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Indirect Procurement Manager | GA or WI

Title: Procurement Category Manager – IT/Indirect  

Job #761785, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI or Roswell GA

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Sr. Manager

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

Scope/Categories

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

Key Accountabilities

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

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

Qualifications and Experiences

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:

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

 

 

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JOB: Director of NA Procurement | WI

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Title: Director of NA Procurement   

Job # 756315, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

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

Function: Procurement

Reports to: VP Procurement

 

  • Summary of Position

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

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

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

Organization: People Responsibilities/reporting line/partnerships

The incumbent:

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

Key Responsibilities

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

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

Ever wonder what it is like to belong to this global company?  Here are some reasons to join us: http://bit.ly/WorkingatKC !  Interested in this job? You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information on this job.   Sending your resume would jump-start our process and could lead to a screen call.

 Basic Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree (MBA or equivalent) preferred.

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

JOB: Senior Director Procurement, Marketing & Professional Services | GA

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Title:   Senior Director Procurement, Marketing & Professional Services 

Job #756316, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Roswell GA

Function: Procurement

Reports to: VP Procurement

Scope: Global with $2+ billion in spend

  • Summary of Position

    Leads a group of category directors responsible for marketing and professional services at Kimberly-Clark. Ensures that Kimberly-Clark’s total volume, spend and supplier relationships are leveraged across platforms and integrated for product and service optimization in accordance with business strategy. Actively participates as an enterprise leader on the Global Procurement Leadership Team including leading strategic initiatives across all business units and procurement teams. Responsible for challenging and directing global procurement strategies and commodity negotiations to ensure maximum enterprise benefit.

    Ensure procurement practices are in accordance with corporate ethics, financial instructions and internal control requirements and result in providing the requisite quality and safety.

Business Priorities:

  • Managing commodity pricing volatility which impacts business P&Ls by hundreds of millions dollars each year
  • Supply Risk mitigation to prevent material and services disruption and the potential associated revenue impact
  • Collaborating with Regional Procurement Leaders, Product Supply leaders, Functional leaders and suppliers to deliver exceptional service through supplier innovation
  • Enable business growth by providing margin and cash for investment

Role Accountabilities:

  • Lead the team to optimally manage the total external spend of marketing and professional services spend for Kimberly-Clark
  • Key interface with Regional/BU Procurement Leader to understand and deliver business requirements
  • Sets global strategies aligned to business needs in partnership with Regional/BU Procurement Leader and reviews on a regular basis
  • Maximize cost savings and value creation with key suppliers to improve Kimberly-Clark’s level of profitability
  • Guarantee continuity of service and deliver exceptional quality to the business
  • Drives supplier collaboration and innovation to bring additional value creation to customers, consumers, and internal stakeholders
  • Drive CI / Lean within the procurement team and across the supply chain working with suppliers on their lean initiatives
  • Maintain close, co-operative relationships with key customers including R&E, mill process teams, product development and sales & marketing
  • Accountable for the category spend of $2 – 3B annually across supply market categories through direct reports
  • Ensure specific project or supplier strategies are established for all majorservice contracts to consistently meet specifications, avoid supply interruptions, provide flexibility, mitigate risks, minimize Kimberly-Clark’s internal resources to manage supply and provide cost and / or product advantages.
  • Establish and manage relationships with suppliers who can provide Kimberly-Clark’s with technology innovations, speed to market, continuously improved quality and overall supply value for growth and improved financial returns.
  • Foster partnership relations with internal customers and suppliers.
  • Develop and maintain expertise, and provide advice, counsel and services, as requested, on supplier selection and relationships, negotiating, price and availability forecasting, expediting, and other purchasing problems and situations to other purchasing units and internal business groups worldwide.
  • Ensure application of established corporate financial controls within the department by providing operating management direction and support to the implementation and maintenance of financial policies, instructions, and internal control procedures.
  • Lead the development, communication and implementation of Procurement objectives, operating philosophies, business strategies and organizational visions.
  • Shape and sustain an effective, motivated team that delivers desired business results by providing vision and direction, building trust, selecting, coaching and developing team members, leveraging individual abilities and ensuring best practices are utilized.

