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JOB: Technology Director for Nonwovens | WI

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Title: R&E Director for Materials and Global Absorbent Technology Development

Job # 1600000O, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI just south of Green Bay

Function: R&E, Baby and Child Care

Reports to: VP R&E Baby & Child Care

 

Summary of Position:

 

Lead the Baby & Child Care Materials and Global Absorbent Technology Development R&E team to partner with the Product and Process Development teams and the Global BCC teams to develop, prioritize, and transform BCC products via the development of advantaged materials and absorbent structure designs into a global pipeline of innovation for each key BCC Platform (POME, Active Baby Open Diapers, Wipes, Diaper Pants, GoodNites, Pull Ups, Snug & Dry Open Diapers).  This team is responsible for partnering with Global NonWovens and our external suppliers to develop the materials and the absorbent structure to deliver against the ideal consumer experience and then leading the R&E team to deliver materials and absorbent structure designs for each of the platforms.

 

This position is responsible for development beginning with needs briefs through commercialization working with Product Supply. Significant collaboration is required with Global Nonwovens, Corporate Research and Engineering, BCC Product Development, BCC Process Development and External material suppliers of nonwovens and superabsorbents as well as all other material suppliers. The role needs to deliver a materials development plan from current to the 10 year horizon to provide both advantaged functionality, appropriate claims and cost.

 

Organization: People Responsibilities/reporting line/partnerships

 

The incumbent reports to the L4 Baby & Child Care R&E leader.

  •         Direct reports include: Sr. R&E Managers, Technical Leaders, and Project Leaders.
  •         Leads the Global Absorbent Development for KCC Global Personal Care Businesses.
  •         Leads development efforts with Global Nonwovens and is the Voice of BCC for GNW development efforts.
  •         Collaborates with: Regional and Global Baby & Child Care Leadership, Strategic Development and MRA, Marketing, Product Supply, Corporate R&E, Global Nonwovens, R&E  Leaders, Project Management Teams, Procurement, External Suppliers, Human Resources, Legal, Regulatory and KC Senior Leadership.
  •          Is a key leader in the business and the R&E function to drive increased empowerment and enablement of teams to deliver improved business results

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Lead Global Absorbent Development and Material Development R&E resources to develop a pipeline of advantaged absorbent structures and materials to provide preferred consumer experiences, claims and/or advantaged cost for BCC absorbent products.
  • Deploy Global Absorbent Development and Material Development R&E resources to deliver 0-10 year pipeline of material and absorbent structure innovation for priority platforms and commercialize while working with Product Supply.
  • Collaborate with BCC Global Business Teams, Global Nonwovens, GSL, and GCT to align to a global materials and absorbent strategy.
  • Partner with NA BCC and the BCC R&E teams to make sure that the pipeline is relevant based on what they are seeing from competition and in the market
  • Integrate benefit and cost innovation to create holistic consumer designs
  • Partner with Global Nonwovens and Corporate Research and Engineering to develop pipeline of materials to deliver compelling consumer designs that are on equity and inspire the consumer
  • Ensure the appropriate and effective global protection for proprietary information
  • Create and implement system to network with other global innovation centers to utilize this capability to enable innovation development and consumer evaluation.
  • Coach and mentor Global Absorbent Development and Material Development R&E organization to increase capability and mastery in front end innovation
  • Ensure all work complies with corporate safety, regulatory, product safety and sustainability requirements. Interface effectively with the other work stream teams, Product Supply, Procurement, Global Nonwovens, External Suppliers and Marketing, as well as the strategy development team to ensure effective and efficient creation and execution of projects to enable business plans  

 

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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 in science or engineering,
  • Generally 15+ years of experience in increasingly broader technical or operational roles with demonstrated track record of achievement and growth in leadership.
  • Previous successful high level R&D management experience, Extensive managerial experience in a research or other technical function with demonstrated results and strength in leadership
  • Experience in working in materials development and knowledge of personal care product materials.
  • Demonstrated team leadership skills
  • Organization development
  • Excellent communication/relationship builder
  • Strong skills and experience with diagnosing and resolving complex problems and opportunities within technical projects
  • Able to make decisions with limited information to keep performance on track
  • Able to manage with ambiguity and autonomy
  • Demonstrated positive energy to promote employee engagement and drive results
  • Strong and demonstrated capabilities to provide strategic plans and thought leadership for the sector and function.
  • Global Experience in consumer goods research and development

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

  • Experience in leadership of large organization with significant functional or business responsibility

 

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, nearly a quarter of the world’s population trust K-C’s brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No. 1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries.  With a 143-year history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and putting them in the right jobs so that they can do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

 

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.

