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JOB: Asset Leader/Operations Manager | SC

Title:  Asset Leader/Operations Manager

Job #761614, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Beech Island SC/ August GA

Function: Operations

Reports to: Asset Lead for the site

Product Line: The Kimberly-Clark facility in Beech Island, SC, produces products that support the North Atlantic Consumer Products business. Products made at the site include Huggies, Cottonelle Bath Tissue, Kleenex Facial Tissues, Scott Towels, Cottonelle Moist Wipes, to name a few.

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POSITION PURPOSE:
Provide leadership, coordination and technical direction in order to effectively manage business objectives for UCTAD Converting assets / lines (safety, quality, housekeeping, logistics, continuous improvement, productivity, cost, internal control, asset management, human resources and development). This position is responsible to understand and enforce the applicable site EHS procedures and requirements for their area.

KEY CUSTOMERS:
Mill Management, Product System Leader, Converting Manager, Operating Team Associates, Maintenance, FC Sector / Staff, Engineering, and other functional team members, end users.
CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS:
• Safely produce quality products and services.

  • Effective leadership of converting teams.
  • Build talent of teams.
  • Proper representation of operating units in staff coordinated activities.
  • Collaborative support in Product System and site management.
  • Assets (materials, costs, procedures, inventories, equipment, and personnel) properly managed, maintained, and developed.
  • Positive work environment maintained to promote safety, housekeeping, employee relations, and continuous improvement.

SCOPE:
The incumbent reports to the BIL UCTAD Lines 5-8 Asset Leader. The incumbent provides leadership in achieving team objectives for converting assets and leads team / mill projects. This person develops business plans with up to a one-year planning horizon.  Objectives typically are focused at the Asset level, but some are Product System and Mill-wide in nature.
Accountability will include the following:

  • Developing and maintain a safe operating environment (i.e. EHS management)
  • Enforce quality requirements and centerline systems
  • Manage COM (i.e. operating supplies, maintenance, labor, gap closure savings, etc.)
  • Providing day-to-day direction to the UCTAD converting asset team
  • Development of team objectives
  • Development and management of Continuous Improvement / Tactical Implementation Plan and Daily Accountability Process using LEAN and OPEX thinking / tools
  • Providing constructive coaching to hourly team members
  • Collaborating with staff Planning on the production schedule and re-sieves
  • Deliver customer service
  • Communicate efficiently and effectively with mill leadership
  • Support mill initiatives on Safety, Quality, Reliability, S&O capability, and Culture of Accountability.
    • Ability to manage vendor/supplier relationships in a positive cost effective manner.
  • Ability to lead the development of Asset objectives and goals and action plans to achieve them.
  • Ability to lead organizational change, builds relationships, and make good use of available resources.
  • Ability to confront problems and handle conflict.
  • Ability to problem solve and set priorities, generating new ideas and improved ways of working while maintaining effective control.
  • Demonstrated capability associated with the One KC Behaviors.

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Corporate policies and procedures
Product specifications
Process knowledge/capabilities
Product/raw material knowledge
Mill policies/procedures
Internal control procedures
Process control systems
Problem solving
Safety rules/regulations

CRITICAL SKILLS:
Tenacity
Personal sensitivity
Integrity
Technical/functional
Motivation
Flexibility
Decisiveness
Organizing
Oral Communication

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QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION/REQUIREMENTS:

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree from an ABET accredited College or University.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a high-speed industrial manufacturing environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
• 5+ years’ experience in a high-speed industrial manufacturing environment preferred. Experience in a leadership/supervisory position preferred.

  • 5+ years’ experience with high speed converting processes and equipment in a plant support role
  • Experienced with LEAN Manufacturing and problem solving

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:

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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OPEX Mill Lean or Change Agent

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Title:  OPEX Mill Change Agent

Job #762072, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Beech Island SC (near Augusta GA)

Function: Operations

Reports to: OpEx Change Leader

Direct reports: none

Product Line: Family Care

Travel – up to 25% 

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Job Description

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
This role is a fundamental position within the Operational Excellence (LEAN) transformation for the Family Care sector. This role will provide coordination and functional direction to drive and sustain focused improvements in performance utilizing LEAN techniques and thinking within our sites and staff location.  Must have manufacturing operations experience!

CUSTOMERS:
Internal to Mill: Department Leadership Team, operators, maintenance team, Mill Support Functions
Internal to Sector/other mills: Other Operations Excellence (Lean) Change Agents at staff and mills, Staff Product Supply team, CI team
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
a) Facilitates, promotes and supports LEAN cultural development including –
•Coaches and develops operating team in the use of LEAN techniques and thinking (leader as a teacher).
•Uses LEAN assessment tools to identify opportunities and gap areas to integrate into acceleration plan.
•Facilitates the development, introduction and tracking of standard work for leaders within focus area.
•Teaches others to create and use LEAN standards.
•Implements activities that build rapport throughout change team.
•Provides coaching through problem solving activities to address ongoing barriers to delivery.
•Identifies capability gaps and prioritize activities to address these gaps.
•Provides training to close the Lean capability gaps within the organization.

b) Develops, facilitates and manages Operational Excellence improvement plans for focused asset areas, including –
• Provides work direction to mill and Staff OPEX (LEAN) change agents.