 

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

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

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

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a business, supply chain, science, engineering or related discipline
  • 15-20 years of experience in increasingly broader procurement, supply chain or product supply roles with demonstrated track record of achievement and growth in leadership.
  • Internal to Kimberly-Clark candidates must currently be in a Director Level Position.
  • Extensive and broad managerial experience in team management
  • Technical knowledge of contract negotiation strategies and global contracting nuances.
  • Strong skills and experience with diagnosing and resolving complex issues and identifying transformational opportunities
  • Able to manage with ambiguity and autonomy
  • Experience within Procurement, Planning, Product Supply, and or business support team leadership roles
  • Ability to work in Large Complex Global organizations and at multiple levels to influence the source to shelf culture of Global Supply Chain
  • Must have strategic thinking, collaboration and change management capabilities, as well as thought leadership for the business and broader enterprise functions
  • Demonstrated experience developing talent and leading / inspiring a team to exceptional results
  • Interacts with the most senior levels of the Corporation and therefore must be able to effectively communicate and influence leaders and their deputies across cultures
  • Must have developed experience in supply market strategy and macro economics
  • Experience as a skilled negotiator to reach consensus, buy-in and commitment from internal and external partners
  • Ability to travel domestically and globally up to 50%

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree (MBA or equivalent) preferred.

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

JOB: Senior Director, Direct Materials Sourcing

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Title:  Senior Director, Direct Materials Sourcing

Job # 160000UZ, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Roswell GA

Function: Procurement

Reports to: CPO

Scope: spend of $3 – 5B annually across supply market categories through direct reports

Summary of Position

Leads a group of category directors responsible for direct material sourcing at Kimberly-Clark.  Ensures that Kimberly-Clark’s total volume, spend and supplier relationships are leveraged across platforms and integrated for product and service optimization in accordance with business strategy. Actively participates as an enterprise leader on the Global Procurement Leadership Team including leading strategic initiatives across all business units and procurement teams. Responsible for challenging and directing global procurement strategies and commodity negotiations to ensure maximum enterprise benefit.  Ensure procurement practices are in accordance with corporate ethics, financial instructions and internal control requirements and result in providing the requisite quality and safety.

Business Priorities:

  • Managing commodity pricing volatility which impacts business P&Ls by hundreds of millions dollars each year
  • Supply Risk mitigation to prevent material and services disruption and the potential associated revenue impact
  • Collaborating with Regional Procurement Leaders, Product Supply leaders, R&E and suppliers to deliver winning product design through supplier innovation and best materials sourcing
  • Enable business growth by providing margin and cash for investment

Role Accountabilities:

  • Lead the team to optimally manage the total external spend of direct material sourcing for Kimberly-Clark
  • Key interface with Regional/BU Procurement Leader to understand and deliver business requirements
  • Sets global strategies aligned to business needs in partnership with Regional/BU Procurement Leader and reviews on a regular basis
  • Maximize cost savings and value creation with key suppliers to improve Kimberly-Clark’s level of profitability
  • Guarantee continuity of supply and deliver exceptional quality and service to the business
  • Drives supplier collaboration and innovation to bring additional value creation to customers, consumers, and internal stakeholders
  • Drive CI / Lean within the procurement team and across the supply chain working with suppliers on their lean initiatives
  • Maintain close, co-operative relationships with key customers including R&E, mill process teams, product development and sales & marketing
  • Accountable for the category spend of $3 – 5B annually across supply market categories through direct reports
  • Ensure specific project or supplier strategies are established on all major commodities to consistently meet specifications, avoid supply interruptions, provide flexibility, mitigate risks, minimize Kimberly-Clark’s internal resources to manage supply and provide cost and / or product advantages.
  • Establish and manage relationships with suppliers who can provide Kimberly-Clark’s with technology innovations, speed to market, continuously improved quality and overall supply value for growth and improved financial returns.
  • Foster partnership relations with internal customers and suppliers.
  • Develop and maintain expertise, and provide advice, counsel and services, as requested, on supplier selection and relationships, negotiating, price and availability forecasting, expediting, and other purchasing problems and situations to other purchasing units and internal  business groups worldwide.
  • Ensure application of established corporate financial controls within the department by providing operating management direction and support to the implementation and maintenance of financial policies, instructions, and internal control procedures.
  • Lead the development, communication and implementation of Procurement objectives, operating philosophies, business strategies and organizational visions.
  • Shape and sustain an effective, motivated team that delivers desired business results by providing vision and direction, building trust, selecting, coaching and developing team members, leveraging individual abilities and ensuring best practices are utilized.

 

Ever wonder what it is like to belong to this global company?  Here are some reasons to join us: http://bit.ly/WorkingatKC !  Interested in this job? You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information on this job.   Sending your resume would jump-start our process and could lead to a screen call.

