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HR Business Partner – Customer Development/ Sales

Title:  HR Business Partner – Customer Development/ Sales

Job #764831, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: could be in Neenah WI, Chicago IL or Minneapolis MN

Function: Human Resources

Reports to: Sr. Manager HR

Scope: NA Sales Team

Position Summary:

 The HRBP will partner with the Kimberly-Clark North America Sales Leaders and their leadership teams to provide business level input to the development of HR and human capital strategies that:

  • Takes into consideration individual business needs and overall enterprise and HR strategy.
  • Drives, influences and implements people strategies that support and align with business requirements, KCNA HR strategy, and enterprise strategies.
  • Provides leadership team and overall organizational health and effectiveness; develops plans and assesses resources to enable the Sales Leaders and their leadership teams to building high performance teams and recruiting / retaining key talent.
  • Become familiar with Business and functional issues to effectively advise Senior Leaders.
  • Provides functional organizational design and provide career development support across businesses.
  • Collaborates with Human Resource Business Partners across enterprise to ensure calibration and consistent rollout of corporate initiatives across the business.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops a strategic partnership with the business or function leader through the alignment with business goals, targets, strategy and competition, financials, market dynamics, levers and issues. Keeps the KCNA Organizational Vision alive by developing practical implementation plans and making necessary adjustments in design to meet the ever changing external and internal influencers of Kimberly-Clark’s business. Introduce team start-up sessions to engage teams and continue to employ change management techniques to move current cultural to expected end state.
  • Demonstrates functional / technical proficiency, particularly in the areas of staffing, training, compensation, change management, organizational effectiveness, labor relations, legislative and regulatory compliance. Continue to build knowledge and awareness of best practices and legal compliance in HR Policies/Procedures/ Strategies.
  • Coach and consult with Senior Leader on team effectiveness, team leadership, talent management, and organization effectiveness so they lead the organization to meet established business targets using best practice techniques and processes.
  • Encourage development and retention of top talent within the business in accordance with company plans. Facilitate the management of top talent assessment using Kimberly-Clark standard performance management process and create plans to develop and deploy our key talent.
  • Align and cascade the Kimberly-Clark Human Capital Strategy for the business / function, including workforce planning, talent development, HR initiative rollout, and change management:
  • Forecasts talent needs and addressing talent gaps
  • Drives local implementation of global / regional processes
  • Assesses and develops strategies and plans to increase organization effectiveness
  • Supports a culture of diversity and inclusion
  • Take insights provided by Centers of Excellence to inform HR strategies and plans for senior business partner
  • Ensures team can attract, reward, and retain needed talent through compensation strategies that align with Corporate. This includes job slotting, salary planning, exception handling, MAAP/Executive alignment, options planning, retention.
  • Integrates and aligns HR programs for business and broker services of HR functional areas on behalf of business.
  • Provides business and employee perspective and insights to Centers of Excellence in representing the business in HR strategy/program/policy
  • Manages the Headcount to targeted levels. Obtains approvals for changing business conditions. Works with Recruiting Center of Excellence to install robust, efficient, process that secure the key talent we need to manage the business.

 

Ever wonder what it is like to belong to this global company?  Here are some reasons to join us: http://bit.ly/WorkingatKC !  K-C is known for their employee career development – about 65% of open jobs are filled internally and we hope we can unleash the power in you!

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business, human resources, organizational management or a related field is required. An advanced degree is preferred. PHR/SPHR certification preferred.
  • Eight to ten years of work experience in Human Resources or a closely related field is required.
  • Preferred experience includes HR generalist or lead HR supporting a sales, commercial, marketing or logistics client group.
  • Ability to quickly establish a close working relationship with business teams.
  • Travel up to 25%.

