The Engineering & Applications Team is the IT Engine that delivers compelling and robust capabilities, products, and solutions to Kimberly-
Clark’s business and IT by focusing on cost savings, business growth, as well as connecting with partners and customers. As part of this team, the Program Manager could align to one or more Product Portfolios within a business function, with responsibility for initiating, planning, monitoring & controlling, and closing the largest and most complex global programs undertaken by the IT organization.
Product Portfolio / Program costs are typically $8-20 million, involving 100-200 business and IT team members. The Program Manager role cuts across the IT and Business matrix organization to bring all required resources together and deliver the desired business capabilities.
Scope / Categories :
Key internal interfaces : VP-level business program sponsors, Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, IT Strategic Leadership Team, Global IT leadership, Product Owners, Regional and Functional Subject Matter Experts, and Project Managers / Scrum Masters.
External Interfaces : Consultants, 3rd party providers, cloud solution providers. Role will report to the department leader in the Engineering & Applications Team and will have no formal direct reports.
Travel may include approximately 10-30% of work time.
Key Accountabilities :
Responsible for delivering high-profile programs of work, typically global in scope with large budgets, establishing and maintaining the correct structures to control and monitor the business deliverables as an influential partner to the business
Responsible for health of the Program / Product portfolio related to budget, capability pipeline, solution inventory, and strategic alignment with Business and IT
Leads one or more product / project teams as part of the product portfolio / program; allocating and monitoring tasks, motivating staff and appraising individual performance
Aggregates individual product team status into program-level risks, assumptions and interdependencies
Reports on overall delivery status to program leadership and various stakeholders
Coordinates resolution of internal and external dependencies across the product teams
Works with product owners to plan program-level release schedule against delivery
Influences senior business leaders to define and agree on a program management framework, including creation and composition of the steering group or committee, identification of sponsors / stakeholders
Manages expectations of program stakeholders, including business and IT program sponsors
Ensures realistic estimates of costs, schedule, scope and resource requirements are agreed and carries out the monitoring of product / project teams against these criteria, taking corrective action as necessary
Ensures that a change control procedure is in place, and is used to assess the effect of changes to the projects on costs, schedule, scope and resource needs and reports these to project sponsors
Plans, directs, coordinates, monitors, and reports on vendor activities related to the product / project teams, from contract / proposal initiation to final operational stage
Leads and participates in all vendor RFPs and negotiations partnering with the K-C Procurement team
Ensure appropriate ITS stage-gate methodology steps are taken in the program, and remain compliant with audit and security requirements as applicable
Influences Business and IT decisions to appropriately balance global standard solutions that meet local business needs
Assure proper quality standards are maintained during execution and delivery of capabilities
Actively contributes to, and is recognized as a role-model within the project manager community both internal and external to K-
C. This includes hiring, onboarding and coaching project managers and continuously improving project management-related processes
Key Qualifications and Experiences :
Bachelor's degree and 12+ years of relevant experience with demonstrated skills in the core competencies
Demonstrated success as a project manager for large IT projects in complex, matrix, multi-national corporate environments, executing across multiple time-zones and cultures
Is familiar with a range of analysis, modelling and design methods; has broad current knowledge of IT standards, applications and trends.
Can facilitate the analysis of business processes, and articulate potential changes to business processes in a lucid and cogent manner, both orally and in writing
Broadly skilled in information and communications technology
Strong leadership and organizational skills to influence IT and Business Leaders
Has a comprehensive knowledge of relevant development life-cycles and strong interpersonal skills
Ability to work in a virtual team which may work across distance (remote), cultures and time zones
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification (or equivalent) is strongly preferred
Verbal and written fluency in English is mandatory
Core Competencies :
DIGITAL CORE - Continuous Learning (Working)
DIGITAL CORE - Digital Workplace (Working)
DIGITAL CORE - Enterprise Agile (Working)
DIGITAL CORE - Enterprise Automation (Basic)
DIGITAL CORE - Outcomes (Working)
FUNCTIONAL - Business Acumen (Working)
FUNCTIONAL - Change Management (Working)
FUNCTIONAL - Benefits / Business Case Management (Working)
FUNCTIONAL - Financial Management (Working)
FUNCTIONAL - Investment Prioritization (Working)
FUNCTIONAL - IT Governance (Working)
FUNCTIONAL - Product Management (Working)
FUNCTIONAL - Program and Project Management (In-Depth)
FUNCTIONAL - Stakeholder Relationship Management (Working)
Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 150 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 a 135-year history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and putting them in the right jobs so that they can 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 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.
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 :