Work Type: Co-op
Locations: Neenah, WI & Roswell, GA & Knoxville, TN; Rogers, AR
Start Dates: January & June
Our co-op will offer you a chance to explore the breadth of opportunities available in the supply chain while working on real projects such as process improvements in flow planning for finished products, raw materials and finishing supplies, space utilization and optimization analysis, or warehouse operations systems analysis. You will be provided meaningful work experiences that contribute to the overall strategic business goals of Kimberly-Clark. You’ll be treated and respected as a valuable contributor and given your own responsibilities and accountabilities. Your intern experience will include performance evaluations that provide you with valuable professional feedback to gauge your strengths and measure areas of improvement.
At Kimberly-Clark, Supply Chain co-op experiences are a valued part of our culture. Kimberly-Clark considers its pool of co-ops and interns to be a great source of future full-time employees.
There may be no better place to launch or advance your supply chain career than at Kimberly-Clark. That's because we've structured our logistics organization in a way that enables you to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the supply chain and a rewarding work experience. Whether beginning your supply chain career or seeking a new challenge as an experienced professional, our team environment will allow you to contribute to your fullest potential.
Procurement - Negotiate with suppliers on matters of quality, service and price. Create and develop sourcing plans and conduct industry analysis. Participate on project teams and meet objectives by providing procurement expertise through acquiring assigned goods, equipment and/or services that provide the best total cost of ownership to the corporation. Key customers are business units, suppliers and product development.
Production Planning - Develop, control and manage operating schedules in the company's production facilities and distribution centers. Utilizing sales forecasts developed with marketing and knowledge of mill capabilities, SAP tools are used to establish mill production levels and inventory targets. Perform short and long-term analysis of equipment capacity and material needs. Key customers are marketing, mill operations, customer service and suppliers.
Distribution Operations – A key function of the distribution operations team is to support customer service and business objectives. In addition, the health care global distribution team supports the worldwide needs of health care distribution. Team members manage the flow of product from the case packer through shipment loading. Several support functions such as engineering, third party operations management and order fulfillment are included in this team. Key customers are business units, distribution centers, engineering, and third party operators.
Distribution Analysis - Distribution Analysis supports the consumer businesses by helping them understand the supply chain impact of business decisions and changes in the business environment. The team utilizes Excel, Access, linear programming models and various other analysis tools to understand costs, savings, service and operational impacts of decisions. Key customers are business units, customer service, mills and distribution centers.
Customer Logistics Solutions – Provide efficient, cost-effective solutions for order management and aggressively work to improve supply chain performance. Build relationships with internal and external customers. Work proactively with customer and sales to reduce cost to serve. Communicate and resolve order issues with customers and sales. Key customers are retail customers, sales, transportation, distributors and planning.
Transportation - Negotiate with carriers for price, service and equipment to achieve delivery of materials and product at minimum distribution costs. Analyze and perform mode/carrier selection, shipment tracking, and measurement of customer service and carrier performance. Key customers are distribution, retail customers and transportation providers.
Students must have completed 2-3 years toward a four year college degree; preferably in Business, Logistics Management, Manufacturing Operations, Industrial Engineering or related field.
Minimum 3.0 out of 4.0 overall GPA is preferred (transcripts will be requested).
A high degree of analytical skill is required.
Students must be authorized to work indefinitely in the U.S. on a regular full time basis.
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. This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.
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.
Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:
USA-AR-Rogers, USA-GA-Atlanta-Roswell, USA-TN-Knoxville