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Global Marketing Director sought for a Medical Device company in CA

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Title:  Global Marketing Director

Company: Halyard Health, #150001ES

Location: Irvine CA

Function: Marketing and Sales

Reports to: GM

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

Scope: global

Direct reports: about 10

Purpose of the Position:

 

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

 

Responsibilities (fundamental job duties):

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

 

Additional Duties:

 

Administer industry activities including tradeshows and trade advertising.

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

 

Reporting Relationships:

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

 

External Interface:

 

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

 

Internal Interface:

 

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

Interested? Please send your resume to D.Beach@Accenture.com to start our process. We can then have a chat in the next few business days to discuss your fit versus your career plans.

 

Job Requirements:

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

 

Experience:

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

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

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

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

Halyard Health [NYSE: HYH] is a medical technology company focused on preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery for healthcare providers and their patients. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Halyard is committed to addressing some of today’s most important healthcare needs, such as preventing healthcare-associated infections and reducing the use of narcotics while helping patients move from surgery to recovery. Halyard’s business segments — Surgical and Infection Prevention and Medical Devices — develop, manufacture and market clinically superior solutions that improve medical outcomes and business performance in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit http://www.halyardhealth.com. 

 

 

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

 

Hiring Assoc. Dir. Global Clinical Study Strategy & Operations | WI

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Title:  Associate Director, Global Clinical Study Strategy and Operations

Company: Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Location: Neenah WI just south of Green Bay

Function: Quality Assurance, Regulatory & Compliance

Reports to: VP Quality & Regulatory

Scope – global

Position Summary:

The incumbent is responsible for establishing standard operating procedures that ensure state-of-the-art clinical expertise, assessments, trials, processes and systems are applied that not only ensure human safety, but also drive product innovation, sustainability and speed-to-market. This role provides supervision to Clinical Research Associates and the Clinical Data and Analysis team and works closely with the Clinical Project Management team who manage the overall BU clinical trial strategy and execution of clinical trials and the Global Clinical Affairs Medical Director who provides human safety and compliance input to internal procedures.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leads a team that provides operational and data management support for clinical trials that will support the successful commercialization of new and existing products in the areas where K-C has stated claims
  • With input from Quality Control and Clinical PM team and Medical Director, design, update and implement appropriate innovative and best-in-class procedures and SOP’s related to clinical study development and execution
  • Participate as needed in the management of relations with professional and governmental organizations globally
  • Provide leadership to ensure that Clinical Affairs attracts, develops and retains the best people and fosters an environment that motivates a diverse team to fully use its capabilities in achieving desired business results
  • Responsible for the department budget

Interested in learning more?  Sending your resume can jump-start our process to – Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com and then we can chat.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Science Degree with 7+ years in the device industry that includes a minimum three years direct clinical research/development engagement
  • Experience working in a global or similarly structured organization
  • Experience in the development and design of study protocols and all related documentation
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring at managerial and/or supervisory level
  • Business communication skills (e.g., verbal, written, presentation); both external and internal
  • Responsible for providing input and oversight of vendor and contractor selection and management
  • A history of success in collaborating with business teams and the functions within those teams including Marketing, Sales, R&E,  and Quality
  • Experience with the participation in cross-functional teams required

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree (MBA, MS, or PhD).
  • Global level clinical trial experience preferred.
  • Experience in health care/medical device based business.
  • Experience with device (IDE’s and studies that have led to PMA and/or PMA supplement application and/or approvals) clinical studies

Travel: Approximately 25% of time; international travel required.

 

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, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Global M&E/MRO Commodity Manager job for Halyard Health | GA

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Title:   Global M&E/MRO Commodity Manager

Company: Halyard Health, job #150000AN

Location: Alpharetta GA just north of Atlanta

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Manager of Procurement

 

Position Purpose:
At Halyard Health we spend $700 Million dollars with vendors every year. Our team ensures we have strong relationships with internal stakeholders so we understand the business needs and develop effective sourcing strategies that drive value and reduce risk, so Halyard Health can continue to invest in innovative new products and customer relationships.