 

 

 

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HYH hiring Director Research & Technology Development | GA

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Title:  Director – Advanced Research & Technology Development

Company: Halyard Health

Location: Alpharetta GA just north of Atlanta

Function: Research and Engineering

Reports to: VP Global R&D

Position Purpose & Scope of Responsibilities:

The Director of Advanced Research & Technology Development, reporting to the Vice President of Global R&D, will lead two functions that are critical to accelerating growth for the $1.7 Billion Dollar Halyard Health organization. The first function is a newly organized pain management technology center of excellence. This center of excellence is chartered to identify, develop and license new and innovative technology in the areas of acute and chronic pain that can be applied to future product development projects. The second function is to drive an organization focused on technology scouting, idea management and special projects that will support all of the business units at Halyard as well as focus on new adjacent business opportunities.

Primary scope of duties and responsibilities includes the following:

• Lead the establishment of a Pain Management focused Technology Development center of excellence for Halyard. Drive the implementation of new technology to solve clinical needs. Research and evaluate emerging technologies and execute strategic technology planning centered on pain management.
• Drive the development and establishment of advanced research & technology development processes, practices and SOP’s.
• Plan, coordinate and track advanced research projects performed using both internal and external R&D resources. Manage lead researchers that are driving these projects. Manage the scoping, assessment and investigation of technologies and their transition into Product Development projects
• Stay abreast of up-and-coming technology by building key relationships with industry thought leaders, universities and inventors to deliver technology and clinical solutions that will feed new product development and shape Halyard’s future.
• Assemble and manage a Scientific Advisory Board, specific to pain management, made up of physicians and researchers that help direct research and technology development
• Ensure proprietary technology and intellectual property protection for developed technology.
• Develop & maintain technology development roadmaps and strategic plans. Working collaboratively with business and R&D partners, link those plans to overall product development roadmaps. Stay informed on and monitor technology trends.
• Identify and assess early stage technologies that may be available for licensing or further development especially in the field of pain management.
• Lead an organization focused on providing technology scouting capabilities to the Halyard organization that can be leveraged to support inorganic activity in adjacent business areas as well as support the needs of the existing business units.
• Drive the idea management process here at Halyard. Work in concert with Intellectual Property counsel to help manage the intellectual asset review process.
• Management of departmental budget and oversight of capital expenditures.
• Provide routine project status communications to management.
• Attracts develop and retain top talent. Conducts performance reviews with input from project leaders, core team members, project managers and key stakeholders.
• Ensures that high potential candidates are matched appropriately with stretch assignments/projects in an effort to retain top talent within Halyard Health.

Customers:

• Business Unit Research and Development, New Ventures, Sales, Marketing, Business Strategy, Legal, Quality, Regulatory, Medical Sciences/Clinical, External Development Vendors, Finance, Product Supply, Clinicians and Key Opinion Leaders.

Interested? Please send your resume to D.Beach@Accenture.com to start our process. We can then have a chat in the next few business days to discuss your fit versus your career plans.

Qualifications/Education/Experience Required:

• Education: Master’s degree in Engineering or Scientific discipline. Ph.D. degree in a scientific or engineering discipline strongly preferred
• Skills / Qualifications:
o 10+ years of successful demonstrated experience in research and development and at least 7 years of management experience leading scientific or engineering professionals.
o Medical device industry experience
o Excellent written and oral communication skills
o Demonstrated ability to develop opportunity assessments
o Strong people and process management skills
o Strong strategic thinking skills
o Experience working with academic institutions
• Preference will be given to:
o Candidates with an advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or Neuroscience.
o Candidates with previous experience working in the fields of neuromodulation, neurostimulation or other pain management related fields.

Halyard Health [NYSE: HYH] is a medical technology company focused on preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery for healthcare providers and their patients. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Halyard is committed to addressing some of today’s most important healthcare needs, such as preventing healthcare-associated infections and reducing the use of narcotics while helping patients move from surgery to recovery. Halyard’s business segments — Surgical and Infection Prevention and Medical Devices — develop, manufacture and market clinically superior solutions that improve medical outcomes and business performance in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit http://www.halyardhealth.com. 

