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Kimberly ClarkNeenah, WI6/13/2018
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Lead Product Scientist

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Kimberly-Clark Research and Engineering
Neenah, WI jobs at Kimberly-Clark

Scientists at Kimberly-Clark work as a member of a Research & Engineering (R&E) team to develop and implement new product, process, material or technology concepts. The Scientist for this function will provide guidance and leadership abilities in product development for products focused in KCNA on the Depend brand. Candidates should have practice across multiple technologies or industries and will have a demonstrated capability to effectively interface with a broad range of team members. The incumbent reports to a Team Leader and receives direction in the form of specific project objectives.

   » Lead product development efforts for multiple projects and initiatives from early front End Innovation through development and commercialization including leadership abilities/support for LCM and FEI initiatives.
   » Lead development and execution of product design strategy to deliver desired consumer benefits while ensuring alignment with Vision/Migration plans.
   » Lead development of product key milestones, budget, timeline, and resource forecast for assigned project(s).
   » Manage development and lead execution of learning plan in conjunction with Marketing Research and Innovation Testing teams.
   » Ensure development and execution of product specification and quality plans appropriate for phase of project.
   » Facilitate discussions with marketing and the design team regarding claims and aesthetics.
   » Provides mentorship to junior members of the product development team.
   » Plan and carry out project responsibility with limited assistance and direction.
   » Communicate and document project plans and results to key customers.
   » Develop expertise and skills to be recognized as an effective implementer of research principles, scientific analysis, and project management.
   » Seek, recognize, define, and solve problems to achieve unit objectives. Identify complex technical issues to determine root cause, develop and recommend solutions.
Appropriate qualifications:
   » Candidates must possess a Bachelor's or advanced degree in related major scientific or engineering discipline from an accredited college or university. May also include other significant disciplines (i.e., Psychology, Nursing, design and Sociology).
   » A minimum of 5 years of practice in a variety of technical or operational assignments.
   » A demonstrated capability to work independently or as part of a team to complete projects within required timeframes.
   » capability to travel up to 25% domestic and international.

Preferred Appropriate qualifications:
   » Strong expertise and background in product development is desired. A demonstrated capability to translate that expertise into execution of process or product related initiatives.
   » Up to 12 years of practice in a variety of plant and staff assignments.
   » practice with PD tools and computer programs, such as consumer test methodology, intellectual property, Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., PowerPoint, Excel, and Word).
   » practice and skills with Kimberly-Clark products, procedures, and processes.

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 candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, discapability 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 tasks, 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 execute the essential functions of the job.
K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the function is located. 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, located on immigration requirements, not all functions are appropriate for sponsorship. This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.


Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:

K-C will support intra-region relocation for the chosen candidate for the function, including assistance to obtain proper work authorization. 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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Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Science
Education 4 Year Degree
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Industry Consumer Products
Required Travel None
Job ID 780385

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Kimberly Clark
Kimberly-Clark makes the essentials for a better life - with great brands like Huggies® and Kleenex® and Scott®. While growing our $20+ billion global business, we also help build your career through engaging practices and endless opportunities. If innovative thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come unleash your power at Kimberly-Clark.
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