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JOB: Mill Quality Leader | MS

Title: Mill Quality Leader

Job #767629, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Corinth MS

Function: Quality & Regulatory Affairs

Reports to: Technical & Quality Team Lead

Position Purpose: 

Provide leadership and coordination for the quality management system, by ensuring ongoing compliance to FDA, ISO 9001, and corporate/sector quality requirements. Also to provide assistance and coordination as needed for issues relative to customer use of the materials and products produced by the mill, with emphasis on preventing customer issues or bringing problems or issues to root cause resolution.

Customers and Customer Expectations:

Customers:  (1) Internal and External Customers who buy or use Nonwoven materials and products (2) Business Units; (3) Mill Management; (4) Mill Associates and Resources; (5) Corporate and GNW staff

Customer Expectations:  (1) Ensure ongoing mill compliance to the FDA, ISO 9001, and Corporate and Sector quality management systems requirements. (2) Ensure any deviations or nonconformances are effectively resolved; (3) Drive continuous improvement in the mill’s quality and customer service performance and in the quality management system (4) Assist with customer related issues and ensure timely and effective resolution

Scope:

  • Reports to the Mill Manager and has dotted-line accountability to a Business Sector Quality Leader.
  • Will be the appointed Quality Management representative for the Corinth Mill and has the responsibility and authority to:
    • Ensure processes needed for the Quality Management System are established, implemented, and maintained.
    • Report to management on the performance of the quality management system and any needed improvements.
    • Ensure the promotion and awareness of regulatory and customer requirements.
  • Works in concert with other Quality Management Representatives to provide a coordinated effort for common Quality Management Systems across the Global Nonwovens sector while ensuring that the Corinth Mill meets FDA, ISO 9001, and sector and corporate quality requirements.
  • Leads or is highly involved in continuous improvement efforts for sector quality initiatives
  • Works with customers and manufacturing teams to ensure satisfaction with the materials and products produced and effective resolution to customer satisfaction issues.
  • Fulfills the role of:
    • The Management Representative as defined in ISO 9001:2008
    • 21 CFR 820, section 820.20 (3) Management Representative
    • MHLW Ministerial Ordinance No. 169, 2004, Article 65 Responsible Engineering Manager
    • Other regulations or standards which require a Management Representative to be the individual responsible for the location Quality Management System and supporting quality activities designed to comply with applicable regulations and/or standards.

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:

  • Requires knowledge and ability typically associated with a college education related to quality, engineering, statistics, and/or at least 3 years of operational leadership in a manufacturing environment.
  • The incumbent must be able to communicate with customers at all levels from the Mill Manager to the person on the manufacturing floor and possess communication skills for all situations.
  • Must have working knowledge of quality system requirements and ability to ensure ongoing compliance.
  • This person typically has an in-depth knowledge of a single functional area and a working knowledge of many areas.
  • Must be able to travel an appropriate amount of time to have a firsthand knowledge of our customers and their processes (<25% expected).

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Act as the Quality Management Representative.
  • Maintain and enhance the Quality Management System to ensure ongoing compliance with the FDA Medical Device, ISO 9001 requirements, as well as the Corporate and sector Quality Management System Requirements.
  • Act as host for the ISO, FDA, Corporate, or GNW Sector Quality Audits.
  • Manage the Internal Assessment, Management Review, Complaint Handling, and Corrective/Preventative Action process.
  • Provide direction and coordination of efforts of the Quality Assurance Resources to ensure overall effectiveness in Quality Assurance support of the manufacturing departments and to proactively identify and execute quality improvement programs.
  • Provide direction and coordination of the Customer Service Coordinator to ensure overall effectiveness and timeliness in complaint investigation and resolution. Encourage and drive mill teams to take ownership of customer satisfaction and to proactively execute customer service improvement programs. Through networking with customers, the mill teams, and the other Nonwovens Mills, anticipate potential customer service issues and drive to resolution.
  • Accountable for ensuring design transfer activities for product/process changes occurs to ensure critical to quality variables meet quality capability and consistency goals.
  • Accountable for getting to root cause of Operational Customer Quality Events and Major Quality Nonconformance.
  • Responsible for developing process verification/validation skills within the R&E teams and Mill teams.
  • Involved in the maintenance and updates to design history and risk management files.
  • Participate in the GNW Sector Quality Capability Team and other Sector teams as needed to drive standardization and business systems improvement across the board, such as the Change Control Team.
  • Support the mill’s EHS policy; comply with all local EHS legislation and codes; identify, report, investigate and address any EHS substandard acts and/or conditions; and drive the setting of EHS objectives and evaluate the effectiveness of the mill’s EHS Management System.
  • Ensure the communication, implementation, and promotion of the World Class Manufacturing values, vision, mission, and foundations as a means for delivering manufacturing results.
  • 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.

