Senior Director, Digital Manufacturing Strategy and Transformation

10 Jul 2024
07 Aug 2024
Job Title
Associate Director
Contract Type
Full Time
About Us

Cottonelle . Scott . Kleenex . Kotex . Poise . Huggies . Depend . Kimberly-Clark Professional . You already know our legendary brands-and so does the rest of the world. In fact, millions of people use Kimberly-Clark products every day. We know these amazing Kimberly-Clark products wouldn't exist without talented professionals, like you.

At Kimberly-Clark, you'll be part of the best team committed to driving innovation, growth and impact. We're founded on more than 150 years of market leadership, and we're always looking for new and better ways to perform - so there's your open door of opportunity. It's all here for you at Kimberly-Clark.

What You'll Do (Role Purpose)

Kimberly-Clark is looking for an ambitious, self-driven and talented individual to lead our Digital Manufacturing Strategy, Transformation, & Technology team. In this role, you will be accountable for digital technology capabilities defined and delivered to the K-C Enterprise Supply Chain functions, partnering with the Supply Chain Executive Leadership team across the core pillars including Make, Planning, Sourcing, Moving, Delivering and Customer Service.

Provide leadership, coordination, and direction for management of the open portfolio of business activities in the 2-5-year business horizon to ensure delivery of supply chain transformation agenda. This leadership role will drive and prioritize resource deployment in pursuit of exceptional service and total transformation cost savings. This role has a team of 12 direct reports.

The Impact You can Make
  • Drive digitally connected processes and workforce through advancements in digital technology solutions resulting in savings and efficiencies
  • Business Engagement Leadership to define business needs, business case, and investment roadmaps to deliver business value
  • Value identification using insights from loss analytics data
  • Plan benefits realization through initiative and project development
  • Act as a strategic visionary in the Digital Manufacturing space, both establishing potential for further improvements, opportunities for optimization of existing initiatives and ongoing accountability monitoring of results benefits versus commitment as well as understanding tactical execution
  • Partner with the business to build and execute Enterprise manufacturing strategic roadmaps that are aligned with business strategies and highlight opportunities for transforming the business by embracing advanced technology capabilities
  • Build a flexible digital manufacturing strategic framework that can be utilized across the enterprise to support plug and play advanced technologies for simplifying and standardizing OT/IT integration processes and strategy
  • Build and lead digital focused cross functional teams which embrace technologies and improve processes that increase performance, quality, and safety metrics within the manufacturing facilities.
  • Drive embedded process controls and optimization of production on assets improving OEE and delivering significant savings
  • Determine foundational requirements and standardize global digital deployments to drive efficiency and effectiveness
  • Work within the DM, DTS, Innovation and Operations teams to complete the Explore, Screen, Test, Learn and Scale cycles (Innovation team) or Deploy, Sustain and Retire (Operations team)
  • Use agile methodologies to ensure Portfolio backlog is aligned, maintained and achieved throughout project cycles
  • Execute strategic vision for the use of technology and the IIOT to advance the performance of K-C Manufacturing
  • Collaboration with factory personnel and other internal and external business partners
  • Must coordinate and lead across functions - at all levels: through KCSC, KC IT and Finance
  • Accountable for scouting operational technology (OT) external to K-C: Technology solutions, applications and deployment approaches and partnering with IT on scouting events for new digital capabilities for the enterprise
  • Responsible for overall digital manufacturing program success and ensuring business case is achieved, defining and tracking the key performance indicators to measure success
  • Partnering with GSC Communications lead on effective program communications and change management at multiple organizational levels
About You:

You're driven to perform at the highest level possible, and you appreciate a performance culture fueled by authentic caring. You want to be part of a company actively dedicated to sustainability, inclusion, wellbeing, and career development.

Experiences We're Looking For
  • Bachelor's degree or greater in Computer Science, Data Sciences, Supply Chain Operations, Management of Information Systems, Engineering or Business Management or related discipline
  • MBA / Graduate degree or progressive educational certificate preferred
  • 15+ years of functional experience in the business function
  • 7+ years of experience in manufacturing, supply chain and/or facilitating the development and implementation of business initiatives and projects, based on management objectives
  • Profound understanding of the CPG industry and how to use change management best practices, disciplines, and technology to achieve business objectives
  • Corporate or consulting experience preferred
  • 3-5 years of Team Leader experience
  • Ability to provide strategic technical leadership and lead by influence the creation of long-term strategy (e.g., more than 3 years) roadmaps in a virtual environment aligning and communicating with all levels of the business (senior executives leadership through end users)
  • Ability to communicate and influence multi-disciplinary teams developing strong partnerships across functions to drive measurable collaboration, consensus and operational results
  • Leadership experience in digital strategy deployment and uses of automation in world-class production facilities
  • Functional knowledge of manufacturing operations - including but not limited to the following functions: planning/forecasting, supply management, procurement, sales and operations planning, engineering, production scheduling, maintenance, production controls, quality control, inventory management, supply chain, warehouse and distribution
  • Track record of project delivery success that should include: System Implementation / Integration, cost savings, process improvement, production capacity improvement,
  • Strong functional knowledge of ERP and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) with broad IT expertise in various disciplines (system development, infrastructure) and new technologies
  • Keen technical skills and demonstrable ability to assess needs, identify issues, recommend alternatives and implement and lead change
  • Demonstrated capability in making timely, difficult decisions to ensure critical business needs and timelines are met
  • Experience in supplier management, Project Management, Waterfall and Agile methodologies
  • Strong analytical skills, demonstrated organizational and leadership skills, examples of effective teamwork, a track record of consistently meeting deadlines and due dates
  • Superb communication skills, written and verbal, utilizing a clear and concise manner across various levels of the organization
  • Excellent judgment, interpersonal skills, cultural awareness and professional maturity with executive presentation experience, comfortable interacting with senior executive leadership, lead, facilitate and manage change effectively
  • SAP experience preferred
  • Ability to Travel may be required to support the business (up to 30%)

Preferred - Kimberly Clark Office Location

Ways of Working and Leadership Competencies We Value
  • Focus on Consumers. We keep the needs of customers and consumers at the center of our work. Building strong customer relationships and delivering consumer-centric solutions. Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies that delight our consumers.
  • Play to Win. We aim high, measure our results, and live our values because winning with integrity matters. Setting aggressive goals and consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances. Pushing past status quo to create new and better ways to solve problems and win.
  • Move Fast. We turn decisions into action, remove barriers and seek progress over perfection. Stepping up to champion ideas, address difficult issues and say what needs to be said. Tackling challenges with a sense of urgency, seizing new opportunities and scaling winning solutions.
  • Grow our People. We champion inclusion and encourage our people to ideate, innovate and contribute to their growth. Encouraging diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds that enable our winning culture. Placing a high priority on developing self and others to meet career goals and the organization's goals.
Total Benefits

Here 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 . click apply for full job details

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