Product Developer II

4-6 years
10 days ago
Job Description

Your Job:

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.

Due to internal move, In your role as Product Developer II, you'll help us deliver better care for billions of people around the world.

About Us:

People have looked to Kimberly-Clark brands for more than 150 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.

Led by Purpose. Driven by You.

Role Overview & Primary Accountabilities:

1.Ideation and Product Improvement

- Work closely with IISEA country marketing teams, and other Global/APAC R&E teams to generate ideas to develop new products and improve existing products, keeping into consideration product cost, engineering feasibility, product safety, legal, process capability, material availability etc

-Ensure a continuous pipeline of products to meet evolving market needs.

-Provide support on marketing communications for new product benefits and features to consumer.

-Work closely with APAC sector and IISEA country marketing teams to understand consumer and market trends and identify future product opportunities in the market

2.Qualification and Implementation

-Lead the qualification and implementation of the product development or improvement projects to be successfully launched in the market

-Ensure product development efforts are moving in tandem with business and market needs.

-Participate in the development of product test plan and action standards to ensure appropriate qualification has been considered.

-Verify any potential issues on material, product design, process feasibility on new product designs

-Lead the team to develop and execute plans to address potential process, equipment and/or product issues during implementation

-Lead and manage projects related to product improvement and upgrades from a technical point of view

3.Innovative approaches to work processes and products

-Actively research into ways of developing innovative product designs utilizing laboratory facilities and other resources.

-Employ innovative approaches to many short-range problems and broad creative concepts leading to new technical approaches.

-Think out of the box without being held captive by traditional ideas to aid problem solving

-Ideas generated are developed into working prototypes via innovative avenues and project objectives are met.

-Strong consumer understanding, and be able to understand how consumer needs translate into technical solutions

4.Documentation, invention disclosures and patents

-File invention disclosures and patent applications to protect creative ideas and protocols developed.

-Good documentation of knowledge and research and development works

-Creative ideas protected in a timely manner to support business growth.

-For IP/invention disclosure filing, record traceability and to facilitate knowledge transfer

5.Technology sharing and provision of technical service

-Communicate with KC global and other R&E teams to share information and gain knowledge of new technology.

-Provide any technical services to the business team such as developing product claims, consulting technical point in advertising and any other related issues

-Incorporation of novel technologies into products.

-Leverage on capabilities of global business teams to reduce time-to-market.

-Effective sharing of good practices employed by various teams

6.Costs Transformation and Design to Value

-Achieve business need for reduced cost at the equivalent quality of products.

-Lead FC cost transformation initiative including DtV and Simplification work for IISEA

-Eliminate non-value added features, materials, product dimensions to deliver winning products at the lowest cost.

-Guide Jr. developer to lead cost optimization programs.

7.Provision of Specifications

-Prepare and issue the final product and raw material specifications and update affiliates regularly.

-Ensure FPS and RMS are replicable through the understanding process, machine feasibility, and supplier capability.

-Ensure effective information transfer to affiliates for successful project execution in subsequent developmental stages


-Provide technical training/guidance for other project areas. Provide technical assistance, training, and coaching to less experienced team members, including cross-functional team members

-Enhance the technical skills and expertise of the team.

Essential Requirements:

- At least 4 years of FMCG relevant working experience

- Bachelor or above degree in Science or Engineering

- Strong communication skills and ability to influence leadership across all levels of the R&E and cross-functional organizations

- Demonstrated strengths in some of these areas: scientific experiment methods/analysis, project management/planning/organizing, developing learning plans, comprehension of technical literature and executing consumer research

- Collaborative mindset to work with team and dedicated leadership to making a progress

- Strong communication in English

About You:

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

You love what you do, especially when the work you do makes a difference. At Kimberly-Clark, we're constantly exploring new ideas on how, when, and where we can best achieve results. When you join our team, you'll experience Flex That Works: flexible (hybrid) work arrangements that empower you to have purposeful time in the office and partner with your leader to make flexibility work for both you and the business.

What's on offer:

Our Kimberly-Clark employees receive a competitive salary and incentives as well as access to a fantastic range of benefits including superannuation, career development opportunities, free health & well-being activities, volunteering leave and much more.

To Be Considered:

Click the Apply button and complete the online application process. A member of our Talent Acquisition team will review your application and will be in contact with additional information accordingly.

In the meantime, feel free to browse our website for additional information on our company, brands and culture - .

Kimberly Clark is proudly accredited with as Employer of Choice for Gender Equality WGEA!

Kimberly Clark is proudly ranked by Forbes as World's Best Employer 2021, 2022!





raw material specifications
innovative product designs
design to value
cost transformation
technical point
consumer research
technical literature
final product
novel technologies
product issues
product claims
scientific experiment methods
product test plan
product improvement

Kimberly-Clark Corporation is an American multinational personal care corporation that produces mostly paper-based consumer products. The company manufactures sanitary paper products and surgical & medical instruments. Kimberly-Clark brand name products include Kleenex facial tissue, Kotex feminine hygiene products, Cottonelle, Scott and Andrex toilet paper, Wypall utility wipes, KimWipes scientific cleaning wipes and Huggies disposable diapers and baby wipes.
Founded in Neenah, Wisconsin, in 1872 and based in the Las Colinas section of Irving, Texas since 1985, the company operated its own paper mills around the world for decades, but closed the last of those in 2012.With recent annual revenues topping $18 billion per year, Kimberly-Clark is regularly listed among the Fortune 500.
As of March 2020, the company had approximately 40,000 employees

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