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

 

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

 

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

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

Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:

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

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JOB:Plant Manager, Maumelle AR

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Plant Manager, Maumelle Facility

Location: Maumelle, Arkansas (off of SR 40 north of Little Rock)

Requisition 762574

POSITION PURPOSE:

Manage the Baby & Child Care wipes product manufacturing facility at Maumelle, Arkansas.

CUSTOMERS and CUSTOMERS EXPECTATIONS:

Key customers: end users of products; BCC Sector Management; Global Supply Chain team; regional sales management and marketing personnel; the Conway Facility; Maumelle management team; and facility employees.

EXPECTATIONS:

 Safe working environment

 Economically produced quality products and services

 Assets (materials/inventories, equipment, personnel) properly managed, maintained and developed.

 Organization optimally structured to support business objectives.

 Collaborative support in site management.

 Positive work climate and working conditions maintained to promote achievement of World Class Manufacturing objectives.

 Facility in compliance with governmental laws and requirements.

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SCOPE:

Incumbent reports to the Vice President of Manufacturing – North America Baby & Child Care and is responsible for all site activities at the Maumelle Facility.

The main challenge is to establish and achieve business objectives in the areas of safety, quality, customer service, cost, environmental, and community and employee relations.

The Maumelle Facility produces baby wipes in support of the Baby & Child Care Business. The Maumelle facility contains 8 converting lines used for the manufacture of baby wipes, 2 Coform manufacturing lines used to produce raw material that is converted into baby wipes and a solution mix operation used to prepare and deliver solution formulations to the converting lines.

The incumbent must coordinate activities and business strategies with the Conway Facility Manager on the topics of mutual interest and advantage. The incumbent must also work closely with the Mid-South Distribution Center operator to assure Kimberly-Clark’s positive presence in the community is maintained.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 Manage the overall production and distribution operations and expansion projects as dictated by priorities and sound business judgment and in conformance with established policies, procedures, guidelines, budgets, standards and/or specifications, to ensure achievement of all facility objectives.

 Develop and maintain high levels of quality awareness that will assure conformance to product specifications and focus on continuous improvement of manufacturing and

 

 

administrative processes. Ensure that effective methods and tools are utilized to cause an ever-improving capability of product and quality of services. Observes all applicable Quality procedures and regulations. Performs tasks utilizing Good Manufacturing Practices and Lean Principles. Demonstrates an understanding of the Facility Quality Policy and how it affects his/her job.

 Establish and a maintain an optimum facility organization, by providing an environment which allows employees to develop themselves to their maximum potential and will result in all employees considering their facility a fair and equitable place of employment. Establish and maintain an effective dialogue with the employees through frank, open and timely assessments of performance; identify skill development needs and opportunities for development activities and recognize and reinforce employee development.

 Develop and maintain high levels of safety and loss prevention awareness through development of sound safety and loss prevention programs to ensure positive employee attitudes and compliance with government regulations, corporate policies and the achievement of safety objectives.

 Develop and implement continuing cost improvement plans and programs that will ensure continuity of a competitive and profitable manufacturing facility.

 Establish and maintain high levels of housekeeping appearance, physical condition and sanitation to assure conformance to government regulations, corporate policies and standards.

 Ensure application of established financial controls within the facility by providing operating management direction and support to the implementation and maintenance of financial policies, instructions and internal control procedures.

 Communicate fully with superiors, subordinates and others who have need to know. Be informative without being obtrusive or vexatious. Communicate in a way that is timely, yet prompt; complete, yet concise; candid, yet accurate; and clear, yet responsive.

 Provide leadership to ensure the organization attracts, develops and retains the best people and fosters an environment which motivates a diverse team to fully use its capabilities in achieving desired business results.

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

The position requires knowledge and ability typically associated with a bachelor’s degree. Prior experience in managing a regulated manufacturing process is preferred. The incumbent must have the ability to organize and plan, delegate, lead and motivate people, and maintain effective control. The position requires broad knowledge and extensive experience in business management, including the successful management of a major line or functional department. Judgment and ability to interact effectively with governmental agencies to maintain positive community relations is required.