 

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in a business, supply chain, science, engineering or related discipline
  • 15-20 years experience in increasingly broader procurement, supply chain or product supply roles with demonstrated track record of achievement and growth in leadership.
  • Internal to Kimberly-Clark candidates must currently be in a Director Level Position.
  • Extensive and broad managerial experience in team management
  • Close working relationships with business teams and business support functions in a large matrix organization
  • Technical knowledge of contract negotiation strategies and global contracting nuances.
  • Strong skills and experience with diagnosing and resolving complex issues and identifying transformational opportunities
  • Able to manage with ambiguity and autonomy
  • Experience within Procurement, Planning, Product Supply, and or business support team leadership roles
  • Ability to work in Large Complex Global organizations and at multiple levels to influence the source to shelf culture of Global Supply Chain
  • Must have strategic thinking, collaboration and change management capabilities, as well as thought leadership for the business and broader enterprise functions
  • Demonstrated experience developing talent and leading / inspiring a team to exceptional results
  • Interacts with the most senior levels of the Corporation and therefore must be able to effectively communicate and  influence leaders and their deputies across cultures
  • Must have developed experience in supply market strategy and macro economics
  • Experience as a skilled negotiator to reach consensus, buy-in and commitment from internal and external partners
  • Ability to travel domestically and globally up to 50%

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree (MBA or equivalent) preferred.

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

Global Category Director Nonwovens/Component Films | GA

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Title:    Global Category Director & Team Leader, Nonwovens/Component Films

Job #160000UD, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Roswell GA just north of Atlanta

Function: Procurement

Reports to: VP Strategic Global Procurement

Scope: Global across BUs

Summary:

This person would provide leadership, direction and oversight to the global nonwovens and component films commodities such that procurement strategies are developed globally and executed regionally/locally for maximum enterprise benefit. S/he would be the primary procurement contact for enterprise innovation teams such that sourcing solutions can be developed and executed in a timely and responsive manner.

In addition, this person will be expected to provide leadership, direction and oversight to additional global category directors/manager responsible for several direct materials categories that are globally sourced or managed at a global level. These categories include Super Absorbent Material (SAM), Resins & Adhesives, and Fasteners, Elastics and Peel Strips.

Is this you?

You are driven to understand the global market for your categories and understand the value that global procurement and coordination can bring to the Kimberly-Clark enterprise. You can successfully drive value in a category by developing a category strategy that puts Kimberly-Clark in a favorable position and are a skilled negotiator. You are willing to push the strategy beyond the norm and are comfortable recommending and taking calculated risks. You are able to diagnose and resolve complex issues and opportunities within business sourcing models.

You have demonstrated your ability to be a leader, able to provide mentorship, motivation and development opportunities to your team. You provide positive energy to your team and promote employee engagement. You can make decisions for your category and for your team with limited, but pertinent information to keep performance on track.

You could effectively collaborate with global business leaders, regional Product Supply leaders, Customer Supply, Corporate Innovation, regional R&E leaders, financial leaders, Global Sourcing teams, and a very broad global vendor base.

Your demonstrated ability to understand strategic needs, communication and relationship building skills at all organizational levels, willingness to be a team player, willingness to travel internationally, and the ability to manage through ambiguity will further strengthen your application.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership/people development

  • Represents the category at global meetings as appropriate
  • Develops tools for regional/local buyers
  • Lead, advise and develop direct reports
  • Provide input to Vice President Global Procurement Strategic Sourcing regarding career development and succession planning, ensuring the best person is in place to deliver results
  • Engage direct reports in the iterative category strategy review process

Setting nonwoven and component films category strategy

  • Sets global strategy that is executed regionally by regional buyers; ensures strategy is aligned to business needs and reviews on a regular basis
  • Sets and realizes aggressive targets for cost reduction / value enhancement globally
  • Responsible for providing expert-level category knowledge, with knowledge of the supply base and global market; Responsible for defining and sharing best procurement practices for category and facilitating their consistent use
  • Present category strategy to the Global Procurement Council for approval when category is on the GPC annual calendar
  • Understands global benchmarks (pricing and practices)

Global alignment to nonwovens/component films strategy

  • Solicits input on a regular basis from regional buyers and incorporates into strategy
  • Engages category stakeholders as needed to understand business unit needs
  • Shares best practices and wins within the category across all regions
  • Challenges and pushes team to achieve aggressive savings targets
  • Escalates alignment issues to Global Procurement Organization
  • Ensures regional alignment with global strategy
  • Understands and manages regional differences

Nonwoven and component film knowledge development

  • Develops and maintains knowledge-base of the category
  • Keeps current framework of operations to ensure transfer of knowledge over time 

