Asset Team Leader

Kimberly-Clark Corporation Mobile , AL 36604

Posted 5 days ago

Asset Team Leader

Job Description

Position Purpose:

To provide overall leadership and management to KCP Tissue converting assets, that results in attaining and continuously improving against the World Class Manufacturing accountabilities of: Safety, Housekeeping, Human Resources, Quality, Cost, Raw Materials, Asset Management, Customer Service and Corporate Ethics. The position will be responsible for the overall startup and operations management/integration of the new assets into the existing Mobile mill organization.

Customers and Customer


Key customers: Mill/Plant management, sector management, team/department members, end users.


  1. Safely and economically produce quality products and services. 2) Assets (materials, inventories, equipment and personnel) properly managed, maintained and developed. 3) Organization optimally structured to support business objectives. 4) Collaborative support in Product System and Site management. 5) Positive work environment maintained to promote safety, housekeeping and human relations. 6) Assets in compliance with governmental laws and requirements.


The incumbent will report to the KCP Tissue Product System Leader. They will have a broad operations, maintenance and engineering responsibilities for the existing converting asset operations. The incumbent provides leadership for teams which typically include members from several functional groups. Objectives typically are focused at the Asset level, but some are Product System and Mill-wide in nature.


Up to 10% travel will be required

Qualifications/Education/Experience Required:

  • Requires knowledge and ability typically associated with a Bachelor's Degree.

  • Working knowledge of KC Safety requirements and EHS systems and standards.

  • Broad knowledge and significant experience in operations, engineering or project management.

  • Ability to provide coaching for performance and career development to both the Hourly and Salaried teams.

  • Ability to manage vendor/supplier relationships in a positive cost effective manner.

  • Lead the development of Asset objectives and goals and action plans to achieve them.

  • Managed in an environment where success was achieved more through leading others than possessing technical knowledge.

  • Managed to a planning horizon of one year or more.

  • The ability to lead organizational change, build relationships and make good use of available resources.

  • Lean experience with Strategy Deployment, 4-step problem solving, visual management, TPM and 5 S.

  • Able to confront problems and handle conflict

  • Able to problem solve and set priorities and generate new ideas and improved ways of working while maintaining effective control.

  • Able to demonstrate "World Class Leadership Practices" as well as the KC One Behaviors.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Tissue or converting machine experience operations or engineering experience

  • 6 years of operations experience with at least 3 years of leadership experience.

  • Worked in High Performance Work System.

  • Has Union experience.

  • Working knowledge of ISO.

  • Have understanding of "Full Potential Thinking" and Gap Closure activities.


  • Operating Budget: $35MM
  • Personnel: 40 Hourly team members and 3 Salaried team member

Principal Accountabilities:
1.Provide leadership that supports the elimination of all occupational injuries and illnesses, while controlling loss due to accidents and incidents. Develop and maintain safety systems in accordance with K-C loss control management while leading teams to complete safety objectives and ensure a safe and productive work environment. Create and support the environment that removes barriers to success. Fully comply with corporate loss management policies as well as government safety and health regulations. Effectively implement the facility EHS Management System.
2.Coordinate and lead the overall converting operations to ensure the achievement of asset objectives for product quality, productivity, cost of manufacture, and customer service. Ensure that the physical assets including facilities, machinery and equipment are properly operated, maintained and upgraded and that physical inventories of parts, materials and supplies are controlled to their lowest operating levels. Achieve customer service standards while improving material flow costs through implementing effective managing processes/systems for material and supply sourcing, inventory control, warehouse managing, and effective machine scheduling.
3.Develop capital improvement plan for the Asset base. Identify opportunities for investment. Achieve significant reduction of defects and variability by implementing effective process control and workmanship managing systems. Work with business units to determine required quality improvements and develop plans to achieve this improvement. Achieve productivity commitments for world class performance across all operating assets focusing on equipment and process reliability, minimizing waste, and running at target speeds.
4.Evolve the state of asset (operating) teams in a way that facilitates the participation and involvement of all employees to pursue continuous improvement in the processes and systems with which they work, as well as in their own personal development, work flexibility and output per hour.
5.Establish and maintain working conditions and high levels of housekeeping, appearance, physical condition and sanitation that will ensure full compliance with Government regulations and Company policies and achievement of safety and good manufacturing practices objectives.
6.Develop and maintain a favorable employee relations climate within the Converting teams, which will result in all employees considering their mill a fair and equitable place of employment with opportunities for personal development advancement.
7.Establish and maintain an optimum organization, with people plans that will ensure that the organization is adequately staffed with qualified, trained, and motivated people to meet current and future requirements and will ensure the development of all employees to the maximum of their potential and meet the corporation's people requirements.
8.Function with the Product System Leader and their peers in setting Product System policies, determining and directing overall long-range Asset activities.
9.Ensure the effective application of internal control systems and procedures applicable to the functional areas of responsibility by providing management direction and support to the implementation, maintenance, and audit of corporate, company, and mill internal control policies, instructions, and procedures.
10. Ensure equal opportunities are provided to all persons without regard to sex, race, religion, or national origin in all applicable personnel actions such as recruiting, screening, promotion, disciplinary or related processes and to prevent harassment of employees placed through affirmative action efforts.
11. Provide leadership to ensure that the Mobile Mill attracts, develops and retains the best people, and fosters an environment which motivates a diverse team to fully use its capabilities in achieving desired business results.
12. Uses Lean Principles and thinking to deliver expected results.
13. Consistently demonstrate the KC One Behaviors with focus on Building Talent.
14. Responsible for building engagement and enablement among the 12 assets under his/her responsibility.

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.

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.

This position may require a post-offer/pre-hire Physical Abilities Test (PAT) to confirm that individuals are able to perform the essential functions of the job.

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. This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.

Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:

Primary LocationUSA-AL-Mobile

Additional Locations

Worker TypeEmployee

Worker Sub-TypeRegular

Time TypeFull time

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