 

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.

 

 

Halyard Health 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.

 

Job: PMP Managing Medical Device Product Development

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Job title:  Director of Research & Development Operations

Company: Halyard Health

Location: Alpharetta GA just north of Atlanta

Function: Research

Reports to: VP Global R&D

Product Line: Pain management

 Position Purpose & Scope of Responsibilities:

The Director of R&D Operations will lead several functions that are critical to accelerating growth for the $1.7 Billion Dollar Halyard Health organization. This leadership role, reporting to the Vice President of Global R&D, will include developing an R&D specific project management center of excellence with resources dedicated to support the product development process (PDP) and to support R&D project leaders in the execution of their projects. In addition, this position will also lead a Design for Six Sigma center of excellence including resources dedicated to support training and advanced statistics. The Director of R&D Operations will also lead several critical R&D services functions including the global design & drafting services organization, R&D lab services, strategic standardization, prototyping services and an industrial design / human factors evaluation capability.

Primary scope of duties and responsibilities includes the following:

• Ensure the utilization of project management methodologies across the R&D organization. Work in collaboration with the Corporate Strategy Execution Office to assist in the training of project leads on the necessary skill sets and move the R&D organization’s project management practices along a project management maturity model.
• Provide project mgmt. subject matter expertise and support to R&D project leaders. Build and manage a group of project analysts that will support R&D project leader activity.
• Assess issues identified by Project Leaders, Project Managers, PDP Champion and Functional Groups and identify organizational opportunities in order to improve product development.
• Support the strategic planning and R&D budgeting process and measure and monitor R&D effectiveness across the organization through the use of key R&D product, performance and process metrics. Establish a set of project scorecards that can be used by management to ascertain the health of innovation.
Own the product development process. Ensures the consistent, collaborative use and continuous evolution of solid product development processes and practices across the organization.
Own the design for six sigma training and certification process for R&D. Leverage DFSS to drive a culture change to instill focus on fact-based management practices, the use of statistical tools and other problem solving methodologies.
• Continuously improve company’s organizational capabilities to achieve process quality as part of project execution, including an awareness of the need to “do it right the first time.”
Own the global design & drafting organization that includes capabilities in industrial design and the integration of human factors. Manages the organization and ensures continuous improvement in the capabilities around human centered design and overall service level.
• Drive continuous improvement in all aspects of the laboratory operations. Ensures that all laboratory activities and operations are carried out in compliance with local, state, federal laws and regulations and company policies. Also ensure lab technicians are well trained and are mentored and supervised appropriately.
Own and manage the overall prototyping capabilities for the organization including the model shop and external 3rd party relationships.
• Attracts develop and retain top talent. Conducts performance reviews with input from project leaders, core team members, project managers and key stakeholders.
• Management of project budget and oversight of project expenses & capital expenditures
• Develop and monitor risk mitigations plans to ensure business and project objectives are met
• Support outside contract/supply agreement contract development and vendor management
• Ensures that high potential candidates are matched appropriately with stretch assignments/projects in an effort to retain top talent within Halyard Health.

Customers:

• Research and Development, Sales, Marketing, Business Strategy, Legal, Quality, Regulatory, Medical Sciences/Clinical, External Development Vendors, Finance, Product Supply, Clinicians and Key Opinion Leaders.

Expectations and Accountabilities:

• Responsibility for centers of excellence in R&D project management and design for six sigma.
• Responsibility for several key R&D support functions including global design and drafting, industrial design, prototyping services, human factors evaluation & laboratory services.
• Hire, develop, manage, mentor & coach R&D personnel in order to ensure appropriate business unit, divisional and enterprise objectives are met
• Drive data based decision making and best practices in project management planning & execution to ensure new product development activities are delivered to plan.
• Develop clear scorecards and metrics to evaluate the R&D organizations effectiveness and the health of our innovation processes.
• Prepare and implement budgets and schedules and manage both appropriately.
• Manage teams and self in accordance with the expected behaviors of the Halyard Health Leadership Qualities.
• Protect technologies and products through appropriate use of patents and trade secrets.

