North Atlantic Consumer Products – Product Supply / Maumelle, AR at Kimberly-Clark
Quality Senior Manager
Requisition No. 768008
This position is the Quality Management Representative responsible for the Quality Management System (QMS) for the Maumelle, AR regulated product manufacturing facility. It provides technical leadership, consultation, coordination, and direction for facility quality control systems to ensure the manufacture of formulated Wipes products meet required quality specifications and all applicable corporate and regulatory standards. The scope of responsibility and influence includes Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Quality Management, Validation Management, and Sanitary Manufacturing requirements. The position will oversee significant upgrades to facility quality systems and infrastructure to reduce risk and must be able to drive change in mindsets and behaviors across all levels of the organization. This position will establish and manage quality improvement projects in accordance with company goals and objectives and work with cross-functional teams to ensure appropriate controls and documentation relating to QMS requirements are followed.
Mill Operations & Engineering, Product Supply, BCC Staff and Global Quality, Research, Engineering, Marketing, Legal, Purchasing, Logistics, Regulatory Affairs, External Regulatory Agency contacts, End Users of products.
The incumbent reports to the Maumelle Mill Manager.
Responsible for the QMS for manufacturing of a regulated product (Baby Wipes) with the highest microbiological and brand equity risk within Kimberly-Clark, due to the wet, formulated nature of the product and a highly sensitive and vocal user base.
This critical leader shall provide leadership for the significant upgrade of the mill’s quality systems, infrastructure, and procedures. He/she shall drive change to mindsets, behaviors, and capabilities to build an empowered Quality Culture throughout the mill, at all levels of the organization. He/she shall challenge the current methods in order to drive innovation and excellence within the Quality space. This leader must demonstrate ability to mitigate historical and emerging risks (1-2 crises per year, with $20MM sales loss), and ensure that finished product quality meets FDA regulatory and corporate guidelines.
The Quality Senior Manager is also responsible for providing direction and alignment for and building the capability and knowledge of the Quality group of 15 – 20 team members, 4-8 of those being direct reports. The Quality team includes team leaders, technicians, microbiologists, hygienists, and validation engineers. He/She must be able to work autonomously with minimal direction, while ensuring alignment and collaboration with the Staff quality teams to define and implement new strategies, per business unit objectives.
The supported infrastructure and systems include water purification systems, formulation batching/blending, eight (8)+ wet converting lines, two (2) raw material lines with historical high-risk for complaints/crisis events, air handling systems, and a microbiological laboratory. A number of these systems require substantial upgrades over the next 2-4 years.
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