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Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KCWW)

*Procurement Manager 1

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KCWW) - Beech Island, SC

*Procurement Manager 1

Job Description

Procurement Manager, Beech Island Mill

Reports to: Finance and Logistic Manager

Responsible for the timely and cost-effective strategic sourcing of goods and services in accordance with corporate policies and procedures. This position works closely with Staff Procurement regarding the application and integration of procurement philosophies and techniques to meet the needs of internal customer requirements from a sourcing perspective.


Lead a team of 3-5 K-C employees, and manages third parties operating Stores and some Procurement activities. Value of annual mill purchases typically would be up to $75MM. Categories managed by team can include all mill purchases of goods and services.

Key Accountabilities

Develops a thorough strategic plan to drive value for the mill based on an understanding of the 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 mill are met with the optimum quality, service and cost to use.

Analyzes market and supply dynamics related to supplier proposals to develop a matrix of negotiation scenarios.

Leads the development of risk analyses, assessments and mitigation plans for the mill. Manages our supplier network for the mill 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.

Interacts with stakeholders to develop, engage and lead supplier relationships for extracting the greatest value in cost, security of supply, risk management, sustainability and innovation.

Use specific market analysis to predict behavior and supply risks to the organization. May provide market analysis to stakeholders and advice to others.

Forecast timely price and availability information.

Lead a team of 3-5 K-C employees providing guidance, coaching and development.

Location - North America

Beech Island, SC

Key Qualifications and Experiences

Bachelor's Degree in business, supply chain or related discipline; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

4 years of procurement or logistics experience including transactional processing and Local/Regional category and sourcing strategies.

Analysis experience in which key findings have been translated into plans/strategies to support business needs.

Experience establishing networks and building relationships internally and externally.

Experience in coaching and mentoring others.

SAP system experience preferred.

Problem solving experience in reducing total costs and improving processes.

Experience developing cost effective and innovative sources of supply as well as building and executing of sourcing strategies.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the strategic management of a category(s) including the sourcing process.

Project management/continuous improvement experience.

Experience as a thought leader demonstrating ability to influence others.

Experience establishing resource networks and building relationships.

Core Competencies (In Depth, Working, Basic)

FUNCTIONAL -E-Procurement & Technology (Working)

FUNCTIONAL -Contracting & Legal Aspects (Working)

FUNCTIONAL -Pricing, Cost Modeling & Financial Analysis (Working)

FUNCTIONAL -Procurement Leadership, Governance, Functional Design (Basic)

FUNCTIONAL -Risk Management & Analysis (Working)

FUNCTIONAL -Strategy Formulation & Supply Market Engagement (Working)

FUNCTIONAL -Supplier Appraisal, Evaluation & Audit (Working)

FUNCTIONAL -Supplier Relationship Management (Working)

FUNCTIONAL -Supply Base & Category Analysis (Working)

FUNCTIONAL -Negotiation (Working)

LEADERSHIP - Collaboration Building (Working)

LEADERSHIP - Customer Focus (Working)

LEADERSHIP - Influencing Others (Working)

LEADERSHIP -Strategic Thinking (Working)

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.

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 Location

USA-SC-Beech Island

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Full time

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Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KCWW)


*Procurement Manager 1 Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KCWW) - Beech Island, SC, United States


Location: Beech Island, SC

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