Critical Skills:

  • Business acumen
  • Knowledgeable in employment law
  • In-depth understanding of the goals, directions and cultures of the units / organization served
  • Business / process consulting
  • Executive Performance Coaching
  • Organizational Design and Effectiveness
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Group Presentation and Facilitation
  • Talent Selection and Retention
  • Project Management
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Proven team leadership skills and possess the ability to articulate and support the vision, and influence across teams over which that incumbent has no direct accountability
  • Effectively handle highly confidential and sensitive information
  • Legal Investigation/Compliance
  • Change Management / Influencing
  • Effectively handle highly confidential and sensitive information

Competencies:

  • Able to work in a matrix organization driving collaboration across businesses and function.
  • Demonstrated personal credibility through strong communication skills, achieving results, and trusted relationships with others.
  • Executive Coaching
  • High Level Process Mapping
  • Collaboration
  • Visionary
  • Inspirational
  • Innovative
  • Strong skills and experience with diagnosing and resolving complex problems and opportunities within business and organization
  • Able to manage with ambiguity and autonomy
  • Demonstrated positive energy to promote employee engagement and drive results
  • Change Management / Influencing
  • Proven project management
  • Experience within mega category/function in technical, operational, or business leadership role.
  • Excellent communication/excellent communication builder
  • Strong analytical and abstract thinking skills.
  • Cross cultural effectiveness.
  • Ability to work with multiple diverse cultures

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:

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

 

 

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Indirect Procurement Manager | GA or WI

Title: Procurement Category Manager – IT/Indirect  

Job #761785, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI or Roswell GA

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Sr. Manager

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

Scope/Categories

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

Key Accountabilities

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

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

Qualifications and Experiences

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:

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

 

 

Ever wonder what it is like to belong to this global company?  Here are some reasons to join us: http://bit.ly/WorkingatKC !  K-C is known for their employee career development – about 65% of open jobs are filled internally and we hope we can unleash the power in you!

 

 

 

JOB: HR Business Partner NA

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Title: Human Resources Business Partner NA

Job #761024, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI (Live here – the New North: https://youtu.be/IDfuYiiqhME)

Function: Human Resources

Reports to: Director of HR Adult & Fem Care

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We are currently recruiting a Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) for our North America Adult and Feminine Care business. It is preferred that this HRBP is bilingual and fluent in Spanish.

The HRBP is responsible for partnering with Team Leaders to drive cultural change and people strategies that support the key business initiatives. The HRBP will be expected to provide thought leadership and strong execution on broad-based generalist, operational oversight to the North American Adult and Feminine Care teams which include functional members from Product Supply (Manufacturing) staff and Plants, R&E and Marketing.

Scope includes design, development, communication, implementation and audit of sound HR strategies, processes and programs in support of achieving business objectives. Secondarily, this role will contribute in increasing overall HR functional capability within the company.

Accountabilities:

The primary accountabilities for this role include:

  • Developing and influencing strategic and operational HR initiatives for Adult and Feminine Care Manufacturing Plants to support the business plan
  • Driving engagement and high performance in order to leverage talent as a competitive advantage
  • Planning and ensuring effectiveness of key HR processes (recruitment, on-boarding, training, performance management, compensation) within Adult and Feminine Care
  • Attracting, developing and retaining top talent to support business imperatives
  • Driving HR best practices across Adult and Feminine Care team leaders including guidance on best practices, processes, and tools.
  • Acting as a coach for team leaders and employees, contributing to the development of others and self-development.
  • Leading functional HR projects/initiatives on an ad-hoc basis.
  • Serve as a primary point of contact on Employee Relations & Investigation concerns

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 5-7 years of progressive HR leadership experience with strong HR generalist background from a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience working in highly matrixed organizations
  • Demonstrated success leading organizational change and influencing and coaching at the executive level
  • 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.
  • Ability to Travel 20%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Labor Relations experience
  • Prior experience supporting corporate staff functions
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish)
  • SPHR certification or Advanced degree

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.

Ever wonder what it is like to belong to this global company?  Here are some reasons to join us: http://bit.ly/WorkingatKC !  K-C is known for their employee career development – about 65% of open jobs are filled internally and we hope we can unleash the power in you!

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

JOB: Director of NA Procurement | WI

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Title: Director of NA Procurement   

Job # 756315, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI campus – live here! http://youtu.be/ljQ6240Klvc

Function: Procurement

Reports to: VP Procurement

 

  • Summary of Position

    Provide leadership and oversight of the North America Consumer Products procurement organization encompassing direct materials, indirect services and capital expenditures, the Procure-to-Pay process, the developmental coordination and implementation of North America purchasing system processes, policies and transactional processing, and sets direction for North America Mill procurement buyers

    Actively participates as a ley leader on the Global Procurement Leadership Team to review, challenge and direct global procurement strategies and commodity negotiations to ensure maximum enterprise benefit.

