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JOB: Supply Chain Process Consultant

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TITLE: Supply Chain Process Consultant

Job #762014, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI (Live here! https://youtu.be/IDfuYiiqhME)

Function: Supply Chain

Reports to: Sr. Manager

Direct reports: none

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!

SUMMARY OF POSITION:  

Provide a high level of technical expertise and consulting on SAP systems, specifically R3 or APO, and processes for Material Flow to Planning understanding end to end impacts. Assist in establishing the standards and requirements in order to create effective solutions for Mill and Planning Personnel. Research and implement solutions for functionality in the areas of performance monitoring and tuning and systems configuration, design and implementation. Provide support to the user community and system training.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Accountable for compiling, analyzing, and interpreting end to end customer supply chain processes to make strategic and tactical recommendations to business managers in order to enhance K-C’s customer service delivery to customers.
  • Develop and recommend supply chain strategies that will result in lower working capital, improved customer service, and improved margins.
  • Leverage statistical analyses; solve complex operational, systems-related and customer issues with possible financial risk. Create and maintain databases using data from multiple customer sources.
  • Partner with IT technology group to define business requirements for IT solutions; perform user acceptance testing, implement complex changes, and develop relevant training material.
  • Serve as the voice of the customer, and facilitate communication to resolve problems, and advance customer supply chain strategies and value added to the consumer.
  • Manage complex production efforts and large projects requiring the coordination of resources, budgets and deadlines.
  • Ability to clearly and precisely communicate orally and in writing to individuals and groups.
    • Ability to communicate precise innovative Supply Chain and business solutions to customers and team leaders/members.
  • Ability to adapt and support the organization through times of change.
  • Ability to assess business views strategically.
  • Ability to build strong sustainable business relationships at various levels throughout organization and with key customers.
  • Ability to precisely and proficiently conduct strategic business and data analyses and data driven recommendations for improvements and advancements.
  • Ability to operate and use telephones, computers/laptops and other technological devices/software programs to communicate with other people.
    • Ability to proficiently use and perform key functions of Microsoft Excel software program.
  • Organize and develop quarterly and annual plans to drive weekly and monthly prioritizations of key development activities and projects to achieve superior management of business operations.
  • Create respectful environment among team members, and motivate improvement of individuals and team performances to achieve desired business results.
  • Maintain effectiveness of varying environments with different tasks, responsibilities and people.
  • Set priorities and strategically identify issues, underlying problems and potential solutions to develop plan of action.
  • Render judgments and make timely decisions in alignment with business objectives, strategies and tactics.
  • Promptly reconcile and communicate changes in plans and programs, conditions, requirements of marketplace, competitive activities, issues and accomplishments that may affect results to various levels of staff.
  • Conduct team adjustments to new changes, and adjust to meet requirements of changing conditions/situations.

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:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree.
  • 7-9 years of experience with SAP (APO/R3). Experience working in a global or similarly structured organization (supporting organizational change processes, guiding and mentoring team members) program/project/process administration, customer supply chain strategies, Logistics and/or Supply Chain.
  • Multiple functions, plant and cross sector experience. Proficient in data access tools and PC based applications (Windows, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Skills/Competencies:
  • Results oriented, strong oral and written communication, analytical, change management, project management and risk management
  • Prioritization and time management, resources management, adaptability and interpersonal

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.

K-C will support in-country relocation for the chosen candidate for this role.

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Procurement JOB: Commodity Sr. Specialist – Flexible Packaging

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Title:  Commodity Sr. Specialist – Flexible Packaging

Job #160000PQ, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

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

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Director of Materials Procurement

Scope: This position works closely with the business units and cross-functional teams with regional annual purchases typically up to $100M.

Summary:

Responsible for leading commodity sourcing activities for Flexible Packaging in support of KCNA and KCP to meet/ exceed business and customer requirements. Leads the supplier selection, development, and overall supplier management processes including managing the entire contract life cycle from request for proposal (RFP) to supplier exit utilizing a structured strategic sourcing process.

