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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.

 

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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.

Global Procurement Director, Contract Manufacturing | GA

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Title: Global Procurement Director, Contract Manufacturing   

Job #160000I9, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Roswell GA or Neenah WI

Function: Global Procurement

Reports to: Vp Procurement

Scope: Global spend of $1-2 billion

The Global Procurement Organization has an opening for a Global Commodity Director in Contract Manufacturing.

The Global Commodity Director will provide leadership, direction and oversight to the global contract manufacturing category such that procurement strategies are developed globally and executed regionally/locally for maximum enterprise benefit. The role incumbent will be the primary Procurement contact for enterprise external manufacturing teams and innovation teams such that sourcing solutions can be developed and executed in a timely and responsive manner. Role incumbent should have the ability to understand the source to shelf supply chain implications of sourcing decisions and incorporate that thinking into category strategies

 

This is an excellent opportunity for highly-motivated candidates to develop further their existing leadership skills and experience within Global Procurement and Global Supply Chain.  This position is vital and remains a strategic position for K-C in a fast moving and dynamic global market, and requires strategic and innovative procurement leadership skills.

 

Is this you?

  • You are driven to understand the global market for your category 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 could have a working relationship with senior leaders across K-C, and would network effectively with Regional/Local Buyers to ensure implementation and compliance with global strategy.
  • 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.
  • You are an innovation driver to create new procurement value
  • You have a highly successful track record of success in a commercial environment including experience in high level face to face negotiations.
  • You are enthusiastic, resilient and able to manage stressful situations.
  • You are tenacious, aggressive, confident, committed, highly focused and with a winning mentality.
  • You have excellent communication (written & oral), interpersonal and presentation skills, along with strong analytical and project management skills
  • You are prepared to travel extensively to engage and lead all regional/local teams and customers to deliver exceptional value
  • You are fluent in English and are capable in another language for business discussions

Key Responsibilities:

 Setting category strategy

  • Set global strategy aligned to business needs and reviews on a regular basis
  • Works closely with the External Manufacturing Supply Chain leaders on process and category supply chain initiatives
  • Set aggressive targets for cost reduction globally
  • Responsible for providing expert-level category knowledge, with knowledge of the supply base and global market
  • Creates global execution plan (Global categories)
  • Present category strategy to the Global Supply Chain LT for approval
  • Understands global benchmarks (pricing and practices)
  • Lead regional category strategy reviews to ensure they are aligned with the global strategy
  • Maximize best practice tools and techniques delivered as part of the global procurement academy
  • Drive CI / Lean within the procurement team and work with customers on their lean initiatives

 

Supplier relationship management (Global categories)

  • Primary face to the supplier along with the Regional team leads
  • Own and manage supplier relationship
  • Negotiate on behalf of the K-C enterprise
  • Drive innovation with all suppliers along with CI / Lean within their organizations to drive additional value
  • Guarantee continuity of supply and deliver exceptional value to the business
  • Maximize cost savings and value creation with all supplies to improve K-C’s level of profitability.
  • Maintain close, co-operative relationships with key customers including R&E, mill process teams, product development and sales & marketing

 

Leadership & People development

  • Provide coaching and development to direct and indirect reports
  • Represent the category at global meetings as appropriate
  • Develop tools for regional buyers
  • Develop regional buyer capabilities and successors for your role
  • Ensure that internal control requirements are met in an efficient and effective manner
  • Drive cross category and cross regional relationships to leverage greater value and opportunities

 

Global alignment

  • Solicit input on a regular basis from regional buyers and incorporates into strategy
  • Engage category stakeholders as needed to understand business unit needs
  • Share best practices and wins within the category across all regions
  • Challenge and push team to achieve aggressive savings targets
  • Escalate alignment issues to GPLT
  • Ensure regional alignment with global strategy
  • Understand and manages regional differences
  • Drive cross regional collaboration and team building to swipe best practices and ideas

 

Knowledge development

  • Develop and maintain knowledge-base of the category
  • Keep current framework of operations to ensure transfer of knowledge over time
  • Develop a passion for the category and become recognized internally and externally as an expert

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
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in procurement, supply chain or closely related field with multiple business exposure.
  • Experience working with global focus preferred. Develop a passion for the category and become recognized internally and externally as an expert

 

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 Specialist – Travel Services | WI

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Title: Procurement Specialist – Travel

Job #160000CT, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI just south of Green Bay

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Manager of Indirect Procurement

Scope: $25-50 million in spend across BUs

 

Position Purpose:
At Kimberly-Clark we spend hundreds of millions of dollars with suppliers every year. Our sourcing team ensures we have strong relationships with internal stakeholders and external business partners to develop and execute industry leading category sourcing strategies that drive value. The value created helps ensure that Kimberly-Clark can continue to invest in innovative new products and customer relationships.

