This leader will be responsible for program managing and providing leadership to KC Marketplace activities, closely working with the Global Business Services Group, to support the K-C integrated Supply Chain transformation agenda. We are looking for an action-based, results-oriented, Senior Program Manager to support the Procurement Marketplace Team. This individual will be primarily responsible for providing day-to-day program management and leadership in developing and analyzing holistic cross global invoice processes and payments for a diverse set of spend commodities but with an emphasis on KC Marketplace purchase orders. These efforts will involve identifying and partnering with key senior stakeholders to develop and drive strategies, build consensus and alignment, and advise and influence (where appropriate) on sourcing strategies that leverage procurement to best serve the consumer.
Additionally, this role will lead and support processes, procedures, performance metrics, and technology and organizational elements, with an eye towards continual improvement in these areas. Expectations will include key procurement activities with stakeholders, stage gates reviews, KC Marketplace spend transaction and analysis, KC Marketplace reconciliation (including invoice approvals and responding to notifications), requirements planning, risk management, market analysis, strategy development, contracting, supplier management, cost savings evaluation and reporting, and performance reporting. This leader will utilize procurement operational excellence skill-set that drives improvement of preferred purchasing / transaction methods, payment methodology and working capital.
Finally, this role will help to lead, develop, and mentor junior team members within the Procurement organization.
Reports to: Senior Director Procurement, Marketing and Professional Services.
Direct Reports: Individual contributor that leads projects and manages matrix relationships.
Closely works with the Global Business Services Group and works across the matrix of all K-C business units globally.
Identifying and prioritizing key procurement opportunities within the connected KC Marketplace and develop strategies that translate into actionable plans to realize Total Value Creation.
Collaborate effectively across the matrix of the business unit teams and stakeholders (specifically our Global Business Services Group) to achieve targets for KC Marketplace in reconciliation, invoicing and notification resolution to drive maximize internal / external collaboration and innovation, etc.
Support the Global Sr. Director of Procurement, Marketing and Professional Services and KC Marketplace leader in efforts to increase influenced spend across the full marketplace, and integrate sourcing into business decision making with our stakeholders.
Guide, support, and mentor procurement colleagues and train any assigned direct or indirect reports on strategic sourcing concepts and implement sourcing leading practices.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant experience.
10+ years of professional experience with proven track record; Consumer Goods Strategic Sourcing, Procurement and/or Marketplace experience is preferred.
Demonstrated Project Management and Leadership skills, and solid track record of partnering with senior executives and their teams.
Adding personal insight, galvanizing discussion and debate across the stakeholders on key strategic issues, generating ideas and creative frameworks, and using a combination of facts, judgment, and personal impact to build credibility and influence outcomes.
A demonstrated history for driving real, tangible impact in past Procure to Pay efforts.
Ability to adapt quickly and work on an international basis in mixed teams.
General financial skills/knowledge, including basic understanding of P&L, and budgeting.
Proficiency with Microsoft applications: including advanced level Word and Excel; intermediate level PowerPoint.
A strong desire to make a real, bottom-line difference for KC and our internal stakeholders.
Working jointly with the K-C Supply Chain Leadership Team and others in making presentations to senior management, and key external constituencies on strategic matters.
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.
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