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Senior Analyst, Strategy & Business Development

Date: Nov 20, 2020

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

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">Requisition ID:<span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif""> 40156    

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">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.

 

 

 

         

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">Senior Analyst, Strategy & Business Development 

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">Functional Overview: 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">The Corporate Strategy team is aligned with the C-suite at Whirlpool and drives initiatives in four major areas: Business Development/M&A, Strategic Initiatives, Competitive Intelligence, and Strategic Planning. 

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">Business Development and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) <span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">– Responsible for the M&A strategy, as well as assessment and execution of specific acquisition, joint venture, alliance, and divestiture opportunities on a global basis. 

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">Strategic initiatives <span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">– 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. 

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">Competitive strategy & intelligence <span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">– 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. 

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">Strategic planning <span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">– The team defines the strategic planning process for the enterprise, including long-range planning, strategic planning, and strategy reviews with the Board of Directors. 

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<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">Job Responsibilities<span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">:

  • Remote work options available in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Illinois if you are willing to come onsite for meetings in Chicago, Illinois, or Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">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.)
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">Understand, structure, and analyze complex business issues
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">Prioritize analyses through hypothesis-based problem solving
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">Seek second-order implications and insights beyond the obvious
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">Perform rigorous and accurate analysis and modeling
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">Translate analysis output into practical and implementable recommendations
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">Help create Whirlpool’s competitive strategies and support ongoing competitive intelligence gathering
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">Support business development / M&A actions including target screening/assessment, valuation, due diligence, negotiation, and acquisition integration
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">Assess and profile companies to support both formulation and identification/execution of strategic partnership, joint venture, and acquisition opportunities
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">Communication development and business reporting:
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">Share insights and recommendations in a structured and easily digestible manner in both written and oral format, persuading based on facts and sound logic
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">Present your analysis while engaging the audience and projecting self-assurance
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">Take an active role in internal and external presentations, meetings, discussions
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">Build a network of internal relationships with a broad cross-section of the organization, and leverage organizational knowledge, resources, and expertise
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">Manage own time and schedule with initiative and effectiveness, negotiating and prioritizing demands across multiple projects

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<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">Minimum Requirements<span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">:

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">Bachelor’s Degree
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">2+ years’ experience working in a Management Consulting Firm, Financial Institution, or Consumer Goods Business
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">3+ years’ experience in Strategy, Finance, Accounting, Marketing  or Operations

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<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">Preferred Requirements<span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">:

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

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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 whirlpoolcorp.com.    

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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