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Dallas JOB: Sr. Paralegal I-Corporate Affairs – SEC Filings

Title: Sr. Paralegal I-Corporate Affairs – SEC Filings

Job #762976, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: HQ – Irving TX

Function: Legal

Reports to: Assoc. Counsel

With more than 144 years of innovation, 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 80 countries.

Currently, we are seeking to hire an experienced paralegal for the position of Senior Paralegal I – Corporate Affairs. The position is based at Kimberly-Clark’s World Headquarters in Irving, Texas.
Summary:
Senior Paralegal I – Corporate Affairs focused on SEC reporting, corporate governance, finance and other corporate law matters.

The work performed by the paralegal in this position will usually involve a high level of matters, including those that are complex and require original and creative legal initiatives. Questions may often involve financial, organizational and other areas requiring extensive knowledge of Kimberly-Clark and the ability to undertake prompt research and comprehensive analysis. The legal matters handled by this position are important to Kimberly-Clark and may involve significant sums of money and serious legal or other consequences. This position typically functions with limited oversight and makes judgments concerning when and to what extent to secure guidance from others within the legal department or from other units within Kimberly‑Clark.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the preparation of SEC filings (proxy statements, quarterly and annual reports and Forms 3, 4 and 5 for Section 16 reporting individuals) and related processes.
  • Assist attorneys with securities, corporate governance, finance and other corporate law matters.  Key stakeholders include the Corporate Secretary, Corporate Reporting, Corporate Development, Treasury, Finance, Tax, Executive Compensation and Investor Relations departments, the Board of Directors, senior management and other business support functions.
  • Provide support and assistance in maintaining Kimberly-Clark’s domestic and foreign subsidiaries, including creating and maintaining corporate minute books and corporate entity databases.
  • Draft routine and complex legal documents, including contracts, ancillary transactional documents, nondisclosure agreements, minutes, certifications, letters and notices.
  • Assist as needed in corporate finance transactions, including deal document and closing process management, supporting due diligence, preparation of schedules and exhibits and record-keeping.
  • Receive work direction and assignments from the corporate legal attorneys.
  • Conduct legal research, and draft and review opinion memoranda and other documents.
  • Keep informed of current laws, regulations and proposals in a variety of areas, as assigned.
  • 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.
  • Be team-oriented and communicate effectively with superiors, peers, subordinates and others.

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:

Basic:

  • Associate’s degree.
  • Paralegal certificate from an ABA accredited school or program.
  • A minimum of 5-7 years of paralegal experience at law firm, corporate in-house position, or governmental agency, with an emphasis on corporate law matters.
  • Must have background in corporate and securities law, SEC Filings, contracts, and corporate subsidiaries/corporate governance, with a general knowledge of litigation maintenance and employee benefits.
  • Excellent researching, writing, communicating and analyzing skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize and manage a heavy and multi-directional workload.

Preferred:

  • Undergraduate degree (bachelor’s degree or higher) earned with solid academic credentials.

Other:

  • A team player within the legal department as well as within Kimberly-Clark, who is cooperative, encourages collaboration, builds consensus, easily gains the trust and support of superiors and peers and finds common ground and solves problems.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good business acumen with good judgment, and can provide business partners with timely and appropriately risk balanced advice and guidance.
  • Stamina and self-assurance to maintain effective working relationships and quality legal services in a demanding and diverse environment.
  • Integrity and commitment to the highest ethical standards and personal values.
  • Exemplifies the leadership behaviors recognized as critical to Kimberly-Clark: Building Trust, Making Decisions, Winning Consistently, Thinking Customer, Continuously Improving and Building Talent.

 

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.

 

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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JOB: Senior Patent Searcher

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Title:  Sr. Patent Paralegal/Searcher

Job #759989, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI or Rosewell GA

Function: Legal

Reports to: Assoc. GC

Scope: Global

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.

We are seeking a Patent Paralegal to join our Intellectual Property Center of Excellence (IP CoE) in our Legal Department in our offices in Neenah, Wisconsin or Roswell, GA.

This role will assist attorneys and other legal team members as part of the patent team of the IP CoE to develop and manage K-C’s patent estate. This role will support the enterprise in a variety of IP matters and tactical execution of patent applications and prosecution, while working with the companies’ attorneys, patent facilitators and members of the business team.

