Shift Manager


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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


  • Promote a safe working environment through driving compliance with Safety policies and procedures.
  • Lead the plant BCC team in the event of an incident, and invoke crisis management procedures should a sentinel event occur.
  • First line incident investigation.
  • Control site access.
  • Highlighting and managing non-compliance with our Environmental Management Plan.


  • Ensure the quality management system is implemented by the shift team and targets are met.
  • Where targets are not being met, to enact the escalation procedure.


  • Maintain world-class levels of housekeeping according to the 5’shousekeeping standards


  • Ensure conformance with the production plan.
  • Highlighting opportunities in the plant with prompt action to correct the issue
  • Continuously monitoring of mill performance on all assets.
  • Manage shift resource to achieve production targets for ROO and Waste.
  • Provide first line support through utilization of the shift support team. Where necessary, use the escalation procedure to obtain the necessary support.
  • Controlling of labour to budget levels.
  • Manage material consumption on shift to budget levels or better.
  • Manage consumption of operating supplies on shift to budget levels or better.
  • Manage maintenance supplies to budget levels or better.
  • Manage and coordinate 1st line troubleshooting on shift.
  • Ensure that sections start-up as per plan after a shutdown/outage.


  • Communicating important matters from management and raise matters from the operator level to senior management.
  • Ensure high level of standardized and effective visual management
  • Communicate the plan to actuals in a daily report.
  • Lead morning meeting with the cross functional team.
  • Coordinating corrective action plans as issues raises from the morning meeting.


  • Personal accountability for performance, engagement, attraction, diversity and inclusion of teams.
  • Ensure that the shift teams have the right skills to operate the facility. Liaise with Day Operations / L&D to ensure operators are capable and training plan is delivered.
  • Coach and develop the shift teams using a leader as teaching methodology.
  • Assist Production Manager in managing performance through GPM or bargaining unit performance management system.
  • Manage absenteeism through effective and consistent utilization of HR systems to correct misconduct.
  • Assist the Production Manager in managing the manning plan and leave roster to ensure assets are adequately manned on a tour by tour basis.
  • Managing weekend support teams through facilitating standby meetings.
  • Drive the mindset of people to pursue company winning culture through contagious positive energy.
  • Manage behavior of all operating crews from shift to shift.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of a Degree in (Chemical/Electrical/Mechanical/Production) Engineering.
  • Minimum of 5 Years' Experience Leading Teams.
  • Experience in managing a complex shift environment.
  • Experience in diaper manufacturing will be an added advantage.


  • This role is available for local candidates already authorized to work in the role’s country only. K-C will not provide relocation support for this role.

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Job Level

Manager (Staff Supervisor/Head of Department)




Manufacturing / Production

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

5 - 7 years