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Senior Sourcing Specialist - 18836BR - A1D9M

Tulsa, OK, United States

Posted: 12-Nov-2015

Ref#: 1148580

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 matters 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 11 years in a row.  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 Senior Specialist opening to join our Supply Operations organization.

Day to Day

Today, you might be working with a supplier on a critical material availability issue. Tomorrow, you'll be analyzing supplier tooling capacity to support production demand. And, you might work with engineering & manufacturing on a product launch related issue. You may also provide updates to senior management on a supplier transition.

What You Will Do

Delivery Management
Act as primary communication point with manufacturing and materials management
Maintain an understanding of supplier capacities/lead times, highlighting and resolving potential availability issues due to demand and/or supplier issues
Serve as escalation point for delivery issues – primary contact with supply base for issues, capacity constraints
Interface with global supply chain on critical and potentially critical availability issues.
Support supplier relocations / transitions (distressed & otherwise)
Manage expedite analysis and actions to reduce plant disruption & cost to Whirlpool
Supplier Management
Work with commodity management to provide supplier performance information
Support on-boarding of new suppliers as required
Manage and execute supplier capacity tooling procurement activities
Division/Other Initiatives
Support division initiatives and special projects as required
Support supplier caused cost recovery process and execution
Support supplier quality improvement initiatives as required
Manage farm-out PO’s

What You Need to Succeed

A minimum of 4 years of Procurement, Supply Chain, or Materials Management experience coupled with a bachelor’s degree (technical discipline preferred, but not required). Other Technical or Operations experience may be considered as well
Strong project and time management skills is a must
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple key activities
Ability to establish and build strong relationships with suppliers and process partners
Strong analytical and computer related skills, especially MS Excel and PowerPoint
Knowledge of basic manufacturing processes desired

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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