The Procurement Specialist – Travel is responsible for commodity sourcing for Travel. This role supports various Travel categories including air, hotel and car rental based on project need and priorities in support of K-C North America and K-C Professional businesses. This role helps to achieve variable cost productivity, working capital, and business financial goals. This includes managing the entire contract life cycle from request for proposal (RFP) to supplier exit.

Customers and Customer Expectations:
Broad base of internal stakeholders that could include: Business management, finance, A/P, receiving, ITS, transportation, operations, R&D, internal control, marketing, planning, engineering, or other personnel involved in the implementation of business strategies where sourcing plays a role.

Customer Expectations:
* Ability to ask probing questions in order to learn the business objectives that are required
* Experience translating business needs into sourcing documents such as RFI’s, RFP’s, RFQ’s
* Procure assigned services which provide the best overall value to KC
* Develop pricing agreements and contracts with suppliers
* Knowledgeable of market conditions for goods/services purchases
* Work in conjunction with business units and suppliers to identify continuous improvement opportunities as services are strategically sourced
* Data analysis and reporting
* Lead formal supplier performance management reviews, where applicable
* Provide input into the creation of category strategies
* Issue management and resolution

Scope:
The incumbent typically reports to a Director or a Manager within Procurement and is responsible for managing assigned commodities, suppliers, and purchases to meet customer needs.
Utilizing a structured sourcing process you will handle high dollar category sourcing and contract negotiations. In other cases, you will dissect the requirements communicated by the business and express the elements in familiar “category” terms so we can benefit from the value available in a competitive marketplace.

Principal Accountabilities
• Supports the development of strategic plans to drive value for their category based on an understanding of business unit 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 projects.
• 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.

 

Qualifications/Education/Experience: 
• Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain, engineering or related discipline
• 3 or more years of relevant experience and subject matter expertise in procurement supporting corporate services
• Experience in sourcing corporate services
• Strong quantitative and data analysis skills
• Strong project management and process improvement skills
• Conducted analysis and carried out appropriate actions based on the analysis
• Mentored new employees
• Worked in a matrix organization and have built constructive and effective relationships
• Presentation experience in which have successfully conveyed an idea or decision to key stakeholders

 

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 Consultant Marketing Services | WI

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Title:  Procurement Consultant Marketing Services

Job #160000CU, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Senior Manager

Scope: spend is $50-250 million

 

Position Purpose:

At Kimberly-Clark we spend hundreds of millions of dollars with suppliers every year. Our sourcing team ensures we have strong relationships with internal stakeholders and external business partners to develop and execute industry leading category sourcing strategies that drive value. The value created helps ensure that Kimberly-Clark can continue to invest in innovative new products and customer relationships.

The Procurement Consultant is responsible for the timely and cost-effective strategic sourcing of complex goods and services in accordance with corporate policies and procedures. This position works closely with the Marketing Research organization to develop strategies, maintain existing / create new strategic relationships, and drive incremental value through innovative negotiations and partnerships.

 

Customers and Customer Expectations:

Primary customers include marketing research, marketing analytics, behavioral science, syndicated data capabilities and other personnel involved in the implementation of business strategies where sourcing plays a role. Other customers may include various stakeholders throughout the Kimberly-Clark marketing organization.

 

Customer Expectations:

  • Fully knowledgeable in Marketing Research methodologies
  • Experience with Marketing Research suppliers
  • Serve as a thought leader to the rest of the organization for the strategic sourcing of the category
  • Consulting resource for global counterparts
  • Procure assigned services which provide the best overall value to KC
  • Develop pricing agreements and contracts with suppliers
  • Knowledgeable of market conditions for goods/services purchases
  • Work in conjunction with business units and suppliers to identify continuous improvement opportunities as services are strategically sourced
  • Lead formal supplier performance management reviews, where applicable
  • Creation of category strategies in partnership with Marketing Research senior management
  • Issue management and resolution

Scope:

The incumbent typically reports to a Director or a Manager within Procurement and is responsible for managing assigned commodities, suppliers, and purchases to meet customer needs.

