KCNA Procurement Construction Services & Equipment, Sr. Specialist


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Neenah, WI

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KCNA Procurement Construction Services & Equipment, Sr. Specialist

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KCNA Procurement Construction Services & Equipment Sr Specialist

You’re not the person who will settle for just any role. Neither are we. Because we’re out to create Better Care for a Better World, and that takes a certain kind of person and teams who care about making a difference. Here, you’ll bring your professional expertise, talent, and drive to building and managing our portfolio of iconic, ground-breaking brands. In this role, you’ll help us deliver better care for billions of people around the world. It starts with YOU.

As the KCNA Procurement Construction Services & Equipment Sr Specialist you will have overall responsibility to develop and execute the Capex Construction category sourcing strategy and manage construction spend in North America. The role serves as the strategic interface with construction expertise between our Plant, Engineering, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Facilities Management, Procurement teams, and General Contractors. Kimberly-Clark is taking a long term, strategic approach to building and construction projects to support value engineered, sustainable, efficient manufacturing operations. You will manage contractors and supplier relationships consistent with Kimberly-Clark approach to long term strategic partnerships with its Construction contractors, material suppliers, and service providers. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to effectively interface and influence a broad range of stakeholders both within Kimberly-Clark and our contractors, suppliers, and service provider network.

In this role you will:

  • Serve as a change agent for the Procurement organization, with a strong ownership mentality and willingness to challenge the status quo.
  • Assess KCNA supplier landscape and market dynamics (e.g., emerging suppliers & innovation, supply / market trends, etc.)
  • Coordinate with business stakeholders on Contractor construction needs and strategy (e.g., collect business requirements), with an ability to work effectively in a global matrix structure.
  • Develop KCNA Capex Construction category strategy.
  • Drive execution of construction sourcing events
  • Manage senior supplier relationships.
  • Manage, track, and report on KCNA construction equipment and service cost / sourcing initiatives & results.
  • Identify opportunities and drive initiatives to simplify / standardize ways of working.
  • Solicit, evaluate, negotiate, and award contracts for construction and manufacturing asset installation purchases for North America sites.

The successful candidate will join the KCNA Procurement team and report to the NA In-directs Leader.

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.

To succeed in this role, you will need the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in Construction Management, Construction Engineering, Civil Engineering, Engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of work experience in construction management, engineering, procurement, construction agent, owner’s construction representative, Resident Engineer, or similar role (including plant and/or corporate experiences).
  • Intellectually curious, strong analytical skills
  • Previous project management experience at construction firm is required.
  • Deep industry knowledge of construction processes, trends and cost drivers is essential.
  • Experience managing general contractors and industrial or manufacturing construction projects is preferred.
  • Experience with Engineer Procurement Construction (EPC) and Design-Build contracts preferred.
  • Experience in leading by influence while balancing multiple ongoing projects.
  • Ability to work independently in a heavily matrixed organization.
  • Business acumen, excellent communication skills (both written and oral), ability to communicate up and across the organization, cross functional collaboration & influencing, functional and technical awareness.
  • Ability to travel up to 10-20% of the time.

About Us

Huggies®. Kleenex®. Cottonelle®. Scott®. Kotex®. Poise®. 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 teams committed to driving innovation and growth. We’re founded on 150 years of market leadership, and we’re always looking for new and better ways to perform—so what can you do with that? There’s no time like the present to make an impact at Kimberly-Clark. It’s all here for you at Kimberly-Clark.

Led by Purpose. Driven by You

Total Benefits

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Hybrid Work Arrangements: You’re looking to make a difference. When and where it works best for you. And 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 work (hybrid) 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.

To Be Considered
Click 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.

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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.

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, and DMV check.

Additional information about the compensation and benefits for this role are available upon request. You may contact 866-444-4516 – when prompted for employee ID, say “OTHER CALLER” - or for assistance. You must include the six digit Job # with your request.

Veterans and members of the Reserve and Guard are highly encouraged to apply.

Kimberly-Clark will support in-country relocation for the chosen candidate for the role. The benefits provided will be per the terms of Kimberly-Clark’s applicable mobility policies. The benefits/policy provided will decided in Kimberly-Clark’s sole discretion.


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