Operations Manager

Kimberly-Clark Corporation   •  

Conway, AR

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods


11 - 15 years

Posted 37 days ago


Provide operations team leadership and management to attain World Class Manufacturing objectives.



Conway management, Sector management, team/department members and end users


Economically produced quality products and services. Assets (materials, inventories, equipment and personnel) properly managed, maintained and developed. Positive work environment maintained to promote achievement of World Class Manufacturing objectives.


Incumbent reports to the Facility Manager. He/she has broad operations or maintenance responsibilities for one or more high capacity and technically complex manufacturing and/or converting process(es) used for producing a range of base materials and/or finished consumer goods. Typically, numerous raw materials are consumed in the process with each having several critical process variables to be monitored and controlled. Rate of technological and business changes vary across product lines but can add significantly to the nature and variety of the challenges faced. The incumbent provides leadership for a team which typically includes members from several functional groups. Objectives typically are focused at the department level but have a major impact on total mill/plant performance.


This position requires knowledge and ability typically associated with a Bachelors degree. The incumbent also must have broad knowledge and significant experience (a minimum of 10 years leadership experience in manufacturing or relevant industry) in operations/ maintenance and business management at the functional, multi-functional, mill/plant and sector levels. Making presentations outside the mill/plant including managing vendor partnerships and coaching for performance and career development are typical experiences. The incumbent will typically have experience in more than one facility, sector and function and will have developed a working knowledge of sector staff activities. The incumbent will have led the development of department objectives and goals and action plans to achieve them, will have managed in an environment where success was achieved more through leading others than possessing technical knowledge, and will have managed to a planning horizon of one year or more.


Vary widely with assignment and typically include:

  • Operating budget up to $250 MM
  • Supervise and lead up to 325 team members
  • Single or multiple projects.