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Kimberly-Clark hiring Strategic Sourcing Manager | GA WI

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Title:    Strategic Sourcing Manager

Job #150001SN , Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI or Roswell GA

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Team Lead Manager

Direct reports: none

Scope: Experience buying hardware, software, telecom, SAAS and other strategic IT areas a must.
Position Purpose:

The Strategic Sourcing Manager 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

 

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 (Preferably in business, engineering or related)
  • Experience in a purchasing commodity group

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience working with software licensing
  • 5 or more years’ experience including mill and staff

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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Hiring an IT Procurement Lead (Assoc. Dir.) | Global

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Title: Global IT Procurement Lead (Assoc. Director)

Job #150000KP , Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Locations available: Roswell GA, Neenah WI, Dallas TX or Knoxville TN

Function: Procurement

Direct reports: Supervisory for 2-10

Scope: Global with about $300 million spend

Summary 

The Global IT Procurement Leader (Assoc. Director) sets the global strategy for procurement for the entire IT category (approaching $300 million in spend) ensuring the organization is leveraging its global volumes, spend and relationships (CIO and Leadership) in a way that benefits the organization as an enterprise. Ensure implementation and compliance with global strategy. Own key stakeholder relationships, including the CIO and leadership team, and communicates strategies to regional procurement directors and other regional resources. The Global IT Procurement Leader will be a member of the ITS leadership team, regularly collaborating with the team, virtually and face-to-face.

Responsibilities 

Setting Category Strategy

Develops game changing strategies for the IT category globally with the collaboration of regional procurement teams and   • Sets global strategy aligned to business needs and presents on a regular basis to executive stakeholders within IT and Procurement and regional procurement teams  • Primary Procurement interface with the Global IT organization in the development and execution of the global technology roadmap  • Sets aggressive targets for cost reduction and innovation 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 CPO and her immediate team for approval  • Understands global benchmarks (pricing and practices)

Supplier relationship management (Global categories)  • Primary face to the supplier  • Coordinates efforts of third party procurement resources  • Owns and manages supplier relationship on a global scale • Negotiates with key suppliers on behalf of the K-C enterprise globally

Leadership/people development  • Represents the category at global meetings as appropriate  • Develops tools and best practices for regional buyers

Global alignment  • Primary leader responsible for ensuring positive stakeholder experience • Develops a strong regional procurement team and incorporates input into strategy  • Engages executive level category stakeholders to understand business unit needs  • Shares best practices, new technologies and wins within the category across all regions (NA, LAO, EMEA, APAC) • Challenges and pushes team to achieve aggressive savings targets  • Escalates alignment issues to VP Procurement or CPO  • Ensures regional alignment with global strategy  • Understands and manages regional differences  • Knowledge development  • Develops and maintains knowledge-base of the category
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.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:  • Bachelor’s Degree required  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in Procurement  • Global experience, supporting multiple regions/geographies and/or business units  • Strong domain knowledge and experience within IT category

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  • Advanced degree (Masters) preferred  • 10 or more years of Global Procurement experience supporting the Information Technology function

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:  • Skilled negotiator/results oriented.  • Extensive commodity knowledge.  • Innovative solution development and problem solving. Ability to work across global regions.  • Ability to reconcile diverse business strategies and challenges.  • Demonstrated stakeholder management.  • Highly self-motivated and assertive with internal and external contacts.  • Strong analytic skills.  • Visionary.  • Ability to work effectively in a matrix organization.  • Ability to lead through influence.  • Excellent communication skills and a high degree of self-confidence.  • Significant experience as a key player on senior IT management teams.  • Strong emphasis on delivering results in complex environments.  • Proven track record of driving innovative and significant change strategies within large, multi-regional companies. • Travel Percentage: 30%

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.

 

IT Strategic Sourcing Manager – Telecom

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Title:   IT Strategic Sourcing Manager – Telecom  

Job #130001B4 , Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI just south of Green Bay

Function: Global Procurement

Reports to: IT Procurement Manager

Scope: mainly US with some global projects

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

The IT Strategic Sourcing Manager – Telecom is responsible for the timely and cost-effective strategic sourcing of complex goods and services in the telecom/hardware area and 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 Telecom focused and the incumbent must have sourcing experience.

This person will be responsible for managing assigned Telecom/Hardware 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 terms so we can benefit from the value available in a competitive marketplace.

The IT Strategic Sourcing Manager – Telecom Services will work with a 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. Must have IT buying experience.
– 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

Job Accountabilities: 
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Comprehend and provide constructive input on legal contract documents related to purchasing terms, conditions, indemnification, intellectual property ownership, etc.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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 job #130001B4  .   Sending your resume can allow a more intelligent discussion between your career goals and what Kimberly-Clark needs.

Basic Qualifications: 
• Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or related discipline
• 7+ years experience in a major purchasing commodity group
• 4+ years experience in Telecom Hardware/Services category

Relocation to Neenah, WI is provided.