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Research Technical Leader FEI Product Development

Company: Kimberly-Clark
Location: Neenah
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:

You were made to do this work: designing new technologies, diving into data, optimizing digital experiences, and constantly developing better, faster ways to get results. You want to be part of---a performance culture dedicated to building technology for a purpose that matters. You want to work in an environment that promotes sustainability, inclusion, wellbeing, and career development. In this role, you'll help us deliver better care for billions of people around the world. It starts with YOU. In this role, you will:

  • The Global Adult and Feminine Care R&E front-end innovation technical Leader interfaces with R&E teams and leaders across Accountable Business Units (KCNA and IPC) and key markets lead front-end innovation for Adult and Feminine Care. This role leads the front-end innovation product development work to fill Kimbery-Clark 0-to-7-year innovation pipeline for Global Adult and Feminine Care R&E.
  • This role works closely with Global AFC Project/Matl/Process leads, Global AFC Care Sector Brand and Innovation Marketers and the various Kimberly-Clark technology support teams (KCNA GADT, KCNA Tech Teams, Science and Technology, GNW, etc.) to champion and ensure the needs of the diverse Accountable Business Unit (ABU) customer base is prioritized and acted on. Expectations and Accountabilities:
    • Deliver minimum viable concepts, vision product/solutions designs, minimum viable prototypes to support 0-to-7-year innovation pipelines for AFC. Deliver projects resources and developed within the global team for hand-off to lead market in various phases of completion due to business needs.
    • Work/lead and partner with regional teams on innovation projects prioritized by the Global AFC R&E director and Global AFC Marketing leader to deliver 0 to 7 years forward looking front-end innovation portfolio.
    • Work with global R&E Director to identify and champion opportunities to optimize front-end innovation resources to develop advantaged AFC products across regions in collaboration with regional R&E leads.
    • Work with Global R&E Material Leader to identify and prioritize needed materials and process technologies required to enable competitively advantaged AFC product plans.
    • Work with regional R&E teams and global marketing to develop advantaged innovation road maps to develop, market, and sell Kimberly-Clark products.
    • Facilitate and work with regional R&E/marketing teams understanding / benchmarking leading AFC competitor products across the globe to enable and provide insights on Kimberly-Clark product recommendations to gain advantage in market performance, benefit delivery, cost structure, claims, etc.
    • Participate in IP protection efforts for product, and materials within R&E.
    • Participate in the development of global process intellectual property strategies to ensure innovations are appropriately protected.
    • Communicate appropriately with all customers, conducting all communications and transactions with the utmost integrity and honesty.
    • Implement programs and procedures which ensure effective safety and quality attitudes and practices.
    • Manage self in accordance with the expected behaviors of the leadership qualities.
    • Ensure that all elements of the corporate human resources development and diversity policy are fully supported. Scope:
      • Responsible for ensuring that front-end innovation product strategies across the AFC sector will deliver on short-term and long-term innovation plan expectations and are positioned to enable speed to market and are globally relevant.
      • Responsible for leading the solution of key product problems (always working on the most critical business process issues) and providing counsel on other smaller issues as needed. Dimensions:
        • Regions / Key Countries and affiliates for engagement: Asia-Pac (Australia, China, Vietnam, Korea Yuhan-Kimberly)
        • LAO (Brazil)
        • North America (United States) About Us Huggies -. Kleenex -. Cottonelle -. Scott -. Kotex -. Poise -. Depend -. Kimberly-Clark Professional -. You already know our legendary brands-and so does the rest of the world. In fact, millions of people use Kimberly-Clark products every day. We know these amazing Kimberly-Clark products wouldn't exist without talented professionals, like you. At Kimberly-Clark, you'll be part of the best team committed to driving innovation, growth, and impact. We're founded on more than 150 years of market leadership, and we're always looking for new and better ways to perform - so there's your open door of opportunity. It's all here for you at Kimberly-Clark. Led by Purpose. Driven by You. About You You perform at the highest level possible, and you appreciate a performance culture fueled by authentic caring. You want to be part of a company actively dedicated to sustainability, inclusion, wellbeing, and career development. You love what you do, especially when the work you do makes a difference. At Kimberly-Clark, we're constantly exploring new ideas on how, when, and where we can best achieve results. When you join our team, you'll experience Flex That Works: flexible (hybrid) work arrangements that empower you to have purposeful time in the office and partner with your leader to make flexibility work for both you and the business. In one of our technical roles, you'll focus on winning with consumers and the market, while putting safety, mutual respect, and human dignity at the center. To succeed in this role, you will need the following qualifications: Required Qualifications:
