Recruitment / Consulting

External Manufacturing Operations Consultant at Kimberly-Clark

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 150 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people – nearly a quarter of the world’s population – trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: External Manufacturing Operations Consultant (Fixed Term)

Ref No: 830217
Location: Nigeria
Worker Type: Employee
Worker Sub-Type: Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
Time Type: Full time

Role Purpose

  • This role is a critical position to enable and advance the global supply chain strategic use of External Manufacturing for Kimberly-Clark’s consumer businesses. The individual will work with a key supplier of finished goods to ensure we build a strategic relationship.
  • The role involves ensuring cost targets, quality levels, service, and sustainability goals are met.  The role will coordinate across key supporting functional areas in K-C including planning, procurement, research & engineering, distribution & logistics, regulatory, and quality.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Along with R&E, ensure delivery of the new product plan development via management and tracking including:
    • Detailed timeline
    • Key program milestones
  • Manage key stakeholders through regular communications, formal and informal:
    • Senior leader influence
    • Concise verbal and written reviews
  • Work closely with the External Manufacturer to ensure operating performance meets K-C requirements in several areas including:
    • Cost management programs
    • Supplier performance management
    • Capacity management including equipment strategy
  • Along with Planning, coordinate product launch schedules, ensuring materials availability meets production plans and that production plans meet customer requirements.
  • Work collaboratively with suppliers to close identified due diligence gaps according to program requirements.
  • Build internal and external relationships effectively with open and constructive communications.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering / Science / Supply Chain / Operations Management
  • Minimum of 10 years combined experience across R&E, supply chain, and operations
  • Expert project management experience driving complex global projects engaging multiple internal and external functional teams to successful completion
  • Experience managing external supplier relationships
  • Effective and influential (written and verbal) communication in the English language
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma experience a plus

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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