    Ensure procurement practices are in accordance with corporate ethics, Corporate Financial Instructions and internal control requirements and result in providing the requisite quality and safety while delivering an advantaged cost to competition.

Organization: People Responsibilities/reporting line/partnerships

The incumbent:

  • Reports to the Global Procurement Vice President
  • Executes the sourcing and supply needs for direct, indirect materials and services, as well as capital expenditures, for a North America scope.
  • Has co-ownership of the North America Procure-to-Pay Center of Excellence to ensure system efficiencies and benefits are realized.
  • Has ownership for setting procurement direction for the mill buyer teams located on site at the 23 North America mill operating locations.
  • Collaborates with the Global Procurement and Supply Chain organization as well as business leaders, Corporate Innovation, Product and Technology Development leaders, financial leaders, Global Sourcing teams, and a broad global vendor base.
  • Has management responsibility for execution of approximately $6B in spend, 150 employees, and $18M in operating expenses.
  • Manages communication between K-C suppliers and internal K-C customers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Align with business objectives and priorities by integrating team members and promoting a cross-functional, multi-discipline supply management team approach to materials and services management.
  • Create, align and execute procurement strategies including breakthrough value creation opportunities with business objectives and priorities in partnership with the regional businesses and the associated functions and global organizations.
  • Ensure daily execution of procurement operations is flawless for supply, quality, service, and value creation. Proactively manage risk and all necessary financial controls.
  • Provide business unit direction, advice, and counsel on all issues related to the procurement of goods and services, bringing broad depth and breadth of experience to handle buying in support of complex and/or rapidly changing marketplaces.
  • Responsible for Procurement’s cost transformation targets that apply to each business unit.
  • Strong peer to peer relationships with the Global Procurement leadership team.
  • Maximize cost savings, value creation, collaboration and innovation with key suppliers to improve K-C’s level of profitability
  • Guarantee continuity of supply and deliver exceptional quality and service to the business
  • Alignment with and execution of specific project and global supplier strategies on all major commodities to consistently meet specifications, avoid supply interruptions, provide flexibility, mitigate risks, minimize K-C internal resources to manage supply and provide cost and / or product advantages.
  • Foster partnership relations with internal customers and suppliers.
  • Develop and maintain expertise, and provide advice, counsel and services, as requested, on supplier selection and relationships, negotiating, price and availability forecasting, expediting, and other purchasing problems and situations to other purchasing units and internal business groups worldwide.
  • Ensure application of established corporate financial controls within the department by providing operating management direction and support to the implementation and maintenance of financial policies, instructions, and internal control procedures.
  • Lead the development, communication and implementation of Procurement objectives, operating philosophies, business strategies and organizational visions.
  • Shape and sustain an effective, motivated team that delivers desired business results by providing vision and direction, building trust, selecting, coaching and developing team members, leveraging individual abilities and ensuring best practices are utilized.

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

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

  • Bachelors Degree in a business, supply chain, science, engineering or related discipline
  • 10-15 years’ experience in increasingly broader procurement, supply chain or product supply roles with demonstrated track record of achievement and growth in leadership.
  • Extensive and broad managerial experience in team management
  • Close working relationships with business teams and business support functions in a large matrix organization
  • Technical knowledge of contract negotiation strategies and global contracting nuances.
  • Seasoned leadership and influencing skills
  • Organization development and talent building
  • Excellent communications and relationship building
  • Demonstrated capabilities to execute strategic plans and thought leadership for the business and broader enterprise functions.
  • Strong skills and experience with diagnosing and resolving complex issues and identifying transformational opportunities
  • Able to make decisions with limited, but pertinent information to keep performance on track
  • Able to manage with ambiguity and autonomy
  • Experience within Procurement, Planning, Product Supply, and or business support team leadership roles
  • Ability to travel domestically and globally up to 50%

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree (MBA or equivalent) preferred.

