Procurement Specialist, Packaging & 3rd Party Manufacturing At Kimberly Clark Corporation

Job Description

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 your Supply Chain role, you’ll help us deliver better care for billions of people around the world. It starts with YOU.

We are currently seeking ANZ Procurement Specialist to join our Procurement team. In this role, you will be responsible for procurement of Packaging materials (consumer facing and product related) and Print Services for KCA and manage both, services and materials within Australia and New Zealand – with a total spend under control of circa $250-$350 million.

The role would suit an individual with technical knowledge and experience in the procurement of packaging materials (film, carton, corrugates etc) and an exposure to managing 3rd party providers involved in the production of and co-packing of consumer products. The role reports into the ANZ Procurement Leader.

This is a great opportunity for someone that is currently within a similar capacity role and is seeking the opportunity to learn, grow and develop their career within a multinational organisation. You will work with team members and stakeholders to develop and implement a pipeline of opportunities with the goal of achieving cost savings, improvement in supplier payment terms and improve quality of service delivery.

Ensure that KCA category strategies are developed that are aligned with regional procurement as well as meeting the needs of local KCA business stakeholders. These strategies should address elements of delivering on cost, quality and service for KCA as well as address the area of risk assessment and mitigation.

The role requires developing strong and influential relationship with internal stakeholders in country, especially with the country Marketing teams and local suppliers by translating business requirements into procurement strategy which provide quantitative and qualitive value.

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 team committed to driving innovation, growth, and impact. We’re founded on 151 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.

Led by Purpose. Driven by You.

About You

You are a university graduate with a degree in supply chain, or a related area, and have at least 5 years+ of Procurement experience, preferably with FMCG Packaging expertise. You love what you do, especially when the work you do 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.

In one of our professional roles, you’ll focus on winning with consumers and the market, while putting safety, mutual respect, and human dignity at the center.

  • To be successful in this role, you will bring forward demonstrated experience in a direct procurement role within either a global or sizeable organisation
  • Experience with external contract manufacturers/3rd party manufacturing will be advantageous
  • You hold effective communication, both written and verbal skills and be highly confident in engaging in discussions with senior leaderships.

Total Benefits

Here are just a few of the benefits you’ll enjoy working in this role for Kimberly-Clark:

  • Competitive salary and incentives: We offer a competitive salary and a range of incentives, including bonus opportunities, and flexible work options.
  • Fantastic range of benefits: Flexible Fridays! Our benefits package is second to none, with everything life insurance, employee assistance program, paid time off, well-being activities, and more.
  • A culture of caring: We believe that a happy and healthy workforce is a productive workforce, so we offer a variety of programs and resources to support our employees’ well-being.

We believe that our employees are our greatest asset, and we’re committed to providing them with the resources they need to be successful. If you’re looking for a rewarding career with a company that cares about its employees, then Kimberly-Clark is the place for you.

To Be Considered
Click the “Apply” button and complete our online application process. A member of our Talent Acquisition team will review your application and be in touch if you seem like a great fit for this role.

In the meantime, check out our careers website to learn more about our company and the position. You’ll want to be prepared with relevant questions when you move on to the interview stage.

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.

This role is available for local candidates already authorized to work in the role’s country only. Kimberly-Clark will not provide relocation support for this role.

Primary Location

North Sydney Office

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March 2024