Senior Analyst, Procurement

Date: Sep 7, 2021

Location: Apodaca, NLE, MX, 66634

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 47212 

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is committed to being the best global kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home. In an increasingly digital world, the company is driving purposeful innovation to meet the evolving needs of consumers through its iconic brand portfolio, including Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and Yummly. In 2020, the company reported approximately $19 billion in annual sales, 78,000 employees and 57 manufacturing and technology research centers. 

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.

POSITION TITLE:   New Product Readiness Senior Analyst, Procurement  

Our unique business strategy provides us with an unmatched leadership position and ability to build and sustain loyalty to our brands.  Our strategy allows us to move with greater speed to better serve our trade customers and end consumers around the globe.
Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for a New Product Readiness - Senior Analyst, Procurement opening to join our Laundry product management organization.


Day to Day (what a typical day or week looks like in this role)

·         Daily project management of established launch plans for assigned commodities/components/projects.
·         Participate in project and leadership meetings.
·         Resolve launch readiness situations and prepare/ensure cost, schedule, and quality objectives are achieved.
·         Implement cost and quality changes to existing models to achieve performance and cost objectives.
·         Balance activities for multiple projects to ensure all priorities and key objectives are met.
·         Validate and issue capital and expense expenditures (tooling and equipment).
·         Travel to suppliers for face to face reviews and readiness discussions.
 ·        Interact and visit the manufacturing plants as needed to work with the project team.
 ·        Develop and lead continuous improvement activities for key product management processes/systems.


What You Will Do
·           Manage launch, cost, and quality projects throughout product life cycles to achieve unit cost targets, quality targets, and maintain program timing for assigned commodities.
·         Develop a detailed action plan for each supplier to meet project deliverables.
·         Coordinate internal deliverables to suppliers – demand planning, designs, quality, cost targets.
·         Track and evaluate supplier activities against their launch plan.
·         Monitor supplier quality deliverables.
·         Validate, kick-off, and track supplier capital & tooling.
·         Lead & coordinate day-to-day activities during the new model transition process for the supplier and cross-functional internal team – Engineering, Quality, and Manufacturing.
·         Monitor and track key performance indicators for assigned commodities.
What You Need To Succeed

·         4+ years’ experience in procurement or sourcing.

.         Advanced English
·        Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, Engineering, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications
·         Demonstrated use of project management skills.
·         Demonstrated ability to negotiate and use conflict resolution skills.
·         Ability to build strong relationships with internal process partners and suppliers.
·         Manage ambiguity via strong analytical skills, critical thinking, and business acumen.
·         Ability to manage and execute multiple key activities and competing priorities.
·         On path to developing technical capability to become a subject matter expert.
·         Ability to drive results through others.


Endless Opportunities
Whirlpool has big plans for the future, just like you. We understand that it takes preparation and hard work to get there. So, we offer challenging purposes, ownership of your role, great teams, and tools to build your capability. In our performance-based setting, you can take your career in exciting new directions - and as far as you want to go.

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