Ever wonder what it is like to belong to this global company?  Here are some reasons to join us: http://bit.ly/WorkingatKC !  Interested in this job? You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information on this job.   Sending your resume would jump-start our process and could lead to a screen call.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Prefer at least 10 years of experience in procurement, supply chain or closely related field with multiple business exposure.
  • Experience in spend analysis as well as a structured (six or seven step) strategic sourcing process including category profiling, sourcing strategy development, supplier identification, sourcing strategy execution, negotiation & supplier selection, supplier integration, and supplier management & supplier market monitoring.
  • Experience working with global focus preferred.
  • Ability to develop a passion for the category and become recognized internally and externally as an expert
  • Managerial experience in team management.
  • Collaboration across matrix organizations.
  • Technical knowledge of sourcing, contract negotiations, and supplier management

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.

Global Procurement eSourcing Analyst Job | GA

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Title: Global Procurement eSourcing Analyst

Job #160000SN, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Location: Roswell GA just north of Atlanta

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Sr. Manager Procurement

Scope: global

Is this you?
You have a deep understanding of procurement best practices and you have a high level of analytic ability. You are an eSourcing expert and are highly proficient at using eSourcing platforms. You are also highly adept at using both Excel & PowerPoint as tools to perform and communicate analysis. You build analysis based upon hypotheses and could help category managers refine hypotheses into value-driving activities. You are driven to ask yourself what the data means, how it can be interpreted and how to best communicate and present your findings. You are highly organized and can multi-task, potentially working on several projects simultaneously. You are articulate and are eager to share your analysis with your peers, supervisor and category managers. You are capable of challenging the status quo and are highly resilient. You have the ability to work tactically towards deadlines while understanding the long-term strategic needs. You are adept at relationship building skills at all organizational levels. You show a willingness to be a team player and have the right temperament for working under pressure.

If so, we look forward to reviewing your application!

Below are more details on the responsibilities and the candidate requirements.

Primary Responsibilities

Ongoing management and expansion of the Global eSourcing program.
• Able to effectively position the eSourcing value proposition in order to increase adoption of the tool across the KC Procurement Organization, globally
• Continue the change management process that will enable eSourcing to become a standard process for all tactical and strategic sourcing events
• Utilize eSourcing platform both as an end user, a system administrator and an organizational trainer
o You will collaborate with Global & Regional Category Managers to execute strategic sourcing events,
o You will onboard & train users from around the world
o You will create and maintain training and standard process documentation
o Working with others from around the world, you will be responsible for the day to day management of KC user profiles, supplier profiles, all templates and all library content
• Collaborate with the Infrastructure Director on project budgets and act as the single point of contact for contract expansion and renewals with eSourcing platform provider
• Manage communication with eSourcing platform provider about problem resolution, new enhancements and upcoming releases
• Build and update reports/scorecard of eSourcing KPIs

Non eSourcing-related Responsibilities
• Lead data analysis efforts for large sourcing initiatives to support global category leaders in identifying or expanding sourcing opportunities.
• Support category strategy reviews, completing relevant templates as required with rigorous analysis and relevant data.
• Work with global category leaders to develop savings hypotheses and develop rigorous analysis around those hypotheses.
• Lead or heavily support RFX activities for categories, providing clear guidance and structure to the process as well as leading the analysis of supplier proposals.
• Assist with supplier negotiations.
• Lead or support cost modelling efforts.
• Identify and pursue continuous improvement opportunities on category-specific tools and processes such as price/cost database maintenance, RFX templates.
• Research, identify and recommend cost savings opportunities based on analysis of both internal and market data.
• Help maintain the Global Procurement Center of Excellence by creating standard work, documenting best-practices, contributing to internal training exercises and reviewing third-party benchmarking studies.

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.

Candidate Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Supply Chain/Procurement or Business Admin
5 or more years’ experience with minimum of three years procurement experience. 
Recent experience of using Ariba Sourcing Pro or similar eSourcing platforms.
Extensive experience and knowledge with advanced Excel as well as experience with other data tools: Tableau, statistical tools, SQL, etc.
• Strong analysis experience in which key findings have been translated into strategies to support business needs and management of quality.
• Demonstrated ability in hypothesis building, advanced modeling and regression analysis.
• Proven strong written and oral communications skills in which you demonstrated effectiveness in a variety of formal presentation settings.
• Demonstrated understanding of global business needs.

  • Successful application of problem solving methodology and innovative solution development.
    • Led and delivered on multi-disciplined, multi-regional projects and demonstrated use of change management tools and methodology
    • Experience with continuous improvement frameworks (e.g. Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma).

