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JOB: Mill Quality Leader | MS

Title: Mill Quality Leader

Job #767629, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Corinth MS

Function: Operations

Reports to: Mill Manager and dotted line to Business Sector Quality Lead

Position Purpose: 

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

Customers and Customer Expectations:

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

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

Scope:

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

 

Qualifications/Education/Experience Required:

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

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.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:

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

 

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!

 

 

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Kleenex and Scott Naturals Brand Consumer Products Carry FSC Label

Source:http://investor.kimberly-clark.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=613418


DALLAS, October 10, 2011Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) today announced it is the first U.S. tissue maker to offer branded consumer tissue products that meet the rigorous sustainable sourcing requirements of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Kimberly-Clark’s Kleenex brand facial tissue and Scott Naturals brand products sold in North America now include fiber sourced from suppliers who have been independently certified to follow the highest standards in forestry management while also protecting high conservation-value forests and habitat. Consumers can now identify FSC-certified Kleenex and Scott brand products by the FSC label on every package.

“This action is a major milestone in K-C’s sustainability journey and a significant step forward in the consumer adoption of FSC-certified fiber for bathroom tissue, facial tissue and paper towels,” said Suhas Apte, vice president – global sustainability. “K-C’s commitment to FSC certification for its Kleenex and Scott Naturals brands will grow the demand for sustainably sourced fiber and will encourage more suppliers to practice responsible forest management.”

Forest Stewardship Council certification is a market-based, non-regulatory forest conservation system that is recognized globally for having the highest social and environmental standards in forestry. The program uses third-party experts to verify forest management practices and track materials as they leave the forest and become products downstream. Any FSC labeled product can be traced back through the chain of custody to a certified source.

“Consumers want to buy green, but they don’t want to sacrifice product quality or effectiveness,” said Gordon Knapp, president, Kimberly-Clark North Atlantic Family Care. “Kleenex and Scott Naturals brand products with the FSC label offer the same softness, strength and performance consumers expect from K-C’s leading brands with the assurance that they are helping to protect forest ecosystems and resources for future generations.”

Kimberly-Clark in 2003 became the first tissue company to require its wood fiber suppliers to gain independent certification for their woodlands. In 2007 the company set a goal of purchasing 100 percent of its wood fiber from certified woodlands and achieved 98 percent of that target within two years. In 2009, Kimberly-Clark Professional became the first away-from-home tissue products company to receive FSC chain-of-custody certification for a broad range of tissue and towel products.

“Kimberly-Clark’s decision to adopt FSC certification for all Kleenex and Scott Naturals brand products is a major leap forward for the health of the world’s forests,” said Corey Brinkema, president, FSC’s U.S. national office. Kimberly-Clark’s leadership is setting the pace for the industry, and we hope other personal care manufacturers will soon follow suit.”

“This is another important step for Kimberly-Clark on their continuing path towards greater sustainability,” said Scott Paul, director of forest campaigns for Greenpeace USA.

About Kimberly-Clark
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. To keep up with the latest K-C news and to learn more about the company’s 139-year history of innovation, visit www.kimberly-clark.com.

About the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
An international nonprofit organization, the Forest Stewardship Council was founded in 1993 to harness the power of the marketplace to encourage environmentally sound, socially beneficial, and economically prosperous management of the world’s forests. FSC standards and third party forest and forest products certification represent the world’s strongest system for guiding forest management toward sustainable outcomes. FSC is the only forest certification program supported by the world’s leading environmental organizations. Its U.S. chapter, FSC-US, was established to coordinate the development of a national forest management standard, encourage the expansion of US forests managed under the FSC standard, and provide public education about the importance and value of forest stewardship. For more information, please see www.fscus.org.

Nike and Kimberly-Clark lead the corporate pack on forest sustainability

BY:Jeremy Hance
mongabay.com
January 27, 2011

Forest Footprint Disclosure (FFD), which asks international companies to reveal their impact on forests around the world, has released their second review. From biofuels to travel to media, FFD named corporate leaders in 19 categories, including Kimberly Clark for Personal-Household products and Nike for Clothing, Accessories and Footwear.

“Kimberly-Clark has been integrating sustainability into all aspects of our business—from the design and manufacture of our products, to serving the communities where we operate and sell our portfolio of essential products,” Suhas Apte, Kimberly-Clark’s VP of Global Sustainability said in the press release.

Kimberly-Clark is the first big tissue company to require wood suppliers to have independent certification and have shown preference for paper products with Forest Stewardship Certification (FSC). The company also funds efforts to map high conservation value forests in Brazil and Indonesia, the countries with the two largest deforestation rates.

