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Senior Sourcing Specialist - Electronics Category-A1E0X

Benton Harbor, MI, United States

Posted: 6-May-2016

Ref#: 12345695137

Position Description:

Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for a Senior Sourcing Specialist for the Electronics Commodity to join our Global Strategic Sourcing organization.


What You Will Do

  • Develop and manage the business relationship between Whirlpool and its Suppliers of specific electronic commodity(ies), within our Global Strategic
  • Sourcing organization (contract negotiations, supplier issue resolution, supplier cost reductions, purchase order creation and management)
  • Support the North American Region (NAR) purchasing strategy for electronics commodities and suppliers (sourcing execution and supplier selection)
  • Evaluate suppliers on cost, quality, delivery, and other information to determine viability of suppliers
  • Forecast financials on a monthly basis and identify, develop and execute projects 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 work streams




What You Need to Succeed

  • A four-year degree in Procurement/Supply Chain, Business, Engineering or related field; Master's degree preferred
  • A minimum of 4+ years experience in Direct procurement and project leadership skills; Experience in Electronics preferred
  • Ability to quickly build strong rapport and relationships with internal process partners and suppliers
  • Proven negotiations and cost reduction skills
  • Strong analytical and computer related skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple key activities
  • Support development and execution of commodity strategies


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.


About Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $20 billion in annual sales, 100,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers throughout the world in 2014. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in more than 170 countries. We earn the trust of consumers in nearly every country 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.


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.

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