Global Procurement Lead - Marketing Agencies
Chicago, IL or Neenah, WI or Roswell, GA
The new Global Procurement Organization is driving a transformation agenda, moving toward a more strategic and Global approach, enabling simplification and standardization of procurement category processes, while demonstrating a collaborative mindset.
This role has category management responsibilities for Kimberly-Clark’s purchases in Marketing Agency and related subcategories, in which global spend is approx. $200 - 250MM. The position will report directly to the Global Director, Marketing Procurement.
The Global Procurement Lead-Marketing Agencies will:
o Develop and oversee the global category strategy and key supplier relationships for all Marketing Agency spend at K-C.
o Build category expertise and provide guidance to regional teams in the context of stakeholder needs, statement of work benchmarking and analysis, and effective agency performance and relationship management.
o Ensure that K-C is maximizing value for money with agency fees while delivering a talent first/outcome-based approach to agency negotiations and relationship management.
o Lead Supplier relationship management, building and facilitating partnerships with strategic suppliers and key executives within K-C.
o Establish strong connections with stakeholders, providing leadership and market expertise and engaging them in procurement processes and decisions.
Lead the strategic sourcing and category management of Marketing Categories including creative, design, digital, PR, media and production agencies. Value of purchases are typically in the $200-250MM range and support both regional and global purchases across multiple business units.
It this you?
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.