 

Interested? Please send your resume to D.Beach@Accenture.com to start our process. We can then have a chat in the next few business days to discuss your fit versus your career plans.

Qualifications/Education/Experience Required: 
• Education: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Scientific discipline (MS/PhD preferred)
• Skills / Qualifications:
o 10+ years of successful demonstrated experience in Project Management, R&D and/or product development or equivalent experience.
o Excellent written and oral communication skills
o Proven negotiation and influence skills
o Strong people and process management skills
o Strong strategic thinking skills
• Preference will be given to:
o Candidates with Black belt certification in Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) or equivalent.
o Candidates with PMP Certification through PMI or tracking to Certification
o Candidates with previous experience managing R&D services such as design and drafting
o Candidates with previous experience managing R&D technical teams.
o Candidates who have driven or been a key core team member in product development process improvement initiatives and have worked on developing and reporting R&D metrics.
o Medical Device Product Development Experience a very strong plus

 

 

Halyard Health [NYSE: HYH] is a medical technology company focused on preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery for healthcare providers and their patients. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Halyard is committed to addressing some of today’s most important healthcare needs, such as preventing healthcare-associated infections and reducing the use of narcotics while helping patients move from surgery to recovery. Halyard’s business segments — Surgical and Infection Prevention and Medical Devices — develop, manufacture and market clinically superior solutions that improve medical outcomes and business performance in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit http://www.halyardhealth.com. 

 

 

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.

 

 

Halyard Health 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 Sr. Director of R&D for Core Devices | GA

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Title:  Senior Director R&D – Core Devices & Interventional Pain

Company: Halyard Health, formerly Kimberly-Clark Health Care

Location: Alpharetta GA just north of Atlanta

Function: R&D, Product Development

Reports to: VP of R&D

Product Line: medical devices

Scope: global

Halyard Health [NYSE: HYH] is a medical technology company focused on preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery for healthcare providers and their patients. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Halyard is committed to addressing some of today’s most important healthcare needs, such as preventing healthcare-associated infections and reducing the use of narcotics while helping patients move from surgery to recovery. Halyard’s business segments — Surgical and Infection Prevention and Medical Devices — develop, manufacture and market clinically superior solutions that improve medical outcomes and business performance in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit http://www.halyardhealth.com. 

Position Purpose:

The primary purpose for this role is to manage and lead all product development & sustaining engineering activities for the Core Devices & Interventional Pain Management business units within Halyard Health that represent combined global annual revenue of $325 million dollars and annual R&D spending in the range of $10-15 million dollars.

Primary scope of duties and responsibilities includes the following:

  • Provide professional, thought, and technical leadership and mentorship in the areas of Digestive Health, Respiratory Health and Interventional Pain.   Inclusive of the development of both disposable and systems based medical device products and platforms.
  • Work with business partners and senior management to identify overall portfolio gaps, unmet needs & competitive pressures for Core Devices and Interventional Pain business units.  Balance investments in product and technology development to drive closure to critical portfolio gaps.  Partner with Business Strategy to identify and acquire strategic technologies and/or products.
  • Ensure organization and resources are aligned with business strategy. Manage internal and external networks to implement or champion initiatives, programs, and strategies that positively impact revenue growth.
  • Set priorities and goals for organization and determines human capital and other resource requirements to achieve objectives; reallocates resources to optimize results.
  • Interpret, execute, and recommend modifications to policies and procedures in order to advance the culture of innovation.
  • Provide leadership, mentorship and coaching for manager & project leaders in the successful execution of a portfolio of new product development and sustaining engineering initiatives.
  • Develop and foster key customer relationships with KOLs in order to establish and drive the portfolio and be recognized externally as a thought leader.
  • Ensures that high potential candidates are matched appropriately with stretch assignments/projects in an effort to retain top talent within Halyard Health.

 

Customers:

  •        Research and Development, Sales, Marketing, Business Strategy, Legal, Quality, Regulatory, Medical Sciences/Clinical, External Development Vendors, Finance, Product Supply, Clinicians and Key Opinion Leaders.