 

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

 

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

 

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

K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based. In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job: HR Team Leader – Mill site | WI

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Title: Human Resource Team Leader

Job #1500016J, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah, WI Mill site

Function: Human Resources

Reports to: Sr. Manager of HR for KCNA

POSITION PURPOSE:

The HR Team Leader will provide site leadership in creating a high performance culture that emphasizes employee engagement, quality, safety and effective continuous improvement implementation to drive a highly productive workforce. In addition, this role will have lead responsibility for labor relations management as well as other high performance initiatives to deliver transformation and ongoing continuous improvement to our work practices and team leader leadership capabilities. The HR Team Leader will build on and apply their expertise in various areas including performance management, labor relations, lean manufacturing, organizational development, training and development of leaders and project management to enhance cross-sector effectiveness.

CUSTOMERS AND CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS:

Customers are site leaders, site team leaders, United Steelworkers of America, and both hourly and salary employees. Customer requirements include developing and maintaining a positive progressive labor relations atmosphere in the Neenah Site, now, and as we further evolve to high performance work systems. Assure that sound labor relations policies and practices are in effect and consistent with corporate and site direction and state and federal labor laws

Scope:

Reports to the Senior HR Manager for KCNA – Adult & Feminine Care. Counsels team leaders and all levels of the organization on the administration and interpretation of the labor agreement, site High Performance Work System evolution, and grievance resolution including arbitration. Provides advice and counsel on all corrective actions. Serves as the first point of contact on all outside legal issues (including NLRB activity). In addition, this role will take ownership of key change initiatives to continue the journey in the High Performance Culture and be highly engaged in the day to day transformation of Neenah Cold Spring.

Dimensions:

Direct deputies include: 2 Exempt Resource & 2 Non-Exempt Resources Servicing 450 hourly and 65 salaried employees and 65 contingent

Principal Accountabilities: • Create an environment in which everyone regards health and safety as a personal accountability.

  • HR Business Partner providing subject matter expertise to site leadership ensuring alignment with business processes, company programs, and policies.
  • Lead site efforts around high performance work systems to obtain competitive agreements which promote continuing effective operations.
  • Lead Labor Relations on the entire Neenah campus in a way that achieves corporate and site objectives through the communication, implementation and promotion of World Class Manufacturing values, vision, mission and foundations.
  • Actively participate as a member of the negotiations team in handling labor negotiations to include preparation, bargaining and follow-up.
  • Manage the compliance work associated with NLRB activities and all civil actions against the site.
  • Actively engage with all levels of Company and Union Leadership to ensure compliance with the labor agreement and legal and ethical conformance to state and federal laws.
  • Develop, implement and manage programs that ensure a favorable employee/labor relations climate sufficient to cause employees to consider the company/plant as a fair and equitable place of employment.
  • Provide overall site direction for the ADA, FMLA and Restricted Work Programs.
  • Support broad range of Local and Corporate strategic HR initiatives to progress HR function within the site.
  • Actively manage mill training programs which serve to improve technical problem solving, leadership and organizational skills.

 

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.  This is a function that promises career progression although it might require another relocation.

 

Basic Requirements:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Requires a comprehensive knowledge of labor relations (usually a minimum of 7 years required) to include collective bargaining, state and federal labor laws and current economic and labor relations developments.
  • Previous experience as an HR Team Leader/Manager that has strong understanding of mill functional areas and their interactions, and a working knowledge of continuous improvement /Lean manufacturing.
  • Must have demonstrated capability in problem solving, conflict resolution and working within site culture. In depth knowledge of business strategy, and specific HR functional knowledge.

 

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.

 

 

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 seeking Manufacturing Quality Director, NA | WI

Kimberly-Clark seeking Manufacturing Quality Director, NA | WI

Title:  Quality Director, North American     

Job #17053

Location: Neenah WI (http://bit.ly/FoxCitiesVideo)

Function: Fem/Senior Marketing

Reports to: Product Supply Lead

Abbreviated description.

Kimberly-Clark is leading the world in essentials for a better life. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with nearly 57,000 employees worldwide and operations in 36 countries, Kimberly-Clark posted sales of $20.8 billion in 2011. Kimberly-Clark’s global brands are sold in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people trust Kimberly-Clark 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.

