exceed 1 yr. and 3 yr. NSV and other innovation Metrics/Targets for new innovation  (IFR metric)
  • Continuously improve in building overall innovation capabilities
  • Meeting today’s need
  • Deliver on annual Growth Agenda commitments and actions
  • Support regional commercialization initiatives of global innovation with on time  and flawless execution

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 Kimberly-Clark’s business needs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree, Preferably in science or engineering,
  • Generally 15+ years experience in increasingly broader technical or operational roles with demonstrated track record of achievement and growth in leadership.
  • In-depth experience in R&E (product or technology development) across the globe, including Open Innovation and external partnerships.
  • Broad business acumen and experience.
  • An orientation to solve for end user points of pain.
  • Ability to translate between Manufacturing, Marketing and Sales environments.
  • Ability to travel to include internationally up to 25% (a week at a time)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in leadership of large organization with significant functional or business responsibility

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, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

 

Innovation Lab Portfolio Lead for Digital Marketing

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Title:    Lab Scout – Innovation Lab Portfolio Lead | Marketing

Job #140001KO , Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Chicago IL

Function: Digital Marketing

Reports to: Digital Team Lead

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.
Role Summary:

The Lab Leader is responsible for driving the front-end process of the Digital Innovation Lab. This includes the project initiation and briefing process as well as the idea scouting and evaluation process and portfolio management of lab projects.

Project Initiation

  • Work with lab leadership to “define the what” and develop the briefs that will drive the lab’s idea scouting activities.
  • Work closely with the Lab Governing Board and KC sector/brand leaders to build support and understanding of the Lab’s vision, mission and progress.

Idea Scouting & Evaluation

  • Be the “face” of the lab driving all networking and outreach activities to the outside technology world and start-up community
  • Partner with external thought leaders, organizations, and innovators to set and advance the lab’s learning agenda
  • Manager the idea scouting process, building an operating plan of activities, hosting innovation events, digital accelerators & incubators
  • Manage the idea evaluation process hosting Monthly Discovery Days with Lab Leaders and quarterly reviews with the Lab Governing Board

Portfolio Management

  • Own the portfolio management process of the Lab, ensuring Lab projects tightly align with KC strategic priorities and sector/business needs
  • The process includes building brand and stakeholder relationships to understand business opportunities and growth areas and using that to drive the idea curation and qualification process with both an internal and external community

Interested? You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information on job # 140001KO .   Sending your resume can allow a more intelligent discussion between your career goals and what Kimberly-Clark needs. 

Required Skills

  • Experience managing and driving innovation projects or experience in working in a lab environment
  • Strong understanding of brand/business strategy complimented by deep marketing & creative technology skills as well as a creative mindset
  • Experience building components within MT landscape specifically around mobile, devices, data, media, content, eCommerce & retail innovation
  • Skilled at managing stakeholders, clients (internal & external) and presenting business cases for new ideas and initiatives
  • Past experience working either within or with digital agencies, creative teams and technology partners
  • Experience with Social Media/Mobile, Paid, Earned & Owned media platforms & technologies | Data Analytics –Strategies, technologies, & reporting
  • Excellent relationship management skills (collaboration, facilitation, communication) and the ability to engage business team members

 

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

 

Kimberly-Clark looking for a GM – Pain Management | Medical Device | GA

Title: General Manager, Global Interventional Pain

Job #14581

Location: Roswell GA (http://bit.ly/Roswell-Green)

Function: Healthcare, Sales

Reports to: Vice President, Medical Devices

 

Abbreviated description.

 

Every day, 1.3 billion people trust Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB) products and the solutions they provide to make their lives better. With well-known family care and personal care brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Andrex, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Poise and Depend, we hold the No. 1 or No. 2 share position globally in more than 80 countries. As part of their healing mission, caregivers around the world rely on Kimberly-Clark to deliver clinical solutions and educational resources that they can depend on to prevent, diagnose and manage a wide variety of healthcare-associated infections. This more than $1 billion global enterprise of Kimberly-Clark Corporation holds the No. 1 or No. 2 market share position in several categories, including infection control solutions, surgical solutions, pain management and digestive health.

 

The General Manager, Global Interventional Pain will lead the sales and marketing teams to implement the global vision for the Interventional Pain organization. Information on the product line is here: http://bit.ly/K-C_PainMgmt.

 

Major Responsibilities

 

•           Manage and direct the leaders responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Interventional Pain sales and marketing organization. Lead the team to ensure this group is focused on quality and technical excellence, is customer-centric and is responsive to external issues as well as internal staff needs.

•           Quickly establish credibility with the sales, marketing, product development and customer support organizations as well as the senior management team and other functional leads.

•           Develop and build the management team, upgrading talent as necessary. Set clear expectations; give appropriate autonomy and develop/measure/guide members of the team. Retain and periodically recruit and develop world class talent in each critical function. Identify high potentials and plan for succession. Actively support and demonstrate the principles of accountable leadership employed by the sector

•           Assess and quantify market and product opportunities, develop cogent customer segmentation analyses and develop the clinical and reimbursement strategies that support the strategic plan.

 

Interested? Or perhaps you know of someone that might be, you can apply directly using this link: http://bit.ly/14581-GM-Pain .  You can also contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information on job # 14581 .   Sending your resume can allow a more intelligent discussion between your career goals and what Kimberly-Clark needs.

 

Basic Qualifications

 

•           Bachelor’s degree is required

•           At least 10 years of medical device leadership experience.

•           A proven track record of success in key commercial roles of increasing responsibility, including sales, marketing, general management and business development.

•           A history of launching successful medical device products.

•           Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams from the perspective of compliance with site operating policies.

•           Ability to travel 50% of the time to include international travel.

 

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

•           P&L responsibilities of a medical device business, with deep experience in the development and implementation of sales and marketing strategies.

•           MBA is preferred.

•           Strong change management experience integrating new culture while retaining positive characteristics of acquired company.

•           Experience working for Top Tier II Medical Device Company