Job Responsibilities:

Owner of the patent searching process for K-C, including prioritize, balance, and coordinate K-C’s patent searching needs through an outside vendor, assist in the development of search process best practices and process improvements, and engage with internal customers to receive search requests and provide results.

Investigate, prepare documents, and coordinate with outside counsel on management of international patent applications (i.e., support three attorneys doing international office action responses).

Conduct legal research; draft and review memoranda and other documents and agreements related to patent transactions.

Own and manage a number of patent team processes that support internal clients, including Opposition and ROIA processes.

Continuous improvement and global patent support projects.

Interact with professionals outside the company including outside lawyers, customers, vendors, and government and non-government agencies and organizations.

Participate in the development and execution of a global IP CoE.

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!

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college/university in a technical field or Paralegal studies qualification (Associate’s degree or certification) in a technical field, or equivalent work experience.

Minimum 5 years of experience as a Paralegal in an in-house or law firm setting doing patent or technical field work, or equivalent relevant experience.

Computer research and investigation skills required.

Detail oriented.

Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.

Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines.

Personal accountability for work and work product; willing and able to follow through on complex issues.

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a business-oriented service disposition.

Ability to make decisions and inspire client confidence in work product and judgment.
Preferred Qualifications:

Patent law and transactional experience, preferably global in scope.

Strong project management skills.

Foreign language(s) and a broad technical vocabulary, especially for disposable absorbent personal care products and their components.

 

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.

Job: Patent Agent | GA or WI

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Title:  Patent Agent

Job #759988, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI or Roswell GA

Function: Legal

Reports to: Assoc GC

We are seeking a Patent Agent to join our Intellectual Property Center of Excellence (IP CoE) in our Legal Department in our offices in Neenah, Wisconsin or Atlanta, GA. This role will assist attorneys and other legal team members as part of the patent team of the IP CoE to develop and manage K-C’s patent estate. This role will support the enterprise in a variety of IP matters and tactical execution of patent applications and prosecution, while working with the companies’ attorneys, patent facilitators and members of the business team.
Job Responsibilities:

Regular patent drafting (15+ apps per year)

Domestic patent prosecution, including some Inl’t prosecution and opposition work

Assisting with IP clearance under the guidance of an attorney

Client counseling to harvest inventions and do patent estate management work

Keep informed of current laws, regulations and proposals related to patents

Assist in the development of legal presentations and conduct such legal presentations for clients

Continuous improvement and global patent support projects

Interact with professionals outside the company including outside lawyers, customers, vendors, and government and non-government agencies and organizations

Participate in the development and execution of a global IP CoE

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!

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college/university in a technical field, or equivalent work experience

USPTO license as a Patent Agent

Minimum 5 years of experience as a Patent Agent in an in-house or law firm setting, or equivalent relevant experience, including domestic and global focused patent applications

Computer research and investigation skills

Detail oriented

Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills

Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines

Personal accountability for work and work product; willing and able to follow through on complex issues

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a business-oriented service disposition

Ability to make decisions and inspire client confidence in work product and judgment
Preferred Qualifications:

Patent law and transactional experience, preferably global

Strong project management skills

Foreign language(s) and a broad technical vocabulary, especially for disposable absorbent personal care products and their components.

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.

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.

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.

 

Procurement Contract Manager Paralegal | WI or GA

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Title: Procurement Contract Manager Paralegal

Job #160000KS, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI or Roswell GA

Function:  Legal

Reports to: Sr. Contract Lead for Procurement

Scope/Categories: Regional and/or global agreements across Procurement team which is responsible for over $5B in annual spend.

We have multiple openings.

Summary

Responsible for providing analysis, review and advice on contracts/agreements to contribute to the accomplishment of the corporations objectives and to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and corporate policies in support of KCNA and KCP to achieve variable cost productivity, working capital, and business financial goals.

