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Senior Quality Engineer

Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Neenah, WI 54956
  • Job Code
    826364
Senior Quality Engineer

Job Description

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You speak and write in a way that resonates with your audience, and one of your secrets is empathy. You connect with people, and that allows you to speak to their needs and core interests. Youre perceived as being open and straightforward, so important in encouraging a harmonious work environment. Whats more, you listen empathetically. Please communicate with us today!

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The Senior Quality Engineer has key leadership responsibility within the KCNA Family Care Quality team for Staff quality management activities and outcomes. The role reports to Sr. Manager FC Quality. The Senior Quality Engineer must support Staff quality distribution and point of sale quality, including working with R&E and Operation groups within Staff to ensure required quality performance and regulatory compliance is achieved. In addition, the role must engage with and influence Mill Quality and Operation groups so there is a quality culture and understanding of the Quality Management System Requirements (QMSR) across various functions at the Staff level.


SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Senior Quality Engineer has key leadership responsibility within the KCNA Family Care Quality team for Staff quality management activities and outcomes. The role reports to Sr. Manager FC Quality. The Senior Quality Engineer must support Staff quality distribution and point of sale quality, including working with R&E and Operation groups within Staff to ensure required quality performance and regulatory compliance is achieved. In addition, the role must engage with and influence Mill Quality and Operation groups so there is a quality culture and understanding of the Quality Management System Requirements (QMSR) across various functions at the Staff level.

CUSTOMERS:

Research and Engineering, Staff Operations, Mill Quality Leaders, Mill Operations, Product Supply, Global Quality, Family Care Leadership, KCNA Quality Leadership, Global Quality


GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Demonstrate safety as a value by performing all job functions safely, while also complying with corporate policies and departmental procedures, in an effort to reduce risk and eliminate loss.

  • Manages self and/or team in accordance with the expected behaviors of the Leadership Qualities. Effectively achieve results that meet business and individual objectives.

  • Ensures activities and items are in compliance with both company quality assurance standards and applicable government regulations, such as GMPs and ISO 9001.

  • Develops and implements support systems and processes that meet both internal and external requirements.

  • Maintain and demonstrate a high degree of knowledge and skill in a product form and quality systems, processes, and regulations.

  • Establish and maintain good customer rapport while driving solutions to meet business needs.

  • Develop and maintain an excellent spirit of partnership.

  • Conduct all communications and transactions with the utmost integrity, consistent with the KC Code of Conduct. Communicate fully with Senior Leaders, Peers, etc. with matters that are appropriate.

  • Builds and maintains exceptional relationships and networks with key stakeholders and peers within the business unit and across the Enterprise.

  • Ability to influence and engage at all levels of the organization.


POSITION-SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Acts as a Senior Quality Engineer for Family Care business unit, implementing and managing QMSR for distribution and point of sale (POS) compliance, data analytics for distribution and POS activities, drive process improvements throughout the supply chain and working with mill quality teams.

  • Lead and manage the RFT-Move and RFT-Sell improvement efforts working with a cross-functional team and identify opportunities for improvement from the resultant data.

  • Provides Quality/Regulatory functional leadership within the Staff functions by providing guidance to team members, distribution, marketing, and sales to ensure activities are prioritized and resourced accordingly.

  • Responsible for quality improvements at Staff working with other stakeholders such as different Research and Engineering functions, Distribution, Sales, Operations, Brand Management/Marketing, Post-Market Surveillance teams.

  • Ensures KCNA Staff QMS standards, processes and practices consistently meet appropriate K-C and external stakeholder requirements, for example, ISO 9001, specific customer or end-user expectations.

  • Performs robust problem solving, non-conformance reduction, and continual improvement efforts.

  • Uses appropriate statistical quality control practices and tools while reviewing process performance data for distribution and POS metrics. Identifies opportunities for improvement and works with Mill Quality Leaders in leading and/or supporting investigations.

  • Ensures operations-related CAPA activities are managed in a complete and timely manner.

  • Provides oversight, coaching, and guidance for Mill Quality, Ops teams, Distribution, and various other cross-functional teams that relate to distribution quality performance.

  • Supports the preparation and conduct of compliance forums such as Quality System Management Reviews, Change Review Board Meetings, QNC/CAPA Board meetings, etc. in EtQ.


WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Travel up to 20% of the work time.

  • Work is completed in both an office environment and at Manufacturing & Distribution Facilities. When at Manufacturing & Distribution facilities, will be exposed to typical K-C Manufacturing & Distribution environments ranging from dust, heat, noise, moisture up to cleanroom environments. Proper personal protective equipment (PPE) must be worn at all times (may include safety glasses, ear protection, hair nets, beard bags (if applicable), full gowning.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Bachelors degree in a relevant discipline, typically science or engineering related or significant quality management experience.

  • A recognized quality management system auditor qualification is required; ASQ Certified Quality Engineer / Auditor is a plus.

  • 5 years of experience in a Manufacturing/Distribution Quality role.

  • Demonstrated experience within a complex, matrix, or multi-business organization.

  • Experience with SPC using Statistical software packages is required.

  • Use of Data Analytics tools such as Power BI or Tableau is a plus.

  • Working knowledge and experience with products requiring compliance with various regulatory or other technical requirements.


We go the extra mile and it takes us light years ahead

Is it your nature to do more than the expected to make a positive and lasting impression? Its the much-appreciated extras in our customer-focused care that make us stand out. People rightfully believe that we care about them as much as we care about the quality of our services. Join a welcoming, diverse environment that recognizes and rewards individuals for their unique efforts and accomplishments.

Kimberly-Clark makes the essentials for a better life with well-known brands that matter every day at home, school, work and on the go. Throughout our 148 years, we have challenged conventional wisdom to innovate products that better meet the needs of consumers. We have created new categories with top brands like Kleenex, and redefined categories with Huggies and U by Kotex. While growing our $18+ billion global business, we help build careers through collaborative teams that push boundaries and endless opportunities to work with some of the worlds most recognized brands. Our 43,000 employees are changing the world for the better, too, generously giving back to communities and causes around the globe.

For Kimberly-Clark to grow and prosper, we must be an inclusive organization that applies the diverse experiences and passions of its team members to brands that make life better for people all around the world. We actively seek to build a workforce that reflects the experiences of our consumers. When you bring your original thinking to Kimberly-Clark, you fuel the continued success of our enterprise. We are a committed 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.

With an inclusive culture, our employees and the original thinking they bring to Kimberly-Clark make us stronger. EOE disability/vet.

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.

Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:

This role is available for local candidates already authorized to work in these roles in this country. Kimberly-Clark will not provide relocation for this role.

Primary Location

USA-WI-Neenah

Additional Locations

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time





Posted: 2021-09-11 Expires: 2021-10-10
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