 

Expectations and Accountabilities:

  • Responsibility for all research and development programs and sustaining engineering activities associated with the Core Devices and Interventional Pain Management Business Units.
  • Hire, develop, manage, mentor & coach R&D personnel in order to ensure appropriate business unit, divisional and enterprise objectives are met
  • Further develop and enhance the systems engineering capabilities of the organization focused on hardware and software development & support for the Interventional Pain Management business and patient warming product line.
  • Drive decision making to ensure new product development activities are delivered to plan.
  • Prepare and implement budgets and schedules and manage both appropriately.
  • Manage teams and self in accordance with the expected behaviors of the Halyard Health Leadership Qualities.
  • Protect technologies and products through appropriate use of patents and trade secrets.

Interested?  Please send your resume to D.Beach@Accenture.com to start our process. We can then have a chat in the next few business days to discuss your fit versus your career plans. 

Qualifications/Education/Experience Required:

  •        Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Scientific discipline (MS/PhD preferred)
  •        Skills / Qualifications:

o   12+ years of successful demonstrated experience in R&D and/or product development or equivalent experience.

o   Previous experience in the design, development and commercialization of medical device HW/SW systems and associated disposables including the management of cross-functional teams and/or external vendors in this regard.

  • Ability to travel up to 30% to include international travel
  • Preference will be given to:

o   Candidates with previous experience in the design, development and commercialization of medical device systems that generate radiofrequency energy used to treat various disease states.   Specific experience with RF ablation is an additional plus.

o   Candidates with previous experience managing R&D technical teams.

o   Candidates with a strong background in Design for Six Sigma tools and processes.

 

 

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.

Halyard Health 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 seeks Director of Family Care R&E

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Title:   Director of Family Care R&E, Category Insights and Commercialization

Company: Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Location: Neenah WI

Function: R&E

Reports to: VP R&E

Product Line: Family Care products

Scope: global

 

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.

SUMMARY OF POSITION: (Mission)

Lead the North America Front End Innovation and Development & Commercialization Research and Engineering team to develop, prioritize and transform Insights for all Family Care Categories (Intimate Care, Household Care and Hands & Face) into innovative user/shopper solutions and commercialize these solutions in the marketplace.

This role has the responsibility to develop a prioritized portfolio of solutions for the three Family Care Categories by gaining consumer insights, developing concepts, and commercializing products well aligned with our technology capabilities and in close collaboration with Marketing and other cross-functional partners.

Ongoing management of technical resources in partnership with the Technology Development, Packaging, Legal, Global Consumer Teams, Product Supply and the Business Team to meet cost, productivity and brand equity objectives of commercialized solutions is required.

This position must also lead the establishment of mid- & long-term Innovation Pathways for the three categories and the associated Technology Development Pathways.  In addition, collaboration and strategic program direction is provided to other R&E organizations such as:  Corporate R&E, Packaging, Innovation Design, and the Global Sector Teams.

 

ORGANIZATION: People Responsibilities/ reporting line/partnerships

The incumbent reports to the VP Family Care R&E.

Direct reports include: Front End Innovation and Development & Commercialization Managers (four in total), Innovation Strategy Technical Leaders (one per each Category)

Collaborates with: Family Care R&E Leadership, Category Leadership teams, Corporate R&E, Mill Management, Project Management Teams, Human Resources, Legal, Regulatory and KC Senior Leadership.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure the identification and effective execution of Innovation/Insights, Development and Commercialization to deliver business plans for all three Family Care Categories
  • Working with sector and category leadership, set investment strategies for R&E efforts for the different categories
  • Maintain accountability for delivering P/L expectations
  • Deploy internal R&E resources to deliver short- and long-term business results and define technology development plans
  • Define long-term vision product and associated multi-year Innovation Pathways and technology migration plans
  • Manage people and financial resources effectively to deliver KCNA Family Care business plans
  • Ensure the appropriate and effective protection for proprietary information
  • Support the implementation of business practices within the R&E organization including IMF, LEAN, Portfolio Management and resource management
  • Ensure all work complies with corporate safety, regulatory, product safety and sustainability requirements.
  • Support customer facing initiatives to optimize business results
  • Manage talent to consistently improve R&E capabilities

 