Key Accountabilities
• Keep informed of current laws, regulations and developments in a variety of areas relevant to the Corporation.
• Act as a communication link between customers and legal team.
• Advise clients on legal requirements pertinent to their operations to assist in meeting business objectives.
• Comment on contracts/agreements and other legal documents in support of the clients’ arrangements or transactions.
• Organize and assist in presenting orientation and training programs for Procurement team members particularly in the area of legal and compliance.
• Understand and apply Corporate policies and procedures to clients’ requests for legal advice and services, as well as, related governmental laws and regulations.  

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.

Key Qualifications and Experiences:
• A Contract Management certification, paralegal certification or extensive experience in Contract Management.
• The incumbent must have an Associate’s Degree, a paralegal certificate, or equivalent work experience, and at least ten years of relevant experience preferred
• Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
• Conducted analysis and carried out appropriate actions based on the analysis.
• Successfully lead a small project or initiative.
• Mentored new employees.
• Worked in a matrixed organization and have built constructive and effective relationships.

  • Presentation experience in which have successfully conveyed an idea or decision to key stakeholders.
    • Successful application of problem solving methodology and innovative solution development.

 

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.

JOB: Trademark Paralegal II | WI

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Title: Trademark Paralegal II

Job #1600002Q, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI just south of Green Bay

Function: Legal

Reports to: Counsel

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 Responsibilities:
• Assist attorneys and other paralegals as part of an attorney/paralegal team responsible for management of the enterprise’s global trademark portfolio, including clearance, prosecution, maintenance, enforcement, and conflict.
• Conduct trademark searches and investigations of trademark use through online databases and other online resources and coordinate outside vendor and law firm efforts in support of trademark clearance and risk analysis.
• File and prosecute trademark applications, maintain and renew trademark registrations, and assist in developing trademark application filing strategies.
• Investigate, prepare documents, and gather evidence in support of trademark disputes, oppositions, cancellations, or other legal actions.
• Coordinate with outside counsel in trademark portfolio and conflict management.
• Review packaging, websites, and advertising and promotional materials and advise clients on proper trademark use.
• Maintain and manage trademark records, dockets, and deadlines.
• Review trademark watch notices for policing and enforcement of trademarks.
• Draft trademark licenses and other intellectual property agreements and assist clients in navigating the execution process.
• Provide support and due diligence in connection with transactional matters.
• Assist in the development of legal presentations and educational/informational materials and conduct legal presentations for clients, as assigned.
• Assist in the development of trademark best practices and process improvements.

 

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 from an accredited four-year college/university, Paralegal studies (Associate’s degree or certification), or equivalent work experience.
• Minimum 4 years of experience as a Paralegal in an in-house or law firm.
• Detail oriented.
• Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize and manage multiple project and deadlines.
• Personal accountability for work and work product; willing and able to follow through on complex issues.
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a business-oriented service disposition.

Trademark and Marketing Ad review experience preferred but if coming from in-house then not necessary.

Would prefer local candidates.

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.

 

In-House Senior Marketing Paralegal job | GA

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Title:    Senior Marketing Paralegal

Job # 150002CU, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Roswell GA

Function: Legal

Reports to: Counsel

Direct reports: none

Send your resume for immediate consideration to Dorothy.Beach@kcc.com.  Ever wonder what it’s like to belong to this global company? Here are some reasons to join us: http://bit.ly/WorkingatKC

Job Responsibilities:
• Assist attorneys and other paralegals as part of a team providing strategic legal advice on a variety of business and legal matters, plus work directly with members of the business team and other functions to bring products to the market.
• Serve as primary legal contact for routine contracting questions across all departments;
• Prepare and draft routine agreements and review third party agreements to help the business execute its strategy including non-disclosure agreements, product supply agreements, distributor agreements, contract manufacturing agreements, etc.
• Work in close collaboration with cross-functional teams and external vendors on contract renewals and amendments, as needed.
• Review advertising and promotion materials to ensure compliance with corporate policies and other laws and regulations.
• Work with the business teams to identify and resolve legal, regulatory and other business issues while striking the appropriate risk/reward balance.

Coordinate with outside counsel on management of legal matters. Conduct legal research; draft and review memoranda and other documents.

• Interact with professionals outside the company including outside lawyers, customers, vendors, and government and non-government agencies and organizations.
• Assist in the development of legal presentations and conduct such legal presentations for clients.
• Support the continuousimprovementof standard form agreements, internal review processes, and other legal policies and operations.
• Prioritize, balance, and coordinate workload with the Legal team.