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

JOB: Senior Director, International Tax

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Title:   Senior Director, International Tax 

Job #160000z6, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI (live here: https://www.youtube.com/embed/ljQ6240Klvc) OR Dallas TX

Function: Corporate Tax

Reports to: VP Tax

POSITION SUMMARY

Lead a team to provide specialist tax planning advice, identification and management of tax risk, and provide assistance and support to members of K-C corporate, sector and functional teams and regional management in Asia-Pacific, EMEA and Latin America to enable them to effectively conduct K-C activities with the knowledge of US federal and foreign tax laws and regulations. Lead the Corporation in the development and implementation of transfer pricing policies and procedures to provide transparency and certainty to business and to manage tax risk.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Service Delivery

  • Identify, develop and execute tax planning opportunities that benefit cash taxes and effective tax rate (“ETR”).
  • Assist with US international tax planning, financing strategies and identification and execution of cash repatriation opportunities.
  • Partner with business units, global sector and functional teams, regional management to execute business plans, corporate initiatives, and management of IP and Licensing matters, M&A activity, etc.
  • Lead K-C’s Transfer Pricing practice involving development, implementation and maintenance of policies covering finished and semi-finished goods, contract and consignment manufacturing, commissionaires, royalties, services, interest rates, loan guarantee and other financial arrangements, fixed asset transfers and related documentation.
  • Identify tax risks by working together with US, regional and local finance and business personnel. Support local and regional finance in managing those risks where necessary through contributing resources or taking on leadership roles for tax audits and tax litigation.
  • Provide oversight and support for documentation maintenance around significant transactions, including reviewing Fin48 analysis and assisting in structuring local and regional write-ups in accordance with K-C requirements.
  • Lead the non-US side of APA negotiation, collaborate with the Consulting COE on completion of bi-lateral APA’s, and assure mutual agreement on Competent Authority resolution.
  • Cultivate long-term partnerships with other Tax COE’s, functional teams (Finance, Legal, Strategy etc.) global and regional sector teams, business units, external legal and financial service providers.

Strategy Alignment and Business Partnerships

  • Establish the vision, set strategic direction, and empower the International Tax COE to meet its objectives.
  • Align strategies and objectives and maintain strategic relationships with Global and Regional Business, Global Sector Teams, Finance leaders, Strategy, Legal, Treasury, and all other Tax COEs.

 

Talent Development

  • Attract, develop, and retain a strong team to meet current departmental needs and ensure effective succession planning to meet future needs.
  • Ensure professional and technical development of the International Tax COE members including the provision of timely coaching, candid feedback, and professional development opportunities.
  • Seek and take advantage of individual professional development opportunities and strive to achieve the highest degree of competency.

 

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CANDIDATE SPECIFICATION: KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Minimum 15 years of experience in international tax planning, including 5 years of transfer pricing experience, in a large multinational corporation or public accounting firm
  • Experience working with Global and Regional Business, Global Sector Teams, and Finance leaders
  • Experience leading a team
  • Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics required.  MS-Taxation a plus
  • CPA certificate or international equivalent required
  • Ability to travel up to 30% to include international travel
  • JD, LLM as alternative

 

 

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, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, 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.

 

Ever wonder what it is like to belong to this global company?  Here are some reasons to join us: http://bit.ly/WorkingatKC !  K-C is known for their employee career development – about 65% of open jobs are filled internally and we hope we can unleash the power in you!

 

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

 

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.

 

 

 

ITS Social Media Collaboration Specialist | IL/GA/WI/TX

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Title:  ITS Social Media Collaboration Specialist

Job #150002JP, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: can be in one of these locations – Chicago IL, Roswell GA, Neenah WI or Dallas TX

Function: IT Services

Reports to: VP ITS

 

The ITS Social Media Collaboration Specialist leads the vision and direction of enterprise collaboration that impacts how employees, business partners and suppliers work to create value for our consumers.

The Social Media Collaboration Specialist will own and drive the vision of enterprise collaboration keeping the end customer in mind (B2E) and make it easy for them to get work done. They will work with the Infrastructure team, Application team, Mobility team, IT Security and IT Architecture team to pull an integrated view of how we enable collaboration for our end users.

Essential Functions:
• Develop the vision for enterprise collaboration from an end user needs point of view and industry trends
• Develop the solution view of the vision with the help of other IT teams: Infrastructure, Application, Architecture, Mobility and Security
• Develop a roadmap for the enterprise collaboration and develop projects for approval and implementation by the respective IT teams while working with the PMO office as they run the projects.
• Act as a key stakeholder when any changes are made to the desktop, mobile devices or key applications impacting the end user to ensure adherence to enterprise collaboration vision and principles
• As an evangelist, partner with business partners in regions and functions to see how IT can enable the collaboration vision within their business units
• Develop standard report card on how we are progressing on the projects relating to enterprise collaboration
• Unrelenting commitment to drives the team and achieve business outcomes of the project.