The Procurement Senior Consultant reports to the Strategic Procurement Manager and is responsible for the timely and cost-effective strategic sourcing of the M&E and MRO categories in accordance with corporate policies and procedures. Value of spend managed typically would be in the $50 Million to $100 Million range and/ or includes a large number of suppliers (100+). Utilizing a structured sourcing process, the Procurement Senior Consultant handles category sourcing, contract negotiations and seeks opportunities for vertical integration and strategic partnerships to enable growth and ensure continuity of business. The Procurement Senior Consultant provides technical direction, advice, and counsel on a wide array of procurement issues, bringing broad depth and breadth of experience to handle buying in complex and/or rapidly changing marketplaces.

Customers:
Broad base of customers could include: Global Procurement, Business Management, Finance, A/P, Receiving, ITS, Distribution, Operations, R&E, Internal Control, Marketing, Planning, Engineering, or other personnel involved in the implementation of business strategies where sourcing plays a role.

Principal Accountabilities:

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

 

Interested?  Please send your resume to d.beach@accenture.com to start our process. We can then have a chat in the next few business days to discuss your fit versus your career plans.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or related discipline
  • 10 or more years of relevant experience in M&E and MRO
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in procurement processes and driving business results through influence and leadership

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration or related field
  • Experience in strategic sourcing of key direct materials
  • Commercial awareness beyond Procurement
  • Strong quantitative, cost modeling, and data analysis experience
  • Strong Supplier Relationship Management experience
  • Strong project management and process improvement experience
  • CPM or CPIM (APICS) certification
  • Purchasing system experience (SAP)
  • Six Sigma, Lean, or equivalent training

Skills

  • Excellent negotiation, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Change agent with ability to influence at all levels of the organization
  • Problem solving experience in reducing total costs, improving processes and reducing supplier risk

Halyard Health [NYSE: HYH] is a medical technology company focused on preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery for healthcare providers and their patients. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Halyard is committed to addressing some of today’s most important healthcare needs, such as preventing healthcare-associated infections and reducing the use of narcotics while helping patients move from surgery to recovery. Halyard’s business segments — Surgical and Infection Prevention and Medical Devices — develop, manufacture and market clinically superior solutions that improve medical outcomes and business performance in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit http://www.halyardhealth.com. 

 

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

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

 

Halyard Health seeks a Sr. IT Business Partner – Customer Experience | GA

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Title:   Senior IT Business Partner – Customer Experience

Company: *Halyard Health Corporation: NYSE: HYH

Location: Alpharetta GA

Function: IT

Reports to: IT Customer Experience Lead

Scope: Global

Job Overview 
The Sr. IT Business Partner – Customer Experience is responsible for supporting the Customer Experience Leader in the development of strategy and capability needs for IT solutions within the Halyard Health global ecosystem.

  • This position is accountable for coordinating and managing the project and support activity of large initiatives.
  • This position is accountable for serving as the primary interface to one or more business areas (e.g. Sales, Marketing and/or Customer Service) on current and future business facing IT services.
  • The resource will play a key role in understanding business operations and strategies, gathering business requirements, performing use case analysis, providing functional support for IT applications and services, supporting functional and user acceptance testing, and providing project management and coordination services.
  • A key requirement of this position is to provide expert-level functional and technical oversight for the Customer Experience portfolio.
  • This position is responsible for ensuring that Customer Experience projects deliver the desired business objectives and align with the overall enterprise strategy.
  • The Sr. Business Partner must proactively identify issues with project plans, resourcing and funding and drive solutions to address them.
  • Additional responsibility include creating work plans, schedules, project estimates, business cases, resource plans and status reports. The individual will work collaboratively with business stakeholders and other delivery teams from IT to ensure that current and future IT services align with business priorities and needs. The individual must drive business requirements and project execution along with the global solutions delivery leadership and teams.

