IT Functional Engineer Supply Chain (APO)
The Engineering & Application 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 a part of this team, the functional engineer leads and delivers the analysis, design, configuration, customization, testing, deployment and support for applications for the Supply Planning & Forecasting space.
Performs leading-edge work and develops innovative approaches / solutions. This role is viewed as an expert in complex application environments, encompassing both business process understanding and technical expertise.
Recognized subject matter expert. Delivers functional leadership and can mentor others in the organization. May provide work direction / general guidance to other team members as a functional leader
The role collaborates with Business Planning Stakeholders and Product Owners, Business Partners, Functional / Solution Engineers, Project Managers, and Enterprise Architects.
The role actively oversees the core areas of SCM APO (Advanced Planning & Optimization) comprised of : Demand Planning (DP), Supply Network Planning (SNP) and Production Planning Detailed Scheduling (PPDS).
Key Accountabilities :
Functional leader of medium to large projects for a specific business capability. Accountabilities across multiple functional and technical areas with wide range of complexity.
Proactive analysis of business processes and identification of innovative ways to address near term business needs which includes identifying these opportunities, reviewing and obtaining a disposition decision from the appropriate business client, assessing the fit of these opportunities into current initiatives, or including the opportunity in future demand.
Map the supply chain planning & forecasting space and partner with the business in the co-creation of solutions that add value to K-C.
Drives the evaluation of the factors which must be addressed in any process change or improvement.
Maintains in-depth understanding of the planning business processes for their capability area applied to APO System and set of subsystems.
Influences policy formation; contributes to User Groups; significant contribution to strategic direction.
Leads Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives; consults and shares knowledge across org; full awareness of industry and technology trends that can bring K-
C a competitive advantage.
Education required : Bachelor's degree
3-5 years continuous experience in SAP SCM APO space with strong focus in DP, SNP and PPDS as senior consultant and / or functional analyst
SAP IBP & S4 / HANA knowledge, understanding and exposure is a plus
Highly experienced in diverse SNP uses / implementations Optimizer, Heuristics, CTM plus Deployment
R / 3 Production Planning PP, CIF (Core Interface) experience and understanding is a plus
Skills / Competencies :
Possess strong leadership skills and exhibit creative thinking to be able to come up with inventive solutions to solve business challenges
Provide thought leadership while keeping up with industry trends and disseminating information across the organization
Experience working with blended teams consisting of employees, vendors, and consultants with both onshore and offshore resources
Strong Technical leadership of Application Development teams and vendors
Extensive experience collaborating with business stakeholders and IT to identify, design, and implement highly complex, end-to-end solutions
Cultivates networking opportunities within the organization
Broad range of business and IT experiences; Has achieved technical and / or business certification(s) is a plus.
Verbal and written fluency in English is mandatory
Ability to work in a virtual team which may work across distance (remote), cultures and time zones, in a matrix with multiple reporting lines
LOCATION : Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
WORKING CONDITIONS : Travel may include approximately 10% of work time.
Global VISA and Relocation Specifications :