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Lead Product Scientist

Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Neenah, WI 54956
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Lead Product Scientist

Job Description


We are currently looking for an experienced Product Scientist in support of our U by Kotex brand. The role is responsible for leading product development for liners, and/or pads on programs that are slated to launch in the next 3 years. The Role reports to the UbK R&E Senior Manager. The role is located in Neenah Wisconsin.


Research Scientists, Product Developers, Innovation Teams, Product Supply, Marketing, Production Facilities, Legal, Regulatory, Procurement, Mill Teams, and Corporate Quality


The role typically requires work on 1-3 projects at one time depending on complexity. Key deliverables include but are not limited to, developing product learning plans, product optimization, defining product use testing / success criteria, and development while considering process and production requirements. Since pads and liners are regulated products, medical device proficiency is preferred. Team member will work as part of a larger cross functional team.


  • Candidates must possess a bachelors or advanced degree in related major scientific or engineering discipline from an accredited college or university and a minimum of 3 years of experience (7+ yrs. preferred) in a variety of technical or scientific assignments.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills providing / taking work direction to /from a multi-functional team including internal and external resources.
  • Experience in product development and commercialization
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge through training and mentorship.
  • Must be able to work independently and progress with limited instruction and also as part of a larger cross functional team.
  • Must be able to travel up to 20% if needed, including some international travel.
  • Ability to complete work within established timeframes


  • Regulatory experience with FDA Class I, Class II Medical devices.
  • Strong knowledge in the product development and commercialization. A demonstrated ability to translate that knowledge into execution of product related initiatives.
  • Consumer Products experience.
  • Practical experience with LEAN Manufacturing.
  • Experience with supplier management in a regulated environment.
  • Experience with Process Validation, Design Control and Risk Management.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of Menstrual pads and liners

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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Posted: 2019-10-10 Expires: 2019-11-08
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