Senior Buyer / Senior Sourcing Specialist / Senior Procurement Analyst

Date: May 12, 2022

Location: Wrocław, PL, 51-210

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 2021, the company reported approximately $22 billion in annual sales, 69,000 employees and 54 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 Procurement team identifies researches and evaluates suppliers that meet the organization's standards of price, quality, timing, and reliability of supply. Recognizes and evaluate sales, promotional campaigns, and other opportunities to secure reduced prices. Assesses supplier's products to ensure that they comply with specifications and meet the organization's quality standards.

This role in summary

We are seeking qualified candidates for a Senior Buyer / Senior Sourcing Specialist / Senior Sourcing Analyst opening to join our Global Strategic Sourcing organization in Wrocław or Łódź, Poland. 

Today, you might be working on a supply agreement. Tomorrow, you'll be creating a commodity strategy for the globe, and aligning with counterparts in other regions, process partners, and senior leaders.  You will also be communicating strategies and meeting with senior leaders in the sourcing council on strategy, sourcing awards, and/or supplier exit strategies.

Your responsibilities will include

  • Develop and manage the business relationship between Whirlpool and its Suppliers of the assigned commodity(ies), within our Global Strategic Sourcing organization (contract negotiations, supplier issue resolution, supplier cost reductions, purchase order creation, and management)
  • Identify, negotiate and recommend sourcing of new components, materials, parts, or assemblies as well as manage price and contract terms and conditions over their lifecycle
  • Evaluate suppliers on cost, quality, delivery, and other information to determine the viability of suppliers and long term supplier strategy
  • Forecast material performance on a monthly basis for controlled spending and identify, develop and execute projects that optimize the total cost of ownership for your assigned commodity(ies)
  • Lead/Support various process partner needs (like Engineering & Technology, Product Development, Marketing, etc.) within assigned commodity(ies)
  • Drive extraordinary results in meeting critical revenue, cost, quality, delivery, and service objectives
  • Ensure high levels of customer satisfaction are accomplished in all workstreams

Minimum requirements

  • Degree in Procurement/Supply Chain, Engineering, or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in procurement or supply chain functions
  • English language

Preferred skills and experiences

  • Demonstrated practical use of supplier management and sourcing principles
  • Proven negotiation, conflict resolution, and management skills
  • Ability to quickly build strong rapport and relationships with internal process partners an
  • suppliers
  • Strong analytical and related computer skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple activities
  • Driven individual with a vision and work ethic required for future growth

What we offer

  • Annual bonus
  • Stable employment based on a full-time job contract
  • Flexible/hybrid way of working #LI-Hybrid
  • Private medical coverage and Sport Card
  • Life insurance
  • Up to 100% co-financing for courses (post-graduate studies, language courses)
  • Discounts on Whirlpool appliances
  • An international working environment in a dynamic company
  • Many opportunities to learn and develop

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