For its part Nike is working to avoid purchasing any leather from cattle grown on newly deforested areas. In Brazilian Amazon, cattle are the largest cause of deforestation.


The Brazilian Amazon meets encroaching agriculture. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler.

Reaching out to 285 companies, FFD received responses from 78 an improvement from their first report by 31%. The organization has called on more companies to come forward on their impact on forests.

“It’s not just environmental good sense, it makes increasingly sound business sense to understand and reduce deforestation pressures driven by agricultural expansion right now—to prepare for both future legislation and market opportunities,” said Tracey Campbell, Director of the FFD Project.

FFD hopes that its initiative saves forests on the ground by increasing corporate transparency. They challenge companies to identify which commodities lead to deforestation, purchase only sustainably-certified products, and map their supply chain.

“190 Governments have now recognized halting deforestation is a key world priority—businesses should do the same. Engaging with Forest Footprint Disclosure is one small step through which companies can make sure their supply chain choices are not destroying the natural capital on which their future wealth creation depends,” Andrew Mitchell, Chairman of FFD, said.

This year’s leaders include Stora Enso Oyj (Basic Materials), Greenergy International (Biofuels), Adidas and Nick (Clothing, Accessories, and Footwear), IOI Group (Farming and Fishing), Carrefour and J Sainsbury (Food and Drug Retailer), Marks and Spencer (General Retailer), Dalhoff, Larsen and Horneman and Weyerhaeuser (Industrials and Autos), Reed Elsevier (Media), Nestle Oil (Oil and Gas), Kimberly-Clark (Personal and Household), BBritish Airways (Travel and Leisure), and Drax Group (Utilities).

Kimberly-Clark hiring Market Sales Mgr- Safety products | Vancouver Canada

Title: Market Manager, job#11574

Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB), a global health and hygiene leader, and our trusted brands are an indispensable part of life for 1.3 billion people in more than 150 countries. Kimberly Clark has been helping generations of families improve the quality of their lives, to ensuring the health of our employees and the environment. We believe in recruiting the best people and putting them in the right jobs so that they can do their best work.

Currently, we are seeking a Market Manager for Kimberly Clark Professional division in the Vancouver, Canada area.

Summary:
We are looking for an influential, self-motivated, team player to join our Kimberly-Clark Professional Sales team. This position provides great exposure in the KCP sales sector. The Market Manager is solely responsible for achieving assigned territory penetration, growth and sales goals by identifying and securing new end user accounts as well as defending, retaining and increasing the profitable penetration of existing accounts.

Interested for you or a friend?  Please contact me at Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com or leave a message at US 469-665-5639 to set up a time to talk. Please refer to job #11574.  You can also directly apply for job #11574 at http://bit.ly/11574-MktMgr after setting up a profile.

Responsibilities:
• Promote and sell Kimberly-Clark Safety products.
• Managing distributor and end-user relationships.
• Finding, developing new customers and expanding on existing accounts.
• Creates awareness and demand for company products.
• Works as technical expert as it relates to products and industry.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor degree with 5 years sales related experience.
• Valid driver’s license.
• Must be able to travel 50% of time.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Related experience in safety equipment sales is preferred.

Other:
• Must demonstrate excellent verbal communication skills as the incumbent will deal
with various levels of business personnel.
• Proven team leadership skills and posses the ability to articulate and support the vision,
and influence across teams.
• Successful experience collaborating across organizational and cultural boundaries.
• Candidate will ideally live in the Vancouver

Home office, company car and cell phone provided.

Are you in product development in paper industry? Kimberly-Clark Hiring an R&E Scientist | WI

Requisition ID 10296
Location NEENAH, WI
Description Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB) is leading the world in essentials for a better life. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with nearly 56,000 employees worldwide and operations in 35 countries, Kimberly-Clark posted sales of $19.1 billion in 2009. Kimberly-Clark’s global brands are sold in more than 150 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people trust Kimberly-Clark products and the solutions they provide to make their lives better. With well-known family care and personal care brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Andrex, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Poise and Depend, we hold the No. 1 or No. 2 share position globally in more than 80 countries.

Currently, we are seeking an experienced Scientist III to support the LCM or Lean Converting Manufacturing Materials team in Personal Care R&E in Neenah, WI.

