Senior Manager, Operations and Production - KitchenAid

Date: Jan 17, 2022

Location: Greenville, OH, US, 45331

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 47770 

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.

This role in summary
We are seeking qualified candidates for a Senior Manager, Operations & Production to join our KitchenAid Operations Assembly Organization located in Greenville, OH. This position will provide leadership in decision making as well as manage operational excellence. You will lead an operations function by integrating world-class manufacturing and business processes with existing maintenance information systems designed to accelerate best practices. You will lead the plant's equipment readiness availability and use Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) to monitor progress. This position is responsible for managing processes and people to meet safety, quality, production  and environmental standards and to meet sales and shipping commitments.


Your responsibilities will include 

  • Drive safety, quality, delivery, and productivity of the department and Operations through effective leadership 
  • Assist in the development and lead the execution of Operational Strategic Initiatives in your area of responsibility
  • Provide direction to the team to focus on key results areas. Educate key decision-makers
  • Champion diversity and inclusion behaviors
  • Proactively seek and value all types of diversity and work to bring out the contributions of everyone
  • Actively coach and provide feedback to peers, subordinates, and others as appropriate
  • Build organizational capability through proactive coaching of the direct reports on skill-building and career development
  • Proactively collaborate with peers in other Whirlpool manufacturing locations, Product business teams, Brand, channel/Corporate Technology, and Finance organization and leverage enterprise-wide expertise 
  • Drive continuous improvement in the organizational, technical and business information processes/systems through Lean/innovative thinking/ideas
  • Be a proactive leader of lean manufacturing and Six Sigma methodologies in business processes and lead the organization in the enterprise-wide lean implementation
  • Manage all financial aspects of the business units


Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Business
  • 7+ years experience leading engineering and operational professionals in a manufacturing environment


Preferred skills and experiences

  • World Class Manufacturing (WCM) Pillars 
  • Lean principles and philosophies
  • Experience driving Operational Excellence initiatives
  • Continuous Improvement (CI)  operations within established quality systems
  • PC and mainframe applications related to responsibilities
  • Willingness to take calculated risks, implement new ideas, drive for results and sustain change
  • Coach, mentor, lead and inspire an engaging work environment
  • Champion for challenging existing practices and driving innovative solutions
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to manage conflict resolution
  • Manage priorities and accountabilities
  • Attract and develop talented people as well as effectively allocating and utilizing resources


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