Key Accountabilities 
• Work with business and customers to develop and implement strategic plans that drive value for the category based on an understanding of business unit and customer needs, the supply market, spend baseline and evolution, and benchmarking.
• Research, select, develop and maintain adequate sources of supply to ensure that the requirements of the category are met.
• Balance strategy development with the tactical execution necessary to execute cost reduction and other value creation projects/ initiatives.
• Develop and execute strategic multi-year plans in co-ordination with Global Commodity Director.
• Analyze and execute various strategic sourcing levers that can be utilized to reduce Total Cost of Ownership and Total Landed Cost for the assigned commodity utilizing appropriate financial models.
• Achieve value creation targets.  

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.

Required Qualifications: 

• Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain, engineering or related discipline.
5 or more years of relevant experience in Planning, Procurement, Mill/ Plant, Product Supply, R&E or related experience.
• Experience conducting analyses and developing and implementing recommendations/ action plans based on those analyses.
• Effective communication/ presentation skills.
• Successful application of problem-solving methodology and innovative solution development.
Desirable Qualifications and experience: 
• Experience with processes related to film manufacturing and coating technologies
• Strategic planning skills with ability to develop cost effective and innovative sources of supply
• Outstanding quantitative and data analysis skills
• Strong project management and process improvement skills
• Excellent negotiation, interpersonal, and leadership skills
• Change agent with ability to influence at all levels of the organization
• Problem solving experience in reducing total costs and improving processes
• Experience participating on or leading cross-functional teams working on Strategic Sourcing activities such as RFQ’s, Supplier Selection, Supplier Relationship Management, and Risk Assessment.
• Six Sigma and Lean training
• Purchasing system experience (e.g. Ariba, SAP, Oracle)

 

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.

 

 

 

Procurement JOB: Commodity Specialist – Films

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Title: Commodity Specialist – Films

Job #1600009R, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

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

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Team Lead for Direct Materials

Scope:Regional and/or Global annual purchases across multiple business units. Value of purchases typically would be $25 – $100M.

Summary:

Responsible for leading North American commodity sourcing for assigned categories in support of KCNA and KCP to meet/ exceed business and customer requirements. Leads the supplier selection, development, and overall supplier management processes including managing the entire contract life cycle from request for proposal (RFP) to supplier exit utilizing a structured strategic sourcing process.

Key Accountabilities 

  • Work with business and customers to develop and implement strategic plans that drive value for the category based on an understanding of business unit and customer needs, the supply market, spend baseline and evolution, and benchmarking.
    • Research, select, develop and maintain adequate sources of supply to ensure that the requirements of the category are met.
    • Balance strategy development with the tactical execution necessary to execute cost reduction and other value creation projects/ initiatives.
    • Develop and execute strategic, global, multi-year plans in co-ordination with Global Commodity Manager.
    • Analyze and execute various strategic sourcing levers that can be utilized to reduce Total Cost of Ownership and Total Landed Cost for the assigned commodity utilizing appropriate financial models.
    • Achieve value creation targets.  

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.

Required Qualifications: 
• Bachelor’s Degree in business, supply chain, engineering or related discipline
• 2 or more years of relevant experience in Planning, Procurement, Mill/ Plant, Product Supply, R&E or related experience.

  • Experience conducting analyses and developing and implementing recommendations/ action plans based on those analyses.
    • Effective communication/ presentation skills.
    • Successful application of problem-solving methodology and innovative solution development.

Desirable Qualifications and experience: 

  • Experience with processes related to film manufacturing and coating technologies
    • Strategic planning skills with ability to develop cost effective and innovative sources of supply
    • Outstanding quantitative and data analysis skills
    • Strong project management and process improvement skills
    • Excellent negotiation, interpersonal, and leadership skills
    • Change agent with ability to influence at all levels of the organization
    • Problem solving experience in reducing total costs and improving processes
    • Experience participating on or leading cross-functional teams working on Strategic Sourcing activities such as RFQ’s, Supplier Selection, Supplier Relationship Management, and Risk Assessment.
    • Six Sigma and Lean training
    • Purchasing system experience (e.g. Ariba, SAP, Oracle)

 

 

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.

