Director - Category Management

Kimberly-Clark Corporation Neenah, WI
Director - Category Management

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Director, Category Management

Neenah, WI

From brands such as Huggies® and Kleenex® to medical devices and workplace solutions, Kimberly-Clark makes the essentials for a better life. We hold the No. 1 or No. 2 share position globally in more than 80 countries, but we're not just changing diapers here. Our employees are changing the world for the better with innovative products that create new categories and push existing ones to a higher level. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.


Category Management Director providing organization and category leadership across all Business Units (BU's) and US-based Customers. Team consists of 12 direct reports including 8 Field Based Team Leaders. Position is located in Neenah, WI.

The Category Management Director-US leads a team of category professionals to translate category management principles into action through strong data analytics and consumer/shopper insights. This person is an accomplished CPG leader with a proven ability to build and execute a strategic category vision through market execution. An exceptional communicator and thought leader, the Director will develop senior level relationships at key Customers. The Director will also be responsible for guiding and developing a team of talented Headquarters and Field-based Category Managers and driving leading edge capability and insight solutions.


* Develop and maintain trusted senior level relationships at key Customers by aligning on common goals and bringing actionable solutions.

* Lead team in driving Category Leadership at K-C:

* Leads the development of a strategic roadmap that drives sustainable Category & K-C growth and fuels strong Customer Partnerships.

* Lead the development of category growth drivers which can be translated into executable DPSM solutions across Channels.

* Builds internal capabilities to influence Brand go-to-market solutions.

* Builds strategic and influential relationships with customers and within K-C, that fuel activation of K-C Category Leadership.

* Leverage measurement practices and new insights to engage Customers with category growth opportunities, innovation and in-market testing.

* Elevate K-C capabilities by identifying and implementing leading edge tools, capabilities and e-Commerce solutions.

* Coach and support team in prioritizing projects and developing fact-based, actionable recommendations.

* Recruit, inspire and develop best-in-class talent.

* Ability to clearly and precisely communicate orally and in writing to individuals and groups

* Ability to communicate precise innovative consumer and business solutions to customers and team leaders/members.

* Ability to proficiently perform strategic business and data analyses with financial acumen and data driven recommendations for improvements and advancements.

* Ability to travel via aircrafts, and operate and drive motor vehicles for business travel, with valid driver license.

Education required: MBA preferred. Minimum of Bachelor's degree.


* 10 years of CPG and 5 years of Category Management and/or Shopper insights experience

* Minimum of 3 years of experience leading a Category Management team

* Proven record of building senior level partnerships

* Knowledge of Category and Space Management processes and fundamental category management practices

* Understanding and application of analytical/insight tools such as Nielsen Scan and Household Panel, Space Management software, Business Intelligence tools (ie., Tableau) and application of shopper research


Results, strategy and vision orientation, leadership, strong oral and written communication, analytical, business intuition, ethical judgment and decision making, change management, coaching, project and risk management and building relationships

Other Skills:

Prioritization and time management, resources and team management, active listening, adaptability, training and development, interpersonal and social skills.

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. This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.

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.



Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:K-C will support in-country relocation for the chosen candidate for the role, including assistance to obtain proper work authorization. The benefits provided will be per the terms of K-C's applicable mobility policies. The benefits/policy provided will decided in K-C's sole discretion.

Primary LocationUSA-WI-Neenah

Additional Locations

Worker TypeEmployee

Worker Sub-TypeRegular

Time TypeFull time

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