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Senior Manager, Procurement

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Date: Aug 14, 2019

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

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.

Senior Manager, Global Strategic Sourcing Tooling & Equipment Team


Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for a Senior Manager opening to join our Tooling & Equipment team.  In this role, you will develop and manage six direct reports and work with suppliers that provide Equipment & Assembly Lines. The responsibilities for this role include; supplier sourcing approval / contract negotiations / supplier issue resolution / supplier cost reductions / global coordination of sourcing activities.  You will develop the North American region (NAR) purchasing strategy for assigned process technologies (Supplier Strategy / Sourcing execution / Supplier selection), Lead Manufacturing and Engineering & Technology needs within assigned process technologies. Work with NAR factories to best source and understanding the financial impact of the activity and the overall impact on Whirlpool financials, Develop, manage and maintain systems related to supplier performance in addition to key relationships with internal customers (Supplier relationship management), Evaluate suppliers based on cost, quality, development, delivery, management and analyze price proposals, financial reports and other information to determine competitive prices and viable suppliers, actively engage in personal development as well as support / coach development of direct reports to ensure overall team success for GSS Tooling and Equipment team.


This function is responsible for managing the identification, development, managing and coordinating suppliers to meet company's goals in regards to quality, cost, development and delivery.


Minimum Requirements

  • 6-8 years Manufacturing experience

  • Strong manufacturing process technology knowledge

  • 3-5 years experience managing people

  • Four-year bachelor degree

  • Strong project and time management skills is a must


Preferred Requirements

  • Engineering degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing would be highly preferred

  • Experience in purchasing equipment and tooling is strongly preferred

  • Experience in new product introductions, including the direct planning and acquisition of equipment

  • Demonstrated practical use of supplier management and sourcing principles

  • Ability to establish and build strong relationships with suppliers and process partners

  • Proven negotiation, conflict resolution, and management skills

  • Lead development and execution of commodity strategies

  • Participate in supplier assessment and manage new supplier approval process

  • Manage supplier reviews with the intent of continuously improving supplier performance

  • Strong analytical and computer related skills, especially MS Excel and PowerPoint especially google sheets and slides

  • Knowledge and use of SAP business explorer preferred

  • Procurement experience preferred

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.

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