KCNA Safety & Sustainability Leader

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A position has become available at Kimberly-Clark for a KCNA Safety & Sustainability Leader.

Summary Of Position

The incumbent is accountable to develop, deploy & deliver standard sustainable Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S) capabilities that deliver a step change in EHS&S performance that mitigate risks associated with:

  • EHS Maturity Model Expected Performance
  • Fatality Elimination (Sentinel)
  • Injury/Illness Prevention
  • Sustainability Leader
  • Compliance/Conformance

Responsible to drive and/or check and adjust initiatives so that our employees remain safe and our sites compliant with health and environmental regulations.


  • In this matrix organization, this key EHS&S leadership position that sets strategic direction for the KCNA region which is made up of 12 KCNA manufacturing facilities, 2 experimental facilities, & 5 staff locations.
  • He/she is responsible to build the capabilities and skills of the EHS&S organizations located at each facility.
  • The incumbent in this role provides leadership in the development of KCNA Supply Chain EHS&S strategy and initiatives- including ONE KCNA Standardization, technical solutions, behavioral expectations and processes/procedures to be deployed across the KCNA organization. This includes leading solutions that address all three objectives of the K-C EHS Maturity Model – Mindset, Behaviors and Capabilities, Risk Reduction & Compliance and Management Systems.
  • The incumbent influences the allocation of capital spending and the prioritization across KCNA for strategic EHS&S spending.

Key Customers

All KCNA Employees As Well As The Following

KCNA Senior Leadership Team;

  • Senior leaders of the KCNA Supply Chain;
  • Senior leaders of the Family Care & Personal Care North America businesses;
  • Facility EHS&S leaders across the KCNA Manufacturing & Experimental facilities;
  • Facility Managers & Leadership Teams across the KCNA Manufacturing & Experimental facilities;
  • Personal Care & Family Care R&E Leaders and teams;
  • Global Supply Chain Teams;
  • GOSH (Global Occupational Safety and Health);
  • Global Environmental Team;
  • Global Sustainability Team;
  • External Regulatory Agencies.


Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Visibly demonstrate that safety is a value by following safety procedures, maintaining a safe workplace, complying with safety rules, and holding others to the same standard.
  • Create and foster EHS&S programs that lead to the creation of a culture where EHS&S is recognized as a value.
  • Ensure full compliance with the wide range of applicable EHS&S laws, regulations, codes and standards in North America.


  • Demonstrate quality as a core value. Ensure product quality and safety are considered as necessary while performing the duties of this role.
  • For highly regulated sites, understands and ensures compliance with FDA cGMP regulatory requirements as they relate to CFR 820 (Code of Federal Requirements).


  • Manage yourself in accordance with the One K-C Behaviors and values.
  • This role is the key influencer and leader to consult on EHS&S issues and support the Portfolio Leaders, Research Engineering, and Facility Operating / Management Teams in addressing key EHS&S issues and appropriately utilizing Lean principles to deliver intended business results.
  • Coach & develop his/her team as well as site EHS&S leaders including on-going succession planning.
  • Serve as the environmental and sustainability technical resource to all KCNA employees and build their capability as it relates to same.
  • Collaborate and support the EHS&S leader, extended EHS&S team & regional EHS&S leaders to ensure alignment in objectives and constancy of purpose.
  • Represent KCNA on the Global EHS Council.


  • Lead the implementation and the work involved for sustaining and continuously improving the K-C EHS Maturity Model, Management System w/ associated Performance Standards to deliver the expected performance.
  • Orchestrate the development and execution of the KCNA Safety & Sustainability strategy.
  • Ensure that KCNA facilities EHS&S activities are aligned with and support the KCNA EHS&S strategies, systems and policies as well as regional initiatives.
  • Identify environmental and sustainability hazards and manage them to acceptable levels of risk or impact.
  • Manage and support both external and internal audits, investigations, etc.


  • Influence spending to deliver improvements in EHS&S for our people and the region to deliver objectives.
  • Influence site leaders through education and demonstration of the value of sustainability efforts.
  • Ensure EHS&S projects are in the pipeline and are forecasted appropriately.

Education, Experience And Qualifications

  • This position requires a bachelor’s degree & master’s degree in an occupational safety, environmental, science or engineering discipline.
  • 10-12 years of relevant work experience, with a minimum 10 year’s experience in a high-speed industrial manufacturing environment/plant experience.
  • Experience in the management/leadership of significant process improvement implementations where influence skills (without direct reporting responsibility) were utilized.
  • Incumbent would possess demonstrated ability to organize and lead by influence a multi-functional team and foster a proactive team environment.
  • Demonstrated continuous improvement mindset.
  • Demonstrated strategic and critical thinking as well as direction setting skills.
  • Strong communication skills and aptness to inspire a broad audience (R&E, Operations, Sales, Marketing, varying levels, etc.).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of regulatory requirements of OSHA, EPA, NFPA, and other international, federal & state, local standards & regulations is required.

Working Conditions

  • Normal scheduled hours will vary based on the need to support a 24/7 Operation.
  • Flexibility to travel (Domestic & International) up to 30% for benchmarking and best practice sharing across KCNA & Kimberly-Clark.
  • Ability to work in both an office & manufacturing environment.

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KCNA Safety & Sustainability Leader


Thursday 23rd July 2020


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