Operations Leader

Kimberly-Clark Corporation Loudon , TN 37774

Posted 4 weeks ago

Operations Leader

Job Description

Operations Leader

Loudon, TN


Provide effective leadership coaching, supervision, and coordination for asset team to ensure that mill objectives are met as outlined for safety, quality, cost, delivery and personnel development.


Mill Leadership, Product System Leaders, Engineering, the Operations Teams


Incumbent provides leadership to achieve team objectives for Tissue area. The incumbent also provides leadership, independent decision-making, and other supervision for department wide project assignments, direction, assigning, and coaching for operators, as well as indirect leadership for other functional areas that support the specified area. This role will be the primary resource responsible for establishing annual operating budgets, delivering key performance indicators and continuously building technician capability to establish and sustain standards.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent industrial experience required.

  • Ability to organize and plan, delegate responsibility and authority, lead and motivate people, and maintain effective employee relations with peers and subordinates.

  • 10 years total experience with a minimum of 4 years of leadership experience in Operations, Engineering or Maintenance preferred.

  • Experience in Continuous Improvement and Lean is a plus

  • Candidates must have some previous knowledge in papermaking (i.e. LDC, UCTAD); UCTAD preferred.

  • Ideal candidates will have interest in continuing development via rotation to other mill or staff assignments within 3-5 years.


  • Maintain a positive work environment to promote safety, housekeeping, and human relations

  • Ensure the economic production of quality products and services.

  • Ensure that assets are properly managed and maintained

  • Promotes continuous improvement in safety, quality, delivery, cost, and

  • team member engagement

  • Ensure adherence to federal, state, and local laws, corporate policies, work rules, and mill standards.

  • Actively demonstrate Safety as a value through active leadership, positive influence of mindsets and by identifying and addressing risks to prevent loss to our people, processes and materials, while ensuring compliance with OSHA regulations, corporate policies, and plant guidelines.

  • Establish plans to deliver and continuously improve key performance indicators in the areas of Safety, Quality, Deliver, Cost and People Development, and provide leadership, supervision, and coordination to ensure that crews establish and sustain respective standards

  • Strengthen communication and accountability of self-managed teams in respective area.

  • Maintain positive employee relations to enhance continued operation of a successful mill.

  • Develop plans to continuously build technician capability; provide coaching to crews and functional leaders for career development.

  • Engage in open and timely dialogue, through the use and exercise of independent judgment, with asset team to provide supervision, coaching, progressive discipline and/or praise, and other feedback to employees on job performance, career growth, opportunities for development and recognition to reinforce growth and modify employee behavior.

  • Provide leadership and input to ensure the organization attracts, hires, 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.

  • Lead lean capability development and utilization of lean tools; continuously evolve the Daily Accountability Process, Standard Work & Leader Standard Work.

  • Provide effective leadership and supervision for maintenance work performed and/or mechanical process changes made in their area of responsibility to ensure the least possible amount of downtime and ensure efficient operations.

  • Evaluate recommendations from engineering sources for product or process innovations to ensure changes compatible with operating goals.

  • Develop and ensure the implementation of special plant and corporate projects to meet cost management objectives, increase company profitability, and meet changing production requirements.

  • Ensure the effective application of internal control systems and procedures applicable to the functional areas of responsibility by proving management direction and support to the implementation, maintenance, and audit of corporate and plant internal control policies, instructions, and procedures.

  • Develop and lead system, process, and standard improvements in operations. Provide leadership of focused improvements within the team to both aid in building peer capability and effectiveness.

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:K-C will support in-country relocation for the chosen candidate for the role, including assistance to obtain proper work authorization. The benefits provided will be per the terms of K-C's applicable mobility policies. The benefits/policy provided will decided in K-C's sole discretion.

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

Primary LocationUSA-TN-Loudon

Additional Locations

Worker TypeEmployee

Worker Sub-TypeRegular

Time TypeFull time

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