Required Qualifications: 
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college/university or Paralegal studies (Associate’s degree or certification).
7 or more years of experience as a Paralegal in an in-house or law firm

Preferred Qualifications: 
• Legal experience in the areas of advertising and promotion and contracts, preferably global
• Strong project management skills
• Computer research skills
• In-house legal experience

Skills:
• Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills with detail orientation
• Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines
• Personal accountability for work; willing and able to follow through on complex issues.
• Should be able to work both independently and collaboratively with a business-oriented service disposition.
• Ability to make decisions, inspire client confidence in work product and judgment and be accountable for such decisions and work product.

 

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in 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 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.

Legal Advisor – Procurement Contract Manager | WI

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Title:  Procurement Contract Manager

Job # 150000RA, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI just south of Green Bay described here: (https://www.youtube.com/embed/ljQ6240Klvc)

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Team Lead for Services Procurement

Direct reports: none

 

Position Purpose:  Support the Procurement team by providing analysis and advice on contracts/agreements to contribute to the accomplishment of the Corporation’s objectives and to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations and corporate policies. Provide direct support to Procurement on contractual matters within the scope of this position and serve as a liaison to the Legal Department for Procurement. Act as liaison with the outsourcing team (currently GEP) for Contract Services. Serve as buyer/Category Manager for legal services. Serve as NA Regional Procurement Internal Control SME and coordinate with GPO Internal Control role for training, policy development, interpretation and enforcement.

Customers and Customer Expectations:  Key Customers: Procurement team, requisitioners, business managers, other personnel in business groups and the Legal Department.

Customer Expectations:

  • Provide advice on achieving short term and long term objectives in conformity with applicable laws, regulations and corporate policies, including an assessment of the legal risks involved.
  • Provide prompt, consistent and accurate contract review, drafting and interpretation, negotiation of contract terms and conditions, contract administration and overall contract support.
  • Provide guidance to buyers in preparation of contractual aspects of RFPs. Review and analyze contractual elements of bids received from suppliers.
  • Develop and implement improved processes for the creation, review, and management of contracts within Procurement. Monitor compliance by both employees and outsourcing team.
  • Develop thought leadership for the strategic sourcing of the legal spend category, including outside counsel and e-discovery spend
  • Provide timely execution of supplier selection and subsequent development of pricing agreements for legal suppliers
  • Coordinate with the GPO Internal Control resource to train, enforce and interpret Internal Controls for the NA Regional Procurement team
  • Support Audit activities

Scope:  The incumbent reports to the Senior Procurement Manager – Indirect. The incumbent is responsible for providing contract/agreement review, analysis, advice and negotiation services, as well as, serving in a coordination and facilitation role between Procurement and the Legal Department.  The incumbent must have a sufficient knowledge of contract management and relevant legal concepts to analyze clients’ legal problems and develop practical solutions to problems. The incumbent must be able to recognize when a particular problem extends beyond the level of contract management and requires escalation to the legal team. The incumbent must be able to communicate effectively with clients and attorneys.

Main challenges include:

 

  • Obtaining a good understanding of the clients’ organization and business objectives and keeping informed of current legal developments that might affect the clients’ operations.
  • Providing sound, balanced advice, using common sense and prudence in evaluating situations.
  • Ensuring compliance with Corporate policies and procedures, laws and regulations.
  • Obtaining the ability to understand business problems, to analyze issues in depth and to facilitate open and free communication with clients; analyzing and interpreting contract & business issues.
  • Using initiative in identifying issues and working under almost any condition, including emergencies, without supervision.
  • Handling routine matters with appropriate dispatch; managing multiple concurrent assignments promptly and accurately to meet scheduled deadlines.
  • Acting as a communication link between the Procurement team and the Legal
  • Department in order to coordinate and facilitate required legal review of contracts/agreements.
  • Provide Legal training to buyers so they are adequately prepared to deal with basic legal issues and to work effectively with the Procurement contract manager and/or Legal Department.

