Planning Associate

Kimberly-Clark - BEAVERTON, OR

Posted 565 days ago
  • Experience
    Not Applicable
  • Job function
    Customer Service, Product Management, Project Management
  • Employment type
  • Industry
    Consumer Goods, Hospital & Health Care, Medical Devices
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Kimberly-Clark is leading the world in essentials for a better life. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with nearly 57,000 employees worldwide and operations in 36 countries, Kimberly-Clark posted sales of $20.8 billion in 2011. Kimberly-Clark’s global brands are sold in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people trust Kimberly-Clark products and the solutions they provide to make their lives better. With well-known family care and personal care brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Andrex, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Poise and Depend, we hold the No. 1 or No. 2 share position globally in more than 80 countries.

As a global company, we are committed to cultivating a fair, respectful and engaging work environment that inspires our diverse global team to thrive professionally and contribute to the communities where we operate. We also have a responsibility to attain a deeper understanding of our impact on the world. Addressing Sustainability issues and incorporating solutions through all levels of Kimberly-Clark is a critical component of our business.


Position Purpose:

This position will be responsible for the end to end planning of multiple product lines in Beaverton and plan raw material and packaging components to assure production meets schedules while achieving minimum inventory goals. Prepare plans for Build to Order products and maintain inventories by means of Reorder Point reports and or Future Order reports.

Customers and Customer Expectations:

Customers: Mill Management in Tucson/Beaverton, Product Managers, Customer Care and Leadership in Roswell, Planning Team, Labeling and Packaging Team, Quality Assurance, Logistics Personnel, and Purchasing


Translate forecast and customer requirements into actionable production plans while ensuring maximum customer service levels and minimal working capital expense.

Schedule production on assets and manage the investment in and availability of materials used in Beaverton to support the plans of the Health Care businesses.

Perform as Material Planner where needed for contract manufacturer support.

Lead and/or participate in project teams to improve the processes associated with the position

Principal Accountabilities:

1) Provide timely and accurate schedules for product lines in Beaverton along with any required documentation.
2) Ensure effective implementation of production plans in APO and other tools as required.
3) Ensure optimal customer service performance and management of finished goods inventory levels.
4) Maintain the data integrity of master data in multiple locations that support the products owned by the planner.
5) Set up master data for new codes and ensure that the set-up time in consistent with customer lead time expectations.
6) Provide daily updates on any codes that are in critical or backorder situations to sales and leadership utilizing the backorder reporting tool.
7) Create purchase orders for vendors and shipping documents in SAP for multiple material types going to and from multiple locations.
8) This planning position requires clear & open communication with mill operations regarding production schedules and supply management.
9) Interpret and verify forecasting vs. sales variability and report discrepancies to appropriate personnel in Demand Planning.
10) Provide on-call support to Customer Care and other teams as required.
11) Prepare and present KPIs and other analysis as required to leadership in multiple locations as required to report on performance .
12) Provide a Planning perspective in working with the operations team to identify waste, delay, and grade change opportunities to increase productivity.
13) Identify and complete continuous improvement projects that support the objectives of the business unit. (i.e. capacity planning analysis, Lean/SixSigma, etc.).
14) Ensure all projects promote safety, housekeeping, cost, asset management, quality, internal control, and customer service objectives are achieved.
15) Ensure individual actions are consistent with regulatory standards and corporate policies.
16) Execute other duties as assigned.
17) Contribute to an environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions to achieve desired business results.

Basic Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
-Broad knowledge and 1-3 years’ experience in Logistics, Planning and SAP operations or related areas at a functional level
-Able to effectively participate within multi-functional teams and must be an effective multi-project manager
-Must have experience in at least one functional area

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