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Procurement Project Manager - Global Strategic Sourcing-A1DUG

Benton Harbor, MI, United States

Posted: 5-Apr-2016

Ref#: 12345694355

About Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 97,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2015. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world.  We earn the trust of consumers around the globe by focusing on what matter most.  Because of our leadership practices, development opportunities, business performance, strong reputation and a commitment to the communities where we live and work, Whirlpool Corporation has received many awards including  - Fortune Magazine's Top Companies for Leaders, one of the world's Most Admired Companies, Fast Company's Top 50 Most Innovative Companies and we've had a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for over 11 years in a row.


Job Description:

This position is located at our global headquarters in Saint Joseph and Benton Harbor, Michigan - a breathtaking vacation community on 40 miles of Lake Michigan beachfront, where swimming, sailing, kayaking, waterskiing, boating, and beach volleyball are abundant. The company is host to a variety of employee resource groups, including a Young Professionals Network – a group of more than 700 local members who are active in corporate social responsibility commitments like Habitat for Humanity, Cook for the Cure, United Way, Boys and Girls Club, and other social activities.  A quick 90-minute drive from Chicago, Southwest Michigan is also home to a new Jack Nicklaus signature golf course called Harbor Shores, 17 other public golf courses, nearly 20 wineries, two art districts, many seasonal festivals, outdoor concerts and events all year long.  Join us in making the most of moments that matter.  Additional information about our company can be found at Follow us on LinkedIn or join the conversation @whirlpoolcorp on Twitter.

Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for a Procurement Project Manager - Global Strategic Sourcing opening to join our organization.


What You Will Do

  • Lead and coordinate activities in Global Strategic Sourcing and other functional areas to help the organization to execute flawless launches.
  • Projects target accomplishments including Material Cost, Product Part Approval Process, Changes Notice, Purchase Orders for toolings and components.
  • Coordinates supplier activities throughout design phase and for trial / approval process.
  • Develop the North American region (NAR) purchasing strategy for assigned commodities (Sourcing execution / Supplier selection)
  • Identify, develop and execute projects for your assigned commodity space, understanding the financial impact of the activity and the overall impact on Whirlpool financials
  • Evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, delivery and analyze price proposals, financial reports and other information to determine competitive prices and viable suppliers



What You Need to Succeed

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Procurement, Supply Chain or related field.
  • Five or more years’ experience in Procurement and project leadership skills.
  • Results and objectives oriented.
  • Capable to lead and drive meetings, presentations.
  • Procurement/Purchasing processes knowledge.
  • High leadership skills.
  • Good planning, administrative skills.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Ability to adapt to new situations every day.


Endless Opportunities

Whirlpool has big plans for the future, just like you. We understand that it takes preparation and hard work to get there. So, we offer challenging purpose, 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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