Procurement Sr. Consultant, Marketing Media

Kimberly-Clark Corporation Chicago, IL
Procurement Sr. Consultant, Marketing Media

Job Description

Procurement Sr. Consultant, Marketing Media

Neenah, WI or Chicago, IL

The new Global Procurement Organization is driving a transformation agenda, moving toward a more strategic and Global approach, enabling simplification and standardization of procurement category processes, while demonstrating a collaborative mindset.

This role has category management responsibilities for Kimberly-Clark's purchases in Media and related subcategories, in which global spend is approx. $400-500MM. The position will report directly to the Global Director, Marketing Procurement.

The Global Procurement Manager, Marketing Media will:

* Develop and oversee the global category strategy for Media.

* Provide guidance to regional teams in the context of regional stakeholder needs, certifying deployment of the global category strategy.

* Ensure that K-C is leveraging its global volumes.

* Lead Supplier relationship management, building partnerships with strategic suppliers in the category.

* Establish strong connections with stakeholders, engaging them in procurement processes and decisions.

It this you?

* You are driven to understand the Media category and related subcategories, leveraging global scale to bring competiveness to K-C businesses.

* You can successfully drive value in a category by developing a category strategy that puts Kimberly-Clark in a favorable position and are a skilled negotiator.

* You are willing to push the strategy beyond the norm and are comfortable recommending and taking calculated risks. You are able to diagnose and resolve complex issues and opportunities within business sourcing models and in a diverse operating environment.

* You work effectively with Regional Buyers, guiding and ensuring the deployment of category objectives.

* You have the demonstrated ability to understand strategic business needs, communication and relationship building skills at different organization levels, willingness to be a team player, are available to travel internationally and have experience working with different cultures.

This Global Procurement role is responsible for the category management of the most complex areas of Marketing spend within the overall category. The individual in this role partners with internal stakeholders to develop and implement business and category strategies and proactively manages supplier relationships. This position works closely with the Marketing Global Category Director and business units regarding the application and integration of procurement philosophies and techniques to meet the needs of internal customer requirements from a category sourcing perspective.


Lead the strategic sourcing and category management of Marketing Categories including media, sponsorship and licensing. Value of purchases are typically in the $400-$500MM range and support both regional and global purchases across multiple business units.


* Develops a thorough strategic plan to drive value for the category based on an understanding of business unit needs, the supply market, spend baseline, benchmarking and changing market dynamics.

* Balances strategy development with the tactical execution necessary to execute cost reduction projects.

* Provides innovative sourcing solutions to the customer by bringing continuous improvement and market driven innovation to their attention, offering credible alternatives where applicable.

* Partners with internal stakeholders to develop robust category sourcing and supplier relationship management strategies.

* Leads bidding process, negotiating pricing/terms and conditions, and final contract award and implementation.

* Analyzes market and supply dynamics related to supplier proposals to develop a matrix of negotiation scenarios.

* Leads the development of risk analyses, assessments and mitigation plans for their category.

* Proactively interacts with business units to develop, engage and lead supplier relationships for extracting the greatest value in cost, security of supply, risk management, sustainability and innovation.

* Uses specific market analysis to predict behavior and supply risks to the organization. May provide market analysis to customers and advice to others within procurement.

* Develops and maintains knowledge-base of the category


* Bachelor's degree in business or related discipline.

* 7-10 years of business experience including experience in Procurement of Marketing and/or Media spend categories.

* Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the strategic management of a category(s) including the six step sourcing process.

* Led and delivered on a multi-disciplined, multi-site, multi-region project.

* Experience in a cross-functional and/or business unit role in which category knowledge was gained and applied.

* Project management/continuous improvement experience.

* Experience as a thought leader demonstrating ability to influence others.

* Category knowledge gained through experience in cross functional roles.

* Experience establishing resource networks and building relationships.

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.

Kimberly-Clark is an 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.

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.


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 LocationUSA-WI-Neenah

Additional LocationsUSA-IL-Chicago

Worker TypeEmployee

Worker Sub-TypeRegular

Time TypeFull time