Principal Accountabilities:  Advise clients on legal requirements pertinent to their operations to assist in meeting business objectives.  Assist clients in formulating challenges and responses to vendor’s positions when appropriate, to achieve resolutions that are in the best interests of the Corporation.  Prepare, comment on, and negotiate contracts/agreements and other legal documents in support of the clients’ arrangements or transactions.  Understand and apply Corporate policies and procedures to clients’ requests for legal advice and services, as well as, related governmental laws and regulations.  Organize, implement and assist in presenting orientation and training programs for Procurement team members.  Maintain a close relationship with attorneys in the Legal Department and keep abreast of legal developments in the area of contracts.  Provide Legal training to buyers so they are adequately prepared to deal with legal issues and to work effectively with the Procurement contract manager and/or Legal Department.  Develops a thorough strategic plan to drive value for the legal category based on an understanding of business unit needs, the supply market, spend baseline and evolution and benchmarking. Effectively document, communicate and gain buy-in for the strategy.  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.  Be team oriented and communicate fully with superiors, peers, subordinates and others who have a need to know. Be informative without being obtrusive or vexatious. Communicate in a way that is timely, yet prompt; complete, yet concise; candid, yet accurate; and clear, yet responsive.  Contribute to an environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions to achieve desired business results.

Interested? 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: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related discipline
  • Contract Management certification, paralegal certification or extensive experience in Contract Management
  • 10+ years of relevant experience
  • A basic understanding of contract law, with some direct experience in the specialized areas of law with which the clients’ business is involved
  • Familiarity with other areas of law which might impact the clients’ operation, as well as, a general understanding of business goals and objectives

 

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 150 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people – nearly a quarter of the world’s population – trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With a 135-year history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and putting them in the right jobs so that they can do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

 

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

 

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

 

 

Kimberly-Clark hiring Procurement Contract Manager | WI

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Title:  Procurement Contract Manager

Job # 150000RA, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI just south of Green Bay described here: (https://www.youtube.com/embed/ljQ6240Klvc)

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Team Lead for Services Procurement

Direct reports: none

Position Purpose:  Support the Procurement team by providing analysis and advice on contracts/agreements to contribute to the accomplishment of the Corporation’s objectives and to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations and corporate policies. Provide direct support to Procurement on contractual matters within the scope of this position and serve as a liaison to the Legal Department for Procurement. Act as liaison with the outsourcing team (currently GEP) for Contract Services. Serve as buyer/Category Manager for legal services. Serve as NA Regional Procurement Internal Control SME and coordinate with GPO Internal Control role for training, policy development, interpretation and enforcement.

Customers and Customer Expectations:  Key Customers: Procurement team, requisitioners, business managers, other personnel in business groups and the Legal Department.  Customer Expectations:

  • Provide advice on achieving short term and long term objectives in conformity with applicable laws, regulations and corporate policies, including an assessment of the legal risks involved.
  • Provide prompt, consistent and accurate contract review, drafting and interpretation, negotiation of contract terms and conditions, contract administration and overall contract support.
  • Provide guidance to buyers in preparation of contractual aspects of RFPs. Review and analyze contractual elements of bids received from suppliers.
  • Develop and implement improved processes for the creation, review, and management of contracts within Procurement. Monitor compliance by both employees and outsourcing team.
  • Develop thought leadership for the strategic sourcing of the legal spend category, including outside counsel and e-discovery spend
  • Provide timely execution of supplier selection and subsequent development of pricing agreements for legal suppliers
  • Coordinate with the GPO Internal Control resource to train, enforce and interpret Internal Controls for the NA Regional Procurement team
  • Support Audit activities

Scope:  The incumbent reports to the Senior Procurement Manager – Indirect. The incumbent is responsible for providing contract/agreement review, analysis, advice and negotiation services, as well as, serving in a coordination and facilitation role between Procurement and the Legal Department.  The incumbent must have a sufficient knowledge of contract management and relevant legal concepts to analyze clients’ legal problems and develop practical solutions to problems. The incumbent must be able to recognize when a particular problem extends beyond the level of contract management and requires escalation to the legal team. The incumbent must be able to communicate effectively with clients and attorneys.