  • Coordinates sector roll out plan for OPEX including resource requirements, relationship management with 3rd party consultants, and leadership of overall change management aspects.
    •Provides education on LEAN tools, processes and thinking
    • Develops tools and processes to support the Operational Excellence transformation, as a countermeasure to an identified problem
    •Facilitates Kaizen events within the Mill
    •Ensures existing activities (e.g. Centerlining, RFS) are interlinked to provide a coherent framework to the Mill
    •Leads, mentors and supports entire team in execution of the Lean focus improvement content
    •Provide continuous feedback to leadership team, consistent with OPEX mindsets, the 6 KC Behaviors and Culture of Accountability

    c) Supports the development and application of framework standards for management systems and processes in department to ensure compliance with Plan, Do, Check, and Adjust processes within the sector, which will include
    •Provides standard mechanism to track and report scorecard of Operational Excellence transformation measures
    •Ensures all barriers to the acceleration change plan are identified and problem solved to achieve delivery of the implementation plan.
    •Assists in prioritization of workload and ensure discipline to the mindsets & behaviors within the management infrastructure.
    •Supports the introduction of management processes to ensure sustainability
    •Supports the internal governance / PDCA processes
    •Supports clear communication of the acceleration change plans.

    SCOPE:

The position reports to the Beech Island Operational Excellence Change Leader. This position along with other change leaders will provide dedicated Operational Excellence/LEAN support to the Beech Island mill and other mills as needed including both converting and manufacturing areas as well as the Family Care Staff Product Supply team.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Normal scheduled hours will vary based on the need to interact with operating teams.
Travel to support Family Care mills is expected to be up to 25 % range but at times will may exceed this percentage in support of the sector roll out schedule and standardization.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (ideally with manufacturing bias)
  • 5- 7 years Previous Operations experience
  • Understanding of LEAN manufacturing principles

Critical Skills/Qualifications:

  • Significant experience in operations, engineering or supply chain at either Staff or mill in a variety of leadership and/or support roles
  • Working knowledge of LEAN thinking, systems and tools
  • Consistent track record of delivering results while creating and maintaining a constructive work environment
  • Willing to challenge the status quo and facilitate different perspectives to drive solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to lead implementation of projects and contribute to the development of vision and strategy
  • Ability to influence others and drive 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
  • Ability to provide work direction to team members not in a direct reporting relationship
  • Demonstrated strengths in these skills: analysis, project management, planning and organizing

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.

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:

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.

JOB:Product Supply Technical Director | CPG

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Title: Product Supply Technical Director  | Family Care

Company: Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Job #150002Q5

Location: prefer Neenah WI but other US locations could be considered

Function: Manufacturing & Operations

Reports to: Sr. Director Ops Excellence

 

This Product Supply role provides direct leadership for Family Care Product Supply technical resource deployment, crosses all categories’ portfolio management, drives reliability and leads the sector capital management processes.
Position Purpose:
Provides direct leadership for Family Care Product Supply technical resource deployment, crosses all categories’ portfolio management, drives reliability and leads the sector capital management processes. Has principle accountability to drive strategic asset realized capacity, capability building and technical talent development programs to safely meet customer demand and deliver annual innovation, renovation and process improvement plans.

Key Accountabilities:
Build Talent of direct deputies (8), Product Supply engineers, and co-own  technical talent development programs with staff R&E; manage performance  and career development of deputies
• Provide strategic leadership for Family Care’s capital budget and Product  Supply Regenerate and Improve (R&I) engineering resources; activating the  technical portfolio to deliver Strategic Business Plans (SBP) and Annual  Business Plans (ABP) priorities
Lead the Breakthrough OEE pillar that drives the “wildly important goals” aka  WIGs. This is a multi-year strategic plan that drives transformational  improvement (10-20 % +) for realized capacity results. It includes development  of technical solutions and allocation of resources for the sector.
• Annually, lead the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) process to drive  realized capacity and capability improvements; execute the 5-year mass  balance gap analysis business process and deploy OEE annual business  imperatives across staff and mills.
• Lead the Product Supply reliability program, coordinating and integrating  reliability strategies across the Family Care mills and staff R&E to deliver  against annual business imperatives.
• Ensure technical alignment and support for Family Care’s Operational  Excellence (OpEx) transformation and annual imperatives.
• Lead the development and deployment of Manufacturing Execution System  (MES) as an enabler for OEE improvements and quality management systems.
• Key influencer and voice of operations with the R&E team; with emphasis in  the Life-Cycle Management (LCM) team
• Coordinates the process planning and execution for WIGs performance review  cadence.
• Influence and support Build for Success cost savings programs and goals.

Dimensions and Scope:
• Up to 10 direct salaried team members; 115 indirect Product Supply R&I  engineers; ~ 300 salaried and hourly mill reliability resources
• $150 million annual capital budget
• $140 million annual reliability spend
• 7 mills; 87 assets with a replacement value of $3+ billion
• $3.3 billion annual sales and $760 million annual operating profit
• Travel required 30-40%

 

 

‘Wonder what it is like to belong to this global company?  Here are some reasons to join us: http://bit.ly/WorkingatKC .  If this intrigues you then send your resume to – Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to jump-start our process.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s degree with an Engineering focus required.
    15 years technical experience in both mill and staff environments in R&E and  Product Supply (PS), including team leader experience.
    • Demonstrated success in leading transformation programs, building talent, strategic planning and strategy deployment, decision making and direction setting, project management and Lean thinking, methods and capabilities.

 

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, 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.

 

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.