  • Collaborates well with the project team, stays proactive to anticipate opportunities and direct activities toward project priorities; motivates the project team toward project goals and objectives
    • Principles, methods, and techniques for the effective management of projects from initiation through to implementation.
    • Adjusts customer expectations in accordance with changes in scope; Can effectively navigate conflict between multiple business partners and business constituents; Tailors business partner engagement to business sponsor risk and value preferences
    • Project Management Tools/Process Knowledge – Automated tools to assist in the project management process, by automating mechanical tasks such as scheduling, resource balancing, and time recording. Tools and techniques for risk management and change control. Examples: CA Clarity, Microsoft Project, SharePoint
    • Project Planning and Control Techniques: Methods and techniques associated with planning and monitoring progress of projects, through closure. Examples: product/work breakdown structures, base lining, critical path analysis, earned value, resource analysis, conflict resolution.
    • Making decisions at the appropriate time, analyzing the needs of the situation, priorities, constraints and the availability of necessary information.
    • Organizational awareness and business acumen to decide project approaches that mitigate business risk.
    • Learns/understands the business context in which the project is executing; stays focused on delivering desired business outcomes from the project as barriers to project delivery arise
    • Readily adapts the project to quickly respond to changes in required business project outcomes; learns and researches alternative project methods/approaches  

Ever wonder what it is like to belong to this global company?  Here are some reasons to join us: http://bit.ly/WorkingatKC !  K-C is known for their employee career development – about 65% of open jobs are filled internally and we hope we can unleash the power in you!

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

Basic Qualifications: 
Bachelor’s degree (Masters/MBA Preferred).
5+ years of relevant experience with demonstrated skills in leading enterprise social media collaboration initiatives (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Mobile Device media applications, etc.)
• Must have experience in running and executing enterprise social media collaboration projects over the last 5 years.
Must have deep experience either on the infrastructure side or application side of enterprise collaboration software
• Demonstrated success as a project manager for medium complexity IT projects in a multi-national corporate environments, executing across multiple time-zones and cultures
• Demonstrated success at managing medium complexity projects with 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.
• Is familiar with a range of analysis, modelling and design methods; has broad current knowledge of IT standards, applications and trends. Can facilitate the analysis of business processes, and articulate potential changes to business processes in a lucid and cogent manner, both orally and in writing.
• Broadly skilled in information and communications technology. Has a comprehensive knowledge of relevant development life-cycles and strong interpersonal skills.
• Verbal and written fluency in English is mandatory

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification (or equivalent) is preferred.
    • K-C Organization knowledge is preferred: KC structure, roles and responsibilities, formal and informal networks, cultural climate, key decision makers, inter-relationship between global, regional and local businesses, KCI geographies

Travel may include up to 30%

 

 

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.

 

 

 

ITS Sr. Service Management Lead for Digital Content

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Title:  ITS Sr. Service Management Lead, Digital Content

Job #150002JJ, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI or Chicago IL

Function: ITS and Shared Services

Reports to: ITS Sr. Manager Global Marketing

Scope: Global

 

As K-C develops its marketing capabilities to market to the consumer and deliver a seamless consumer experience through all touch points, the need to produce content that right for the consumer at the right moment (channel) on the right medium is critical for creating participation. Doing this at scale, in multiple formats, in multiple countries makes the challenge even greater. We are seeking the best minds that will help create a content production factory for K-C marketers so that we can create all forms of content in all media types that can be delivered to the right consumer, at the right time, in the right channel on the right device (medium) to engage maximum participation to drive revenue and propel K-C into the future.

