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Date: Dec 6, 2018

Location: Benton Harbor/St. Joseph, MI, US, 49022

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 28642 

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.

Direct Material Analyst


Function Overview:

The Direct Material Analyst will support specific commodities in Whirlpool to achieve the team’s target during the year. They will support purchasing and supply management activities in achieving the goal of significant cost reductions, by providing key supporting analytics, e.g., detailed spend and concentration analysis, Linear Price Performance (LPP), etc. The Direct Material Analyst will work closely with a consolidated analyst group as well as the Category and Commodity Managers and buyers. They will also conduct research on economic trends in key supply markets and analyze spend data. The Analyst’s primary responsibility is to support sourcing professionals in reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO) by conducting analyses on spend and market data and researching trends in relevant supply markets.


Job Responsibilities:

In this role you will have global support, which means you will work with people out of all Whirlpool regions; North America, South America, Europe, India, and China.

  • Assists in spend data analysis and basic financial analysis
  • Works together with Commodity Managers and buyers, on a project basis, in select projects involving spend data analysis and some financial analysis
  • Other key analysis include: Spend breakdown and matrix by supplier and sub-commodity
  • Assists in bid analytics during Request for Price (RFP) events and develops sourcing scenarios
  • Analysis of bids received including adjustments for raw material differences (settlements), freight costs, service level normalization, etc.
  • Evaluation of best price and best cost scenarios and potential award scenarios
  • Prepare fact-based data for commodity teams to use in negotiations Linear Price Performance (LPP, bid analytics, etc.)
  • Conduct Linear Price Performance (LPP) analytics including identification and capture of the core set of Linear Price Performance (LPP) metrics with the buyer
  • Monthly Forecasting
  • Analyze external data and industry trends to understand the impact to the teams you support (Raw Materials, FX, general market info, etc.)
  • Track Key Performance Metrics
  • Track Global Spend Data
  • Actively manage project lists and assist commodity management in driving the execution of their projects


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Procurement, Finance or Business
  • 1+ years of Project Management experience
  • 1+ years of Data Analysis experience


Preferred Skills:

  • Comfort with analytics; ability to analyze and communicate that analysis effectively to business partners
  • Ability to synthesize information from diverse sources and present findings in a clear, concise fashion
  • Ability and comfortability working across multiple regions and time zones
  • Familiarity with purchasing and supply chain management
  • Google Sheets
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Tableau



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.


At Whirlpool Corporation, we believe that all people matter. Celebrating diversity and including thousands of perspectives empower us to create products that blend into every concept of home. Whirlpool Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. 


Additional information about the company can be found on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp. 

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