Interested?  You can also contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information.   Sending your resume can allow a more intelligent discussion between your career goals and Kimberly-Clark’s business needs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree with equivalent work experience
  • The incumbent must have previous successful high level R&D management experience, proven leadership skills, ability to delegate responsibility and authority, and vision with perspective to provide direction for continual product and technology developments
  • Extensive and broad managerial experience in a research, engineering, manufacturing or other technical function with demonstrated results and strength in leadership.
  • Generally 15+ years of experience in increasingly broader technical or operational roles with demonstrated track record of achievement and growth in leadership.
·         Technical knowledge of the relevant sector  manufacturing processes and  products

·         Close working relationships with Business Teams, Marketing, Legal and Manufacturing functions

·         Excellent communicator/relationship builder

·         Strong skills and experience with diagnosing and resolving complex problems and opportunities

·         Able to make tough, informed decisions quickly to keep performance on track with the ability to navigate in ambiguous circumstances

·         Demonstrated contagious positive energy to promote employee engagement and drive results

·         Strong and demonstrated capabilities to provide strategic plans and thought leadership for the sector and function

·         Experience within sector in technical or operations leadership role preferred

·         Proven project leadership skills

·         Ability to work effectively in Matrix organization and drive strategic collaboration across businesses and functions

·         Ability to work with multiple diverse cultures

·         Travel 30% of the time

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Master’s Degree

 

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 seeks a Hand Protection Product Developer | GA

 

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Title:  Global Safety Hand Protection Developer

Job #130001SB , Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Roswell GA just north of Atlanta

Function: R&E

Reports to: Sr. Manager

Product Line: http://www.kcprofessional.com/home

Scope: Global

 

 

Abbreviated description.

 

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!
Position Summary:
We are currently seeking an experienced Technology Development Leader to support the Kimberly-Clark Professional Global Innovation Team, focusing on Hand Protection Products designed for use in both Industrial and Cleanroom/Aseptic manufacturing settings. Our Global Safety Business supplies a full range of Personal and Process Protective Equipment to meet a broad range of hand protection needs for the Aviation, Automotive, Metal, Pharmaceutical, and Electronics/Semi-conductor markets.
Etc.
Position Responsibilities:
1) Own and drive filling the technology innovation pipeline for Industrial and Scientific Hand Protection solutions through the integration of purchased strategic technologies, commercialization of new/novel materials, and the enhancement of existing capabilities.
2) Commercialize new product bundles/solutions with excellence to meet business commitments.
3) Champion new opportunities for meeting Customer/User protection needs to the broader innovation and marketing teams and make these opportunities come alive.
4) Own third party technology development partnerships to maximize speed-to-market for new technologies.
5) Manage cross-functional team activities (marketing, product supply, sourcing and supply, corporate technology, etc.) to ensure market realization of targeted new product bundles and solutions.
6) Develop and deliver assignments against key milestones, budget, and resource forecasts either individually or leading a team.
Etc.

 

 

Interested? You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information on job #130001SB.   Sending your resume can allow a more intelligent discussion between your career goals and what Kimberly-Clark needs.

 

ONLY candidates with demonstrated expertise in hand protection product design for both polymer-based products (light and heavy gauge) and assembled glove products will be considered. This includes validation of concept technologies with end users

1)    Must possess at least a Bachelor’s or advanced degree in a relevant major scientific or engineering discipline from an accredited college or university.
2) A minimum of 10-12 years of experience in a variety of project leadership and technology development assignments.
3) Extensive experience in technology innovation, translating Customer/User and Business needs into action, delivering a compelling vision and building buy-in/support from key stakeholders.
4) A demonstrated ability to work independently and as an integral part of a team to complete projects within required time frames.
5) Ability to lead teams across multiple projects, give work direction and stretch teams to higher performance.
6) Ability to drive projects forward quickly and effectively utilizing “informal” influencing skills and leadership, strong collaboration, project management and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
1) Experience with hand protection products used in industrial/aseptic/controlled access/cleanroom environments, including product designs, manufacturing technologies, and competitive landscape.
2) Ability to work independently, comfort with a fast-paced “unstructured” environment with lots of ambiguity.
3) Strong strategic and analytical skills.
4) Proven track record of informally leading and influencing cross functional team members and stakeholders
5) Positive, forward looking change agent

Kimberly-Clark seeks a Hand Protection Product Developer | GA

 

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Title:  Global Safety Hand Protection Developer

Job #130001SB , Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Roswell GA just north of Atlanta

Function: R&E

Reports to: Sr. Manager

Product Line: http://www.kcprofessional.com/home

Scope: Globa

Abbreviated description.