The individual has direct accountability to drive scaled content production via the mgmt. of network of partners on a global basis. The individual works with each region to determine what their production needs are and works to drive the selection of the partner and enable them for service delivery in the region. The individual is responsible for maintaining relations with the key vendor client executive to ensure service delivery and customer satisfaction.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Manage the Content Production Service Provider Network: Work with the leader and execute the strategy for the selection and implementation of a scaled global content production network. Once in place work with the regions to manage the content production service network.
Lead the selection and execution of Content Production Service Provider: Work with the regional production lead and regional marketing BP to select the appropriate scaled content production partner in the region. Lead the selection of the vendor via standard documents such as RFP templates, selection criteria, mgmt. of services, etc.
Establish standard work to manage the content production partner: Establish standard work that can be executed by the regional production lead and govern the standard work via standard reports from the regional production lead
Develop scorecards to govern the Content Production Service Provider: Develop standard scorecards that inventory the work being done across K-C markets, report on the quality of work and track the savings.
Vendor Mgmt : Ensure contractual and budgetary compliance for services being executed. Establish appropriate measures to track performance and availability for supported technologies and platforms. Based on experience and foresight, guide team members in problem solving and risk mitigation.

 

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

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 chat in a few business days.

 

Education required/ preferred: 

  • A Bachelors degree with 10 years of relevant experience or 12–14 or more years of applied experience Experience with marketing/digital content and exposure to marketing tools such as:  Sprinklr, Livefyre, BazaarVoice, Sitecore, etc.

• Experience in managing digital production, creative production within an agency.
• Working knowledge of digital content production, media and print production.
• Strong leadership skills with experience managing people in offsite and off shore locations
• 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.
• Verbal and written fluency in English is mandatory
Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

  • Strong leadership and service
  • Cultivates networking opportunities with peer organizations
    Skills/Competencies:

Content Production: Complete understanding of how scaled content production across digital, media and TV. Enable the establishment of this model within K-C
Influence: Advises and influences marketing leaders within the region, regarding the delivery, costs, availability and functionality of content production services.
Change implementation planning and management: 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.
Customer Satisfaction: Responsible for driving customer satisfaction within the marketing customer base within the region that is using the content production service.
Operational Excellence: Takes responsibility for command structure and escalation procedures, and ensures that the requisite operational methods, procedures, facilities and tools are established, reviewed and maintained.
Build Trust:
• Compelling Communication; Effective global communicator
• Develops influential relationships with internal and external customers/suppliers/partners at senior management level, including industry leaders.
Make Decisions:
• Analysis & Problem Solving; Able to identify, address or escalate potential dependencies and issues; Effectively manage ambiguity, change and conflict
• Excels with broad direction; fully accountable; establishes own milestones; provides direction for team members; delegates effectively; work self-initiated.
Think Customer: Seeks to understand customer; Creates customer-focused practices

Key Interfaces:
• IT GSMI Leadership
• Global and Regional Marketing Leaders
• Global Content Delivery Partners

External Interfaces:
• Ad Agencies
• Content and Media Networks

WORKING CONDITIONS: Travel may include approximately 0-50% of work time depending on job location.

 

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.

 

JOB: IT Business Analyst, Marketing/Digital Content

Title:    IT Business Analyst, Marketing/Digital Content  

Job #150002JQ , Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI (preferred) or Chicago IL

Function: ITS and Shared Services

Reports to: Sr. Manager

Scope: Global

 

As K-C develops its marketing capabilities to market to the consumer and deliver a seamless consumer experience through all touch points, the need to produce content that right for the consumer at the right moment (channel) on the right medium is critical for creating participation. Doing this at scale, in multiple formats, in multiple countries makes the challenge even greater. We are seeking the best minds that will help create a content production factory for K-C marketers so that we can create all forms of content in all media types that can be delivered to the right consumer, at the right time, in the right channel on the right device (medium) to engage maximum participation to drive revenue and propel K-C into the future.

Individual has direct accountability to drive the technology strategy for content technology (all channels) and technology to achieve scaled content development. This role provides strategic technology leadership on content technology in areas of creation, distribution, consumption, curation and measurement.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Lead the strategy formulation of the content technology landscape: Work with the leader and develop strategy for the evaluation and application of tools that enable content management across earned media, paid media, and owned media. Strategies would include the rationalization and integration of existing and emerging technologies in this space.
Drive the adoption social media platforms by integrating within commercial programs: Working with the marketing technology group with ITS-GSMI, develop re-usable code and snippets that would drive the adoption of social media technology within K-C consumer experience touch points. They should do this by understanding the technical challenges/costs associated with adopting social media technologies within our consumer experiences and working with the team to determine how to codify and simplify enablement.
Enable technology to drive a global scaled content production process: Identify technology capabilities in areas content;
• Planning, research, creation, curation, distribution, promotion, amplification, measurement, and reporting; and determine the technology that enables K-C to achieve its goal of creating content to drive consumer participation and revenue.
• Evangelize content technology to the Business: Actively research, develop points of view, and evangelize content technologies that add value to the business. Will lead discussions that are technical and functional in nature to provide valuable insights for a diverse set of business and technology inclined audiences and build consensus.

