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Date: Oct 11, 2018

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 24622 

Whirlpool Corporation is consistently recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Our values are the driving force behind everything we do. Respect, integrity, diversity and inclusion, teamwork and the spirit of winning propel our teams to excellence. Get to know us and see what it's like to be part of the world's leading major home appliance company.

Advanced Product Development (ADI)  Lead delivers a complete innovation mindset to our Advanced Product Development (ADI) work streams: defines and sizes market opportunities, crafts compelling consumer stories, facilitates workshops, builds organizational innovation capability, manages Operations Interface (O.I.) networks, and delivers consumer focused innovation onto product roadmaps.



  • Key member of  team responsible for market analysis (business and consumer assessment) Use Cases being screened for inclusion in ADI/Platform portfolios - partners with other member of team to enable cross-functional portfolio activation
  • Project Management: Structure and lead cross functional teams to deliver against project objectives, while managing cross functional stakeholders to gain buy-in.
  • Market Research: explore and define strategic opportunities by leveraging primary and secondary research - both quantitative and qualitative
  • Analysis: Perform quantitative / qualitative analyses related to market sizing, consumer research, and concept evaluation
  • Workshops: Design and lead innovation workshops and meetings that drive the generation, evaluation, and prioritization of ideas
  • Presentation and Storytelling: Craft actionable stories based on qualitative and quantitative data to inform and influence stakeholders
  • Deliver Innovation portfolio for laundry platforms/ADI
  • Manage Inter-Office relationships and Proof of Concept (PoC) process
  • Drive improvement of next generation laundry opportunity spaces
  • Facilitate ideation/sprint sessions
  • Synthesized competitive intelligence for current ADI portfolio
  • Innovation Pipeline Feasibility/Viability Assessment process
  • Recommendations on Platform Tactical Innovation
  • Quality and alignment of improved opportunity spaces
  • # tactical innovation driven into platform portfolios
  • PoCs that transition to portfolio funded innovation




  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering or Marketing
  • 5+ years of experience in product/business development.




  • Excellent understanding of computer science fundamentals
  • Excellent software development skills.  
  • Experience with professional software engineering practices
  • Experience working with operating system - RTOS, Embedded Linux or Embedded Android
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated and a strong passion for learning



About us


Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world’s leading major home appliance company, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 92,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2017. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world.


At Whirlpool Corporation, we believe that all people matter. Celebrating diversity and including thousands of perspectives empower us to create products that blend into every concept of home. Whirlpool Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. 


Additional information about the company can be found on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp. 

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