Asset Team Leader

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Job Description

From brands such as Huggies® and Kleenex® to medical devices and workplace solutions, Kimberly-Clark makes the essentials for a better life. We hold the No. 1 or No. 2 share position globally in more than 80 countries, but we’re not just changing diapers here. Our employees are changing the world for the better with innovative products that create new categories and push existing ones to a higher level. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

Position Purpose:

Provide operations leadership and management for the operations, engineering, maintenance, logistics, quality, and systems functions to attain safety, quality, productivity, cost, housekeeping, customer service, asset management, and human resource objectives.


Mill Management, Product System Team Members, Converting Mills, various Global Nonwovens (GNW) Staff Teams, other GNW Mill Teams, various Sector Teams

Customer Expectations:

  • Drive continuous improvement activities for safety, quality, delivery, cost and engagement within the Product System in alignment with our values of zero loss.
  • Provide troubleshooting support and leadership for the Product System.
  • Assets (inventories, equipment, and personnel) properly managed, maintained, and developed.
  • Positive work environment maintained to promote safety, housekeeping, and employee relations.
  • Provide informal and formal coaching and mentoring for team members with the intent to build capability for a flexible manufacturing environment.
  • Scope:

    Incumbent reports to the Sr. Manager Manufacturing Operations and is accountable for all aspects of the manufacturing processes. Management responsibilities include the operations, maintenance, logistics, engineering, quality and systems functional areas for the Product System. Incumbent is responsible for establishing organizational structures that promote employee engagement and empowerment at all levels and attainment of Lean Manufacturing objectives and values. Incumbent communicates directly with business unit management, staff, and customers in the attainment of business and customer requirements.

    Qualifications/Education/Experience Required:

    This position requires knowledge and ability typically associated with a Bachelor’s degree. The incumbent also must have broad knowledge and significant experience in the technical and operations areas and a working knowledge of multi-functional issues. Demonstrated strong leadership skills and the ability to excel in a team environment is essential. Minimum of 7-10 years of manufacturing base experience and a minimum of three year of leadership experience is preferred along with Lean manufacturing experience.


    Operating Budget: $75 MM

    Personnel: 40-55

    Assets: Two base machines minimum

    Principal Accountabilities:

  • SAFETY: Knowledgeable in safety organization, procedures, practices, and actively observes and participates on a daily basis. Understands and applies the principles of the K-C EHS management system. Develops, reviews and modifies safety operating procedures. Leads product system safety accountability.
  • HAZARD IDENTIFICATION/PREVENTION: The leader is responsible to understand and enforce the applicable site EHS procedures and requirements for their area. Specific responsibilities include:Operating work area in full compliance with local EHS legislation and codes.Reporting, investigating, and promptly addressing substandard acts and conditions.Effectively implementing the facility EHS Management System.Understanding the EHS aspects and hazards of work area and managing to acceptable levels of risk or impact.
  • TEAM LEADERSHIP: Manage team to ensure key objectives are obtained in all business areas, including safety, housekeeping, human resource development, quality, customer service, supply chain, asset management, cost and internal controls.
  • COMPLIANCE: Ensure projects/tasks meet Mill/Sector objectives within applicable corporate policies/government regulations. Perform all duties in accordance with corporate ethics and compliance standards.
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE: Provide exceptional customer service through partnerships with R&E, various K-C sector teams, technology business teams, and internal GNW businesses in support of achieving the Mill/Sector objectives.
  • HUMAN RESOURCES: Manage the selection, development and utilization of human resources to meet mill objectives. Utilize the talent management system to motivate good performance and establish a climate in which people feel they are treated fairly. Ensure frequent and specific feedback is provided to team members for their continued development.
  • ASSET MANAGEMENT: Provide leadership and direction in managing the equipment/facility assets, including predictive / preventive maintenance, and capital project identification, budgeting, and implementation.
  • QUALITY: Provide leadership and ensure quality systems and programs are established and maintained for the area of responsibility. Ensure quality system is effective and compliant to internal and external requirements to meet business needs. Ensure all business activities align and support the facility/sector Quality policy. Involved in the setting and implementation of Quality objectives and evaluating the effectiveness of the facility Quality Management System. Actively participate in the monthly Quality Improvement Team, as well as Management Reviews. Provide the appropriate quality resources to maintain and improve the Quality Management System.
  • INNOVATION: Support technology development and innovation for asset base. Drive asset innovation that supports machine safety, quality and efficiency goals.
  • LEAN MANUFACTURING: Ensure the communication, implementation, and promotion of continuous improvement (Lean) values, strategies, mission and foundations as a means for delivering manufacturing results.
  • COMMUNICATION: Communicate fully with superiors, subordinates, and other team members in a clear, concise, and timely fashion.
  • DIVERSITY: Provide leadership to ensure the mill attracts, develops, and retains the best people and fosters an environment which respects each individual regardless of their differences and motivates a diverse team to fully use its capabilities in achieving desired business results.
  • 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.

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