    Principal Accountabilities
    Serve as the primary liaison between IT and one or more business area
    • Provide functional knowledge of key business processes and functional expertise on the IT services/applications that support them
    • Drive and improve Customer Experience processes through adoption of IT best practices and harmonized business processes
    • Develop collaborative partnerships with Marketing, Sales, and Customer Service leads and key stakeholders Halyard Health to identify opportunities to shape and realize the potential of IT and data analytics to achieve business outcomes
    • Understand current and future business processes and establish strategies and requirements to align IT application and service capabilities with these processes
    • Provide functional support, knowledge transfer and training on business facing applications
    • Work with business stakeholders to document business needs, requirements and business cases
    • Provide project management and coordination for key projects
    • Develop test scenarios to test new and redesigned processes
    • Collaborate with the larger IT organization (e.g. PMO, ERP Leads, Strategy & Arch etc.) to deliver the appropriate technology solutions
    • Recognize opportunities for the business, involving the application of technology across a very broad technical front
    • Maximize investments made in existing Marketing, Sales, and Customer Service technologies, shape future blueprints (business capabilities) and ensure IT is appropriately applied to each stage of the Marketing, Sales, and Customer Services processes to achieve maximum efficiency and effectiveness
    • Execute projects within the approved portfolio within budget/timeline and track benefit realization
    • Provide leadership and management of staff including mentoring and career development
    • Advise leadership on appropriate action, including contingency planning and countermeasures

Interested?  Please send your resume to d.beach@accenture.com to start our process. We can then have a chat in the next few business days to discuss your fit versus your career plans.

Qualifications and Experience: 

• Bachelor’s degree in related field (Marketing/Business, Computer Science, Information Systems); an MBA is a plus
• 7+ years Information Technology Experience
• 4+ years of experience working in a Customer Experience related IT role
• Ability to interact at the highest levels of the organization and engage stakeholders appropriately
• Proven understanding of the Customer Experience standards/best practices, business critical technologies and emerging IT technologies and architectures to support these functions (e.g. Salesforce.com, SAP etc.)
• Large scale implementation experience (functional or technical) of customer experience technologies (Salesforce.com, Mobility, SAP etc.)
• Experience developing business cases and conducting cost/benefit analysis
• Experience providing functional training, support and knowledge transfer
• Experience being solely responsible technical work and project supervisory responsibilities
• Global experience strongly desired
• Ability to organize and guide technical projects, teams, and external vendors
• Strong problem solving and process improvement skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills with solid collaboration skills
• Proven ability working directly with clients to identify and resolve technical incidents
*Halyard Health [NYSE: HYH] is a medical technology company focused on preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery for healthcare providers and their patients. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Halyard is committed to addressing some of today’s most important healthcare needs, such as preventing healthcare-associated infections and reducing the use of narcotics while helping patients move from surgery to recovery. Halyard’s business segments — Surgical and Infection Prevention and Medical Devices — develop, manufacture and market clinically superior solutions that improve medical outcomes and business performance in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit http://www.halyardhealth.com. 

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

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

 

IT Strategy and Performance Leader | Medical | GA

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Title:  IT Strategy and Performance Leader  

Company: Halyard Health, formerly of Kimberly-Clark

Location: Alpharetta GA just north of Atlanta

Function: IT

Reports to: Global Professional Services Lead

Product Line: medical device and infection control

Scope: global

Halyard Health [NYSE: HYH] is a medical technology company focused on preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery for healthcare providers and their patients. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Halyard is committed to addressing some of today’s most important healthcare needs, such as preventing healthcare-associated infections and reducing the use of narcotics while helping patients move from surgery to recovery. Halyard’s business segments — Surgical and Infection Prevention and Medical Devices — develop, manufacture and market clinically superior solutions that improve medical outcomes and business performance in more than 100 countries through 16,000 dedicated employees. For more information, visit http://www.halyardhealth.com. 