Summary of Position:

This position has responsibility for developing and implementing programs, capabilities and initiatives that create the overall quality and regulatory system for the North American AFC business and drive performance and ensure regulatory compliance as it relates to product and process quality.  The incumbent is a key leader in creating capability that ensures compliance, effectively manages risk and enables targeted speed of innovation to market for the North American AFC business.

Organization: People, Responsibilities, reporting and Partnerships:

•           Direct reports: TBD (anticipated 10 exempt; 1 non-exempt)

•           Key relationships include North American AFC Product Supply leader, senior AFC R&E leaders, brand champions, consumer services, material suppliers, procurement, third party manufacturers, plant operations (consumer and health care), corporate quality, corporate communications, legal and FDA.

Key Responsibilities:

•           Provide expert leadership and consultation to senior AFC leaders and plant managers to create an environment of (1) winning products at shelf and with consumers, (2) minimum variability, and (3) regulatory compliance.

•           Develop, articulate and implement quality management strategies that ensure quality and regulatory capability is an enabler and competitive advantage for AFC to meet business objectives and innovate in the marketplace at targeted speed to market.

•           Through training and capability development, ensure a ready and able pool of both functional and broader business talent exists to meet current and future quality and regulatory needs of the AFC business.

•           Demonstrate understanding and provide visibility of industry trends, emerging regulatory requirements and best practices via benchmarking internally and externally and integrate into execution of business-specific quality strategies.

•           Establish quality processes based on prevention, leading indicators and process management that can be owned and managed at the asset/crew level.

•           Establish and manage a comprehensive consumer complaint management, analysis and remediation process.

•           Ensure consistent application of quality standards, governmental and corporate requirements for current and future products.

•           Provide leadership and oversight to continually improve plant operations effectiveness and functionality in the areas of quality and regulatory compliance

•           Develop and deliver training to plant and staff that focuses on optimization of quality and regulatory systems and practices. 

•           Represent AFC for quality and regulatory matters both internally and externally, including a strong and active partnership with the FDA.

Interested? Or perhaps you know of someone that might be, you can apply directly using this link: https://bitly.com/17053-QualSupp   and it will be reviewed within several business days 

Basic Qualifications

•           Position requires an undergraduate degree.

•           More than fifteen years of quality and regulatory-related experience

•           Experience in FDA-regulated personal care consumer products manufacturing operating in both a plant and corporate environment

•           Ability to travel by ground and air up to 50% of the time.

Preferred Qualification:

•           MBA or MS as well as certain industry and ISO certifications

•           Experience with Lean / Continuous Improvement tools and methodologies and third party manufacturing. 

•           Demonstrated experience interacting with FDA and leading in an environment subject to FDA-regulated governance

Manufacturing Engineers – Do you want to be a part of a Sustainability Goal?

Every day, 1.3 billion people trust Kimberly-Clark 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 have a responsibility to attain a deeper understanding of our impact on the world.   Addressing Sustainability issues and incorporating solutions through all levels of Kimberly-Clark is a critical component of our business:  http://bit.ly/K-C-SustainVideo . Our goal is to create a better future through People, Planet and Products (Green Done Right).

 

Kimberly-Clark has set aggressive goals to make our mills and other manufacturing plants more sustainable but we need the best talent to do it.  Today we have various levels of engineering roles open, some of which are corporate and others in our paper mills in WI, GA, TN, OK and MS.   Get details on these jobs by using this link in IE: http://bit.ly/WorkingHere   and choose the “Job Category” of Operations/Manufacturing Management or Logistics/Supply Chain.  Many titles have “Continuous Improvement” and “Lean Manufacturing” in them.  We seek candidates that are familiar with Lean tools such as Value Stream Mapping, Five S, Kanban (pull systems), and poka-yoke (error-proofing).  For Continuous Improvement we seek certifications in Six Sigma on various levels using various tools such as Control Charting, Root Cause Analysis, Process Capability among others.

Don’t see anything that fits your current career plans?  Add your resume to our database using this link –  http://bit.ly/K-C_CareersWW because we will have many more jobs opening up in the near future that might be a better fit.  If you get into our database then you can be found by recruiters!

 

Some basic requirements and “nice to haves”:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering is required for all jobs
  • Experience with Lean tools or Continuous Improvement tools depending on the role and sometimes BOTH
  • Total minimal experience of about 10 years in a manufacturing environment required for all jobs and 3-5 years in either CIP or Lean roles
  • SixSigma certifications are sometimes required

 

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