Operations Manager

Kimberly-Clark Corporation Paris, TX
Operations Manager

Job Description


Provide operations team leadership and management to a multi-functional diaper process team(s) to attain specific safety, quality, productivity, housekeeping, logistics, asset management and human resource objectives.


Customers: Plant management, end users, other functional team members.


* Production of a quality diaper at lowest possible cost.

* Effective utilization, maintenance and protection of plant assets materials, inventories, equipment and personnel).

* Positive work environment maintained to promote safety, housekeeping and human relations.


* Incumbent reports to an Operations Manager. Incumbent has operations responsibility for a technically complex diaper converting process. Responsible for achievement of plant objectives as applied to her area of responsibility. Numerous raw materials are consumed in the process with each having several critical process variables to be monitored and controlled. Rate of technological and business changes add significantly to the nature and variety of the challenges faced. The incumbent may lead plant project teams or a task force for such things as process improvement, machine modifications or cost control. The incumbent's depth of experience provides expertise to the team and other individual contributors. The incumbent provides functional work direction for a multi-skilled team which typically includes members from maintenance, operations and engineering, including maintenance multi-skilled craftsmen and operation line personnel.


This position requires a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline. Incumbent possesses at least 5 years of experience in operations/maintenance at the functional level and demonstrates capability of facilitating projects/focus groups in a team environment while providing team leadership. Previous leadership/management experience is required.


Operating budget: Shared $130 MM

Net asset value: Shared $60 MM

Department payroll: Shared $12 MM

Personnel: Direct (non-exempt): 84



Implement loss control throughout the organization by visibly demonstrating that safety is embraced as a value. Develop and maintain safety systems in accordance with K-C loss control management and lead their groups to complete safety objectives and ensure a safe and productive work environment. Create and support the environment that removes barriers to success. Follow the Safety Roles and Responsibilities Matrix by holding yourself and all team members accountable to its tenets. Fully comply with corporate loss management policies as well as government safety and health regulations. Support Corporate Drug and Alcohol efforts working with their management team to deal with issues as they arise.

* Product Quality

Lead the asset team in effectively utilizing and maintaining quality systems based on prevention and process control. Maintain systems in raw materials, work in progress, finished product and packaging to ensure achievement of quality objectives and fully comply with corporate and government regulations

Productivity and Cost. Lead the asset teams in implementing programs which will ensure optimum performance in achieving expected results in areas of waste, machine efficiency/delay and machine output. Coordinate the efficient utilization of all asset team resources to ensure that business objectives are met. Manage COM (i.e. operating supplies, maintenance, labor, gap closure savings, etc.). Provide day to day direction for the asset teams. Development of team objectives that support Plant and sector objectives. Support mill initiatives on S,Q, D, C, E.

* Raw Materials

Provide leadership to ensure raw material practices are established and maintained to meet good manufacturing practice requirements. Ensure the implementation of objectives and plans to efficiently control "other" waste in support of plant objectives. Ability to manage vendor/supplier relationships in a positive cost effective manner.

* Customer Service

Lead the coordination of grade/count change activities to ensure the satisfaction of plant customer service objectives while simultaneously optimizing asset performance. Provide direction and lead plans to improve asset change flexibility and performance.

* Housekeeping

Maintain working conditions and high levels of housekeeping, appearance, and sanitation, with positive employee attitudes that will ensure full compliance with governmental regulations and corporate policies and achievement of safety and good manufacturing practices and conditions. Develop and lead plans to improve asset housekeeping appearance in accordance with World Class Manufacturing Housekeeping standards.

* Internal Controls

Ensure the effective application of internal control systems and procedures applicable to the functional areas of responsibility by providing management direction and support to the implementation, maintenance and audit of Corporate, Company and Plant internal control policies, instructions and procedures.

* Human Resources

Promote a good employee relations climate through the effective and consistent implementation of plant guidelines and procedures that will result in employees considering their plant to be a fair and equitable place of employment. Provide leadership to ensure the organization attracts and retains the best people and fosters an environment which motivates a diverse team to fully use its capabilities in achieving desired business results. Engage in frank, open and timely dialogue with deputies, to provide them with: criteria-based assessments of their job performance and career growth potential; opportunities for development; and recognition to reinforce growth. Ability to lead organizational change, builds relationships, and make good use of available resources. Ability to confront problems and handle conflict. Ability to problem solve and set priorities, generating new ideas and improved ways of working while maintaining effective control. Demonstrated capability associated with the One KC Behaviors.

* Communication

* Communicate fully with supervisors, subordinates and others who have need to know. Be informative without being obtrusive or vexatious. Communicate in a way that is timely, yet prompt; complete, yet concise; candid, yet accurate and clear, yet responsive. Communicate efficiently and effectively with mill leadership.


* Corporate policies and procedures

* Product specifications

* Process knowledge/capabilities

* Product/raw material knowledge

* Mill policies/procedures

* Internal control procedures

* Process control systems

* Problem solving

* Safety rules/regulations


* Tenacity

* Personal sensitivity

* Integrity

* Technical/functional

* Motivation

* Flexibility

* Decisiveness

* Organizing

* Oral Communication

Preferred Qualifications:

* Up to 10 years' experience in a high-speed industrial manufacturing environment preferred. Converting processes and equipment in a plant support role.

* Experienced with LEAN Manufacturing and problem solving.

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.

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

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.

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:Grade 9/M2

K-C will support in-country relocation for the chosen candidate for this role. 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-TX-Paris

Additional Locations

Worker TypeEmployee

Worker Sub-TypeRegular

Time TypeFull time

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