Strategy Manager, Asia Pacific (Sales and Marketing)

Job Reference: SG
Employer/Agency: Kimberly-Clark Singapore
Location: Singapore
Experience: 6 to 9 years
Salary/Package: On application
Job Sector: Marketing; Sales
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Strategy Manager, Asia Pacific (Sales and Marketing)

About us

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 150 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's population - trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With a 135-year history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and putting them in the right jobs so that they can do their best work. If original thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark. 

Job Description

Reporting directly to the APAC Strategy Director, this role is primarily responsible for executing priority initiatives at both region and country level, across functions.  These initiatives are, typically, cross-functional, mission-critical, cutting-edge projects in nature – directly impacting topline and bottom-line.

The role is challenging and involves engaging closely with in-country teams across functions, challenging status-quo and driving teams to flawless execution.

The role opens up fantastic options for future progression into leadership roles in Kimberly-Clark – of course, this progress will be linked to performance in the current role.  We expect the individual to acquire strategic-thinking capability while leveraging functional knowledge and transition to possible functional in-country roles in future.

What we will offer:

An opportunity to drive exciting, mission-critical initiatives in Asia-Pacific: Lead exciting, crucial topics with a tangible topline and bottom-line impact.  Get things done by collaborating with country operating teams.  Roll-up your sleeves to show the way in tackling challenges, when required.  Use your sharp, analytical instincts and deep functional knowledge to problem-solve! Bring your collaborative style, maturity and self-belief / confidence to make people ‘believe in the cause’ and execute flawlessly.

Be the torch-bearer of best-practices across APAC: One of the core philosophies of Kimberly-Clark in the region is “Winning with Speed”.  Speedy execution requires soaking-in best-practices on a range of topics – from wherever available!  Is the China team doing a great job on digital marketing?  You will spearhead and spread this knowledge to the ASEAN operating team – so they can speedily latch on to a best-practice and win in ASEAN!

A transformational experience: Kimberly-Clark Asia-Pacific is a winning region!  Be it marketing, sales, finance, supply chain or HR, our winning teams ensure we stay at the forefront of exciting changes: new channels, disruptions in traditional ways of marketing, ‘smart’ operations… We will provide you with the landscape.  You paint it with your business savvy, energy and attitude.  A chance to collaborate cross-functionally, add value to the business and enrich yourself from the experience.  No matter where you decide to go in future, this role is guaranteed to step-change both your business acumen and develop your leadership traits.

Key Stakeholders:
• Direct line manager: Director (Strategy), APAC
• Key working relationships: APAC leadership team, APAC marketing, Country sales and marketing, business analysts and IT
• Occasional working relationships: Finance, Supply Chain, HR

Best-fit behavioral traits
• Practical problem-solver: Gets in-the-weeds, as well as thinks strategically to problem-solve
• Business sense and judgment: Able to view problems through the lens of practicality
• Mature: Authentic, highly collaborative and able to motivate teams, across levels
• Ambitious, but with a down-to-earth attitude
• Supreme determination: a can-do attitude, willing to roll-up sleeves and show the way
• Non-hierarchical, self-starter

Desired skills / expertise
• Functional expertise in at least one area - Consumer Goods Marketing or Sales
• Accomplished problem-solver, ‘ideas’ person: Strong intuition with data, excel-based analytics and consumer/ shopper/ channel insights; able to follow-through with practical solutions/ ideas
• Tight project management – ability to manage multiple work-streams
• Strong communication skills and presence
• Preferred experience: Minimum 7 years, with a demonstrated track-record of success
o At least 2 years in top-tier consulting and,
o Proven functional experience in working in FMCG/Consumer Goods organisations
o Asia Pacific experience, and one Asian Language desirable

Mobility: Although the role is based in Singapore to start with, the successful candidate must be willing to travel and relocate within APAC

Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:
K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based. In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization. However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship.

K-C will support relocation for the chosen candidate for this role, including assistance to obtain proper work authorization. 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. Compensation may vary by location.

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