Job Overview 
Reporting to the Global Professional Services Leader, this position is accountable for managing the delivery of best in class processes to aid in the planning and operation of Halyard’s Global IT function. The position will leverage both internal and partner resources in the delivery of these services. The position will have three primary groups under its authority: IT Strategy and Architecture, Portfolio, Program and Project Management and IT Service Management.

Principal Accountabilities 
• Set and maintain the portfolio, budget, governance, IT service management and vendor management approach across the IT function
• Drive the strategy for IT initiatives such as legacy integration / modernization and ERP system consolidation to drive standardization, lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and business innovation
• Foster innovation through a formal and regular methodology to identify/review emerging technology and industry trends, gather inputs/ideation from technology and business staff and align with current/future business needs
• Ensure that investments and initiatives (both new and enhanced IT services) are aligned with business strategy and organizational priorities
• Drive and govern the creation and maintenance of global technology roadmaps and application evolution plans for Halyard Health Care’s IT portfolio
• Provide broad understanding of Halyard Health Care platforms and applications across all technologies to both IT and business leadership
• Provide leadership to the IT Strategy and architecture team in to understand business needs, foster and evaluate innovation, ensure the alignment of current and future IT services and create/maintain both one time and regular IT strategies and associated architectural standards
• Serve as the escalation point to address enquiries pertaining to IT processes, polices, standards and compliance
• Consolidate, validate and report on IT Financials including investments, budgets, actual versus planned spend, forecasts, allocation and benefits
• Drive escalation activities across the Halyard IT organization and its external providers in areas such as service level management, major incident resolution, and governance
• Oversee value metrics to enable project and initiative leaders make decisions in order to maximize returns across enterprise projects and programs
• Provide a consolidated view to IT and business leadership on the value (effectiveness, efficiency and business alignment) of the IT function
• Provide leadership and management of staff including mentoring and career development
• Identify and develop talent within the organization

 

Interested?  Please send your resume to d.beach@accenture.com to start our process. We can then have a chat in the next few business days to discuss your fit versus your career plans.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Experience 

• BA, BS or Master’s degree in a Computer Science or Information systems related discipline, MBA is a plus
• 10+ years of experience defining IT Strategy in a global organization (implementation and transformation experience a plus)
• 4+ years of experience in strategy and architecture roles in design, development or execution
• 4+ years of experience in program/portfolio resource planning, reporting, prioritization, and budgeting
• Strong financial acumen and with experience in IT service pricing/allocation and IT investment management
• Experience leading projects and programs within and outside IT, as well as projects and programs that involved external providers
• Ability to understand and define the long-term (“big picture”) and short-term technology perspectives of changing business situations
• Possess working knowledge of ITSM policies, procedures and best practices
• Ability to monitor program/portfolio financial performance and identify any issues that negatively impact its delivery and address them as needed
• Experience leading multiple teams
• Demonstrated ability to build relationships and collaborate across disparate IT and business organizations
• Experience in global IT organizations
• Possess working knowledge of SDLC policies, procedures and best practices
• Ability to establish relationships with business and IT leaders, as well as the technology subject matter experts
• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills and proven ability to work effectively with all organization levels
• ITIL, PMP/PMI or equivalent certifications, a plus

 

 

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

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

 

Halyard Health seeks Plant Manager for large Mexico facility | TX

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Title:   Plant Manager – Acuna facility

Company: Halyard Health

Location: Del Rio TX

Function: Operations

Reports to: Product Supply Director for S&IP

Halyard Health [NYSE: HYH] is a medical technology company focused on preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery for healthcare providers and their patients. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Halyard is committed to addressing some of today’s most important healthcare needs, such as preventing healthcare-associated infections and reducing the use of narcotics while helping patients move from surgery to recovery. Halyard’s business segments — Surgical and Infection Prevention and Medical Devices — develop, manufacture and market clinically superior solutions that improve medical outcomes and business performance in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.halyardhealth.com

 

Position Purpose:  Lead and manage Acuna and Del Rio Warehouse operations’ capability and performance to achieve Health Care net sales, operational profit and gross margin objectives by meeting product supply sector goals.