Position Summary:

Scientists at Kimberly-Clark work as a member of a Research & Engineering (R&E) team to develop and implement new product, process, material or technology concepts. The Scientist for this role will provide guidance and leadership in design, development, optimization and problem solving of (raw material supply and maintenance). Candidates should have experience across multiple technologies or industries and will have a demonstrated ability to effectively interface with a broad range of team members. The incumbent reports to a Team Leader and receives direction in the form of specific project objectives. Key customers include: (Personal Care converting facilities, Product Supply, Global Nonwovens, S&SM). This is viewed as a growth opportunity for this career track.

 

Interested for you or a friend?  Please contact me at Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com or leave a message at 469-665-5639 to set up a time to talk. Please refer to job #10296.  You can also directly apply for job #10296 at http://bit.ly/10296-SciIII after setting up a profile.

Responsibilities:

1) Lead product, material or process projects with a financial scope of up to $5 million from conception through commercialization.
2) Plan and carry out projects responsibility with limited assistance and direction.
3) Communicate and document project plans and results to key customers.
4) Provide functional guidance and leadership in the initiation, design, development, and optimization of (Personal Care product platforms) to meet unit objectives.
5) Provide protection to technologies, processes, materials, and products through appropriate use of patents and trade secrets.
6) Develop knowledge and skills to be recognized as an effective implementer of research principles, scientific analysis, and project management.
7) Seek, recognize, define, and solve problems to achieve unit objectives. Identify complex technical issues to determine root cause, develop and recommend solutions.

Qualifications:

1) Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in related major scientific or engineering discipline from an accredited college or university. May also include other relevant disciplines (i.e., Psychology, Nursing, Sociology).
2) A minimum of 5 years and up to 12 years of experience in a variety of technical or operational assignments.
3) A demonstrated ability to work independently or as part of a teams to complete projects within required timeframes.

Preferred Qualifications:
1) Strong knowledge and background in (raw material chemistry, structure and converting performance) including product or technology understanding. A demonstrated ability to translate that knowledge into
execution of process or product related initiatives.
2) Up to 12 years of experience in a variety of plant/mill and staff assignments.
3) Experience with analysis tools and computer programs, such as: (statistics; design of experiments; intellectual property; Microsoft Office Suite
(e.g., PowerPoint, Excel, Word); Others).
4) Experience and expertise with Kimberly-Clark products, procedures, and processes.

Relocation is available for the right candidate.

Kimberly-Clark is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Needing a Process Engineer experienced in Melt Blown Spunbond – understand that? We need to talk to you!

Title: PROCESS ENGINEER II

Engineering R&D; Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB)

Every day, 1.3 billion people trust Kimberly-Clark products and the solutions they provide to make their lives better. With well-known family care and personal care brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Andrex, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Poise and Depend, we hold the No. 1 or No. 2 share position globally in more than 80 countries.

Currently, we are seeking an experienced Process Engineer II to support the Melt blown Spunbond Team at our Corinth, MS Mill.

Interested for you or a friend?  Please contact me at Dorothy.Beach@Accenture.com or leave a message at 469-665-5639 to set up a time to talk. Please refer to job #9670.  You can also directly apply for job #9670 at  http://bit.ly/K-C_ProcEng  after setting up a profile.

Responsibilities:

1) Lead various engineering projects with a financial scope
of up to $1 million.
2) Provide creativity in the design, development, and
optimization of Meltblown/Spunbond converting and
manufacturing equipment and processes to meet unit objective
3) Develop knowledge and skills to be recognized as an
effective implementer of engineering principles and
scientific analysis, and project management.
4) Carry out all job responsibilities in a safe manner.
Develop equipment and processes that meet safety codes,
policies and guidelines. Provide for the safety and well
being of operators, maintenance, and other personnel.
5) Seek, recognize, define, and solve problems to achieve
unit objectives.

Basic Qualifications:
1) Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in
Chemical, Industrial, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Pulp and Paper or other
applicable Engineering/Engineering Technology degree from an accredited college or
university. Candidates with an advanced degree in a relevant scientific discipline and some applicable experience will also be considered.

2) Requires a minimum of 2 years of full-time and/or co-op employment experience in an Engineering role.

Preferred Qualifications:
1) A 3.0/4.0 or higher grade point average (GPA) is preferred
2) Experience with manufacturing analysis tools, such as:
SPC (statistical process control),
design of experiments, process capability studies, Six Sigma is preferred
3) Up to 6 years of experience in an engineering role,
preferably in a manufacturing environment or in a
manufacturing support role.
4) Experience with high speed converting processes or
experience with nonwovens manufacturing and converting processes

5) Experience and expertise with Kimberly-Clark engineering
procedures and processes.
6) Experience working with external technical service
providers.

 
Kimberly-Clark is an Equal Opportunity Employer.