Strategic Planner

Kimberly-Clark Corporation Neenah, WI
Strategic Planner

Job Description

Kimberly-Clark Supply Chain

Neenah, WI jobs at Kimberly-Clark


Coordinates the long-term scheduling of production and the availability of materials to support the plans of the consumers products brands. Also coordinates and manages the overall capacity plans for product manufacturing base.


Responsible for the initiation, management, and coordination of production, materials, and inventory plans; timing and location of additional capacity; allocation of production and transfer requirements to the manufacturing locations. The incumbent is also responsible for developing and maintaining the overall capacity plans and coordinating the execution of those plans. The position provides strategic planning input for long-term business issues involving capacity, materials, and customer service and work direction to planners and the Supply Chain team.


* Lead supply chain team activities to improve sales, production scheduling, and finished goods deployment to support business plans while minimizing inventory investment, total delivered costs, warehouse space impact, obsolete inventories and efficiently utilizing manufacturing resources.

* Coordinate and manage the long-term capacity planning effort to ensure customer needs are met while optimizing the utilization of manufacturing, converting and distribution assets

* Develop inventory management programs and procurement strategies.

* Recommend actions when production, materials, and customer service imbalances exist.

* Recommend capacity changes, location, and timing when appropriate and advise of production, inventory and distribution consequences of alternative sales plans.

* Contribute as a team member, leader and/or representative of the Logistics function in supporting projects, and activities not included in other principal accountabilities to assist in the accomplishment of established objectives.

* Contribute to an environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions to achieve desired business results.

* Communicate fully with superiors, subordinates and other team members in a manner that is timely, complete, concise and responsive.

Basic Qualifications:

* Bachelors degree

* 10+ years Planning and/or Operations experience

* Previous planning experience required

* Strong computer/technical skills preferred including SAP, Business Warehouse, Excel and SharePoint

* Ability to effectively organize, plan, control, and communicate production and materials plans with headquarters and mill units.

Other Qualifications:

* Additionally important skills include analysis, communication, initiative, decision making, organizational sensitivity and employee development

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 not provide relocation support for this role.

Primary LocationUSA-WI-Neenah

Additional Locations

Worker TypeEmployee

Worker Sub-TypeRegular

Time TypeFull time