Lead Product Scientist

Kimberly-Clark Corporation Neenah, WI
Lead Product Scientist

Job Description

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.

Currently, we are seeking a Lead Scientist – Product for a P2, Grade 10 position as part of the Family Care R&E team in Neenah, Wisconsin.


The incumbent lead product scientist will work on a Research & Engineering team focused on tissue product design and innovation aligned to meet consumer and business needs for such brands as Scott, Cottonelle, Viva and Kleenex. The incumbent will provide leadership within a team environment to drive top line sales as well as bottom line profit through broad collaboration inside the corporation with R&E, pilot plant, mill operations and other cross functional disciplines. The incumbent will report to an R&E Senior Manager within Kimberly-Clark Family Care R&E.


Provide leadership by example in safety, ethics, quality, regulatory, and sustainability, and ensure that all elements of the corporate Human Resources Development and Diversity policy are fully supported. Manage self in accordance with expected One KC Behaviors. Coach and mentor team members to increase technical understanding and ability to execute programs to improve Family Care's business results. Conceive, develop, validate, and share ideas leading to new or improved products, processes, materials, systems or scientific knowledge aligned with business unit objectives. Maintain technical and scientific expertise in an area of technology and communicate impact of developments on Kimberly-Clark. Prepare and implement unit budgets and schedules. Implement appropriate internal controls and standards to ensure compliance with applicable policies, laws and regulations. Drive a culture of protected and documented innovation to protect and defend K-C proprietary technology, products, and business processes through appropriate use of patents and trade secrets. Communicate appropriately and effectively with all customers, internal and external, conducting all communications and transactions with the utmost integrity and honesty so as to build an unimpeachable business reputation.

Education/Qualifications/Experience & Critical Skills Required:

Requires a Bachelor's or advanced engineering or relevant scientific discipline degree and 4-7+ years relevant product and/or engineering experience in a variety of assignments. The preferred candidate will have a track record of research and engineering product leadership and success, as well as a strong fundamental understanding of product and consumer test methods to help drive product development to solve business challenges.

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.

Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:

Primary LocationUSA-WI-Neenah

Additional Locations

Worker TypeEmployee

Worker Sub-TypeRegular

Time TypeFull time

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