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Procurement JOB: Commodity Sr. Specialist – Flexible Packaging

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Title:  Commodity Sr. Specialist – Flexible Packaging

Job #160000PQ, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

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

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Director of Materials Procurement

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

Summary:

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

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

Ever wonder what it is like to belong to this global company?  Here are some reasons to join us: http://bit.ly/WorkingatKC !  K-C is known for their employee career development – about 65% of open jobs are filled internally and we hope we can unleash the power in you!

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

Required Qualifications: 

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

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

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Procurement JOB: Commodity Specialist – Films

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Title: Commodity Specialist – Films

Job #1600009R, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

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

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Team Lead for Direct Materials

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

Summary:

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

Key Accountabilities 

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

Ever wonder what it is like to belong to this global company?  Here are some reasons to join us: http://bit.ly/WorkingatKC !  K-C is known for their employee career development – about 65% of open jobs are filled internally and we hope we can unleash the power in you!

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

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

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

Desirable Qualifications and experience: 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

JOB: Procurement Consultant for MRO | WI

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Title:  Procurement Consultant for MRO

Job #160000CO, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI just south of Green Bay

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Team Lead for Indirect

Scope: spend ranges from $10-75 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 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 business units, staff locations and mill sites regarding the application and integration of procurement philosophies and techniques to meet the needs of internal customer requirements from a category sourcing perspective within Contingent Labor.

 

Customers and Customer Expectations:

Broad base of customers that could include: 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 the MRO Commodity
  • Provides MRO for all NA Mills and Staff. Develops robust strategies based on this knowledge.
  • Serve as a thought leader to the rest of the organization for the strategic sourcing of the category
  • Be available as a resource for global counterparts
  • Provide timely execution of earlier supplier selection into the product development cycle
  • Procure assigned 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 continuous improvement opportunities as services are 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 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 and benchmarking. Effectively document, communicate and gain buy-in for the strategy.
  • Research, select, develop and maintain adequate sources of supply to ensure that the requirements of the category are met with the optimum quality, service and cost to use.
  • 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 counterarguments, 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 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. Develop and execute a plan to quickly and effectively manage a supply interruption.
  • 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. Manage the ongoing performance of our suppliers including objective setting and supplier evaluations where warranted.
  • Comprehend and provide constructive input on legal contract documents related to purchasing terms, conditions, indemnification, intellectual property ownership, etc.
  • Knowledgeable about the markets and how they affect price, availability, or supply chain logistics. Will use specific market analysis to predict behavior and supply risks to the organization. Will adjust strategy to minimize effect of market change. 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 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

 

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, engineering or related discipline.
  • Continued updating and/or progress toward advanced degree or equivalent in area of technical expertise.
  • Normally 5 or more years of experience including mill and staff (5 in procurement preferred).
  • Operates with limited business direction.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and extensive experience in procurement of MRO or related commodity.

 

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.

 

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 for Facilities Services | WI

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Title: Procurement Consultant for Facilities Services

Job #160000CS, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI just south of Green Bay

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Team Lead

Scope: North America; spend between $10-90 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 North American Facilities organization to develop strategies, maintain existing / create new strategic relationships, and drive incremental value through innovative negotiations and partnerships.

 

Customers:

Primary customers include Facilities Management personnel in Neenah, WI; Roswell GA; Dallas, TX, and all other staff and mill locations in the US and Canada.

Customer Expectations:

  • Fully knowledgeable in Facilities Management
  • Experience with Facilities suppliers – including but not limited to construction, furniture, security, electrical, and food services
  • 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 Facilities 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 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/Education/Experience Required:

 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business, facilities or related discipline
  • Normally 5 or more years’ experience ideally with 5 years procurement experience
  • Have developed and carried out long term strategic plan
  • Strong analysis experience in which key findings have been translated into strategies to support business needs
  • Complex problem solving with and creative solution implementation experience
  • Experience establishing networks and building relationships
  • Successfully influenced large, diverse groups of stakeholders
  • Led and delivered on a multi-disciplined 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 – 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.

 

 

 

JOB: Procurement Sr. Specialist, IT Software | WI

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Title: Procurement Sr. Specialist, IT Software

Job #160000FJ, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI just south of Green Bay

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Manager Procurement IT

 

Position Purpose: 

The Senior Sourcing Specialist 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 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.

Customers and Customer Expectations: 
Broad base of customers that could include: 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. Experience buying hardware, software, telecom, SaaS and other strategic IT areas a must.
Serve as a thought leader to the rest of the organization for the strategic sourcing of the categories for which they are responsible.
Expert level knowledge of IT categories and market trends
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 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 and benchmarking. Effectively document, communicate and gain buy-in for the strategy.

Research, select, develop and maintain adequate sources of supply to ensure that the requirements of the category are met with the optimum quality, service and cost to use.

