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Procurement Agile Senior Manager

Company: Kimberly-Clark
Location: Roswell
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

You were made to do this work: designing new technologies, diving into data, optimizing digital experiences, and constantly developing better, faster ways to get results. You want to be part of------a performance culture dedicated to building technology for a purpose that matters. You want to work in an environment that promotes sustainability, inclusion, wellbeing, and career development. In this role, you'll help us deliver better care for billions of people around the world. - It starts with YOU. - As a Procurement Agile Sr. Manager, you'll lead a team/pod of 3-4 and will support Global and Regional Procurement in the Global Procurement Center of Expertise (COE). This role is the agile leader who coordinates with global and regional strategic sourcing teams to staff Agile Squad resources for planned sourcing events and ad-hoc requests. The teams led by this role positions the procurement function to deliver incremental value and to accelerate value delivery of strategic projects.The Agile teams deliver high visibility, high ROI projects across categories in collaboration with the Procurement Agile Sr. Manager, category leaders and business unit leaders. This role will require project management, team leadership, problem solving/critical thinking skills, financial analysis, effective stakeholder management skills, and an understanding of strategic category management, development and negotiation. You'll also lead a team that that supports multiple projects in parallel and will report into the Sr. Director of the Global Procurement Center of Excellence.**International Relocation: No relocation offered for candidates outside of the US.Responsibilities: Team Leadership and Project Execution - 80%

  • Own development and execution of agile squad projects and work peers to manage the resources to provide global and regional category teams with analytics, RFX content development, and business case building for sourcing execution
  • Determine allocation of agile resources,
  • Drive engagement of the Agile Squad members, establish goals/objectives for the team and provide leadership and coaching for success
  • Enable project assignments that accelerate value delivery on key sourcing efforts in the pipeline by adding analytics, rigor and horsepower while utilizing a broad set of capabilities
  • Engage with category managers and partner on strategic sourcing strategies in alignment with squad value improvement/ cost saving goals and broader organizational objectives
  • Embed agile principles, problem-solving methodology, critical thinking, and project management tools to provide structure and ensure deliver of value while enhancing the overall COE performance.
  • Collaborate with global and regional leads to staff Agile Squad resources based on planned sourcing events in advance, and adjust for ad-hoc requests
  • Lead in partnership with Procurement leadership and invest in talent to fuel the pipeline of successors for broader global and regional procurement rolesCapability Building- 20%
    • Develop and deploy the 'Agile Playbook' for procurement to the agile squad members, including materials and process guidelines
    • Develop agile training materials and process guidelines; deliver hands on training in support of enterprise-wide initiatives for internal agile development paths
    • Develop problem solving capabilities with the Procurement function, promote an agile culture and problem-solving approach and drive adoption. Implement, and monitor related measures to increase enterprise strategic agility.
    • Coordinate and facilitate community of practice activities to drive shared learnings across the functionRequired:
      • US based candidate
      • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Supply Chain or other related discipline
      • 7 + years of experience in quantitative and/or business skill such as Procurement Analytics, Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Strategic Category Management, Contract Negotiations
      • 3+ years leading high performing teams in a matrixed organization, and developing talent
      • Solid analytical and communication skills with ability to engage with and influence internal stakeholders and external partners
      • Experience building sourcing models based on market trends and the characteristics of various categories
      • Experience leading and enabling project delivery for executive stakeholders
      • Demonstrated record of delivering proven business results through collaboration, influence and partnership with key category managers and key stakeholders
      • General working knowledge of COUPA, MS Office, and other relevant procurement tools and systemsPreferred:
        • Master's degree in Finance, Supply Chain or other business discipline preferred
        • Prior experience or certification in agile ways of working & methodology
        • Experience in Global Business and/or Supply Chain procurement
        • Demonstrated experience solving projects as an internal or external consultantAbout UsHuggies -. Kleenex -. Cottonelle -. Scott -. Kotex -. Poise -. Depend -. 25% of people in the world use Kimberly-Clark products every day, and it takes the best people to make that happen.We're founded on 150 years of market leadership, and we're always looking for new and better ways to perform, especially when it comes to product and process innovation. Our customers are always looking for new and better. Our competitors won't stop evolving. And our communities demand responsible corporate practices. We need bold, transformative ideas from people who can turn them into reality. That means there's no time like the present to make an impact at Kimberly-Clark. .About YouYou were made to do this work: designing new technologies, diving into data, optimizing digital experiences, and constantly developing better, faster ways to get results. You want to be part of a performance culture dedicated to building technology for a purpose that matters. You want to work in an environment that promotes sustainability, inclusion, wellbeing, and career development. -You love what you do, especially when your work makes a difference. At Kimberly-Clark, we're constantly exploring new ideas on how, when, and where we can best achieve results. When you join our team, you'll experience Flex That Works: flexible (hybrid) work arrangements that empower you to have purposeful time in the office and partner with your leader to make flexibility work for both you and the business.We always ask, "How can we improve this?" and we're looking for like-minded people. This is one business that's not chained to the status quo. "Good enough" isn't good enough here. We stay ahead by keeping on top of trends, recognizing market gaps and looking to fill those gaps in ways that give us an advantage. In our diverse workforce, we encourage and guide each other to explore new ground, glad for the unique perspectives and skills every person brings. Join us in our rewarding and profitable journey.Total BenefitsHere are a few of the benefits you'd enjoy. For a complete overview, see .Great support for good health with medical, dental, and vision coverage options. No waiting periods or pre-existing condition restrictions. Access to an on-site fitness center, occupational health nurse, and allowances for high-quality safety equipment.Flexible Savings and spending accounts to maximize health care options and stretch dollars when caring for yourself or dependents.Diverse income protection insurance options to protect yourself and your family in case of illness, injury, or other unexpected events.Additional programs and support to continue your education, adopt a child, relocate, or even find temporary childcare.To Be ConsideredClick the Apply button and complete the online application process. A member of our recruiting team will review your application and follow up if you seem like a great fit for this role.In the meantime, check out the . You'll want to review this and come prepared with relevant questions if and when you pass GO and begin interviews.Veterans and members of the Reserve and Guard are highly encouraged to apply. -And finally, the fine print---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.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.Travel may include less than 10% of work time. Travel may also include travel via aircrafts and motor vehicles to various locations, if applicable. Varying working conditions may include prolonged sitting, typing and viewing computer/laptop screens, along with occasional bending, reaching, lifting, carrying, climbing, twisting, stooping, walking and standing. -#LI-hybridAdditional information about the compensation and benefits for this role are available upon request. You may contact 866-444-4516 or for assistance. You must include the six digit Job # with your request.

Keywords: Kimberly-Clark, Roswell , Procurement Agile Senior Manager, Executive , Roswell, Georgia

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