Senior Procurement Sourcing Specialist

Date: Sep 9, 2021

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, with approximately $19 billion in annual sales, 78,000 employees, and 57 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2020. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit, and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. 


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Senior Procurement Sourcing Specialist


This Role in Summary: 

We are seeking qualified candidates for a Senior Procurement Sourcing Specialist openings to join our Global Strategic Sourcing organization.


Today, you might be working on a supply agreement. Tomorrow, you'll be creating a commodity strategy for the globe, and aligning with counterparts in other regions, process partners, and senior leaders.  You will also be communicating strategies and meeting with senior leaders in sourcing council on strategy, sourcing awards, and/or supplier exit strategies.


Your Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Develop and manage the business relationship between Whirlpool and its Suppliers of assigned commodity(ies), within our Global Strategic Sourcing organization (contract negotiations, supplier issue resolution, supplier cost reductions, purchase order creation, and management)
  • Develop the Global purchasing strategy for assigned commodities and suppliers (sourcing execution and supplier selection)
  • Evaluate suppliers on cost, quality, delivery, and other information to determine the viability of suppliers
  • Forecast financials on a monthly basis and identify, develop and execute projects for your assigned commodity(ies)
  • Lead/support various process partner needs (like Engineering & Technology, Product Development, Marketing, etc.) needs within assigned commodity(ies)
  • Drive extraordinary results in meeting critical revenue, cost, quality, delivery, and service objectives
  • Ensure high levels of customer satisfaction are accomplished in all workstreams


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ Years of experience in Procurement or Supply Chain functions
  • 3+ years of commercial / negotiation experience


Preferred Skills and Experiences:

  • Concentrated education in Procurement/Supply Chain, or Engineering
  • Experience in Electromechanical or complex sourcing commodities
  • Demonstrated practical use of supplier management and sourcing principles
  • Proven negotiation, conflict resolution, and management skills
  • Ability to quickly build strong rapport and relationships with internal process partners and suppliers
  • Strong analytical and computer-related skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple key activities
  • Strong potential and work ethic for future growth



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