Sr R&D Lead

Roswell, Georgia

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

Job Info

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.

This position will have lead responsibility for spunlace fiber blend development and implementations that support greater spunlace Wet Wipes product strategies and on-going production needs. Leverage the learnings from the HET knowledge gained internally and externally to optimize the product-based target consumer needs.

This role partners and collaborates across the organization and external partners to develop and deliver solutions that meet or exceed targeted consumer benefits in support of Regional business needs and in compliance with local safety and regulatory standards.

This role will enable Regional / Local business planning by providing timely and meaningful visibility to ECM capabilities and capacity along with working with their R&D teams to manage the pipelines and portfolio options including active and proposed innovation/renovation initiatives.

In this role, you will:

  • Provide visibility to central and local teams on ECM's pipeline and portfolio including active and proposed innovation/renovation initiatives, value engineering options.
  • Conduct monthly reporting to drive product portfolio management decisions in coordination with the Global and Regional teams.
  • Lead the basesheet and wet wipes manufacturing process with cross functional team ensuring the product meets global and local regulatory requirements.
  • Partner with GGO to drive consumer focused innovation that drive differentiation and deliver on desired claims.
  • Work collaboratively with Regional & Global Leaders Managers for continuous improvement efforts of product development process and manage the portfolio of products across the region.
  • Drive good manufacturing practices through partnerships to enable the system to deliver a safe consumer preferred product in the market.
  • Monitors emerging innovations in the nonwovens space to potentially incorporate into the innovation pipeline
  • Manages product portfolio driving continuous improvement and value engineering.

About Us

At Kimberly-Clark, you'll be part of the best teams committed to driving innovation and growth. We're founded on 150 years of market leadership, and we're always looking for new and better ways to perform-so what can you do with that? There's no time like the present to make an impact at Kimberly-Clark. It's all here for you at Kimberly-Clark.

Led by Purpose. Driven by You.

About You

You're driven to 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.

To succeed in this role, you will need the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Engineering, Science, or Microbiology field.
  • 5+ years demonstrated ability to develop scenarios to meet business goals within resource constraints.
  • Managing & successfully influencing complex stakeholder relationships.
  • Travel up to 20% of the work time. Travel may also include business travels via aircrafts and motor vehicles to various locations.

Total Benefits

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Hybrid Work Arrangements: You're looking to make a difference. When and where it works best for you. And 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 work (hybrid) 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.

  • Great support for good health with medical, dental, and vision coverage options. 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.

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.

Additional information about the compensation and benefits for this role are available upon request. You may contact 866-444-4516 or for assistance. You must include the six digit Job # with your request.

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 will support in-country relocation for the chosen candidate for the 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.



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