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Date: Dec 5, 2018

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 26062 

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.

Procurement Sourcing Specialist


Function Overview:

We are seeking qualified candidates for a Procurement Sourcing Specialist opening to join our Global Strategic Sourcing organization.  In this role, you will develop and manage the business relationships between Whirlpool and assigned suppliers supporting Chemicals & Resins. You have responsibility for Contract negotiations /Supplier issue resolution /Supplier cost reductions /Purchase Order (PO) creation and Management) as well as manage the daily operations.  You will support the development of the North American and Global purchasing strategies for assigned Chemicals & Resins subcategories.  You will also support regional operations, Lead /Support Business Partner needs within assigned subcategories. In addition, you will work to identify, develop and execute projects for your assigned subcategories, understanding the financial impact of the activity and the overall impact on Whirlpool financials. You have accountability to develop and maintain systems related to supplier performance in addition to key relationships with internal customers.  You will evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, delivery and analyze price proposals, financial reports and other information to determine competitive prices and viable suppliers.  You will also lead continuous improvement activities surrounding Chemicals & Resins materials with the goal of enhancing Whirlpool’s cost leadership and product leadership. This function is responsible for identifying, developing, managing and coordinating suppliers to meet company's goals in regards to quality, delivery, and cost.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead sourcing activities for assigned suppliers and product categories within Chemicals & Resins space
  • Manage supplier relationship including leading RFQs, quote analysis and market testing to drive cost leadership
  • Drive and support cross-functional engagement with project management, supply assurance, supplier quality, and target cost management on projects as needed
  • Lead and/or support supplier negotiations including contract negotiations


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain or Business
  • 2+ years of Purchasing, Procurement, Engineering or Supply Chain experience
  • 2+ years of Project Management experience


Preferred Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain or Business
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple key activities
  • Demonstrated practical use of supplier management and sourcing principles
  • Ability to establish and build strong relationships with suppliers and process partners
  • Experience with Excel (Pivot Tables/Formulas) and Google Suite (Google Docs, Sheets, etc.)
  • Proven negotiation, conflict resolution, and management skills
  • Strong analytical and computer-related skills



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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