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Procurement Analyst - Professional Services

Company: Kimberly Clark
Location: Neenah
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Procurement Analyst - Professional Services Job Description You express yourself in a way that moves people to connect with your ideas You speak and write in a way that resonates with your audience, and one of your secrets is empathy. You connect with people, and that allows you to speak to their needs and core interests. You're perceived as being open and straightforward, so important in encouraging a harmonious work environment. What's more, you listen empathetically. Please communicate with us today We believe in the power of people working together Here, colleagues pool their skills and share ideas as they think and work together. We look to encourage and trust each other, believing that we all gain through the strength of the team. Share that strength with us. People from diverse backgrounds participate and shape their futures - and ours - through recognition and advancement in our welcoming workplace. Job Summary : At Kimberly-Clark we spend hundreds of millions of dollars with suppliers every year. Our sourcing team ensures we have exceptional relationships with internal stakeholders and external business partners to develop and execute industry leading category sourcing strategies that drive value. The value created helps ensure that Kimberly-Clark can continue to invest in innovative new products and customer relationships. The Procurement Analyst is responsible for supporting North American commodity sourcing and often supporting a senior buyer for assigned categories in support of KCNA and KCP to achieve variable cost productivity, working capital, and business financial goals. Leads the strategic sourcing process including supplier selection, development, and overall supplier management processes including managing the entire contract life cycle from request for proposal (RFP) to supplier exit. This role will support sourcing for various categories, typically with spend of up to $10 million. In addition, this role acts as a subject matter professional on assigned Procurement processes. The incumbent typically reports to a Sr. Manager within Procurement and is responsible for managing assigned commodities, suppliers, processes and purchases to meet customer needs.Utilizing a structured sourcing process, handle category sourcing and contract negotiations. In other cases, dissect the requirements communicated by the business and express the elements in familiar "category" terms so we can benefit from the value available in a competitive marketplace. Customers and Customer Expectations : Broad base of internal and external stakeholders that could include: Supply Chain business unit, mill, and distribution center personnel; Finance, GBS Procurement Operations and A/P; ITS; R&D and Engineering, Internal Control; Marketing; suppliers or other personnel involved in the implementation of business strategies and processes where sourcing plays a role. Customer Expectations: Ability to ask probing questions in order to learn the business objectives that are required. Experience translating business needs into sourcing documents such as RFI's, RFP's, RFQ's. Procure assigned goods and services which provide the best overall value to K-C. Develop pricing agreements and contracts with suppliers. Knowledgeable of market conditions for goods/services purchases. Work in conjunction with business units and suppliers to identify continuous improvement opportunities as goods and services are strategically sourced. Data analysis and reporting. Lead formal supplier performance management reviews, where applicable. Provide input into the creation of category strategies. Issue management and resolution. Subject matter expertise to challenge existing practices and lead projects to execute improvements. Responsibilities: Develops a plan to drive value for their category based on an understanding of business unit needs, the supply market, spend baseline and evolution, and benchmarking. Research, select, develop and maintain adequate sources of supply to ensure that the requirements of the category are met. Balance strategy development with the tactical execution necessary to execute cost reduction projects through contract negotiation, process changes, and implementation of sustainable cost controls. Analyze and execute various strategic sourcing levers that can be utilized to reduce Total Cost of Ownership and Total Landed Cost for the assigned commodity utilizing appropriate financial models. Analyze market and supply dynamics related to supplier proposals to develop a matrix of negotiation scenarios. Engage business leaders to align on acceptable negotiation outcomes. Lead the development of risk analyses, assessments and mitigation plans for their category. Manage the ongoing performance of suppliers. Act as the subject matter professional (SME) on assigned procurement processes. Monitoring process performance. Facilitating resolution of escalations. Leading problem solving to address identified gaps. Participating in systems testing. Delivering training to colleagues, end-users, other internal customers and suppliers. Challenging existing practices and leading projects to execute improvement to standardize and streamline processes. Qualifications : Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain, engineering or related discipline or a minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar role. Demonstrated exceptional quantitative and data analysis skills on a project or in a role. Have participated on a project team. Problem solving experience in reducing total costs and improving processes (LEAN or CI). Worked in a matrix organization and have built constructive and effective relationships. Presentation experience in which have successfully conveyed an idea or decision to key stakeholders. Where new ideas become innovative solutions Good ideas don't remain just ideas for very long here. We develop them, refine them, and turn them into innovative yet practical solutions that keep our organization moving forward in productivity and quality. We've built our diverse and inclusive organization on the belief that there's always a better way to do something. If that kind of thinking aligns with your own, there could be a place for you here. Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 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. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark. 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 position may require a post-offer/pre-hire Physical Abilities Test (PAT) to confirm that individuals are able to perform the essential functions of the job. 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 Kimberly-Clark makes the essentials for a better life with well-known brands that matter every day - at home, school, work and on the go. Throughout our 148 years, we have challenged conventional wisdom to innovate products that better meet the needs of consumers. We have created new categories with top brands like Kleenex -, and redefined categories with Huggies - and U by Kotex -. While growing our $18 billion global business, we help build careers through collaborative teams that push boundaries and endless opportunities to work with some of the world's most recognized brands. Our 43,000 employees are changing the world for the better, too, generously giving back to communities and causes around the globe. 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. With an inclusive culture, our employees - and the original thinking they bring to Kimberly-Clark - make us stronger. EOE disability/vet. 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. Global VISA and Relocation Specifications: This role is available for local candidates already authorized to work in the role's country only. K-C will not provide relocation support for this role. Primary Location USA-WI-Neenah Additional Locations Worker Type Employee Worker Sub-Type Regular Time Type Full time

Keywords: Kimberly Clark, Green Bay , Procurement Analyst - Professional Services, Professions , Neenah, Wisconsin

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