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Senior Analyst, Engineering Material Control & Logistics

Date: Apr 5, 2021

Location: Marion, OH, US, 43302

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 40527    

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Senior Analyst, Engineering Material Control & Logistics


Functional Overview:

The purpose of this role is to manage external warehouses contract and provide packaging management of raw materials and/or component parts to Marion Manufacturing and validate returnable packaging is available for production when needed.  This includes ensuring the material is shipped on time and received/stored accurately.


This role is also responsible for providing project leadership for new product launches as well as cost savings initiatives within the packaging space. This position will focus on and assist with World Class Manufacturing (WCM) work including PFEP (Plan for Every Part), Kanban, standardized work, packaging, part sequencing, fork-free solutions, and problem-solving.  


This role communicates directly with the supply base on any supply issues and works with internal partners on quality and inventory issues. This role also communicates directly with transportation teams for in-transit events tracking. This role participates and/or leads continuous improvement projects related to improving material/packaging management.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Continuous improvement projects and documentation related to improving material management and material flow.
  • Support and lead a Third Party Logistics (3PL) outsourced parts warehouse operation, contract, costs, damaging process, equipment 
  • Work with Cross-functional team, including Logistics, Purchasing, Engineering, and Quality to support inbound material packaging and process requirement for new product launches.
  • Packaging management of raw material and/or component parts to the plant and ensures material is available for production when needed including proactive and reactive problem solving with cross-functional partners within Whirlpool, 3PL’s, Carriers, and Suppliers. 
  • Manage multiple project initiatives to support Material Control and Logistics (MCL). Generate reports and presentations based on metrics
  • Travel Requirements: Travel may be required to supplier locations 


 Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 3+ years of experience in Supply Chain or Manufacturing
  • Project Management experience


Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain or Engineering
  • Knowledge and understanding of manufacturing and supply chain concepts and parts flow.
  • Use of Google Tools (Google: Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Drawings
  • Excel (Macros and Pivot Tables)
  • Effective at developing and using standardized work
  • Excellent product development knowledge, experience in packaging design and approval  a plus
  • Understands and employs basic change management methodology
  • Understanding and working knowledge continuous improvement tools
  • Flexibility and the ability to simultaneously manage multiple tasks. The ability to create and implement new processes with minimal direction
  • Uses logic and problem-solving tools to develop plans to meet targets and look forward proactively and to prioritize
  • Can lead conversations with suppliers in a proactive, productive manner
  • Knowledge of transportation requirements, customs clearance, transportation modes, packaging requirements  and expedite processes both domestically and internationally
  • Self-motivation and advanced skills to identify, analyze and work to find solutions to complex problems
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Outstanding people skills, with the ability to lead teams to drive exceptional results
  • Supply Chain, Packaging Management Knowledge on Industry Standards
  • Knowledge in WCM, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA), and Operational Excellence (OPEX) tools 



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    

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. 

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