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!

Position Summary:
We are currently seeking an experienced Technology Development Leader to support the Kimberly-Clark Professional Global Innovation Team, focusing on Hand Protection Products designed for use in both Industrial and Cleanroom/Aseptic manufacturing settings. Our Global Safety Business supplies a full range of Personal and Process Protective Equipment to meet a broad range of hand protection needs for the Aviation, Automotive, Metal, Pharmaceutical, and Electronics/Semi-conductor markets.
Etc.
Position Responsibilities:
1) Own and drive filling the technology innovation pipeline for Industrial and Scientific Hand Protection solutions through the integration of purchased strategic technologies, commercialization of new/novel materials, and the enhancement of existing capabilities.
2) Commercialize new product bundles/solutions with excellence to meet business commitments.
3) Champion new opportunities for meeting Customer/User protection needs to the broader innovation and marketing teams and make these opportunities come alive.
4) Own third party technology development partnerships to maximize speed-to-market for new technologies.
5) Manage cross-functional team activities (marketing, product supply, sourcing and supply, corporate technology, etc.) to ensure market realization of targeted new product bundles and solutions.
6) Develop and deliver assignments against key milestones, budget, and resource forecasts either individually or leading a team.
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ONLY candidates with demonstrated expertise in hand protection product design for both polymer-based products (light and heavy gauge) and assembled glove products will be considered. This includes validation of concept technologies with end users

1)    Must possess at least a Bachelor’s or advanced degree in a relevant major scientific or engineering discipline from an accredited college or university.
2) A minimum of 10-12 years of experience in a variety of project leadership and technology development assignments.
3) Extensive experience in technology innovation, translating Customer/User and Business needs into action, delivering a compelling vision and building buy-in/support from key stakeholders.
4) A demonstrated ability to work independently and as an integral part of a team to complete projects within required time frames.
5) Ability to lead teams across multiple projects, give work direction and stretch teams to higher performance.
6) Ability to drive projects forward quickly and effectively utilizing “informal” influencing skills and leadership, strong collaboration, project management and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
1) Experience with hand protection products used in industrial/aseptic/controlled access/cleanroom environments, including product designs, manufacturing technologies, and competitive landscape.
2) Ability to work independently, comfort with a fast-paced “unstructured” environment with lots of ambiguity.
3) Strong strategic and analytical skills.
4) Proven track record of informally leading and influencing cross functional team members and stakeholders
5) Positive, forward looking change agent

 

Assoc. Director of Marketing | Infection Control/Surgical | GA

 

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Title:    Assoc. Marketing Director of Surgical/ Infection Control

Job #130001GF , Kimberly-Clark Healthcare

Location: Roswell GA just north of Atlanta

Function: Marketing

Reports to: Director of Marketing

Product Line: http://bit.ly/K-C-Protection

Scope: Mainly US but some international dotted line relationships

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!
Kimberly-Clark Healthcare is a $1.6BN subsidiary of the Kimberly-Clark Corporation. We provide quality and innovative products to enhance healthcare outcomes. Our two core businesses focus on Hospital Supplies and Medical Devices. The Hospital Supplies group generates $1BN in global sales across Sterilization Wrap, Facial Protection, Surgical Drapes& Gowns, Apparel and Glove categories. The Medical Devices group operates within the Digestive Health, Respiratory Health, and Pain Management categories. Currently, we are seeking an Associate Marketing Director to lead our global Surgical franchise (Surgical Drapes and Gowns) based in Roswell, Georgia.

Position Summary:
This Associate Marketing Director will have commercial leadership of our Global Surgical Drapes and Gowns franchise ($400Mio). The incumbent for the role will deliver best-in-class marketing and business strategies for all Regions by working closely with Regional Management spanning North America, EMEA, APAC and LATAM. This individual will also work cross-functionally with HQ based business partners to own and drive customer satisfaction, product compliance, innovation, margin improvement and best-in-class marketing efforts.

