Senior Sourcing Specialist, Global Strategic Sourcing

Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 48178       
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This role in summary

Execution and support of the North American region (NAR) purchasing strategy for the Stainless Steel commodity, specifically the United States operations. This will include managing daily operations, leading productivity or Engineering and Technology projects, and supporting supplier relationships to achieve cost, quality, and delivery performance.  

Your responsibilities will include

•    Create global/regional strategy and deliver actions to secure the best cost, quality, and delivery for Whirlpool Corporation products.
•    Execution or support of supply agreements 
•    Leading cross-functional teams to execute Engineering and Technology projects
•    Partner with global peers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Latin America Region, (EMEA/LAR/Asia) to generate a global supply strategy and extract maximum value.
•    Identifying and leading cost-reduction efforts
•    Supporting monthly forecast activities
•    Leading or supporting supply operations risks
•    Lead disciplined sourcing methods for global business awards of New and Existing products.
•    Develop and identify global suppliers to support current/future technology, product, and consumer needs.


Minimum requirements

•     Bachelor’s Degree 
•    3+ years of Sourcing, Procurement, or Supply Chain experience


Preferred skills and experiences

•     Master's Degree in Business or Engineering 
•    Understanding of standard legal provisions, pricing strategies, minimum order requirements, and service level agreements
•    Manage large complex projects including managing a project timeline, acquiring and allocating resources, ensuring quality deliverables, effective communication, and project risk management
•    Experience developing raw material pricing structures and/or mechanisms
•    Experience in drafting and negotiating contract terms for local, national, and international agreements
•    Knowledge of SAP
•    Organization, prioritization, project management, and problem-solving skills
•    Negotiation skills
•    Interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
•    Work effectively with all levels of management and other colleagues and demonstrate initiative, mature judgment, great customer service orientation, and the ability to anticipate the needs of the organization
•    Work independently and perform detailed work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; handle multiple projects simultaneously, and ensure tasks are completed and deadlines are met as required




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