Utilizing a structured sourcing process you will handle high dollar category sourcing and contract negotiations. In other cases, you will dissect the requirements communicated by the business and express the elements in familiar “category” terms so we can benefit from the value available in a competitive marketplace.

 

PRINCIPAL 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 and exceed value creation targets for managed categories.

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:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or related discipline
  • Normally 5 or more years’ experience ideally with 5 years procurement experience
  • Have developed and carried out long term strategic plan in marketing research and Procurement related functions
  • 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 projects
  • Mentored new employees
  • Experience presenting complex ideas to management in a compelling and simplified manner
  • Ability to operate independently and as part of a broader team

 

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 Specialist Marketing Services | WI

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Title:  Procurement Specialist Marketing Services

Job #160000CV, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Manager

Scope: spend is $25-100 million (willing to train a general Marketer with 3-5 years experience in CPG)

At Kimberly-Clark we spend hundreds of millions of dollars with suppliers every year. Our sourcing team ensures we have strong relationships with internal stakeholders and external business partners to develop and execute industry leading category sourcing strategies that drive value. The value created helps ensure that Kimberly-Clark can continue to invest in innovative new products and customer relationships.
The Procurement Specialist – Marketing is responsible for commodity sourcing for the marketing category in support of K-C North America and K-C Professional businesses to achieve variable cost productivity, working capital, and business financial goals. This role leads the supplier selection, development, and overall supplier management processes. This includes managing the entire contract life cycle from request for proposal (RFP) to supplier exit.

Customers and Customer Expectations:
• Primary customers include marketing, shopper marketing/insights, design, e-commerce and other personnel involved in the implementation of business strategies where sourcing plays a role.
• Customer Expectations:
• Fully knowledgeable in Marketing methodologies
• Experience with Marketing suppliers
• Procure assigned services which provide the best overall value to KC
• Develop pricing agreements and contracts with suppliers
• Knowledgeable of market conditions for goods/services purchases
• Work in conjunction with business units and suppliers to identify continuous improvement opportunities as services are strategically sourced
• Lead formal supplier performance management reviews, where applicable
• Provide input into the creation of category strategies
• Issue management and resolution

Scope:
The incumbent typically reports to a Director or a Manager within Procurement and is responsible for managing assigned commodities, suppliers, and purchases to meet customer needs.
Utilizing a structured sourcing process you will handle high dollar category sourcing and contract negotiations. In other cases, you will dissect the requirements communicated by the business and express the elements in familiar “category” terms so we can benefit from the value available in a competitive marketplace.

Dimensions:
North American purchases across multiple business units
Value of purchases typically would be in the $25-$50 million range

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: 
• Develops strategic plan to drive value for their category based on an understanding of business unit 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
• Projects.
• Deliver and exceed 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.

 

Qualifications/Education/Experience Required:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain, marketing or related discipline
    3 or more years of relevant experience and subject matter expertise in applicable category. Subject matter expertise in relevant category preferred.
    • Conducted analysis and carried out appropriate actions based on the analysis
    • Successfully led a small project or initiative
    • Worked in a matrix 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.

Relocation assistance is available.

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 or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

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

 

 

JOB:Procurement Senior Manager Corporate Services

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Title:  Procurement Senior Manager Corporate Services

Job #160000E8, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI just south of Green Bay

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Function: Procurement

Reports to: Team Lead Indirect Services

Team size to manage –> 4 to 7

Spend: $150-500 million

Provides relocation assistance.

Summary:

Responsible for the timely and cost-effective strategic sourcing of complex goods and services in accordance with corporate policies and procedures. This position works closely with the business units regarding the application and integration of procurement philosophies and techniques to meet the needs of internal customer requirements from a category sourcing perspective.

Scope/Categories
Lead a team of 4-7. Regional and/or global annual purchases across multiple business units. Value of purchases typically would be in the $150-$500M range. Categories managed by team may include IT, Professional Services, Legal, Marketing, Travel, Fleet, Facilities and other indirect services and supplies

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 and benchmarking.
• 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.
• Analyzes market and supply dynamics related to supplier proposals to develop a matrix of negotiation scenarios.
• Leads the development of risk analyses, assessments and mitigation plans for their category. Manage our supplier network for assigned commodities to provide sufficient materials and services to meet our highest short-range requirements, protect against temporary supply interruptions and provide for our long-range growth needs.
• Interacts with business units to develop, engage and lead supplier relationships for extracting the greatest value in cost, security of supply, risk management, sustainability and innovation.
• Use specific market analysis to predict behavior and supply risks to the organization. May provide market analysis to customers and advice to others within procurement.
• Forecast timely price and availability information on assigned commodities for the various consuming businesses.
• Lead a team of 4-7 Procurement professionals providing guidance, coaching and development.

