Global Category Manager - IT

Kimberly-Clark Corporation Neenah, WI
Global Category Manager - IT

Job Description

Global Category Manager - IT

Roswell, GA

Job Summary:

At Kimberly-Clark we spend billions of dollars with suppliers every year. Our sourcing team ensures we have strong relationships with internal stakeholders so that we understand the business needs and develop effective category sourcing strategies that aggressively drive value, so that Kimberly-Clark can continue to invest in innovative new products and customer relationships.

This position is responsible for supplier management & negotiation IT commodity and IT Supply Chain projects.

Position Purpose:

The new Global Procurement Organization is driving a transformation agenda, moving for more strategic and global approach, enabling simplification and standardization of procurement category and process, having a collaborative mindset.

This position has to demonstrate:

* Fully knowledgeable in their commodity or service. Develops robust strategies based on this knowledge.

* Serve as a thought leader to the IT Procurement Team, IT Stakeholders, and rest of the organization for the strategic sourcing of the categories.

* Knowledge of IT categories, procurement best practices and market trends.

* Demonstration of continuous learning.

* Procure assigned goods and services which provide the best overall value to KC.

* Develop pricing agreements and systems contracts with suppliers.

* Work in conjunction with business units and suppliers to identify new materials to be strategically sourced.

* Ensure IT Procurement Team has high engagement with stakeholders and lead formal alignment meetings with stakeholders.

* Communication of category strategy and status to senior management to ensure alignment.

* Manage through a commodity, service or crisis.

This role will work with different regional resources and hierarchical levels of Kimberly Clark.


The candidate will report to the Global IT Procurement Leader within Procurement and is responsible for managing assigned commodities, suppliers, and purchases to meet customer needs.

Utilizing a structured sourcing process you will handle category sourcing and contract negotiations. In other cases, you will 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.

Broadly, this role will have vast interaction with Regional teams and multi-functional stakeholder in KC.


* A Bachelor's degree in business, economics or related discipline.

* Continued updating and/or progress toward advanced degree or equivalent in area of technical expertise.

* Five or more years' experience is required.

* Operates with limited business direction.

* Demonstrated knowledge and extensive experience in a major purchasing commodity group.

* Core competencies evident to drive a digital mindset: adaptability, business acumen, collaboration/teamwork, innovative thought process, openness to learning and listening, results oriented, digital literacy, global mindset, conceptual thinking, decisiveness, accountability, and risk taking.

* Four or more year experience is required in Procurement and / or ITS categories.

Demonstrating evident competencies in:

* Adaptability,

* Collaboration / teamwork,

* Innovative thought process,

* Openness to learning and listening,

* Results oriented,

* Conceptual thinking

* Accountability

* Skilled negotiator/results oriented

* Ability to work across Global regions

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-GA-Atlanta-Roswell

Additional LocationsUSA-WI-Neenah

Worker TypeEmployee

Worker Sub-TypeRegular

Time TypeFull time