|Date of birth||March 22, 1959|
|Place of birth||Denmark|
|Playing position||Head coach|
|2004||Young Lions (Singapore U-23)|
|2005||Singapore Armed Forces FC|
Poulsen only played amateur football as an active player. As a football manager, he gained national recognition when he won promotion with Danish club Aarhus Fremad five times in only nine years, from 1987 to 1995. He managed AC Horsens from 1996 to 1997 before moving back to Aarhus Fremad in 1998. He managed AC Horsens again in 1999, before moving to Viborg FF the same year. Under Poulsen, Viborg FF turned fully professional and won the 2000 Danish Cup, as well as the 2000 Danish Supercup. In October 2001, Poulsen was fired, He then managed Randers FC.
In December 2002, Poulsen moved to Singapore. Here he managed the under-18 team of the Singapore national football team, the Young Lions, and the Singapore Armed Forces FC. He moved back to Denmark, and joined Vejle Boldklub in January 2006 on a three-year contract. He was fired by the club in April 2007, and joined Næstved BK in July 2007.
In June 2010 he was named new manager of FC Hjørring. He left the club in April 2011 after being named as new coach of the Tanzania national under-21 team. In May 2012 he was promoted to manager of the Tanzania national football team replacing fellow Dane Jan Børge Poulsen.
In December 2014 he was hired as a new head coach in Silkeborg IF.
- Trænerteam at naestvedboldklub.dk.
- Nu vil Viborg have respekt, bold.dk, June 1, 2000.
- Kim Poulsen fyret i Viborg, bold.dk, October 23, 2001.
- Kim Poulsen ny træner i Vejle, bold.dk, September 23, 2005.
- Vejle har fyret Kim Poulsen, bold.dk, April 2, 2007.
- Kim Poulsen fra FC Hjørring til Tanzania, bold.dk, April 26, 2011.
- Tanzania replace Jan Poulsen with namesake Kim Poulsen, bbc.co.uk, May 12, 2012.