Job: Procurement Associate Kimberly-Clark – Neenah, WI

Procurement Associate
Kimberly-Clark – Neenah, WI
Kimberly-Clark is leading the world in essentials for a better life. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with nearly 57,000 employees worldwide and operations in 36 countries, Kimberly-Clark posted sales of $20.8 billion in 2011. Kimberly-Clark’s global brands are sold in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people trust Kimberly-Clark products and the solutions they provide to make their lives better. With well-known family care and personal care brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Andrex, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Poise and Depend, we hold the No. 1 or No. 2 share position globally in more than 80 countries.

As a global company, we are committed to cultivating a fair, respectful and engaging work environment that inspires our diverse global team to thrive professionally and contribute to the communities where we operate. We also have a responsibility to attain a deeper understanding of our impact on the world. Addressing Sustainability issues and incorporating solutions through all levels of Kimberly-Clark is a critical component of our business.



Position Purpose:
Purchase and follow-up of assigned materials, equipment and services. Demonstrate a proficiency in all aspects of order administration, order processing, customer service and communication. Provide a centralized, key role in the successful interaction between Procurement and internal and external customers to ensure an efficient application of the Procure to Pay process.

Key customers consist of North America and global NA SAP users, commodity managers, requisitioners, Planning, material coordinators, plant personnel, Contract Manufacturing and suppliers of assigned material, equipment and services with business units.

The incumbent is responsible for the procurement of assigned material, equipment and services and to provide follow-up to ensure on-time delivery per customer requirements. This role is required to demonstrate problem solving capabilities to investigate root cause of various issues and provide resolution.

Functions as part of the Procurement Associate Teams, reports to the Procurement Operations Supervisor.
Responsible for purchase order placement and follow-up
Assists in the solicitation of quotations for suppliers, sourcing and supplier selection to ensure customer needs are fulfilled.
Understands customer needs and provides customer service to all customers.
Using available resources to resolve customer questions and needs professionally.
Provides timely analysis and resolution to issues relating to invoicing, order placement and system functionality.
Develops a working knowledge of applicable K-C policies and procedures, as well as, related governmental laws and regulations.


1. Execute purchase orders for the procurement of materials, equipment and services after determining all elements of the order are within established policies and procedures.

2. Develop and implement plans to resolve difficulties arising in the placement and delivery of purchase orders in an efficient and timely manner.

3. Challenge existing practices and make recommendations concerning improvements to standardizing and streamlining processes.

4. Offer training assistance to internal customers, as needed that deviate from established procedures.

5. Perform follow-up services to ensure purchase orders are fulfilled by suppliers in a timely manner and communicate to commodity management any unfavorable trends.

6. Obtain, challenge and enter pricing from suppliers to maintain accurate pricing records to ensure correct purchase order content.

7. Work collaboratively with Accounts Payable and other internal/external customers to assist in resolution of invoice issues.

8. Assist in the development and implementation of supplier objectives; obtain and provide evaluation input to enhance supplier performance.

9. Generate and execute SAP report data and work with suppliers to confirm on-time delivery or update delivery status on past due orders.

10. 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.

11. Communicate fully with superiors, colleagues and subordinates and work effectively in a team environment. Be informative and communicate in a way that is timely, complete, accurate and clear.

Basic Qualifications:
High school education with course experience in general office practices and advanced keyboarding skills.
One to three years of office experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Motivated individual who is detail oriented and possesses strong analytical and organizational skills and is able to exercise independent problem solving and decision making with a high degree of initiative and self coordination.
Understanding of the organization and it business policies and procedures.
Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
Preffered Qualifications:
One to three years of office experience with functions relating to Purchasing
One to three years of office experience with functions relating to Purchasing
SAP experience

Send your resume today! E-mail (MS Word attachment)

Equal opportunity employer Refer to Req 16038

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