Description

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 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.

Led by Purpose. Driven by You.
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 Procurement role, you’ll help us deliver better care for billions of people around the world. It starts with YOU.

As the EMEA Procurement Manager Recycled Fiber, you will be responsible for the timely and cost-effective strategic buying and sourcing of the category in accordance with corporate policies and procedures. You will focus on developing and deploying 3-5 year strategic sourcing strategies and on recommending business process improvements, to drive strong value delivery and collaborative partnerships. Your role will include contract management, analysis and negotiations and will manage many cross functional complex internal and external relationships.

You will report directly to the EMEA Recycled Fiber Procurement Leader and you will be an individual contributor (no direct reports).

Location: we can offer a remote model for candidates already based in Germany or in the Netherlands but German speakers.
YOUR KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Ensure that the company requirements for the category are fulfilled with the optimum quality, service, and total cost of ownership, which are consistent with the needs of our internal business partners, the opportunities presented by the market, and meet our short and long-term requirements.
  • Manage communications between Kimberly-Clark suppliers and our internal business partners to ensure business needs are met on an ongoing basis.
  • Develop and maintain expertise on vendor selection, relationships and negotiation.
  • Maintain close, co-operative relationships with key business partners, enabling development of relevant, forward focused category strategies.
  • Operate with an End2End Supply Chain / Business mindset, and in partnership with Business Unit, to ensure service continuity, continuous improvement and maximized value delivery to enhance Kimberly-Clark brand equity and ultimately improve Kimberly-Clark’s level of profitability.
  • Maintain co-operative relationships with across procurement and leverage these relationships to drive value for the EMEA business and to support the needs of other regions.
  • Ensure that internal control requirements are met in an efficient and effective manner

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or significant Procurement/Supply Chain experience
  • Relevant experience in the category area and general awareness of environmental regulations and sustainability practices.
  • Problem solving experience in reducing total costs and improving processes, excellent negotiation skills to secure cost-efficient deals.
  • Excellent quantitative and data analysis skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • fluent in English and German

Travel
There are travel expectations with the role as supply and business partners are located across the region. All travel is planned and therefore should not be a barrier for applicants with family/carer commitments.
Our employees value the opportunities for professional and personal growth which our company offers. Our employees appreciate both the open work environment and the global nature of our company and are always ready to take on new challenges. In addition we offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package.