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Sourcing Specialist, Associate, Indirect Procurement

Date: Nov 18, 2020

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

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">Requisition ID:<span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif""> 40659    

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Sourcing Specialist, Associate, Indirect Procurement

Function Overview:

We are seeking qualified candidates for a Sourcing Specialist Associate opening to join our Global Strategic Sourcing, and lead the Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) category for the US within the Indirect Procurement organization.  This role is located in Benton Harbor, Mi.   This role works very closely with cross-functional business leaders, legal, and procurement to analyze, develop, and drive category-specific sourcing initiatives to meet and exceed business metrics in terms of cost, quality, service, and delivery.  The primary stakeholder's operational leads at Whirlpool’s (9) manufacturing locations across the US.  The position will cover $62M of spend within Indirect Procurement, having a specific focus within MRO categories, which includes industrial supplies, power and transmission, electrical supplies, and cleaning consumables. The chosen individual will work closely with business partners to execute initiatives that will drive down complexity, including but not limited to ordering process improvements, supply base reductions, and scaled standardization of purchases across manufacturing sites.  


Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead disciplined sourcing methods to support manufacturing wide purchases in the commodities of industrial supplies, power and transmission, electrical supplies, and cleaning consumables
  • Lead contract negotiations and cost projects with key strategic suppliers to achieve the best cost, quality, delivery targets
  • Drive and deliver substantial supply base reduction through strengthening partnerships with key stakeholders and suppliers
  • Quickly and effectively respond and resolve day-to-date operational supply base challenges


Key 2021 Deliverables:

  • Achieve 4%+ year over year cost reductions across MRO categories.  
  • Achieve 10%+ Supplier Base Rationalization to grow strategic partnerships and drive compliance.  
  • Develop and execute detailed sourcing strategies across key categories that are required to deliver objectives.
  • Partner with key stakeholders in manufacturing to improve cross-functional engagement and productivity.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Bachelor's in progress with anticipated completion in December 2020
  •  Internship or Co-op experience in one or more of the following within Supply Chain Management, including Procurement, Logistics, or Materials Planning


Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management
  • Exceptional interpersonal, motivational, and influential skills to engage and build rapport with business partners
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Negotiation skills and conflict resolution
  • Interpret and manipulate data with strong analytical skills
  • Successfully project manage in adherence to objectives and milestones
  • Ability to manage, prioritizes, and executes multiple key activities




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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