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Procurement Specialist

Company: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Location: Mobile
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Procurement SpecialistJob DescriptionThe Onsite Procurement Specialist, Mill Services is responsible for leading North American commodity sourcing for assigned categories in support of KCNA, KCP, and/or GNW mills to achieve variable cost productivity, working capital, and business financial goals. - - Leads the supplier selection, development, and overall supplier management processes including managing the entire contract life cycle from request for proposal (RFP) to supplier exit utilizing a structured strategic sourcing process.Principal AccountabilitiesDevelop strategic plans and directs mills to drive value for their category based on an understanding of their needs, the supply market, spend baseline and evolution, and benchmarking.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 of 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.Provide informal work direction and train Support employees.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.Solicit, evaluate, negotiate, and award contracts for specific purchases (complex technical, commercial, and/or financial aspects) as well as administer contracts as required.Complying with K-C policies and internal controls.Provide communication link between suppliers and K-C business units/facilities.TravelTravel may be required up 20% if supporting locations outside head officeQualifications/Education/ExperienceEducation: Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain, engineering or related discipline is preferred or 5 years of prior relevant experience and subject matter expertise in relevant categories.Conducted analysis and carried out appropriate actions based on the analysisSuccessful application of problem solving methodology and innovative solution developmentSuccessfully led a small scale project or initiativeWorked in a matrix organization and have built constructive and effective relationshipsPresentation experience in which have successfully conveyed an idea or decision to key stakeholdersKimberly-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. -For Kimberly-Clark to grow and prosper, we must be an inclusive organization that applies the diverse experiences and passions of its team members to brands that make life better for people all around the world. - We actively seek to build a workforce that reflects the experiences of our consumers. - When you bring your original thinking to Kimberly-Clark, you fuel the continued success of our enterprise. We are a committed 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.#Hybrid-LIGlobal VISA and Relocation Specifications:K-C will support intra-region 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.Primary LocationUSA-AL-MobileAdditional LocationsWorker TypeEmployeeWorker Sub-TypeRegularTime TypeFull time

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