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 counterarguments, 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 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. Develop and execute a plan to quickly and effectively manage a supply interruption.

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. Manage the ongoing performance of our suppliers including objective setting and supplier evaluations where warranted.

Comprehend and provide constructive input on legal contract documents related to purchasing terms, conditions, indemnification, intellectual property ownership, etc.

Knowledgeable about the markets and how they affect price, availability, or supply chain logistics. Will use specific market analysis to predict behavior and supply risks to the organization. Will adjust strategy to minimize effect of market change. 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 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.

 

Ever wonder what it is like to belong to this global company?  Here are some reasons to join us: http://bit.ly/WorkingatKC !  K-C is known for their employee career development – about 65% of open jobs are filled internally and we hope we can unleash the power in you!

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

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree (Preferably in business, engineering or related)
• Experience in a purchasing commodity group

Preferred Qualifications: 
• Experience working with software licensing
• 5 or more years’ experience

 

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 Specialist MRO | WI

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Title: Procurement Specialist MRO

Job #160000CQ, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI just south of Green Bay

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Team Lead for Indirect

Annual Purchases: $ 25-50 million in spend

 

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 to understand the business needs and develop effective category sourcing strategies that drive value, so that Kimberly-Clark can continue to invest in innovative new products and customer relationships.
The Procurement Specialist is responsible for supporting a senior buyer in MRO and other services delivering cost productivity, working capital, and business financial goals. The incumbent will lead the supplier selection, development, and overall supplier management, including managing the entire contract life cycle from Request for Proposal to supplier exit utilizing a structured strategic sourcing process. This position works closely with the business units and cross-functional team to achieve strategic sourcing objectives.

Customers and Customer Expectations: 
Broad base of internal stakeholders that could include: 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:
• Procuring assigned goods and services which provide the best overall value to Kimberly-Clark.
• Negotiation of major purchases.
• Conduct vendor evaluations in accordance with the Unit Plan
• Conduct RFx’s for MRO Categories
• Manage supplier relationships
• Conduct and participate in vendor relationship meetings with key stakeholders
• Investigate and report Procurement violations
• Support and direct end users on purchasing issues
• Identify and track value opportunities for the mills/staff supported
• Use LEAN tools to streamline and standardize on-value added work or process
• Possess knowledge in their commodity or service and develop robust strategies based on this knowledge
• Provide timely execution of earlier supplier selection into the product development cycle
• Develop pricing agreements and systems contracts with suppliers
• Possess knowledge of market conditions for goods/services purchases
• Work in conjunction with mill personnel and suppliers to identify new materials to be strategically sourced
• Manage through a commodity, service or inventory crisis

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 medium 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.

Utilizing a strategic sourcing process you will: 
• Provide communication link between suppliers and K-C business units/facilities.
• Forecast availability for goods and services assigned.
• Keeping informed of current and future market conditions.
• Developing and managing vendor partnerships.
• Complying with K-C policies and internal controls.
• Providing challenge, motivation, training, and development for team members.
• 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 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.
• 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.
• 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 counterarguments, 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 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. Develop and execute a plan to quickly and effectively manage a supply interruption.
• 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. Manage the ongoing performance of our suppliers including objective setting and supplier evaluations where warranted.
• Comprehend and provide constructive input on legal contract documents related to purchasing terms, conditions, indemnification, intellectual property ownership, etc.
• Knowledgeable about the markets and how they affect price, availability, or supply chain logistics. Will use specific market analysis to predict behavior and supply risks to the organization. Will adjust strategy to minimize effect of market change. 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 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
• This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by employees assigned to this position. This document is not intended to be construed as a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of incumbents. Management may at any time assign other duties in addition to those listed here, with or without modifying this position description. 

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 or equivalent
• 3 or more years of business and purchasing experience

Desirable qualifications and experience:
• Experience or relevant industry knowledge in MRO
• Experience in procuring services
• Strong quantitative and data analysis skills
• Strong project management and process improvement skills
• Strong communication and presentation skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• 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, 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.

 

 

 

JOBS: Procurement Specialist with Kimberly-Clark | WI

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Title:  Procurement Specialist

Job #1600004L and 1600009R, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI just south of Green Bay

Function: Procurement and Supply Chain

Reports to: Manager of Procurement

 

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

Categories: 1.) Contract Packaging (CoPack, POP Displays , and other direct materials and services (for 1600004L); 2.) Component Films and Release Liner ( for 1600009R)

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

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

 

Ever wonder what it is like to belong to this global company?  Here are some reasons to join us: http://bit.ly/WorkingatKC !  K-C is known for their employee career development – about 65% of open jobs are filled internally and we hope we can unleash the power in you!

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

 

Required Qualifications:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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