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Analyst, Strategy & Business Development

Date: Mar 2, 2021

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022-2692 Indianapolis, IN, US, 46225 Columbus, OH, US, 43215 Madison, WI, US, 53703 Springfield, IL, US, 62701 Lansing, MI, US, 48933

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 40800 

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.

Analyst, Strategy & Business Development


Functional Overview:

The Corporate Strategy team is aligned with the C-suite at Whirlpool and drives initiatives in four major areas: Business Development, Strategic Initiatives, Competitive Intelligence, and Strategic Planning.


Business Development and Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) – Responsible for the M&A strategy as well as an assessment of and execution of specific acquisition, joint venture, alliance, and divestiture opportunities on a global basis.


Strategic initiatives – Lead important strategic initiatives mandated by the Board of Directors or the Executive Committee on behalf of the enterprise. We also partner with business leaders to support the development of business strategies. Types of initiatives we drive include market entry strategy, growth strategy, and portfolio strategy.


Competitive strategy & intelligence – Partner with the Executive Committee to shape the competitive strategy for the company and embed it into regional plans. Assess competitor activities and performance, including being accountable for ongoing competitive monitoring.


Strategic planning – The team defines the strategic planning process for the enterprise, including long-range planning, strategic planning, and strategy reviews with the Board of Directors.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Support business development/M&A actions including target screening/assessment, valuation, due diligence, negotiation, and acquisition integration
  • Assess and profile companies to support both formulation and identification/execution of strategic partnership, joint venture, and acquisition opportunities
  • Play a key role in strategic projects within Whirlpool’s core business as well as domains adjacent to major appliances (such as small domestic appliances, consumables, etc.)
  • Understand, structure, and analyze complex business issues
  • Prioritize analyses through hypothesis-based problem solving
  • Seek second-order implications and insights beyond the obvious
  • Perform rigorous and accurate analysis and modeling
  • Translate analysis output into practical and implementable recommendations
  • Help create Whirlpool’s competitive strategies and support ongoing competitive intelligence gathering
  • Communication development and business reporting:
  • Share insights and recommendations in a structured and easily digestible manner in both written and oral format, persuading based on facts and sound logic
  • Present your analysis while engaging the audience and projecting self-assurance
  • Take an active role in internal and external presentations, meetings, discussions
  • Build a network of internal relationships with a broad cross-section of the organization, and leverage organizational knowledge, resources, and expertise
  • Manage own time and schedule with initiative and effectiveness, negotiating and prioritizing demands across multiple projects
  • Able to work partially remote, coordinating and process-managing work in a virtual setting from these locations Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, or Wisconsin 


Minimum Requirements:

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree with anticipated completion in Spring 2021
  • Experience working in a Private Equity Firm, Investment Banking, Management Consulting Firm, Financial Institution, or Consumer Goods Business
  • Experience (academic, internship, or professional) in Strategy, Finance, Accounting


Preferred Requirements:

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, both quantitative and qualitative
  • Excellent communications and presentation skills, both written and verbal, including confidence and presence to engage effectively with senior executives
  • Mastery of Google Slides and Google Sheets
  • Ability to recognize the accomplishments of the team before the individual
  • Highly motivated and possess vision and enthusiasm
  • Understand how to deliver on short time frames and be committed to meeting deadlines
  • Communicate in an open and honest way that quickly builds trust and respect
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Be comfortable making presentations


Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, with approximately $20 billion in annual sales, 77,000 employees, and 59 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2019. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit, and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. Additional information about the company can be found at    

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. 

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