Logistics Manager - Distribution Operations

Kimberly-Clark Corporation Neenah, WI
Logistics Manager - Distribution Operations

Job Description

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

Provide leadership and enable best-in-class performance in North America Distribution Operations. Drive forward business strategies to leverage capabilities of 3PL partners and implement continuous improvement. Develop the distribution function as a strategic supply chain advantage in quality, service and cost while maintaining safety in the workplace.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* Leverage strategic and collaborative partnerships with 3PL suppliers to drive expected performance in safety, quality, service and cost.

* Lead team of distribution analysts to monitor daily health of distribution network, address escalated performance gaps and ensure appropriate communication to internal stakeholders.

* Be a leader of change within the Distribution organization to identify and drive new strategies and process implementation.

* Work with internal business and operational teams on broad end-to-end supply chain initiatives to yield continuous improvement.

* Participate in operational network design projects from initial understanding and data collection phase through operational implementation of solution.

* Participate in annual financial planning and monthly cost management for storage and handling.

General

* Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment

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

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

* Ability to adapt and support the organization through times of change.

* Ability to assess business views strategically.

* Ability to build strong sustainable business relationships at various levels throughout organization and with key customers.

* Ability to precisely and proficiently conduct strategic business and data analyses and data driven recommendations for improvements and advancements.

DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC/NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

Organize and develop quarterly and annual plans to drive weekly and monthly prioritizations of key development activities and projects to achieve superior management of business operations. Create respectful environment among team members, and motivate improvement of individuals and team performances to achieve desired business results. Maintain effectiveness of varying environments with different tasks, responsibilities and people. Set priorities and strategically identify issues, underlying problems and potential solutions to develop plan of action. Render judgments and make timely decisions in alignment with business objectives, strategies and tactics. Promptly reconcile and communicate changes in plans and programs, conditions, requirements of marketplace, competitive activities, issues and accomplishments that may affect results to various levels of staff. Conduct team adjustments to new changes, and adjust to meet requirements of changing conditions/situations.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education required: Minimum of Bachelor's degree.

Experience: Minimum of 7-9 years' experience in Logistics with emphasis in operations management, leadership and continuous improvement.

Preferred Experience/Qualifications: Strong knowledge of distribution operations. Experience working with 3PLs. Proficient in data access tools and PC based applications (Windows, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Skills/Competencies: Strong analytical, results, strategy, and vision oriented, strong oral and written communication, problem solving, business acumen, change management, project management and risk management.

Other Skills: Prioritization and time management, resources management, adaptability and interpersonal.

SCOPE OF POSITION:

Collaborate with 3PL suppliers, internal Supply Chain teams, other Distribution teams and key customers.

Direct reports/management of others may encompass 8-12 team members.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Travel will include approximately 30% of work time. Varying working conditions may include prolonged sitting, typing and viewing computer/laptop screens, along with prolonged walking and standing when traveling to a warehouse site.

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.

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.

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:This role is available for local candidates already authorized to work in the role's country only.

K-C will provide in-country relocation support for this role.

Primary LocationUSA-WI-Neenah

Additional Locations

Worker TypeEmployee

Worker Sub-TypeRegular

Time TypeFull time

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