R&D Manufacturing Project Manager

Date: Jan 12, 2022

Location: Biandronno, VA, IT, 21024

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is committed to being the best global kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home. In an increasingly digital world, the company is driving purposeful innovation to meet the evolving needs of consumers through its iconic brand portfolio, including Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and Yummly. In 2020, the company reported approximately $19 billion in annual sales, 78,000 employees and 57 manufacturing and technology research centers. 


Whirlpool Corporation is consistently recognized by FORTUNE as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Our values are the driving force behind everything we do. Integrity, Respect, Inclusion & Diversity, One Whirlpool, and Spirit of Winning propel our teams to excellence. Get to know us and see what it's like to be part of a company that is in constant pursuit of improving life at home.



The team you will be a part of

The Business Process team develops, implements and sustains cross-functional process improvement projects and business-wide improvement initiatives including training, mentoring, and consulting with Black Belts, Champions, and Green Belts. Identifies, suggests and implements best practices to facilitate best solutions and methods that will optimize processes in all areas of the business.

This role in summary

The identified candidate will define, drive, coordinate and manage all Research and Development activities in EMEA Manufacturing in alignment  with the region priorities. 

Your responsibilities will include

  • Scope EU and National funding programs for research and development in manufacturing related topics
  • Select and contribute to project proposal preparation in main European funding programs (Horizon Europe & EIT Manufacturing)
  • Coordinate funded EU projects looking for resources in all EMEA interested functions
  • Participate in R&D funded projects defining business use cases and technical scenarios in alignment with other company functions
  • Facilitate the transfer of exploitable R&D project results to relevant company functions through project involvement and internal dissemination activities
  • Master and keep up-to date competencies in European Research priorities and technology enablers:

Minimum requirements

  • 5+ years of experience in similar roles
  • Project management experience 
  • Deep knowledge of manufacturing processes
  • Experience in industrial digitalization and automation
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills 


Preferred skills and experiences

  • WCM knowledge is a plus
  • Fleuncy in Italian and English 

What we offer

We offer challenging purposes, ownership of your role, great teams, and tools to build your capability. In our performance-based setting, you can take your career in exciting new directions - and as far as you want to go. 


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