Customers and Customer Expectations: Customers: Customer Service function, distribution centers, and end users.  Customer Expectations:  Operations to achieve exceptional and consistent service fill rate by providing a defect-free, cost effective product, according to customer expectations.

Expectations:

  • Ensure that Acuna and Del Rio organizations establish and meet objectives in safety, quality, cost, productivity, customer service, asset management, force savings, lean manufacturing, and human resource development to achieve vision 2018.
  • Product Supply manufacturing activities are integrated with Go to Market strategies.
  • Provide effective leadership to achieve Lean certification.
  • Provide leadership in the prioritization and implementation of capital budgets
  • Lead and manage a manufacturing culture based on high performance work teams.

Scope: Incumbent reports to Product Supply Director for S&IP responsible for the global supplies business. He/she has broad management responsibilities in surgical and infection prevention products, and other manufacturing and manual processes related to product supply. The incumbent provides leadership for the Acuna and Del Rio operation teams to meet challenges faced by manufacturing while achieving goals and objectives.  The role has line operations accountability and requires internal and external coordination of projects and programs for successfully implementation within Health Care guidelines and expectations.

The main challenge of this position is to effectively influence across functional areas in an integrated manner within Global Health Care to ensure successful implementation of line operations and cost saving activities.

Dimensions:

  • Facilities:
  • Manufacturing Plant in Acuna, Mexico (24/7 Operation)
  • Warehouse Operation in Del Rio, Texas
  • +1000 Employees in Mexico and 17 EE’s in Del Rio, Texas.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Maintain an accident free and safe environment for employees, customers, and suppliers working and/or visiting the plant and warehouse.
  • Provide leadership for Loss Control Management in support of sector and corporate objectives.
  • Ensure adherence to HYH Corporate and Health Care sector controls, policies and regulatory guidelines.
  • Participate in multi-functional business teams and provide leadership in the development of business unit initiatives pertaining to product lines suitable to Acuna and Del Rio Warehouse.
  • Be recognized as a change agent implementing and evolving lean manufacturing processes and high performance work teams.
  • Identify and complete continuous improvement projects to achieve objectives.
  • Coach functional managers and high performance work team leaders to coordinate the orientation, training and development of team members to enhance their present performance and prepare them for advancement.
  • Lead/ champion the receiving side of special projects assigned to Acuna and Del Rio and directed by the Sector Leadership Team.
  • Advocate system development and enhancements to support long term goals of Health Care Global Manufacturing.
  • Provide leadership for the CLARITY-Savings Program administration, tracking and implementation for the Acuna and Del Rio’s teams.
  • Be an advocate and champion for LEAN manufacturing and Six Sigma process improvement activities.
  • Be an advocate and champion for the Accountability Culture, the Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement Initiatives.
  • Communicate fully with superiors, subordinates and others who have a 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.
  • 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.

 Interested?  Please send your resume to d.beach@accenture.com to start our process. We can then have a chat in the next few business days to discuss your fit versus your career plans. 

Qualifications/Education/Experience Required: 

  • This position requires knowledge and ability typically associated with a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent training and experience.
  • The incumbent also must have broad knowledge and significant experience in operations/ logistics/maintenance or related areas at the functional level and a working knowledge of multifunctional issues including Mexican labor law, customs regulations, EPA/OSHA regulations and their Mexican counterparts.
  • This person requires a thorough understanding of all internal and external mill/plant functional areas and their interaction, and a proven ability to work across all staff 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.

