The Clorox Company Sr. Manufacturing Technology Engineer in Kansas City, Kansas
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At Clorox, we build big brands that make everyday life better, every day. We value our differences, and challenge each other to think and act boldly. We try new things, succeed, fail and keep learning. We work hard, and have busy personal lives. And we’re all able to make a positive impact – at Clorox, in our communities, and in the lives of millions of people who invite us into their homes. Make your mark and help us drive Good Growth – growth that is profitable, sustainable and responsible.
The Production Services function of the Global Technical Services (GTS) Organization in Kennesaw seeks a Sr. Engineer/Scientist to provide technical leadership and support in the Litter SBU and others as needed. The expected primary areas of technical support are Process and Packaging for our facilities in Spring Hill, KS and Martinsburg, WV. Secondary focus area is Glad Manufacturing support with this position being part of the Litter/Glad GTS Technical Team. The location for this position is the A&M Products Plant in Spring Hill, KS or the Corporate Central Engineering Hub in Kennesaw, GA.
The individual in this position will draw upon technical knowledge and experience to lead complex changes and improvements to the North American supply chain. Scope of the role encompasses technical leadership for projects and in some cases overall project management. This includes supply assurance; cost savings, quality issue resolution, and strategic sourcing activities in raw & package materials/processing/formula knowledge and co-pack spend areas, as well as related operational improvements at Clorox plants and contract manufacturers. This role will also support a new plant start up.
We seek someone who is creative and independently driven to exceed expectations, applying strong analytical and problem-solving skills to a wide variety of projects and business or organizational initiatives, and who can inspire the same from peers.
The individual must deliver new ideas for cost savings and other types of projects, engage influentially with business and technical leaders, understand and communicate project risks, and identify potential business opportunities outside of assigned areas. We seek someone able to work with a group of professionals to achieve and take personal ownership for their work results. The candidate needs a strong working knowledge of manufacturing/operations/packaging/solids processing and is comfortable taking a hands-on approach to working with the plants to drive change.
Represent Production Services to assigned business and technical leaders, influence decision-making in the interest of cost optimization, supply assurance, enable work processes, and ensure adequate service levels by GTS resources to the division.
Regularly provides technical leadership, consulting or support for trials and tests with R&D and Operations.
Drive implementation, prioritization and execution of cost optimization, supply assurance and other supply chain goals.
Lead cross-functional project execution teams delivering on project objectives while balancing overall impact to operations.
Independently lead or support assigned and self-identified projects, employing the principles and tools of Ops Readiness and Early Management to identify potential losses early in the life of a project and to deliver a vertical, sustainable startup.
Utilize creative technical problem-solving skills and design-of-experiment approach to deliver technical options and solutions when assigned to support or lead cross-functional teams.
Communicate effectively within multi-functional teams and build strong partnerships with OS Groups, R&D Process and Product Development, Division Quality, Global Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain Solutions, business leaders and plant personnel.
Utilize knowledge of processing/packaging, as well as other general science and engineering principles and methods, to enhance the overall knowledge of the Department and Clorox technical community.
Develop best practices to drive continuous improvement and learning in Production Services and Clorox technical communities, and train others on new tools and practices.
Self-manage complex assignments across multiple locations, products, or businesses.
Typically 70% tactical and 30% strategic work.
Travel, primarily in US, 30-50%, and occasionally overseas.
Key Skills, Abilities and Experience Required
Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated technical depth in all packaging materials and packaging process, processing and manufacturing supply chain knowledge, excellent analytical skills, attention to detail, with ability to explain desired results, risks and next steps to any audience
Ability to identify, champion and institutionalize new tools, processes, and technologies
Ability to communicate ideas in a convincing, influential manner and to interact with all levels of the organization
Excellent written, interpersonal and communication skills, persuasive as well as documentary
Strong planning and organizational skills
Typically 5+ years engineering, science or operations work experience.
Education Level/Degree: Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering
Typically 5 years of professional experience
2 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment desired
More about Product Supply (PSO)
The Product Supply Organization (PSO) is an inclusive, diverse global community of leaders. Our team is responsible for sourcing, making and shipping some of the world’s most trusted household products. In our organization, safety is paramount and innovation a must. Join us if you want to keep growing professionally and make an impact in the lives of millions of homes.
More About Clorox
The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with approximately 8,800 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2020 sales of $6.7 billion. Clorox markets some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products;
Liquid-Plumr® clog removers
Poett® home care products
Fresh Step® cat litter
Glad® bags, wraps and containers
Hidden Valley® dressings and sauces
Brita® water-filtration products; Burt's Bees® natural personal care products
RenewLife® digestive health products
Rainbow Light®, Natural Vitality™ and NeoCell® dietary supplements.
The company also markets industry-leading products and technologies for professional customers, including those sold under the CloroxPro™ and Clorox Healthcare® brand names. Nearly 80% of the company's sales are generated from brands that hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories.
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Making a positive impact
Clorox is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's New Plastics Economy Global Commitment. The company has been broadly recognized for its corporate responsibility efforts, named to the 2020 Axios Harris Poll 100 reputation rankings, Barron's 2020 100 Most Sustainable Companies list, and the Human Rights Campaign's 2020 Corporate Equality Index, among others. In support of its communities, The Clorox Company and its foundations contributed more than $25 million in combined cash grants, product donations and cause marketing in fiscal year 2020. For more information, visit TheCloroxCompany.com , including the Good Growth blog, and follow the company on Twitter at @CloroxCo
The Clorox Company and its subsidiaries is an EEO/AA/Protected Veteran/Disabled/LGBT employer.
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