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Reliability Manager at Kimberly-Clark Corporation in New Milford, Connecticut

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Reliability Manager

Job Description

You’re not the person who will settle for just any role. Neither are we. Because we’re out to create Better Care for a Better World, and that takes a certain kind of person and teams who care about making a difference. Here, you’ll bring your professional expertise, talent, and drive to building and managing our portfolio of iconic, ground-breaking brands. In this role, you’ll help us deliver better care for billions of people around the world. It starts with YOU.

In your role as Reliability Manager, you will provide maintenance and reliability strategic leadership for processes and teams at the manufacturing site.  This position is responsible for delivering a breakthrough step change in asset performance while driving costs down to world class levels through continuous improvement; in partnership with the KCNA Reliability Team, Central Stores, and with the Operations & Engineering team at the manufacturing site.  You will lead the plant level reliability strategy development and plan execution including leadership of the transformation plan and its associated activities.  You will be responsible for establishing leadership standards for the personnel associated with maintenance and reliability throughout the site, setting the strategy, developing team and leader capabilities, managing the maintenance budget, and delivering continuous improvement in asset reliability.  Position also ensures Maintenance and Reliability team are leveraging OPEX (operational excellence) continuous improvement process to drive improvements for department and site. Sets objectives for plant reliability and delivers results that have a significant impact on plant reliability and OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) performance.

In this role, you will:

  • Accountable for understanding and assuring cost effective resource capacity allocations. (i.e. managing to the right number of technical resources so that effective reliability services are provided to the organization)

  • Lead, resource, develop, and inspire the reliability team to drive a breakthrough step change in asset performance with a principal focus on equipment reliability resulting in an improvement to safety, quality, OEE, and to reduce maintenance costs to world class levels.

  • Lead, resource, develop, and inspire the stores team to continuously drive improvements in safety, quality, inventory level, delivery and cost reduction to best support your sites assets and teams to provide world class service.

  • Work in partnership with the facility leadership to achieve facility objectives. Provide governance to all established reliability processes, ensure continual improvement, and build/establish new processes.  Ensure we are following standards for all Reliability systems. Determine and track investments in reliability technology, systems and methods to insure maximum ROI.

  • Work in partnership with the staff Reliability and Global Supply Chain Reliability Team to achieve facility and sector/supply chain objectives.  Align your team and objectives to the Sector strategy and standards.

  • Champion the maintenance budget process and foster partnerships in the cross functional accountability of adhering to budgetary objectives.  Manage routine check and adjust process associated with the budget and based on mill spending and business demands.  Participate in the capital planning process.

  • Manage a skills matrix for the maintenance organization and skills development to provide improved reliability performance and service.

  • Deliver a 3% year on year reduction in spending by embracing and fostering a culture of loss prevention and control to drive continuous improvement in the reduction of breakdowns and other losses across the site asset base. 

About Us

At Kimberly-Clark, you’ll be part of the best teams committed to driving innovation and growth. We’re founded on 150 years of market leadership, and we’re always looking for new and better ways to perform—so what can you do with that? There’s no time like the present to make an impact at Kimberly-Clark. It’s all here for you at Kimberly-Clark. Led by Purpose. Driven by You.

About You

You’re driven to perform at the highest level possible, and you appreciate a performance culture fueled by authentic caring.  You want to be part of a company actively dedicated to sustainability, inclusion, wellbeing, and career development.

To succeed in this role, you will need the following qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s or advanced degree in engineering or relevant scientific discipline and 10 years or more of manufacturing related experience.

  • Prior experience in Engineering, Operations, Lean Manufacturing, and Maintenance.

  • A demonstrated ability to organize and lead a multi-functional team and foster a proactive team environment.

  • Prior experience in a manufacturing environment, product systems and staff experience, along with leadership of a non-exempt workforce is highly desired

  • Flexibility to travel up to 15%

Total Benefits

Here are a few of the benefits you’d enjoy. For a complete overview, see

  • Great support for good health with medical, dental, and vision coverage options. No waiting periods or pre-existing condition restrictions. Access to an on-site fitness center, occupational health nurse, and allowances for high-quality safety equipment.

  • Flexible Savings and spending accounts to maximize health care options and stretch dollars when caring for yourself or dependents.

  • Diverse income protection insurance options to protect yourself and your family in case of illness, injury, or other unexpected events.

  • Additional programs and support to continue your education, adopt a child, relocate, or even find temporary childcare.

For Kimberly-Clark to grow and prosper, we must be an inclusive organization that applies the diverse experiences and passions of its team members to brands that make life better for people all around the world.  We actively seek to build a workforce that reflects the experiences of our consumers.  When you bring your original thinking to Kimberly-Clark, you fuel the continued success of our enterprise. We are a committed 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, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional information about the compensation and benefits for this role are available upon request. You may contact 866-444-4516 for assistance. You must include the six digit Job # with your request.

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 will support in-country relocation for the chosen candidate for the role.  The benefits provided will be per the terms of K-C’s applicable mobility policies. The benefits/policy provided will decided in K-C’s sole discretion.


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USA-CT-New Milford

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