 

Interested? 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.

 

Education required/ preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree
    Experience:
  • 7-10+ years of experience with developing scalable internet properties (consumer preferred) with a (dot) com or an interactive agency.  Experience with marketing/digital content and exposure to marketing tools such as:like Sprinklr, Livefyre, BazaarVoice, Sitecore, etc.
    • Experience structured process for evaluating technology; enterprise, SaaS, Service Providers.
    • Experience in leading PoCs to conduct evaluation of technologies
    • Experience with developing point of view and presenting to senior stakeholders
    • Strong influence skills with people in marketing organization.
    • Cultivates networking opportunities with peer organizations
    • 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.
    • Verbal and written fluency in English is mandatory

Skills/Competencies:

Strategy development: Takes responsibility for developing a technical strategy based on business and industry inputs; develops the viewpoint and gets alignment from the stakeholders.
Technical analysis: Takes responsibility outlining the needs for the area being investigated; aligns the needs with the stakeholder, conducts analysis of potential vendors/solutions, conducts the technical analysis and presents the findings/next steps.
Requirements Definition and Management: Facilitates scoping and business priority setting for large or complex changes, engaging senior stakeholders as required. Selects the most appropriate means of representing business requirements in the context of a specific change initiative. Drives the requirements elicitation process where necessary, identifying what stakeholder input is required. Obtains formal agreement from a large and diverse range of potentially senior stakeholders and recipients to the scope and requirements, plus the establishment of a base-line on which delivery of a solution can commence. Takes responsibility for the investigation and application of changes to program scope. Identifies the impact on business requirements of external impacts affecting a program or project.
Autonomy: Works under broad direction. Work is often self-initiated. Is fully accountable for meeting allocated technical and/or project/supervisory objectives. Establishes milestones and has a significant role in the delegation of responsibilities.
Influence: Influences organization, customers, suppliers, partners and peers on the contribution of own specialism. Builds appropriate and effective business relationships. Makes decisions which impact the success of assigned projects i.e. results, deadlines and budget. Has significant influence over the allocation and management of resources appropriate to given assignments.
Complexity: Performs an extensive range and variety of complex technical and/or professional work activities. Undertakes work which requires the application of fundamental principles in a wide and often unpredictable range of contexts. Understands the relationship between own specialism and wider customer/organizational requirements.
Business Skills: Advises on the available standards, methods, tools and applications relevant to own specialism and can make appropriate choices from alternatives. Analyses, designs, plans, executes and evaluates work to time, cost and quality targets. Assesses and evaluates risk. Communicates effectively, both formally and informally. Demonstrates leadership. Facilitates collaboration between stakeholders who have diverse objectives. Understands the relevance of own area of responsibility/specialism to the employing organization. Takes customer requirements into account when making proposals. Takes initiative to keep skills up to date. Mentors colleagues. Maintains an awareness of developments in the industry. Analyses requirements and advises on scope and options for continuous operational improvement. Demonstrates creativity and innovation in applying solutions for the benefit of the customer/stakeholder. Takes account of relevant legislation.

Key Interfaces:
• Business Partner
• Solution Architect
• Project Manager
• Business Client

External Interfaces:
• Consultant
• 3rd Party provider

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Travel may include approximately 40% of work time depending on where the candidate job location is – WI or IL.

 

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.

Procurement CI/Lean Consultant | WI

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Title: Procurement CI/Lean Consultant

Job #150002O7, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI just south of Green Bay

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Procurement Manager

 

Summary of Position:
Lead Lean/Continuous Improvement (CI) deployment within KCNA Procurement to build capability, and help drive business process improvements that create value for the Procurement organization and enterprise. Develop, implement and sustain lean deployment strategies and plans, as well as Champions to build Lean capability. As a Lean Champion, lead and facilitate Lean workshops, projects and events.
Customers and Customer Expectations:
Key Customers: Procurement leadership and team members (NA and Global), Procure-to-Pay Process Council and Process Owners, One CI Team, Supply Chain Leadership, requisitioners and suppliers.