Kimberly-Clark hiring Supply Chain Business Planning Consultant | GA

 

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Title:  Supply Chain Business Planning Consultant  

Job #14000012 , Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Roswell GA just north of Atlanta

Function: Supply Chain

Reports to: SC & Optimization Manager

Product Line:http://www.kcprofessional.com/home KC Professional line of products

From brands such as Huggies® and Kleenex® to medical devices and workplace solutions, Kimberly-Clark makes the essentials for a better life. We hold the No. 1 or No. 2 share position globally in more than 80 countries, but we’re not just changing diapers here. Our employees are changing the world for the better with innovative products that create new categories and push existing ones to a higher level. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark!

Currently, we are seeking a Supply Chain Business Planning Consultant to support Kimberly-Clark Professional. The position is based out of Roswell, GA, but it will require significant travel to Neenah, WI for the first 4-6 months. 

SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

Provide a high level of technical expertise and consulting on SAP systems (specifically APO and inventory optimization) and planning processes to ensure understanding of end to end Supply Chain impacts enabling optimized results. The position drives sustainability and continuous improvement, collaborates to ensure adherence to best practices, provides process and tool training, and performance feedback for sector specific planning team members.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  Effectively shape and sustain motivated business teams to deliver desired business results, by providing vision and strategy direction, building trust, training and coaching team members, providing sustainable support and ensuring compliance with best practices.
  •  Lead and participate in cross functional initiatives to improve current business processes and tools to solve business issues.  Provide planning perspective in creating efficient, effective solutions.
  •  Develops and implements supply chain strategies that will result in lower working capital, improved customer service, & improved margins.
  •  Advance corporate supply chain strategies and value added activities by serving as the voice of the business and facilitating communication to resolve system-related problems
  •  Provide leadership to continually enhance tool capabilities to support business process strategies.  Ensure actions are consistent with business requirements and corporate direction.

Interested? You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information on job #14000012 .   Sending your resume can allow a more intelligent discussion between your career goals and what Kimberly-Clark needs.

Basic Qualifications: 

-Bachelor’s degree
-8+ years’ experience
-Strong knowledge of SAP (APO)

-Prior Planning Experience
-Strong communication and collaboration skills
Preferred Qualifications: 

-Multiple functions, plant and cross sector experience

Demand Manager and Forecaster sought by Kimberly-Clark HC

 

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Title: Demand Manager and Forecaster  

Job #140000CU, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Roswell GA just north of Atlanta

Function: Supply Chain

Reports to: Demand Forecast Lead

Product Line: http://bit.ly/K-C-Healthcare (entire line)
Kimberly-Clark is leading the world in essentials for a better life. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with nearly 56,000 employees worldwide and operations in 36 countries, Kimberly-Clark posted sales of $19.7 billion in 2011. 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. 

As a global company, we are committed to cultivating a fair, respectful and engaging work environment that inspires our diverse global team to thrive professionally and contribute to the communities where we operate. We also have a responsibility to attain a deeper understanding of our impact on the world. Addressing Sustainability issues and incorporating solutions through all levels of Kimberly-Clark is a critical component of our business.

Summary:
The incumbent will provide leadership for the process development, tool development, and best practices for forecasting to ensure efforts contribute to the attainment of business objectives. The incumbent will also provide accurate market demand for a specified group of products that will allow synchronized production of mill and supplier operations, deployment of stock, reduction of inventories and maximization of customer service.
This position will work with Business Planning, Production and Materials Planning, Sales and Marketing, Deployment, Customer Service, International Demand Managers, and Distribution Operations team members and Managers.
• Position is housed in Roswell, Georgia.

