Vice President and General Manager-Canada
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
4d ago

Job Description

Vice President and General Manager-Canada

Location : Mississauga, Canada

Company Background :

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KCC) is improving the way people live and work. Between best-in-class product innovation, category-leading product quality, investments in global sustainability initiatives, and dedication to global disaster-relief and community programs, KCC improves how people live, every day, all over the world.

As an employer, KCC encourages and expects its associates to Unleash their Power and make an impact, both on the business and in the community.

KCC has been rated a top employer by the Great Place to Work Institute and is known for its commitment to talent development.

Founded in 1872, Kimberly-Clark Corp is a global $18+ billion Fortune 150 consumer goods company. The Company operates in multiple segments, including Baby & Child Care, Adult & Feminine Care, Family Care, and Professional / Commercial products.

With leading brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Poise and Depend, KCC holds the No. 1 or No. 2 share position globally in more than 80 countries.

The company currently has 40,000 employees working at manufacturing facilities in 37 countries.

Kimberly-Clark North America (KCNA) is in the midst of an exciting rejuvenation. Under new leadership, KCNA is driving growth, fueled by innovation and an emphasis on fundamental improvement across all channels.

KCNA is poised for continued success under the leadership of a dynamic team

Company Culture :

As a global company, Kimberly-Clark is committed to cultivating a fair, respectful and engaging work environment that inspires its diverse global team to thrive professionally and contribute to the communities where it operates.

The Company aims to attain a deeper understanding of its impact on the world. Addressing sustainability issues and incorporating solutions through all levels of Kimberly-Clark is a critical component of its business.

For the past 142 years, Kimberly-Clark has operated under 4 core values to be authentic, accountable, innovative and caring which have transcended the fabric of the company :

  • Authentic : our heritage is one of honesty, integrity and doing the right thing
  • Accountable : we take ownership for our business and our future
  • Innovative : our commitment is to new ideas that add value
  • Caring : we respect each other and care for the communities where we live and work
  • Major Responsibility Areas & Decision Making Authority :

    Strategy & Planning

  • Accountable for business leadership & the delivery of the Annual Business Plan for the Canadian BusinessPush for continuous improvements across all direct and supporting businesses and functionsUse skills to work & influence cross functionally for betterment of the Consumer business
  • Involvement in developing 1-3-year Canada business plan to ensure sustained profitable growth performance & clarity of direction & objectives for each function (Marketing, Supply, Sales, Operations, Finance, Category)
  • Involvement in developing the Canadian Annual Business Plan / Customer Business Plan to achieve financial budgets
  • Identify, develop & foster strategic relationships that complement the activities of KCNA & add value to the overall KCNA business
  • Ensures collaborative planning with the Huntsville Canadian tissue manufacturing and planning teams to maximize production and distribution efficiencies, as well as with Kimberly-Clark Professional leadership to fully capitalize on marketplace opportunities with customers that have consumer and B2B portfolios
  • Active member of the KCNA Executive Leadership Team, contributing thought to both US & Canadian markets to increase sales & profit
  • Ensure application of established corporate financial & internal controls by providing direction & support to the implementation & maintenance of policies, instructions, & internal control procedures
  • Decisions Expected :

  • Canada OGSM, ABP, SBP, CBP
  • Policies & Procedures
  • Leadership, People, Culture

  • Be a role model for Kimberly-Clark in Values, Behaviors, Ethics & Compliance & Safety
  • Ensure that the Canadian Consumer business has a compelling recruitment & retention strategy that attracts talent & provides a comprehensive training & development program that encourages the retention of high performing employees
  • Communicate our KC vision, OSGM & Action Plan for the Canadian Consumer function that creates engaged employees across all functions
  • Develop & drive a high performing team through effective use of coaching, open feedback & Performance Management process
  • Ensure objectives & focused development plans are in place for each individual & weekly to monthly one on ones are conducted
  • Develop strong internal & external relationships with a focus on continuous improvement, innovative outcomes & business performance
  • Communicate fully with ELT, Canada Leadership team, Direct Reports & others as required. Be informative, timely, concise, authentic, candid, & clear.
  • Decisions Expected :

  • People recruitment
  • Talent & Succession plan
  • Training programs
  • Objective setting
  • Business Management

  • Lead & facilitate the effective & efficient management of all activities & resources within the scope of the Canada consumer business including Marketing, Sales, Operations, Finance, and Category.
  • Development of plans to achieve long term business and sector targets including branding, positioning, customer management.
  • Create an innovative marketing culture that drives product development opportunities to capitalize on the local market needs.
  • Ensure new launches have a good fit with the local market consumer needs, are executed efficiently and rigorously analyzed.
  • Ensure the development & marketing of products that meet customers' performance requirements & are consistent with Kimberly-Clark Corporation brand frameworks.
  • Review marketing, sales & supply chain requirements to ensure resources are efficiently utilized & to deliver against the Canadian business and KCNA priorities.
  • Provide monthly financial reporting, monthly forecasts & estimated YE annual forecasts & explain main factors influencing variances in NS, OP & Market Share.
  • Optimize relationships with key customers to enable mutually beneficial affiliation & to optimize new market & category opportunities.
  • Establish relationships with and meet regularly with senior management of major customers to review plans for building the volume and profitability of our brands in their stores.

  • Drive strategy, direction, and decision making as part of Global Account Management team
  • Oversee the development of product positioning, packaging & pricing strategies to produce the highest possible long-term market share
  • Decisions Expected :

  • Direction & clarity of purpose & priorities for each function : Marketing, Sales, Operations, Finance, Category
  • Brand, Portfolio and Customer strategies & tactics
  • Qualifications and Expectations

    Essential : Mandatory to ensure the job is done effectively & efficiently

  • Personal track record of achievement, drive for results, & sustained performance
  • Significant experience at a senior level in Sales, Finance & / or Marketing role for a Fortune 500 company or major division of a consumer goods company
  • Experienced in working with major retailers and brand agencies, with a strong network of contacts and proven relationship management skills.
  • Understands the shifting dynamics in the retail landscape and can adapt can shape the direction of the organization
  • A growth & profit orientation with ability to assess risk
  • Highly skilled in utilizing all the operational and commercial performance levers, such as Portfolio Optimization, Revenue Transformation, Customer Strategy, Ecommerce, and Organizational Design
  • Superior strategy development & execution / implementation skills
  • Ability to analyze markets, think independently and innovatively, and communicate a vision
  • Strong natural leadership skills & be able to inspire, manage, develop & motivate a leadership team to achieve challenging goals
  • Excellent communication, negotiation & presentation skills
  • Ability to manage change through the organization & foster culture
  • Desirable : Not essential but generally considered to be required to do the job proficiently.

  • Tertiary Education with 10 or more years business experience
  • Understanding of applicable KC internal controls, policies, trading terms, compliance
  • Candidate Profile

    Essential : Mandatory to ensure the job is done effectively & efficiently

  • Strength of character; and inspirational leader who can mobilize all the cross functional teams to exceptional performance
  • An exceptional leader of people
  • Challenging and approachable
  • Strong intellect; combines the ability to think strategically with a hands-on, results focused approach. A doer who gets things done
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • High energy; driven and ambitious; high focus on results
  • Personal track record of achievement, drive for results, & sustained performance
  • Significant experience at a senior level in Sales, Finance & / or Marketing role for a Fortune 500 company or major division of a consumer goods company
  • 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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