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

 

 

Halyard Health hiring a Talent Acquisition Lead | GA

 

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Title:  Talent Acquisition Lead

Company: Halyard Health

Location: Roswell GA

Function: HR

Reports to: Talent Management Lead

Scope: Global

Halyard Health [NYSE: HYH] is a medical technology company focused on preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery for healthcare providers and their patients. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Halyard is committed to addressing some of today’s most important healthcare needs, such as preventing healthcare-associated infections and reducing the use of narcotics while helping patients move from surgery to recovery. Halyard’s business segments — Surgical and Infection Prevention and Medical Devices — develop, manufacture and market clinically superior solutions that improve medical outcomes and business performance in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.halyardhealth.com. 

Summary

Halyard Health, formerly Kimberly-Clark Health Care, is looking for a Talent Acquisition Leader. Take advantage of this unique, once-in-a-career opportunity to design and operationalize a recruiting function from the ground up!

The Talent Acquisition Leader designs, develops and manages the talent sourcing and acquisition process across the organization. The functional scope of this role will be experienced professional hiring.

Our current recruiting process is focused on the US and Canada; however, this is a global role that will require the ability to consult, translate programs and policies to comply with local customs and legal requirements, and work across cultures to implement while sharing best practices.

Position Purpose

Build the Talent Acquisition Function

  • Develop, in partnership with the Global Talent Management Leader and the CHRO, Halyard’s Talent Acquisition model, inclusive of determining which talent acquisition functions will be insourced vs. outsourced
  • Develop and manage relationships with various external RPO providers, recruiting agencies, and search firms to create a seamless candidate experience
  • Reduce Halyard’s dependence on K-C’s recruiting process, resources, and governance over time as we transition to a stand-alone function
  • Own and Manage Halyard’s Global Experienced/Professional Recruiting Strategy & Delivery
  • Ensure strategy, systems and tools meet the needs of Halyard’s hiring teams and job candidates (from Request to Hire to Pre-Start Onboarding)
  • Direct talent acquisition efforts by creating and executing recruiting programs that systematically drive awareness and excitement about the company to build short and long term recruiting pipelines
  • Work with hiring managers to ensure the integrity of the recruiting processes including adherence to recruiting standards inclusive of background and reference checks, drug testing, salary recommendations, offer letter generation, offer acceptance and declines
  • Interact with recruiting outsourcing provider(s) to ensure desired goals are achieved, resolve escalated delivery issues, and adapt recruiting processes to accommodate Halyard’s evolving business needs
  • Manage mix of sourcing channels to ensure cost effective recruitment of quality candidates as well as diverse slates of candidates(e.g. internet, retained firms, referrals, alumni, university relationships)
  • Leverage the global employment brand and ensure contemporary practices with the use of social media, diverse sourcing channels, mobile recruiting technology, etc.
  • Participate in the adjudication of escalated background checks and manage e-verify process
  • Partner with both HR Business Partners and hiring managers to provide education on market data, recruitment tools, and execution of recruiting processes to help create effective sourcing strategies for open and forecasted positions
  • Apply Continuous Improvement/LEAN methodology to all recruiting processes; escalate and partner with HR, hiring managers, third party/outsource providers, IT and others as necessary to identify root cause and resolve issues
  • Assist in workforce planning by developing staffing strategies for current and future needs; identify sources of talent and the tools necessary to implement the plan

Develop Metrics/Reporting

  • Manage quarterly recruitment reporting process—compile recruiting metrics, develop written content that summarizes data trends, areas of strength, and areas needing improvement
  • Identify and capture relevant recruitment performance metrics; analyze information to identify trends, drive change and assess progress
  • Process ad-hoc reporting requests from business and HR teams

Interested?  Please send your resume to Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to start our process. We can then have a chat in the next few business days to discuss your fit versus your career plans.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5-8 years of experience within Talent Acquisition; experience within both a corporate recruiting function and an external consultant/RPO is preferred
  • Experience with building or creating a new executive or corporate recruiting department
  • Experience with and strong knowledge of state-of-the-art search and recruiting methodologies
  • Healthcare/medical device industry experience is preferred
  • Able to influence and interact with leaders at various levels of the organization
  • Ability to manage spending within control limits and establish budgets that ensure effective investment allocation