Customer Expectations: Provide expert counsel or coaching to team members in the matter of CI / Lean. This may be on an individual basis or as part of a specific problem solving, Kaizen, subject matter forum or steering commit.

Scope:
The incumbent reports to a Procurement Manager and has no direct deputies. Though the position has no direct deputies there is an indirect relationship with other LEAN Coordinators or designated points of contact throughout the supply chain, business supporting functions and/or other business units. The incumbent must be able to effectively organize and lead multifunctional teams.

The incumbent must ensure successful interface with other Lean Coordinators within Procurement and provide for seamless integration with customers as well as effective collaboration with other Kimberly-Clark organizational units engaged in LEAN. Interactions will cover a broad range and may include sector/functional leadership to line operations. He/she will coordinate periodic exchanges between team members from various sites or business unit functions to gain synergies and leverage learning’s to improve LEAN deployment.

Challenges of this position include:
• Staying current on the goals and needs of multiple departments.
• Prioritization of requests for assistance to address the most beneficial overall business needs.
• Influencing customers to accept and implement corporate change initiatives.
• Working effectively across a wide variety of organizational levels.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
• Participate in the development of KCNA Procurement, NA Procurement Operations & Systems, Procurement Indirect Services, and NA Procure-to-Pay (P2P) strategies, tactical execution and implementation to achieve advantaged capabilities in support of business objectives.
• Lead development of NA Procurement leadership and team member CI/LEAN capabilities to ensure alignment of objectives and value delivery.
• Lead implementation of initiatives supporting business process improvements through waste, variability and lead-time reduction, utilizing process improvement methodologies that deliver sustainable results.
• Facilitate workshops and/or other forums to set strategies, focus improvement, transfer knowledge and engage team members, managers, internal customers and suppliers in activities primarily supporting KCNA Procurement teams and NA P2P process execution with additional engagement to support internal customer and supplier activities.
• Provide expert counsel or coaching to team members in the matter of CI / Lean. This may be on an individual basis or as part of a specific problem solving, Kaizen, subject matter forum or steering commit.
• Develop team members CI/Lean capabilities with focus on problem solving, standard work, visual management, Kaizen, A3 thinking, etc. Provide training to ensure all new team members complete their LEAN Student Journey.
• Understand and develop working relationships with key stakeholders and lead change management as necessary to achieve objectives.
• Provide support to maintain and improve the management system for KCNA Procurement, Subject Matter Expert Network, etc. that houses and provides process ownership for KCNA Procurement processes.
• 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.
• Communicate fully with superiors, subordinates and others who have need to know. Be informative without being obtrusive or vexatious. Communicate in a way that is timely, yet prompt; complete, yet concise; candid, yet accurate; and clear, yet responsive

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

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.

Required Qualifications/Education/Experiences
• A Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain, or related discipline to the role
8 or more years of supply chain, functional or business related experience
3 or more years of experience in LEAN systems and tools, LEAN deployment

Critical Skills/Qualifications: 
Staff and plant/mill experience in a leadership and/or support role with emphasis on supply chain knowledge preferred
• Functional knowledge and/or experience within the supply chain (Procurement, manufacturing, distribution, planning, transportation) including demonstrated knowledge of financial metrics and drivers are preferred.
• Customer-facing understanding/experience desirable.
• Consistent track record of delivering results while creating/maintaining a constructive work environment.
• Willing to challenge the status quo and facilitate different perspectives to drive solutions.
• Demonstrated problem solving skills, facilitation skills and business intuition skills
• Ability to operate with limited business direction.

Important Skills/Competencies:
• Ability to work in a matrix organization driving collaboration across businesses and functions with minimum supervision.
• Demonstrated personal credibility through strong communication skills, achieving results, and trusted relationships with others.
• Demonstrated contagious positive energy to promote employee engagement and drive results.
• Demonstrated passion to drive change and challenge status quo.
• Demonstrated ability to lead implementation and contribute to the development of vision and strategy.
• Strong analytical and abstract thinking skills.
• Cross cultural effectiveness.
• Influence, analysis, decision making, controlling, initiative, organizational and personal sensitivity, written and oral communication, flexibility, vision, and integrity.

 

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.