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Project Planner (NAR Refrigeration PLO)

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Date: Mar 14, 2019

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 31502 

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.

Project Planner (NAR Refrigeration PLO)


Function Overview

Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for a Project Planner for our NAR Refrigeration Project Leadership Organization (PLO).  Candidates should should possess a passion for project planning and organization, have a strong sense of values, and passion to win.


This project planner will be responsible for assisting the project leaders to deliver key projects in our continuing journey to product leadership. As a member of the Refrigeration Project Leadership Team you will develop and track project master schedule, KPIs, PPAPs, Capital, Cost and Budget to support in achieving successful Project Delivery, making certain that the team stays organized, coordinating team events, managing project data, and ensuring the team is prepared for key project updates.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Supports development & tracks project master schedule, including follow-up on execution w/ core team members.

  • Maintains and reports action register activities.

  • Develops & tracks project budget including Capital Spending Outlook.

  • Tracking of Parts development and production readiness: Part supplier selected, Toolmaker selection, eCAR approvals, Tooling PO, Tooling initiated, Tool execution tracking, Tool release from toolmaker to molder, Tooling delivery to final supplier, Tool trials coordination, Tool arrival date, Drawing releases, Part & Assembly revisions, PPAP for Make and Buy parts.

  • Partner with Build Planner to ensure engineering Build schedule, EBOM/ MBOM Readiness and Budget is in alignment with Project Charter.

  • Gathers, organizes, processes, and communicates project data like reports, obeya room and presentations.

  • Prepares content for project meetings and integration events.

  • Covers Project Leader absence when needed and appropriated.

  • Project KPIs tracking and report.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree.

  • 2+ years of project planning experience


Preferred Requirements:

  • MS Office, Google Suite, Excel/Google Sheets Formulas & Charts, MS Project and/or SmartSheets.

  • Understanding of SAP ERP systems.

  • Solid Project Management foundations, Good understanding of WPD process.

  • Skill in budget management, financial planning and analysis, capital management.

  • Preferred qualification: PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

  • Good organizational skills and ability to structure work.

  • Good analytical skills.

  • Consistent communication skills

  • Ability in to integrate across functions

  • Operational stability on project execution to allow the Project Leader to focus more on Stakeholder, Risk, change and People management.

  • Project team members influence for positive outcome, seeking effective ways to generate ideas, alternatives, and possibilities.

  • Ability to see the high-level overview of the organization and effectively negotiate and implement decisions and/or actions that support project delivery.

  • Ability to adjust to a changing environment or situation and to adopt a flexible approach that shifts according to the situation.

  • Proven People skills to work in cross-functional teams with can-do attitude.


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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