Commodity Buyer

Date: Jul 7, 2021

Location: Apodaca, NLE, MX, 66634

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 45023 

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, with approximately $19 billion in annual sales, 78,000 employees and 57 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2020. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. 

Whirlpool Corporation is consistently recognized by FORTUNE as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Our values are the driving force behind everything we do. Integrity, Respect, Inclusion & Diversity, One Whirlpool, and Spirit of Winning propel our teams to excellence. Get to know us and see what it's like to be part of a company that is in constant pursuit of improving life at home.

Analyzing the market for the commodity and executing  long term strategy for the commodity globally.




  • Responsible for developing  commodity strategy , competitive/ market intelligence , data analytics' , negotiation skills , process knowledge. 
  • Cross functional role  ,strong relationships with key stakeholders within the corporate and factory levels and to execute sourcing strategies for commodities to drive value and significantly impact bottom-line profitability. This role also partners with Manufacturing, Production, Quality, and Technical leaders to identify  opportunities in the commodity areas. 
  • Devise  sourcing strategies to ensure cost competitiveness by working on both new and existing  suppliers , supplier agreements. 
  • Manage Total Cost Of Ownership ( BOM , Overall Cost Structure , Quality & logistics). 
  • Develop a detailed strategic approach to manage connectors, Audio and Sensors ,  as a commodity  to set future targets across  standards, cost, performance , warranty and Lead time. Manage a total spend of $90M across the regions. 
  • Collaborate with key functional stakeholders to demonstrate Product Leadership of new launches and expectations of the company. 
  • Perform risk management regarding supply contracts and agreements. 
  • Knowledge about New Product Launches and PPAP Process . 
  • Monitoring , communicating and  Driving progress on projects 

Key Deliverables

  • Meeting new project cost targets
  • Define and execute the Global Component Strategy.
  • Source the products and components at right cost and quality.




  • Engineering or Similar Background
  • Previous Procurement experience 3 - 4 years
  • Hands on in Google/MSExcel/Powerpoint.
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge and working experience of electronics or electromechanical components
  • Extensive global sourcing experience & strong negotiation skill
  • Demonstrated success in supplier management, cost reduction & inventory management

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