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Date: Feb 2, 2019

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

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 26386

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.


Function Overview

We currently have an opening for a Senior Industrial Designer at our Benton Harbor, MI corporate headquarters.  You will be part of the Whirlpool’s Global Consumer Design group (GCD) where we start with a passion to create desire.  Because you love your home, we love the home. People take pride in their home and they want to furnish it with lovable, comfortable, and desirable things.  Home is where our heart is. At GCD, you’ll work on functional furniture that consumers use every day of their life.


We believe in creating experiences that brighten the quality of everyday life. We believe products should seamlessly blend into people's lives and reflect the warmth and beauty of their homes. We believe that products should adapt to the way people live and communicate, not the other way around.  Our mission is to continue building meaningful relationships with consumers through our brand experiences while creating products that people love.


As a Senior Industrial Designer at Whirlpool, you will conceptualize and develop new products and design strategies that create a desire for our product and brand experiences.  In this role, you will create aspects of form, aesthetics, Color, Materials, Finish (CMF), and user interfaces. You will work with, and occasionally lead, global cross-disciplinary GCD teams and process partners such as engineering, marketing, and sales.


Our global design studios include a broad cross-section of design disciplines.  Studios are located in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, Italy, India, and China. Travel will be a part of understanding our global homes. We have world-class design disciplinary groups in Industrial Design, Graphic Design, User Experience, and the Internet of Things (IoT).


Whirlpool has big plans for the future, just like you. We understand that it takes preparation and hard work to get there. So, we offer creative purpose, ownership of your role, great teams, and tools to build your capability. In a large global design studio for the Kitchen, the Laundry room, and Small Domestic Appliances, there are many opportunities for growth, development, and new experiences. Help us leave behind the functional box, and move to experiences that truly inspire a connection to people and their individual passions and needs!


Job Responsibilities

  • Empathize with user needs, desires, and behaviors to conceptualize meaningful experiences
  • Observe, identify, and develop new product architectures, configurations, and approaches to our portfolio of platforms
  • Create aspects of physical and psychological interfaces between users and products
  • Develop innovations and style while working within systems and architecture strategies
  • Lead the selection, promotion, and storytelling of winning design concepts that are delivered to the market
  • Developing accurate, well-defined and convincing verbal and written presentations of a comprehensive nature


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design
  • 3+ years work experience Industrial Designing in a corporate or consultant environment


Preferred Requirements

  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to facilitate communication across different disciplines
  • Excellent decision-making abilities and self-motivation
  • Adaptability and flexibility to change as designs and processes improve over time
  • An aptitude for making sense out of ambiguity
  • Command of line, form, and proportion
  • Working knowledge of other design and product development methods, tools and disciplines
  • 2D Design Software and Hand Skills
  • 3D Computer modeling skills and prototyping capability
  • Superior project management and planning skills 


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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