Main challenges include:

 

  • Obtaining a good understanding of the clients’ organization and business objectives and keeping informed of current legal developments that might affect the clients’ operations.
  • Providing sound, balanced advice, using common sense nd prudence in evaluating situations.
  • Ensuring compliance with Corporate policies and procedures, laws and regulations.
  • Obtaining the ability to understand business problems, to analyze issues in depth and to facilitate open and free communication with clients; analyzing and interpreting contract & business issues.
  • Using initiative in identifying issues and working under almost any condition, including emergencies, without supervision.
  • Handling routine matters with appropriate dispatch; managing multiple concurrent assignments promptly and accurately to meet scheduled deadlines.
  • Acting as a communication link between the Procurement team and the Legal
  • Department in order to coordinate and facilitate required legal review of contracts/agreements.
  • Provide Legal training to buyers so they are adequately prepared to deal with basic legal issues and to work effectively with the Procurement contract manager and/or Legal Department.

Principal Accountabilities:  Advise clients on legal requirements pertinent to their operations to assist in meeting business objectives.  Assist clients in formulating challenges and responses to vendor’s positions when appropriate, to achieve resolutions that are in the best interests of the Corporation.  Prepare, comment on, and negotiate contracts/agreements and other legal documents in support of the clients’ arrangements or transactions.  Understand and apply Corporate policies and procedures to clients’ requests for legal advice and services, as well as, related governmental laws and regulations.  Organize, implement and assist in presenting orientation and training programs for Procurement team members.  Maintain a close relationship with attorneys in the Legal Department and keep abreast of legal developments in the area of contracts.  Provide Legal training to buyers so they are adequately prepared to deal with legal issues and to work effectively with the Procurement contract manager and/or Legal Department.  Develops a thorough strategic plan to drive value for the legal category based on an understanding of business unit needs, the supply market, spend baseline and evolution and benchmarking. Effectively document, communicate and gain buy-in for the strategy.  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.  Be team oriented and communicate fully with superiors, peers, subordinates and others who have a need to know. Be informative without being obtrusive or vexatious. Communicate in a way that is timely, yet prompt; complete, yet concise; candid, yet accurate; and clear, yet responsive.  Contribute to an environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions to achieve desired business results.

Interested? 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: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related discipline
  • Contract Management certification, paralegal certification or extensive experience in Contract Management
  • 10+ years of relevant experience
  • A basic understanding of contract law, with some direct experience in the specialized areas of law with which the clients’ business is involved
  • Familiarity with other areas of law which might impact the clients’ operation, as well as, a general understanding of business goals and objectives

 

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 63 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people – nearly a quarter of the world’s population – trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With a 135-year history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and putting them in the right jobs so that they can do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

 

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

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

 

KMB seeks Sr. Paralegal for Marketing Claims | GA

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Title:   Senior Paralegal – Marketing Claims 

Job #15000038, Kimberly-Clark Corp., NYSE:KMB

Location: Roswell GA just north of Atlanta

Function: Legal

Reports to: Asst. General Counsel

Job Responsibilities: 

Assist attorneys and other paralegals as part of a team providing strategic legal advice on a variety of business and legal matters, plus work directly with members of the business team and other functions to bring products to the market.

 

Review advertising and promotion materials to ensure compliance with corporate policies and other laws and regulations.
Prepare drafts of agreements and review third party agreements to help the business execute its strategic plans including non-disclosure agreements, product supply agreement, distributor agreements, contract manufacturing agreements, etc.
Work with the business teams to identify and resolve legal, regulatory and other business issues while striking the appropriate risk/reward balance.

 

Coordinate with outside counsel on management of legal matters.  Conduct legal research; draft and review memoranda and other documents.
Keep informed of current laws, regulations and proposals in a variety of subject matter areas, including globally.

 

Assist in the development of legal presentations and conduct such legal presentations for clients.

Interact with professionals outside the company including outside lawyers, customers, vendors, and government and non-government agencies and organizations.

 

Assist in the development of best practices and process improvements.

 

Lead complex and multi-disciplinary projects.

Prioritize, balance, and coordinate workload with attorneys and other paralegals

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:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college/university or Paralegal studies (Associate’s degree or certification).
  • 7 or more years of experience as a Paralegal in an in-house or law firm

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Legal experience in the areas of advertising and promotion and contracts, preferably global
  • Strong project management skills
  • Computer research skills
  • In-house legal experience

Skills: 

  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills with detail orientation
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Personal accountability for work and work product; willing and able to follow through on complex issues.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a business-oriented service disposition.
  • Ability to make decisions, inspire client confidence in work product and judgment and be accountable for such decisions and work product.

