NPI Project Leader

Date: Jan 12, 2022

Location: Apodaca, NLE, MX, 66634

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

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.

This role in summary

We are looking for "NPI Project Leader"


The Basics

Sourcing Sr Analyst. Manages Projects Introductions and various projects from pre-sourcing to launch and throughout project lifecycle to achieve Quality, Cost targets and maintain program timing according to WPD tollgates. Manages major cost reduction activities (TCP/TCQ) for current products. Leads and coordinates activities with internal process partners. Key Procurement reference person for New Products and major changes.


Your responsibilities will include

What you will do/ Your day to day

  • Manage launch, cost, and quality of multiple 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 up to mass production
  • Lead & coordinate internal deliverables to suppliers – demand planning, designs, quality, cost targets, phase In / Phase Out
  • Resolve launch readiness situations and prepare/ensure cost, schedule, and quality objectives are achieved
  • Track and evaluate supplier activities against their launch plan.
  • Balance activities for multiple projects to ensure all priorities and key objectives are met.
  • Monitor supplier quality deliverables, occasional travel to suppliers for face to face reviews and readiness discussions
  • 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.


Minimum requirements

Background and Experiences

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, Engineering, or related field.
  • 5+ years’ experience in procurement, sourcing or Industrial Program Management
  • Fluent English
  • Demonstrated use of project management skills and tools
  • Experience in managing and executing multiple key activities and competing priorities


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