 

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:
Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or related discipline.
10 or more years of business experience including experience in a major purchasing commodity group.
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the strategic management of a category(s) including the six step sourcing process.
• Experience coaching and mentoring others.
• Led and delivered on a multi-disciplined, multi-site, multi-region project.
• Experience in a cross-functional and/or business unit role in which category knowledge was gained.
• Project management/continuous improvement experience.
• Experience as a thought leader demonstrating ability to influence others.
• Category knowledge gained through experience in cross functional roles.
• Experience establishing resource networks and building relationships

 

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 or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

 

Job: Procurement Specialist for Materials and Services | WI

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Title: Procurement Specialist

Job # 150001NS, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Manager

Scope: direct materials and services across BUs for NA for leading North American commodity sourcing for assigned categories in support of KCNA and KCP to achieve variable cost productivity, working capital, and business financial goals. 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.

Scope/Categories  Regional and/or Global annual purchases across multiple business units. Value of purchases typically would be $25 – $100M. Category: Airlaid, Distribution Materials (Airbags, Pallets…), and other direct materials and services

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop strategic plan to drive value for their category based on an understanding of business unit 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 projects.
  • Develop and execute strategic, global multi-year plans in co-ordination with Global Commodity Director.
  • Analyze and execute various strategic sourcing levers that can be utilized to reduce Total Cost of Ownership and Total Landed Cost for the assigned commodity utilizing appropriate financial models.
  • Achieve value creation targets.

 

Interested? You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information on this job.   Sending your resume would jump-start our process and allow a discussion between your career goals and what Kimberly-Clark needs.

 

Required Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, supply chain, engineering or related discipline
  • 3 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: 

  • 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, 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.

 

 

Job: Procurement Sr. Consultant for Facilities and Strategic Projects

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Title: Procurement Senior Consultant Facilities and Strategic Projects

Job #1500021J , Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI or Roswell GA

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Team Lead for Indirect Services

Direct reports: none

Spend scope: $100-200 million

Position Purpose:  At Kimberly-Clark we spend hundreds of millions of dollars with suppliers every year. Our sourcing team ensures we have strong relationships with internal stakeholders so that we 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 Procurement Senior Consultant is responsible for the timely and cost-effective strategic sourcing of complex goods and services in accordance with corporate policies and procedures. The role will procure one or more major commodities, advise and counsel in complex sourcing situations, and lead negotiations for new and/or key materials/services required by the corporation. As the Procurement Senior Consultant for BPO, the incumbent will manage the highly complex activities of K-C’s Facilities BPO relationship. The incumbent will also procure the portion of Facilities not part of the BPO. In addition, as a senior member of the Indirect Procurement team, this role will work on ‘special’ strategic projects. In the immediate term, this role will support the evaluation of the Transportation spend category and engage with internal business partners to develop an efficient process for procuring transportation services that maximizes value for K-C.  Customers and Customer Expectations:  Broad base of customers that could include: senior level VP’s, Global Procurement team, business management, finance, A/P, receiving, ITS, transportation, operations, R&D, internal control, marketing, planning, engineering, or other personnel involved in the implementation of business strategies where sourcing plays a role.

 

Customers and Customer Expectations:  Broad base of customers that could include: senior level VP’s, Global Procurement team, business management, finance, A/P, receiving, ITS, transportation, operations, R&D, internal control, marketing, planning, engineering, or other personnel involved in the implementation of business strategies where sourcing plays a role.  Customer Expectations:

  • Fully knowledgeable in their commodity or service. Develops robust strategies based on this knowledge.
  • Serve as a thought leader to the rest of the organization for the strategic sourcing of the categories for which they are responsible.
  • Provide timely execution of earlier supplier selection into the product development cycle
  • Procure assigned goods and services which provide the best overall value to KC.
  • Develop pricing agreements and systems contracts with suppliers.
  • Knowledgeable of market conditions for goods/services purchases.
  • Work in conjunction with business units and suppliers to identify new materials to be strategically sourced
  • Lead formal supplier performance management reviews, where applicable \
  • Communication of category strategy and status to senior management to ensure alignment.
  • Manage through a commodity, service or inventory crisis

Scope:  The incumbent typically reports to a Director or Manager of Procurement. He/She provides leadership for the procurement of major materials/services, and leads critical projects involving new materials, sourcing, and procurement negotiations. The incumbent provides technical direction, advice, and counsel on a wide array of procurement issues, bringing broad depth and breadth of experience to handle buying in complex and/or rapidly changing marketplaces.

