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Date: Jul 12, 2019

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 33050 

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.



Human Resources Manager - Product Marketing

Function Overview:
Whirlpool is seeking a Business HR Manager to partner with the Product Marketing teams in the North America Region (NAR), Whirlpool’s largest (Profit and Loss) P&L.

This HR leader will be the strategic Human Resources Business Partner for team of approximately 150 team members who support product planning and strategy, go to market launch, merchandising, and category management. You will be responsible for developing and executing organizational strategies that align structure, culture and talent with business goals while providing coaching to people leaders.

There is plenty of variety in this role. Today, you will work on driving organizational effectiveness to ensure a “fit for purpose” structure. Tomorrow, you might be identifying the future leadership pipeline and partnering with leaders to identify appropriate development actions. Next you may build out engagement plans to increase team effectiveness… the possibilities are endless.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Partner with business leaders to lead and drive people excellence - our strategy to enable the Product Marketing teams to achieve their deliverables and positively impact Whirlpool’s North America business
  • Drive business strategy and change, inclusive of talent strategies to support the business needs
  • Consult with the leadership teams and North America Region (NAR) Commercial Senior HR Director to proactively interpret and leverage data to draw insights,  diagnose and solve engagement, talent and organizational effectiveness challenges
  • Coach business and people leaders
  • Leverage HR Communities of Expertise (COE) strategies, tools and processes to drive solutions for business and organizational challenges
  • Partner with HR operations to enable two-way information sharing on business’s needs and ensure positive business outcomes
  • Lead Strategic Workforce Planning and drive our Inclusion & Diversity strategy in the Product Marketing teams
  • Participate  in completing special projects as assigned in HR and/or business


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 4+ years of experience in Human Resources


Preferred Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree or MBA
  • Experience in partnering with senior level business executives for org design, talent assessment & succession planning 
  • Experience in a corporate environment
  • Prior experience supporting a business unit of >100 salaried non-exempt employees
  • Skilled in developing strategic, effective relationships with clients by building trust, leveraging networks, applying HR expertise, and measuring and ensuring business results
  • Background in organizational effectiveness: Creating an effective and strong organization by utilizing organizational diagnosis tools, leveraging organization design principles, and building organization capabilities in line with Whirlpool’s core values to win against the competition
  • Experience applying data analytics and judgment to draw insights that inform business decision making
  • Ability to use coaching and influencing skills to successfully drive change and leaders’ ownership and accountability
  • Business Acumen: Uses extensive knowledge and insight about the business to fully engage in business discussions and lead the People Excellence strategy to improve talent and business outcomes
  • Experience leading and sustaining change creating an agile and responsive organization


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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