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Senior Sourcing Specialist, Global Strategic Sourcing Tooling & Equipment Team

Company: Whirlpool
Location: Benton Harbor
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world's leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, with approximately $19 billion in annual sales, 78,000 employees, and 57 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2020. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit, and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world.

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 the 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.

Senior Sourcing Specialist, Global Strategic Sourcing Tooling & Equipment Team

Functional Overview:

Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for a Senior Sourcing Specialist opening to join our Equipment team. This function is responsible for identifying, developing, managing, and coordinating suppliers to meet the company's goals in regards to quality, cost, development, and delivery.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage the business relationship between Whirlpool and suppliers that provide Equipment & Assembly Lines.
  • Support Supplier Sourcing / Contract Negotiations / Supplier Issue Resolution / Supplier Cost Restrictions
  • Develop the North American region (NAR) purchasing strategy for assigned process technologies (Sourcing Execution/Supplier selection)
  • Lead/Support Manufacturing and Engineering & Technology needs within assigned process technologies
  • Identify, develop and execute projects for your assigned process technologies space, understanding the financial impact of the activity and the overall impact on Whirlpool financials
  • Develop and maintain systems related to supplier performance in addition to key relationships with internal customers (Supplier relationship management)
  • Evaluate suppliers based on cost, quality, development, delivery, management and analyze price proposals, financial reports, and other information to determine competitive prices and viable suppliers
  • Actively engage in personal development as well as support/coach development of other team members to ensure overall team success for the Global Strategic Sourcing (GSS) Tooling and Equipment team
  • This job may be worked out of Ohio if you are close to one of our plants in Clyde, Findlay, or Marion.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 3+ years of experience in Manufacturing
  • Experience with Project Management, managing multiple projects at once

Preferred Requirements

  • Engineering Degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing
  • Experience in purchasing equipment and tooling is
  • Experience in new product introductions, including the direct planning and acquisition of equipment
  • Demonstrated practical use of supplier management and sourcing principles
  • Ability to establish and build strong relationships with suppliers and process partners
  • Proven negotiation, conflict resolution, and management skills
  • Lead development and execution of commodity strategies
  • Participate in supplier assessment and manage the new supplier approval process
  • Manage supplier reviews with the intent of continuously improving supplier performance
  • Strong analytical and computer-related skills, especially MS Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge and use of SAP business explorer
  • Procurement experience


Connect with us and learn more about Whirlpool Corporation

See what it's like to work at Whirlpool by visiting Whirlpool Careers. Additional information about the company can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Instagram and YouTube.

At Whirlpool Corporation, we value and celebrate diversity. Whirlpool Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity and prohibits any discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law.

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Keywords: Whirlpool, South Bend , Senior Sourcing Specialist, Global Strategic Sourcing Tooling & Equipment Team, Other , Benton Harbor, Indiana

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