Position Description – Regional Manager
Reporting - Director - Sales
Location - Zonal Office
About the Company
Kimberly, Clark and Co. was founded in 1872 by John A. Kimberly, Havilah Babcock, Charles B. Clark, and Franklyn C. Shattuck in Neenah, Wisconsin with US$30,000 capitalization. The group's first business was operating paper mills, which the collective expanded throughout the following decades. In 1928 the company went public as Kimberly-Clark. Through its 140+ year history, Kimberly-Clark has been a leader in innovation and in introducing products that have become household words. In 1914 the company developed cellu-cotton, a cotton substitute used by the United States Army as surgical cotton during World War I. Army nurses used cellu-cotton pads as disposable sanitary napkins, and six years later the company introduced Kotex, the first disposable feminine hygiene product. Kleenex, a disposable handkerchief, followed in 1924. KC has given birth to new categories with brands like Kleenex® and redefined categories with its Huggies® and U by Kotex® brands.
The company has gone through a number of acquisitions & also later spin-offs / sales. Under the leadership of Darwin Smith as CEO from 1971 to 1991, company went from being a business paper company to a consumer paper products company. After the spinoff of its Health Care division in 2014, it now operates through three business segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, K-C Professional
Our brands are household names all over the world: Kleenex. Kotex. Huggies. Cottonelle. Scott. Depend. Andrex. Intimus. Not to mention our many professional products. At first glance, it might look like we simply manufacture a variety of products, but if you look a little closer you'll see that what we really make is a positive difference in people's lives. All around the world, in 175 countries, we help more than a billion people every day cope, laugh, love and carry on with simple human dignity. At Kimberly-Clark, we make the essentials for a better life.
We take great pride in what we do, because what we do really matters. If you have the passion and talent to be a part of something this essential, we want to hear from you.
Kimberly-Clark considers its employees as its most valued resource and at the center of everything the company does. The company considers the talent, diversity and commitment of its employees crucial to its innovation and success. Kimberly-Clark has an extensive history of embracing and encouraging workplace diversity and in 2014 won the Global Catalyst award for women in leadership.
K-C Worldwide business are built into Regional Operating Unit structure. India is a part of the AsiaPacific region and is headquartered in Singapore.
About K-C India
In India a 50: 50 JV was formed in September 1994 between Kimberly-Clark Corporation, of USA and Hindustan Lever Ltd. The Plant and the Registered Office of the company are located at Sanaswadi, 30 km from Pune. KCLL manufactures and markets diapers under the brand Huggies® and feminine pads under the brand Kotex® in India.
HUL and Kimberly-Clark have enjoyed a long standing partnership for over two decades and have built a strong foundation. HUL has recently announced the company’s intention to divest its shareholding in KCLL to its JV partner, Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KCC). The above decision is in line with HUL’s objective to focus on its core business. KCC (Kimberly-Clark Corporation) stays committed to growing its core categories and building its business for the long term in India
Kimberly-Clark will focus on strengthening its sales and distribution capabilities thereby driving end-to-end integration to accelerate business growth. We believe that setting up our own sales and distribution team is a step in the right direction and is essential to realise the full potential of the India Market and achieve our ambitions over the long term. We are acquiring World Class Talent across functions and levels to be the foundation to deliver a High Performing Organization.
This individual will be part of the India Sales Leadership team to lead a region for General Trade.
1. Commercial Skills:
2. Business Planning:
3. People Management:
The ideal candidate should have Headroom for Growth and after successfully delivering consistent Business growth of the region handled, would be evaluated for a senior role within Sales or cross function depending on the interest of the candidate and organizational priorities.
This is an opportunity of a lifetime for a Sales Professional to be a part of the founding Sales Team of an Agile and Fast paced Indian subsidiary of a Global $20Bn Organization.