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Sales & Operation Planning (S&op) Manager


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Sales & Operation Planning (S&OP) Manager

People have looked to Kimberly-Clark brands for more than 140 years and today we're proud to help over a billion people around the world cope, laugh, love and live every day. From the best nappies and baby wipes to the softest tissues, to the best supplies for business, we are constantly searching for new ways to make life better for our consumers, our customers and our planet.

Our leading consumer brands like the Kleenex, Huggies, VIVA, U by Kotex, Poise, Depend brands improve the lives of people around the world.

Kimberly-Clark proudly leads the world in essentials for a better life.


  • Facilitate S&OP Meetings and collaborate with key teams (Supply Chain, Sales, Marketing, Category) to achieve a consensus plan

  • Aggregate the plan and assumptions (in collaboration with Supply Chain Planning Managers) and challenges /risks/opportunities raised within the process so that they are transparent, communicated and actionable across KCANZ and our extended supply partners

  • Prepare Monthly S&OP decks (across DR, SR, MBR) using cross functional input

  • Manage S&OP activities that provide analysis which drive business decisions relative to improving service level and efficiency via streamlining processes and cost savings projects (Continuous Improvement)

  • Manage and challenge key performance metrics – Forecasting, Inventory Control, Adherence to Plan

  • Develop support metrics, tools and reporting to assist the key functions in achieving key performance metrics

  • Work closely with the Planning Managers and Sector teams on new product introductions and life cycle management

  • Implement and optimise S&OP change programs to move the business through the S&OP Gold Standard Maturity model ensuring sustainability

  • Coach and lead the Supply Chain planning teams through the change required to be best in-class Gold Standard

  • Highlight areas of risk to the annual and monthly P&L

  • Bring forward ideas to close the gap between the annual target and forecast and manage those activities within the planning team

  • Design and implement improvement projects to improve the S&OP Process and ultimately Supply Chain responsiveness




  • Minimum 7-10 years’ experience in supply chain management


  • CI/LEAN Green Belt or higher

  • APICS CIPM / CSCP or equivalent

Experience, Skills and Knowledge:

  • Proven ability to lead, coach and develop a team

  • Ability to work in conditions which include multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities in tight deadlines

  • Ability to think strategically and execute tactical with a bias for action

  • Ability to make decisions that are a “best for business” approach

  • Experience with S&OP forums, reviews and procedures

  • Logistics (front and back end) expertise

  • Cross functional experience is a must

  • SAP/APO-SNP knowledge


  • Tableau

  • Power BI

  • Experience working in a matrix/global organisation

What’s On Offer

Our Kimberly-Clark employees receive a competitive salary and incentives as well as an access to a fantastic range of benefits including superannuation, great training, free health & wellbeing activities, volunteering leave and much more.

Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:

K-C will not provide support for relocation of the chosen candidate for this role, if necessary, relocation will be at the candidate’s own expense.

However, K-C will provide assistance and financial support to obtain immigration visas and work authorization for the chosen candidate, if needed.

Primary Location

North Sydney Office

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