Key Responsibilities:
* Serve as the commercial champion for the management of initiatives as defined by the Global Marketing Director (GSM) and NA General Manager.
* In collaboration with cross-functional team members, identify and drive margin improvement opportunities across the product portfolio.
* Lead major commercial events, including customer, sales, and global marketing meetings.
* Interface with senior leadership to gain their alignment on strategic plans and tactical execution.
* Participate in global medical meetings/congresses to best leverage new insights.
* Recommend and implement SKU optimization strategies
* Develop strategies, plans, budgets and forecasts to drive business performance improvement and adjust at appropriate time intervals
* Identify global marketing opportunities to assist in brand building and deliver results.
* Execute 3-year Strategic Business Plan to represent and drive the business.
Track brand/category/financial metrics monthly; adjust strategies/plans as needed.
* Closely monitor competitive activity and healthcare trends to adjust business plans appropriately.
* Build talent of the surgical team (2 direct reports).
* Drive growth across new business channels.
Interested?  You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information on job # 130001GF .   Sending your resume can allow a more intelligent discussion between your career goals and what Kimberly-Clark needs.

Basic Qualifications:
* Highly energetic and motivated, self-starter with unquestionable integrity
* Solid written, verbal and presentation skills
* Must have the ability to multi-task and to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
* High degree of flexibility
* Bachelor’s degree required.
* Demonstrated experience in managing a large, global healthcare business.
* Track record of profit/margin maximization through efforts such as manufacturing improvements, revenue growth, product mix, SKU optimization, etc.
* 7+ years of healthcare marketing or field sales experience including: brand management, healthcare sales, product management and/or marketing plan execution.
* 2+ years experience in global marketing of a complex portfolio business.
* Experience in launching new hospital products on a global basis.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Graduate degree in Marketing or Business Administration is preferred, but not required
* Experience working in the hospital environment, including in the OR and Purchasing environments.
* Basic understanding of surgical procedures.
* Knowledge of GPO’s, IDN’s and medical supply distributor business models.
* Successful track record of developing and implementing changes in strategic direction.
* Basic understanding of 510(k)s and other critical regulatory aspects of the healthcare industry and environment.

Kimberly-Clark seeking a Senior Product Mgr to launch new spine pain products | Atlanta

Title: SR PRODUCT MANAGER- Pain Management, Job #10734

Department: Global Strategic Marketing

Location: Roswell, GA (near Atlanta)

Travel: 30%, some of it international

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.

Kimberly-Clark -Healthcare Division provides quality and innovation to enhance people’s health outcomes. We are heavily investing in enhancing our medical device businesses through development of new products and acquisition of medical device companies. We have recently acquired two companies focused in the area of pain management to add to our medical solutions.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Provides marketing leadership to develop intervention pain product category strategies/roadmaps and execute new product development and successful global launches to support delivery of defined business objectives.
PRIMARY CUSTOMERS and EXPECTATIONS:

Global business leaders, global sales and marketing teams, portfolio managers, IMF coordinators and cross functional leaders including P&TD, RA, QA, Product Supply. Provides leadership and expert knowledge to drive development of platform/category strategies as well as the development and commercialization of new products.

Interested for you or a friend?  Please contact me at Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com or leave a message at 469-665-5639 to set up a time to talk. Please refer to job #10734.  You can also directly apply for job #10734 at http://bit.ly/ProdMgr-10734 after setting up a profile.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

– Conduct market analysis and assessment in potential areas of opportunity in order to make recommendations for marketing strategies and product development

– Monitor competitive activity and industry developments impacting business

– Drive new product development from Explore through Launch utilizing the IMF process.

– Ensure seamless integration with cross functional teams including P&TD, RA, QA, Product Supply and other functions as necessary for product development process

– Work with and lead global marketing teams to prepare for execution of platform strategies and product launches

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

– Broad-based knowledge in medical device product management including new product
development and launch, strategy development, Voice of Customer process and working
with clinicians

– The ability to manage cross-functional teams without direct reporting relationships

– Experience contributing to and driving strategic planning in a Medical Device organization

– Global perspective and effectiveness in cross-cultural environments obtained from experience leading/managing Global teams through a product launch process

– Exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills

– At least 4 years of medical device product management and/ or equivalent experience

– Bachelor’s degree required

-Willingness to travel 30% and half of that internationally

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

– Experience with Pain Management products or spine products

– MBA or equivalent experience preferred

– Medical Device Sales experience preferred

Relocation assistance provided.  Kimberly-Clark is an Equal Opportunity Employer.