Responsibilities:
Generate a 24 months accurate rolling forecast for a specified category of products
Deliver on Forecast accuracy Key performance indicators
Provide a demand forecasting perspective on business issues.
Collaborate with Sales and Marketing teams to adjust statistical forecast with up to date market information
Challenge, assess and maintain justifications for increased and decreases in the forecast
Extensively use system capabilities to deliver best in class forecast
Responsible for establishing an accurate demand forecast for each stock keeping unit by month and by business region for a rolling 24 months.
• Requires on-going interaction with sales and marketing teams to ensure that there is good business input into the forecast and challenge assumptions through rigorous analysis.
• Provide suggestions to improve the forecasting process and performance of the demand planning system and lead continuous improvement programs that will improve the accuracy of demand forecasts.
• Facilitates communication with other functions to create an awareness of the impact of accurate demand forecasting.
• Provide input to the long-range business demand forecasts and to the potential volume opportunities of alternative marketing/sales programs
Manage Category Monthly Demand Review process for a particular product group leading to the sign-off of the regional level forecast by the Marketing Director and input to the S&OP global demand review.
• Be the forecasting expert on a given product group and drive improvements in forecast accuracy and error. Educate others on the behaviour of the product group.
• Ensure new product launches are reflected in the forecast.
• Provide information as to the conformance of actual sales to forecasted volume. Identify and track contributing factors to sales forecast errors.
• Proactively communicate to the planning teams and to the HC Constraint and Demand Forecast Team Leader on significant deviations between sales and forecast or significant changes in the future forecast.
• Lead continuous improvement programs to improve sales forecast accuracy, forecasting processes, and systems.
• Identify and execute corrective actions to reduce sales forecast error.

Interested? You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information on job #140000CU  .   Sending your resume can allow a more intelligent discussion between your career goals and what Kimberly-Clark needs.

Basic Qualifications: 
• Bachelor’s Degree.
• A minimum of 4 years of experience in a similar role (demand planning) within a supply chain.

Preferred Qualifications: 
• Knowledge of SAP R/3 DP APO.
• Knowledge of Excel (expert level)
• Excellent Analytical and Communication skills required
• Forecasting experience preferred

 

 

Have you done the job of a Materials Planner in a manufacturing plant?

Better yet, have you done this and are ex-military?

Kimberly-Clark has 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.  You can imagine the sophistication of the plants and mills that have been developed for an innovative company like this – innovation that has allowed the firm to survive for over 150 years!

Kimberly-Clark is seeking a Materials Planning Specialist for their Corinth MS plant. Here is some information on this historical town: http://www.corinth.net/ .The full position description and a way to apply is here: http://bit.ly/17250-PlanSpec.   Our company is dedicated to hiring veterans and would like to see one in this role.  Minimal requirements are a Bachelor’s degree and two to four years of experience in a manufacturing setting.

This job is high profile because it deals with large amounts of materials and their planning to go into production.  Being able to work with various customers, including Supply Chain, outside vendors and engineers takes a person who is organized and people-savvy.  Are you this type of person?

The ERP system Kimberly-Clark uses is SAP for APO and BW modules.  Experience with this software would put your application out front of others. 

Have you heard of “Lean Manufacturing” and applied any of its principals to your past job experience (including military)? Our client’s plants are in Continuous Improvement as well – always cutting costs but also generating high quality in their products.  Highlight these attributes if you have this experience in your resume.   This is an individual contributor role with room to make this job his or her own.  Can you imagine the career path in Supply Chain?  This is one of K-C’s largest facilities so the opportunity for advancement is high!

If your career sounds like it covered a lot of these points and you meet the minimum requirements, then ACT NOW and send me your resume for review.  I am a Sourcing Strategist that consults with recruiters that handle jobs for Kimberly-Clark NA and writing this from Dallas TX.   I promise to get back to you with my assessment of your fit and also will create a record for you.  Please send that to Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com and thanks for your interest!