Dimensions:

Value of purchases typically would be in the range of $100-$200 million.  Nature of purchases is highly complex and includes management of Procurement of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) tower and ongoing management of that supplier relationship.  Materials/services purchased would be necessary to support a profit or growth opportunity for a sector.

PRINCIPAL 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 and benchmarking. Effectively document, communicate and gain buy-in for the strategy.
  • For the services and materials procured, research, develop, and qualify appropriate sources of supply and maintain good business relationships with them. Work with the business groups and project teams to develop sourcing objectives and strategies.
  • Provide purchasing leadership for major construction projects.
  • Work with customers throughout the Company to develop procurement objectives and strategies which best meet the customer’s needs. Purchase the assigned services and materials in a professional manner achieving purchases which are the best overall values to the Company considering the technical quality, commercial terms and conditions, and cost to use.
  • Work with various Purchasing groups to assist them in procuring and negotiating complex purchases.
  • Assist customers in the administration of purchases to ensure that materials and services are delivered on schedule with the proper quality; that the terms, conditions, and pricing are observed; and, that changes, disputes, and claims are equitably and satisfactorily resolved.
  • Ensure the application of established corporate financial controls by providing management direction and support for the implementation and maintenance of the Company’s financial policies and internal control procedures.
  • Provide SSM staff training as requested and needed.
  • Contribute to an environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions to achieve desired business results.
  • Communicate fully with superiors, subordinates, and others who have need to know. Be informative without being obtrusive or vexatious. Communicate in a way that is timely, yet prompt; complete, yet concise; candid, yet accurate; and clear, yet responsive.

 

Interested? You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information on this job.   Sending your resume would jump-start our process and allow a discussion between your career goals and what Kimberly-Clark needs.

 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or related discipline
  • 10 or more years of relevant experience in Procurement and/or Supply Chain and operates as a subject matter expert in strategic sourcing

Preferred qualifications and experience:

  • Experience in material development, manufacturing, or equipment development
  • Experience leading a team and demonstrated application of the six step sourcing process
  • Strategic planning skills with ability to develop cost effective and innovative sources of supply
  • Strong project management and process improvement skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation 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
  • 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, 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.

 

Kimberly-Clark hiring Sr. Mgr. Procurement-Services | WI

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Title:  Procurement Senior Manager Corporate Services

Job #150001IT, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI just south of Green Bay

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Team Lead

Direct reports: 4-7

Dimensions:  Regional purchases across multiple business units.  Value of purchases typically would be $100+ Million.

 

Position Purpose:  At Kimberly-Clark we spend billions of dollars with suppliers every year. Our sourcing team ensures we have strong relationships with internal stakeholders so that we understand the business needs and develop effective category sourcing strategies that aggressively drive value, so that Kimberly-Clark can continue to invest in innovative new products and customer relationships.  This position is focused on Corporate Services and the candidate must have experience across a variety of categories including Auto Fleet, R&E, Health Services, Training, Consulting, Business Financial Services, Contingent Labor and HR. The incumbent is responsible for managing assigned commodities, suppliers, and purchases to meet customer needs. The Corporate Services Lead will provide leadership to a group of 4-7 direct reports within services in support of Kimberly-Clark North America and KCP business sectors  Internal Stakeholders:  The Corporate Services Lead will work with a broad base of customers that could include: Global Procurement team, KCNA, KCP business leadership, finance, A/P, operations, R&D, internal control, marketing, planning, engineering, or other personnel involved in the implementation of business strategies where sourcing plays a role.

