Sr Buyer, Procurement - Global Finished Product Sourcing

Date: Jan 14, 2022

Location: São Paulo, São Paulo, BR, 04183-090

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 49603 


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

Finished Product Sourcing (FPS) manages the purchasing of Finished Products, Cooking Products in this case, to 3rd Party manufacturers (Suppliers) and define the strategy together with our Engineering and Marketing Teams on the needs of FPS products.

This role in summary

Whirlpool is currently seeking a qualified candidate for a Senior Buyer, Procurement to join our Global Finished Product Sourcing (GFPS) team, within the Global Strategic Sourcing (GSS) organization. This position is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

In this role, you will be part of a global category and will manage a defined set of Suppliers, to grant sourcing of Finished Products on time, on cost and on quality, in compliance with the GSS and FPS deliverables.

Your responsibilities will include


  • Support the definition and execution of the FPS strategies on a defined set of product categories.
  • Support a flawless business relationship between Whirlpool and its Suppliers as well as with internal process partners (R&D, Sales & Marketing,Supply Chain).
  • Support Category Lead on contract negotiation, Total Cost Productivity programs, Terms & Conditions negotiation as per FPS deliverables and KPIs.
  • Ensure compliance with all sourcing processes, following GSS procedures including but not limited to Sourcing Plan, Sourcing Selection, Sourcing Committee and support the Category Lead to forecast financials on a monthly basis. Ensure Supply base compliance from a contractual, ethical, quality, financial risk standpoint.
  • Support with all the involved functions to ensure product launch at the right cost, quality and time for a defined set of suppliers.

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Economics, Management or Engineering related.
  • Fluent English both verbal and written.
  • 3+ years of relevant working experience in procurement.
  • Proven negotiation skills and business acumen.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • At ease with macroeconomics dynamics (Raw Material and currency trends, Supply chain impacts, etc)
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple key activities.
  • Good Spanish skills both verbal and written.

Preferred skills and experiences

  • Comfortable with complex engineered products;
  • Home appliances experience would be a plus. 
  • Proficient with analytical computer related skills, especially Google Suite (Drive, Sheet/ Excel).
  • Experience in dealing with complex and cross-functional organizations with Engineering, Marketing, etc.
  • Motivated to work in a global environment, high flexibility to adapt to different cultures, fast learner.
  • Basic knowledge of finance forecasting and quality assessment.

What we offer

 _Two home office days in the week;
_A short friday every month;
_Flexible working hours;
_Access to the Club Recreativo available to employees and associated guests;
_Discounts with local partners;
_Benefits such as health, dental, life insurance and private pension plan compatible with the market;
_Health and well-being: nutritionist and physiotherapist;
_Services available at the unit: cafeteria and restaurant.
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