Functional Engineer - Supply Chain

Kimberly-Clark Corporation Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 2 months ago

Functional Engineer

  • Supply Chain

Job Description

The Data & Analytics team is organized around world-class data, advanced data science and automation to drive business value for the K-C organization. We are a group of curious people and critical thinkers focused on solving the problems of the day and opportunities of the future through applied intelligence and data science. The Functional Engineer will partner with business leaders to create and implement technical & business process solutions enabling frictionless digital analytics. This role is viewed as an expert in complex analytical reporting solutions and digital analytics platforms, encompassing both business process understanding and technical expertise.

Scope/Categories:

Role will report to a Manager in the IT Digital Supply Chain team. Role will not have any direct reports.

Key Interfaces: Business Partners, Business Customers, Functional Engineers, Solution Engineers, Enterprise Data Management teams, Analytics Designers, Project Managers, Enterprise Architects.

External Interfaces: Consultants, Vendors, Managed Services Providers (onshore/offshore). Travel may include approximately 10% of work time.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Understand business priorities (product and services), business operations, culture and policies. Translate the strategic direction and business objectives established by customers into holistic digital, technology, change management and organization strategies for analytics adoption.

  • Functional leader of large and extra-large projects for one or more Supply Chain capabilities (Planning, Procurement, Manufacturing, Logistics, Safety & Sustainability, Quality, etc.).

  • Leads and delivers the analysis, design, configuration, customization, testing, deployment and support for analytical solutions within a specified business capability area and in some cases across capability areas.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to establish requirements for the implementation of descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive analytics.

  • Maintain detailed understanding of Kimberly-Clark business processes for capability area including global standards and regional variations.

  • Diagnose business processes or organizational problems, and leverage analytics to determine how customers can seize new opportunities.

  • Guide external vendor partners on the review and resolution of operations and break fix incidents.

  • Influence and move the K-C culture to one that values and uses cross-business and functional data and analytics to power business performance.

  • Act as a technical and business thought leader in the IT organization responsible for coordinating the optimal delivery of IT tools and systems to enable new business capabilities, growth, and technology stewardship.

  • Drive a rigorous approach leveraging data science including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to solve problems in the context of growing Kimberly Clark brands, increasing sales, and enabling operational excellence. Performs leading-edge work and develops new approaches/solutions to answer business questions.

  • The role collaborates with IT application Functional Engineers and business/functional subject matter experts as well as Solution Engineers, Enterprise Architects and Analytics Designers. Demonstrates functional leadership in design, development and testing of complex analytical reporting solutions. Will provide work direction/general guidance to other team members as a functional leader.

Key Qualifications and Experiences:

  • B.A or B.S.
  • Advanced degree preferred; Minimum 10+ years of professional experience with a minimum of 5 years of Information Technology experience.
  • Broad range of business and IT experiences; has achieved technical and/or business certification(s).

  • Experience with SAP Analytics & Application software solutions (HANA Enterprise, ECC, BW, BI), and other visualization and data warehouse solutions (Tableau, PowerBI, Azure, Hadoop) desired.

  • Functional knowledge in key CPG Supply Chain Area capabilities (Planning, Procurement, Manufacturing, Logistics, Safety & Sustainability, Quality, etc.).

  • Ability to operate in a digital workplace utilizing modern technologies to connect, collaborate, communicate and co-operate across a global organization and across organizational boundaries.

  • Ability to work in a virtual team which may work across distance (remote), cultures and time zones, in a matrix with multiple reporting lines, and may extend outside the K-C organization including suppliers, partners and customers.

  • Experience leading IT projects and/or programs with strong SDLC experience including Agile/Waterfall methodologies. Exposure to Agile fundamentals and able to lead key ceremonies. Act as Scrum Master or Product Owner for a team, following all standard work practices.

  • Basic knowledge of API-based design for business applications and can differentiate between scenarios where API-based design is appropriate, and those for which it is not.

  • Experience with outcome-based metrics, deploying/driving execution via performance measurement, and benchmarking.

  • High level of communication is required. Must be self-motivated, self-disciplined and have strong time management skills. Embraces learning agility to keep abreast of new technologies and strategies.

  • Strong leadership, mentorship and service delivery skills. Experience cultivating networks within the organization.

  • Verbal and written fluency in English is mandatory.

Core Competencies:

  • DIGITAL CORE - Continuous Learning (In-Depth)

  • DIGITAL CORE - Cyber Security Awareness & Compliance (Basic)

  • DIGITAL CORE - Digital Workplace (Basic)

  • DIGITAL CORE - Enterprise Agile (Basic)

  • DIGITAL CORE

  • Identity Access & Management (Basic)
  • DIGITAL CORE - Leadership Dimensions (Working)

  • DIGITAL CORE - Outcomes (Basic)

  • DIGITAL CORE - Product Owner (Basic)

  • DIGITAL CORE

  • Scrum Master (Basic)
  • DIGITAL CORE
  • Self Service Analytics (Basic)
  • FUNCTIONAL - Financial Management (In-Depth)

  • FUNCTIONAL - Portfolio Management (Basic)

  • FUNCTIONAL

  • Stakeholder Relationship Management (Working)
  • LEADERSHIP - Build Trust
  • Influencing Others (In-Depth)

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.

  • LI-POST

Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:

K-C will not provide support for relocation of the chosen candidate for this role, if necessary, relocation will be at the candidate's own expense.

Primary Location

USA-WI-Neenah

Additional Locations

Roswell Building 100

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time


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Functional Engineer - Supply Chain

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