 

Stakeholder Expectations:

– Understanding Kimberly-Clark processes, systems, and procedures.  – Management of a spend category and/or sector supplier network to gain cost or product advantages in the marketplace.  – Providing work direction and leadership to the team (4-7 direct reports). Including talent development, coaching and performance management activities.  – Establishment of spend category objectives, sourcing strategies, and specific supplier objectives that satisfy the business strategies and/or purchasing approaches that meet customer requirements.  – Maintaining expertise on supplier selection and relationships, negotiating, and other purchasing practices.  – Maintaining a communication link with the internal stakeholders supported.  – Continually build the team’s knowledge with respect to the six step strategic sourcing process.  – Recruitment and development of human resources.  – Serve as a thought leader to the rest of the organization for the strategic sourcing of the categories for which they are responsible.  – Knowledgeable of market conditions and industry dynamics  – Procure assigned goods and services which provide the best overall value to KC  – Develop pricing agreements and systems contracts with suppliers  – Lead formal supplier performance management reviews, where applicable  – Communicate category strategy and status to senior management to ensure alignment.  – Manage through a commodity, service or inventory crisis

Scope:  The incumbent reports to the Senior Manager Indirect Services within Procurement and is responsible for managing assigned spend categories, suppliers, and purchases to meet stakeholder needs.  Utilizing a structured strategic sourcing process you will yourself and also coach others to:  • Work with internal customers to develop sourcing strategies for specific purchases or commodities which will best meet business needs at lowest sustainable costs  • Identify, evaluate, and select suppliers which best meet business needs.  • Solicit, evaluate, negotiate, and award contracts for specific purchases (complex technical, commercial, and/or financial aspects) as well as administer contracts as required  • Analyze the supply base, reduce risk, assess and optimize total cost  • Improve K-C Supply Chain, manage procurement process and projects, improve internal customer and supplier relationships
PRINCIPAL 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, and benchmarking. Effectively document, communicate and gain buy-in for the strategy.  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.  Communicate fully with superiors, subordinates, and others who have need to know. Communicate in a way that is timely, yet prompt; complete, yet concise; candid, yet accurate; and clear, yet responsive.  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.  Balance strategy development with the tactical execution necessary to execute cost reduction projects through contract negotiation, process changes, and implementation of sustainable cost controls, including collaboration with relevant functional teams to validate the impact of projects and contract negotiations to the general ledger  Develop and execute strategic, global multi-year plans in co-ordination with Global Commodity Director by leveraging all sourcing enablers including should cost/parametric analysis, RFQ & negotiations, low cost country sourcing, and VA/VE (substitution, standardization, weight reduction etc..) to drive operational excellence in quality, productivity, innovation and working capital.  Analyze and execute various strategic sourcing levers that can be utilized to reduce Total Cost of Ownership and Total Landed Cost for the assigned spend category utilizing appropriate financial models  Ability to successfully reach business objectives through supplier negotiations. Analyzes market and supply dynamics related to supplier proposals to develop a matrix of negotiation scenarios. Engages business leaders to align on acceptable negotiation outcomes. Develops counter-arguments, opening positions, and plan for executing negotiations.  Leads the development of risk analyses, assessments and mitigation plans for their category. Manage our supplier network for assigned spend categories to provide sufficient materials and services to meet our highest short-range requirements, protect against temporary supply interruptions and provide for our long-range growth needs. Develop and execute a plan to quickly and effectively manage a supply or service interruption.  Comprehend and provide constructive input on legal contract documents related to purchasing terms, conditions, indemnification, intellectual property ownership, etc. Develop long term agreements with suppliers that achieve our innovation, risk management, and operational deliverables.  Forecast timely price and availability information on assigned spend categories for the various consuming businesses and communicate this information to appropriate personnel in the company so it is properly integrated into business strategy and decision-making.  Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of corporate policies and procedures, as well as related governmental laws and regulations to ensure purchasing activities are conducted within the parameters of each.  Contribute to an environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions to achieve desired business results.  Communicate fully with superiors, subordinates and others who have need to know. Be informative without being obtrusive or vexatious. Communicate in a way that is timely, yet prompt; complete, yet concise; candid, yet accurate; and clear, yet responsive

 

Interested? You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information on this job.   Sending your resume would jump-start our process and allow a discussion between your career goals and what Kimberly-Clark needs.

Required Qualifications: 

 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or related discipline
  • 10 or more years of relevant experience in Procurement and/or Supply Chain and operates as a subject matter expert in strategic sourcing
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the strategic management of Corporate Services

Desirable qualifications and experience: 

  • Experience leading a team and demonstrated application of the six step sourcing process
  • 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 communication and presentation 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
  • Ability to operate independently with limited business direction
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration or related field
  • Six Sigma and Lean training 
  • CPM or CPIM (APICS) certification
  • 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 150 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people – nearly a quarter of the world’s population – trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With a 135-year history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and putting them in the right jobs so that they can do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

 

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

 

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