 

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

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

 

Director of Interventional Sales for Health Care | GA

 

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Title:   Director of Interventional Sales, NA

Job # 140001CK

Company: Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Health Care

Location: Roswell GA

Function: Sales

Reports to: GM NA Sales

Product Line: http://bit.ly/K-C-PainMgmt

Direct reports: four with a large team

Kimberly-Clark Health Care provides solutions that help bring patients back home and back to living their lives. When a medical crisis occurs – clinicians and patients can rely on our products and services in the areas of surgical and infection prevention, surgical pain management, digestive health, respiratory health and chronic pain management. Recently we announced that Kimberly-Clark Health Care intends to become a stand-alone publicly traded healthcare company. This will provide an opportunity to further grow our market leading positions in both surgical and infection prevention products and medical devices. If you are inspired by the opportunity to transform healthcare, join Kimberly-Clark Health Care.
Summary: 
Attain or exceed gross profit objectives, market penetration, and product category volume, across the Medical Device Business, within budgeted expense, through the organization, leadership and development of a motivated and skilled Area Sales team.

Nature and Scope: 
Reporting to the General Manager, North America Sales, the incumbent is responsible for directing the development and implementation of strategies and tactical plans, within the framework of the Sector and North American Device Sales strategies that support the attainment of organizational business objectives. The incumbent establishes, monitors, adjusts and actively develops a team that effectively and efficiently covers and manages all market segments, major end users and distribution. In executing the position’s responsibilities the incumbent works closely with all levels and functions of the Sector Leadership, other Director of Sales, National Accounts, Corporate Accounts, Roswell-based Business Teams, Sales Operations and team members.

Accountabilities: 

I. Talent Management and Development
• Set the standard in North American Sales for:
o High energy, results oriented, sales activity.
o Product knowledge including functionality, positioning, and value proposition.
o Business acumen, business planning, and sales skills fundamentals.
• Live and drive the culture of accountability every day.
• Set annual performance management objectives for Sales Reps and Region Managers and measure back quarterly.
• Own the quarterly performance management agenda and continuously apply positive upward pressure on the performance bar.
• Own talent development for your area including attracting, hiring, developing, and retaining top talent. Create and manage Individual Development Plans (IDP’s) for each Region Manager.
• Develop and manage your own Individual Development Plan.
II. Deliver sales results through team members
• Conduct detailed annual territory and region reviews with RM’s and sales reps.
• Hold RM’s and sales reps accountable for creating and continually updating an annual business plan based on the output of the detailed annual territory and region reviews.
• Hold RM’s accountable for spending four days per week in the field with their team members for at least two consecutive days.
• Hold RM’s accountable for completing field assessment reports providing constructive feedback to team members immediately following the ride-with.
• Own the accountability follow-up for focused sales initiatives (i.e. Novation Capital, Trade Show leads, Challenger Sales Initiative etc.).
• Conduct monthly 1-on-1 region reviews including:
o Close/Loss Report
o CTM dashboard and opportunity analysis reports
o BI growth report
o Sales Rankings (bottom quartile focus)
• Conduct regularly scheduled team calls to cover topics pertinent across regions and ensure alignment on sales priorities.
• Own senior level selling with at least one large customer or IHN in each region in collaboration with the Region Manager and Corporate Accounts Manager.
• Own relationships with key clinicians who practice within the sales area.

III. Sales Operations Management
• Manage total cost center spending within budget (esp. T&E and Sample Expense).
• Ensure timely and accurate utilization of SalesForce.com by all team members. Own the quality and accuracy of your regional opportunity pipeline.
• Host and staff local, regional, and national trade shows that occur in the sales area.