 

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 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:Procurement Consultant, Construction | WI

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Title: Procurement Consultant, Construction 

Job #160000MH, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI just south of Green Bay

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Sr. Manager

Scope: North America

 

At Kimberly-Clark we spend billions of dollars with suppliers every year. Our strategic sourcing team ensures that we engage with internal stakeholders to understand the business needs and develop effective category sourcing strategies that drive value, so that Kimberly-Clark can continue to invest in innovative new products and customer relationships.

The Machinery & Equipment Procurement Team is seeking a Procurement Consultant to provide sourcing expertise for Construction. Excellent project management, LEAN systems and relationship management skills are highly valued. We use innovative thinking and analysis to deliver results to the businesses we support.

The primary responsibilities for the role include defining K-C’s purchasing strategy for Construction spend to meet business/project needs; working with all five business units to define unique needs and encourage collaboration; and managing relationships with key suppliers and internal customers. A structured strategic sourcing process is used to manage the entire contract life cycle from Request for Proposal to supplier exit. This role is responsible for all Construction spend within North America. Successful candidates will have industry experience in how to manage general construction bids and contracts across multiple locations.

Utilizing this structured strategic sourcing process you will:
• Work with internal customers to develop sourcing strategies for specific purchases of categories which will best meet business needs at the lowest total cost of ownership.
• Identify, evaluate and select suppliers that meet the internal customer needs.
• Solicit, evaluate, negotiate and award contracts for specific purchases (technical, commercial and/or commercial aspects) as well as administer contracts as required.
• Analyze Supply Base, reduce Risk, and optimize the Total Cost.
• Lead or co-lead initiatives to eliminate waste and variability in the supply chain including planning, managing and implementing major projects in a repeatable process to realize results.

 

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.

 

Minimum/Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience
• 8 years or more years of work experience in an engineering, procurement, operations or similar role (including plant and/or corporate experiences).
Experience managing general contractors and industrial construction projects is required
• Experience in leading by influence
• Travel 10%-20% of the time

 

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 Analyst – MRO and Mill Services | WI

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Title:  Procurement Analyst – MRO and Mill Services

Job #160000DM, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Manager

 

At Kimberly-Clark we spend hundreds of millions of dollars with suppliers every year. The Procurement MRO Team ensures we have strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders so that we understand the business needs and develop effective solutions that drive value. This will allow Kimberly-Clark to continue to invest in innovative new products and further develop customer relationships.

This position provides a full range support to the Procurement MRO Team including analytics, reporting, sourcing support for MRO and Mill Services, customer service, training, process and system improvements, and other activities supporting North America.

Customers and Customer Expectations :

Key Customers consist of a broad base that could including: All business sectors, Accounts Payable, Finance, Treasury, ITS, staff and mill/plant operations, planning, or others involved in the implementation of business strategies where sourcing plays a role. This role functions independently with some supervision, has contact with many functions, roles and levels across the organization.

This role directly supports the MRO Category Managers. Provides assistance and insight on category data, assists with MRO RFPs, data collection and analysis. This role supports process tracking and reporting of Supplier Continuous Improvement, Rebates, Savings, Scorecarding and other processes

Scope:
• Logistical support including category management support, analytics, reporting, customer service, training, process and system improvements, and other activities
• Understand customer needs and provides customer service to all customers.
• Uses available resources to resolve customer questions and needs professionally.
• Demonstrates a working knowledge of applicable K-C policies, procedures, related governmental laws and regulations and implement continuous improvements to same.
• Communicate ideas/concepts and potential issues and risks in an assertive manner.
• Reports to the MRO Procurement Manager

Dimensions:

Supports 4-5 MRO Category Managers who manage a total spend of $150MM.  

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.

Qualifications/Education/Experience Required:
• Bachelor’s degree required in supply chain, business, IT, computer science or related discipline or equivalent combination of training and experience.
• Two or more years of experience in the area of Procurement, or analytics and reporting is highly recommended.
• Excellent skills in organizing, controlling, thoroughness, analysis/troubleshooting, initiative, decision-making, flexibility, personal and organization sensitivity, oral and written communication.
• Knowledge and/or experience in the area of SAP processes preferred.
• Strong working knowledge and experience using Microsoft Excel (macros, formulas, pivot tables) and SAP Business Intelligences/Warehouse reporting tools and/or other reporting technologies.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (including SharePoint) and SAP working knowledge.
• Motivated individual who is detail oriented and possesses strong analytical and organizational skills.

  • Proven ability to exercise independent problem solving and decision making with a high degree of initiative and self-coordination.
    • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
    • Extensive knowledge of the organization and its business policies and procedures.

 

 

 

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.