 

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 63 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people – nearly a quarter of the world’s population – trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With a 135-year history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and putting them in the right jobs so that they can do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

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

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

 

Halyard Health seeks Senior Paralegal II – Corporate | GA

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Title:  Senior Paralegal II -Corporate  

Job #140001ZT, Halyard Health/ Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Alpharetta GA

Function: Legal

Reports to: Deputy General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Kimberly-Clark Health Care provides a portfolio of solutions that improve the health, hygiene and well-being of patients and clinicians around the world. With significant expertise in the areas of infection prevention, surgical protection, respiratory health, digestive health and pain management, Kimberly-Clark Health Care is driven to produce innovative solutions that improve both medical outcomes and business performance. Kimberly-Clark plans to spin-off Kimberly-Clark Health Care by year-end into Halyard Health, a stand-alone, publicly-traded healthcare company with leading market positions in surgical and infection prevention products and medical devices. This is the time to consider an exciting opportunity with a company committed to advancing health and healthcare by preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery. If you are inspired by the opportunity to transform healthcare delivery, join the Kimberly-Clark Health Care team!
Responsibilities: 

• Assist attorneys, primarily the Deputy GC & Corporate Secretary, in providing timely legal services to clients on corporate, securities, governance, compliance, corporate secretarial, mergers and acquisitions, finance, and other legal issues. Clients include Corporate Reporting, Corporate Development, Treasury, Finance, Strategy, Tax, Compensation, Employee Benefits, Investor Relations, Communications, Audit, Security, other support functions, the Board of Directors, and senior management.

• Prepare and submit regulatory filings on behalf of Halyard.

• Assemble and analyze information and documents in response to administrative, agency and other requests, and ensure deadlines are met.

• Conduct legal research, and draft and review opinion memoranda and other documents.

• Keep informed of current laws, regulations and proposals in a variety of areas, as assigned.

• Receive work direction and assignments from the attorneys and provide functional work direction to administrative staff members.

• Facilitate communication among attorneys, customers and K-C business groups.

• Be team-oriented and communicate effectively with superiors, peers, subordinates, and others.

• Contribute to an environment in which all team members are respected, regardless of their individual differences, and are motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions to achieve desired business results.

Interested? You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information on job #140001ZT .   Sending your resume can allow a more intelligent discussion between your career goals and what Kimberly-Clark needs.

Qualifications: 

Basic: 
• Associate’s degree and Paralegal certificate from an ABA-accredited school or program.
• A minimum of ten years of paralegal experience at a law firm or in-house, with an emphasis on corporate affairs and transactions.
• Background in corporate affairs, corporate governance, Board-work, mergers and acquisitions, and contracts, with a general knowledge of corporate and securities law.
• Good working knowledge of Westlaw and EDGARpro.
• Excellent researching, writing, communicating, and analyzing skills.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize and manage a heavy and multi-directional workload.

Preferred: 
• Undergraduate degree (bachelor’s degree or higher) earned with solid academic credentials.

Other: 
• Strategic, innovative, and creative quality of mind.
• Extremely bright, with strong written and verbal communication skills, enabling this person to be persuasive and able to communicate efficiently and effectively with others.
• A team player within the Legal Department as well as within Halyard, who is cooperative, encourages collaboration, builds consensus, easily gains the trust and support of superiors and peers and finds common ground and solve problems.
• Natural leadership ability with enthusiasm, confidence and self esteem, balanced with a caring for people that invites others to seek his or her advice and judgment and encourages team work and cooperation.
• Good business acumen with good judgment, and can provide business partners with timely and appropriately risk balanced advice and guidance.
• Stamina and self assurance to maintain effective working relationships and quality legal services in a demanding and diverse environment.
• Integrity and commitment to the highest ethical standards and personal values.
• Exemplifies the leadership behaviors recognized as critical to Halyard: Building Trust, Making Decisions, Winning Consistently, Thinking Customer, Continuously Improving and Building Talent.  

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

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