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Date: Nov 24, 2018

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022-2692

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 28064 

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.


Corporate Governance Paralegal 

Function Overview 
Reporting directly to the Corporate Secretary, serves as Board liaison and provides support for all Board of Directors related matters, including Board communications, Board meeting logistics, and Director compensation.  

Responsible for Section 16 reporting, NYSE reporting, and assisting with proxy statement and annual report. 

Maintains minute books and other corporate records. Assists with special projects and corporate governance research.  
Job Responsibilities

  • Prepare draft agendas, resolutions, unanimous written consents, minutes; maintains the Diligent Boardbooks web platform; ensures Board and committee meeting content is delivered in the appropriate format in accord with established timelines.
  • Manage all Board meeting logistics, including transportation, accommodations, meeting space, itineraries, vendor relationships and contract management; and contingency planning 
  • Administer all Director compensation programs including quarterly retainers, annual equity awards; deferred compensation programs; assist with compiling tax information;  assist Directors (and Executive Officers) with stock transactions and answer questions about the programs from Directors and their advisors 
  • File all Section 16 reports for Director and Executive Officer stock transactions on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) website within required time frames; researches transaction codes and reporting requirements; understands principles of Section 16(b) short-swing trading liability 
  • Assists with annual reporting and annual meeting processes, including  preparing Director & Officer (D&O) questionnaires and compiling information; reviewing and drafting proxy statement disclosures;  files reports required by New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
  • Identifies and Implements process improvements to maximize Board efficiency and effectiveness, maintains database of Director education programs; assists with new Director orientation 
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends
  • Some travel required


Minimum Requirements

  • Associate Degree
  • 3+ years of paralegal experience in the areas of corporate/securities law 


Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor degree
  • High level of diplomacy and tact
  • in-house Paralegal experience
  • Steadfast adherence to confidentiality
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent organizational skills and passionate attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize workload in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Strong computer skills, experience with Google or Diligent Boardbooks


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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