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Senior Manager, Engineering-Global Materials (Metals & Coatings)

Date: May 2, 2021

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 41627 

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As the Subject Matter Expert, The Senior Manager, Engineering- Global Materials (Metals & Coatings) will be responsible for leading and driving  technical strategy across materials technologies, including project execution, knowledge creation/capture, technical mentorship and consistent sound engineering practices.


Key Activities and Responsibilities:

  • Define Materials Strategy based on the proper and robust Technology roadmaps for the assigned technology stream

  • Design the technology roadmaps supporting the development of the innovation pipeline, and IP pipeline strategy

  • Global responsibility on the development and execution of raw materials strategy in collaboration with key partners as Subsystem leads, System Integrators, Procurement and Manufacturing

  • Own and drive the Materials Value Team (Materials, Procurement, Manufacturing and Quality working Team) strategy reinforcing the Technology impact, including clear and robust input about new technology trends ( 3-5 years)

  • Engage with the supply base to develop a collaborative strategy model (build and cultivate partnerships) 

  • Leverage knowledge through key suppliers and liaison to other external organizations

  • Lead/Coach to set and grow a solid, effective technology network/external technology strategic partnership (suppliers, Universities, etc)

  • Accountable for the execution of technology programs and projects, with proper controls and management of technical risks, to ensure work is planned and conducted on a sound engineering basis in respective discipline space

  • Coach, lead and mentor to develop and grow technical expertise throughout the organization

  • Lead systemic problem solving & risk assessment to close knowledge gaps in major subsystems

  • Drive Materials Governance and Complexity Reduction

  • Drive Technical Design Previews (TDP)

  • Drive reuse knowledge and materials across Platforms and Architectures

  • Reinforce and continuously improve the knowledge belonging to the proper technology field embedding all new technology trends and connections with the relevant Industrial Process Technology and Process.


Minimum Requirements:

  • B.S. in Engineering (Materials or Chemistry preferred; Master or PhD levels preferred)

  • 7 years of solid experience in metals and coatings development and/or industrialization

  • People leadership and communication skills

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Project Management skills


Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience managing metals and coatings technology in advanced industrial field

  • Experience in metals and coatings application at subsystem and manufacturing levels


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


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