          • This position typically requires technical knowledge and ability associated with a science or engineering degree.
          • 7+ years of extensive and broad technical front-end innovation experience in developing minimum viable concepts, vision product designs, minimum viable prototypes.
          • Extensive and broad technical experience in a research, engineering, manufacturing, or other technical function with demonstrated results.
          • Demonstrated track record of innovation leadership which has resulted in business impact.
          • Demonstrated track record of influencing technical direction and creating competitive advantage in the area of product development and/or material design.
          • Strong capability in intellectual property development and/or management.
          • Strong mentor/coach of other technologists; contributions in the area of talent development for strengthening the organization's technical capability.
          • Must have experience working closely with business, marketing, manufacturing and engineering functions.
          • Demonstrated evidence of a solid background of technical knowledge and experience combined with the proven ability to successfully direct projects and influence people at all organizational levels.
          • The ability to drive decision making is critical to this position.
          • Ability and proven record of managing and giving daily work direction to technicians.
          • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage development budget.
          • Demonstrated ability to utilize external FEI resources/consultants/contractors to scale ideas and rapidly obtain consumer input. Total Benefits Here are just a few of the benefits you'd enjoy working in this role for Kimberly-Clark. For a complete overview, see www.mykcbenefits.com.
            Great support for good health with medical, dental, and vision coverage options with no waiting periods or pre-existing condition restrictions. Access to an on-site fitness center, occupational health nurse, and allowances for high-quality safety equipment. Flexible Savings and spending accounts to maximize health care options and stretch dollars when caring for yourself or dependents. Diverse income protection insurance options to protect yourself and your family in case of illness, injury, or other unexpected events. Additional programs and support to continue your education, adopt a child, relocate, or even find temporary childcare. [Insert any uniquely positive benefits for the specific role and/or location] To Be Considered
            Click the Apply button and complete the online application process. A member of our recruiting team will review your application and follow up if you seem like a great fit for this role. In the meantime, please check out the careers website. And finally, the fine print---. For Kimberly-Clark to grow and prosper, we must be an inclusive organization that applies the diverse experiences and passions of its team members to brands that make life better for people all around the world. We actively seek to build a workforce that reflects the experiences of our consumers. When you bring your original thinking to Kimberly-Clark, you fuel the continued success of our enterprise. We are a committed 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. Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, and DMV check. Total rewards at Kimberly-Clark includes pay and a full package of benefits that can be tailored to individual needs. The anticipated pay range for this job has a range of $127,500-$157,500 in addition to bonus potential. Individual pay levels will be based on multiple factors including, but are not limited to, location, role, skill set, and level of experience. Additional information about the compensation and benefits for this role are available upon request. You may contact 866-444-4516 - when prompted for employee ID, say "OTHER CALLER" - or kcchrprod@service-now.com for assistance. You must include the six-digit Job # with your request. Veterans and members of the Reserve and Guard are highly encouraged to apply. Kimberly-Clark will support in-country relocation for the chosen candidate for the role. The benefits provided will be per the terms of Kimberly-Clark's applicable mobility policies. The benefits/policy provided will be decided at Kimberly-Clark's sole discretion. #LI-Remote PandoLogic. Keywords: Child Care Center Director, Location: Neenah, WI - 54957 , PL: 592946173

Keywords: Kimberly-Clark, Oshkosh , Research Technical Leader FEI Product Development, IT / Software / Systems , Neenah, Wisconsin

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