Procurement Specialist - Packaging Materials

Kimberly-Clark Corporation Neenah , WI 54957

Posted 2 months ago

Procurement Specialist - Packaging Materials

Job Description

Job Summary:

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 Packaging Materials role is responsible for leading North America commodity sourcing for specific packaging materials to achieve variable 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. In addition, this position works closely with the business units and cross-functional team to achieve strategic sourcing objectives for the commodity.

Scope:

The incumbent reports to a Senior Manager within Procurement, and is responsible for managing assigned commodities, suppliers, and purchases to meet stakeholder needs. Utilizing a structured strategic sourcing process you will:

  • Work with internal customers to develop category strategies and 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.

  • Regional and/or Global annual purchases across multiple business units and functions. Value of purchases typically would be up to $100 million.

  • Internal Stakeholders: Broad base of internal stakeholders that include: K-C Procurement team, KCNA business leadership, 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.

Stakeholder Expectations:

  • Possess knowledge in their commodity or service and develop robust strategies based on this knowledge.

  • 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.

  • Possess knowledge of market conditions for goods/services purchases.

  • Lead formal Supplier Performance Management and Supplier Relationship Management initiatives and reviews, as applicable.

  • Communicate category strategy and status to stakeholders to ensure alignment.

  • Manage through a commodity, service or inventory crisis.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 strategies.

  • 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.

  • Balance strategy development with the tactical execution necessary to execute cost reduction projects through contract negotiation, process changes, and implementation of sustainable cost controls, including collaboration with relevant functional teams to validate the impact of projects and contract negotiations to the general ledger.

  • Develop and execute strategic, global multi-year plans in co-ordination with Global Commodity Manager by leveraging all sourcing enablers including should cost/parametric analysis, RFQ & negotiations, low cost country sourcing, and VA/VE (substitution, standardization, weight reduction etc..) to drive operational excellence in quality, productivity, innovation and working capital.

  • 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.

  • 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 counter-arguments, 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. Develop long term agreements with suppliers that achieve our innovation, risk management, and operational deliverables.

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain or related discipline.

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in Procurement.

  • Experience conducting analyses and developing and implementing recommendations/ action plans based on those analyses.

  • Effective communication/ presentation skills.

  • Successful application of problem-solving and innovative solution development.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the strategic management of External Manufacturing or related categories.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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 communication and presentation 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.

  • Master's Degree in Business Administration or related field.

  • Six Sigma and Lean training.

  • CPM or CPIM (APICS) certification.

  • 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.

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:

This role is available for local candidates already authorized to work in the role's country only. K-C will not provide relocation support for this role.

Primary Location

USA-WI-Neenah

Additional Locations

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time


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