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 Required (MBA preferred)
• Minimum of 5years of Health Care Sales Experience Required
• extensive business experience, preferably including full P and L responsibility and/or major revenue and cost management.
• Results Management – Proven track record of growing sales to meet business objectives in area of responsibility Required
• Talent Management – Experience in managing sales reps and sales managers of a total team size of 10-20 people Required

Preferred Qualifications: 

-10 or more years of Medical Device Sales Experience Preferred

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.

 

Assoc. Director of Marketing | Infection Control/Surgical | GA

 

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Title:    Assoc. Marketing Director of Surgical/ Infection Control

Job #130001GF , Kimberly-Clark Healthcare

Location: Roswell GA just north of Atlanta

Function: Marketing

Reports to: Director of Marketing

Product Line: http://bit.ly/K-C-Protection

Scope: Mainly US but some international dotted line relationships

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!
Kimberly-Clark Healthcare is a $1.6BN subsidiary of the Kimberly-Clark Corporation. We provide quality and innovative products to enhance healthcare outcomes. Our two core businesses focus on Hospital Supplies and Medical Devices. The Hospital Supplies group generates $1BN in global sales across Sterilization Wrap, Facial Protection, Surgical Drapes& Gowns, Apparel and Glove categories. The Medical Devices group operates within the Digestive Health, Respiratory Health, and Pain Management categories. Currently, we are seeking an Associate Marketing Director to lead our global Surgical franchise (Surgical Drapes and Gowns) based in Roswell, Georgia.

Position Summary:
This Associate Marketing Director will have commercial leadership of our Global Surgical Drapes and Gowns franchise ($400Mio). The incumbent for the role will deliver best-in-class marketing and business strategies for all Regions by working closely with Regional Management spanning North America, EMEA, APAC and LATAM. This individual will also work cross-functionally with HQ based business partners to own and drive customer satisfaction, product compliance, innovation, margin improvement and best-in-class marketing efforts.

Key Responsibilities:
* Serve as the commercial champion for the management of initiatives as defined by the Global Marketing Director (GSM) and NA General Manager.
* In collaboration with cross-functional team members, identify and drive margin improvement opportunities across the product portfolio.
* Lead major commercial events, including customer, sales, and global marketing meetings.
* Interface with senior leadership to gain their alignment on strategic plans and tactical execution.
* Participate in global medical meetings/congresses to best leverage new insights.
* Recommend and implement SKU optimization strategies
* Develop strategies, plans, budgets and forecasts to drive business performance improvement and adjust at appropriate time intervals
* Identify global marketing opportunities to assist in brand building and deliver results.
* Execute 3-year Strategic Business Plan to represent and drive the business.
Track brand/category/financial metrics monthly; adjust strategies/plans as needed.
* Closely monitor competitive activity and healthcare trends to adjust business plans appropriately.
* Build talent of the surgical team (2 direct reports).
* Drive growth across new business channels.
Interested?  You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information on job # 130001GF .   Sending your resume can allow a more intelligent discussion between your career goals and what Kimberly-Clark needs.

Basic Qualifications:
* Highly energetic and motivated, self-starter with unquestionable integrity
* Solid written, verbal and presentation skills
* Must have the ability to multi-task and to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
* High degree of flexibility
* Bachelor’s degree required.
* Demonstrated experience in managing a large, global healthcare business.
* Track record of profit/margin maximization through efforts such as manufacturing improvements, revenue growth, product mix, SKU optimization, etc.
* 7+ years of healthcare marketing or field sales experience including: brand management, healthcare sales, product management and/or marketing plan execution.
* 2+ years experience in global marketing of a complex portfolio business.
* Experience in launching new hospital products on a global basis.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Graduate degree in Marketing or Business Administration is preferred, but not required
* Experience working in the hospital environment, including in the OR and Purchasing environments.
* Basic understanding of surgical procedures.
* Knowledge of GPO’s, IDN’s and medical supply distributor business models.
* Successful track record of developing and implementing changes in strategic direction.
* Basic understanding of 510(k)s and other critical regulatory aspects of the healthcare industry and environment.