Kimberly-Clark’s global Corporate Strategy team has played a key role in solving the company’s largest and most pressing strategic issues for the past 10+ years. The group’s purpose is to lead development and implementation of enterprise-wide strategy and develop strategic recommendations on issues at the highest level of the organization, while serving as a talent pipeline for the company. This team is comprised of high potential internal and external talent capable of moving into key commercial roles within 18-36 months. For external talent, this opportunity provides an expedited way to gain an understanding of the company and make meaningful contributions, and then transition into an operating role. If desired, opportunities to progress and remain in Corporate Strategy may exist.
The Strategy Sr. Consultant – Corporate Strategy will report to a Director of Corporate Strategy within the Enterprise Strategy Office. Work is strongly influenced by the CEO and other C-level executives, global functional and strategic leaders, and business P&L owners. The Strategy Sr. Consultant is expected to be an individual contributor and may manage projects and resources depending on project scope. While there are not dedicated direct reports associated with this role, the Strategy Sr. Consultant may manage Corporate Strategy and other K-C team members on various projects depending on project scope.
The selected strategist will work closely with the Corporate Strategy Sr. Directors, Directors, CSO and other strategy team members in the development of the corporate strategy and executing projects associated with the CEO’s value creation agenda. Additionally, s/he will work with business unit teams (regions) and functions to create strategies at a regional, functional, category, brand and /or country level that drive shareholder value with clear plans for implementation. S/he may also participate in the annual Strategic Business Planning process.
Analyze data for delivery of strategic sessions and ad hoc business analysis projects via partnering with leaders across the enterprise. Data sources include but not limited to Nielsen market data, pricing data, Euromonitor, Annual & Quarterly reports, investment banker analysis, financial data, articles, and other secondary and primary resources.
Conduct interviews, lead brainstorming sessions, find critical business information, and help business leaders develop innovative approaches to their business.
Interpret results from multiple project components and translate these finding into clear and compelling recommendations and solutions.
Contribute to business growth by identifying and prioritizing potential business opportunities and evaluating potential investments, strategic partnerships, and/or M&A activities.
Add personal insight, galvanize discussion and debate across the organization on key strategic issues, generating ideas and creative frameworks, and use a combination of facts, judgment, and personal impact to build credibility and influence outcomes.
Proactively take on additional responsibilities and projects as needed to continuously improve Kimberly-Clark’s performance.
Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Statistics, Engineering or a related quantitative field. MBA or advance degree preferred.
1-2 years of consulting experience with one of the blue-chip strategy consulting firms (Bain, BCG, McKinsey, etc.) or comparable strategy consulting firm / function.
2-4 years of relevant business experience in a highly analytical business environment, including business analysis, functional line experience within strategy, marketing, finance, operations, or sales analytics with a history of demonstrated business success.
Industry experience in a consumer-oriented (CPG, retail) company in strategy development, finance, marketing, or other role with strategic content considered a plus.
The Ideal Candidate Possesses the Following Skills, Characteristics and Experiences
Analytical and Quantitative: Strong analytical and quantitative skills and the ability to independently generate strategic insights from data. Very fluent in Excel; financial modeling skills preferred.
Written and Verbal Communication : Strong communication and presentation skills, including strong PowerPoint / deck-writing experience; capable of catering a message appropriately for a given audience.
Structured Problem Solving: Brings structure and creativity to ambiguous problems.
Business Acumen: An awareness of what drives profitability and cash flow, a market-focused approach to the business, and an overall knowledge of business and functional interrelationships.
Initiative and Motivation: Highly motivated self-starter who is performance driven.
Engaging and Collaborative: Enjoys working in a team environment.
Consumer (CPG and Retail) Industry Knowledge: Knowledge of key players, dynamics and trends, key industry analyses and metrics, etc.
Knowledge and Enthusiasm for K-C: Knowledge of the K-C organization, brands, metrics, etc.; enthusiastic about the potential strategic options facing Kimberly-Clark.
Agile and Versatile: Demonstrated track record of success working in a fast-paced setting.
Scope of Experience: Experience working in the context of a large, complex, global organization where working across boundaries and leading through influence are keys to success considered a plus; for example: Experience participating in complex, global, transformational, enterprise-wide initiatives, and seeing initiatives all the way through execution.
International experience with working knowledge of languages where K-C has large operations.
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.
Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:
K-C will support in-country relocation for the chosen candidate for the role, including assistance to obtain proper work authorization. The benefits provided will be per the terms of K-C’s applicable mobility policies. The benefits/policy provided will decided in K-C’s sole discretion.