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Sourcing Specialist Associate Michigan

Company: Whirlpool
Location: Benton Harbor
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 48093 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 2020, the company reported approximately $19 billion in annual sales, 78,000 employees and 57 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. This role in summary We are seeking qualified candidates for a Sourcing Specialist Associate opening to join our Global Strategic Sourcing, and lead the Engineering category for the US within the Indirect Procurement organization. Role is located in Benton Harbor, MI. This role works very closely with cross-functional business leaders, legal, and procurement to analyze, develop, and drive category specific sourcing initiatives to meet and exceed business metrics in terms of cost, quality, service, and delivery. The position will cover $35M of spend within Indirect Procurement, having specific focus within Engineering categories, which includes outsourced design, prototypes, product testing, certification, and engineering consulting. The chosen individual will work closely with business partners to execute initiatives that will drive down complexity, including but not limited to ordering process improvements, supply base reductions, and scaled standardization of purchases across manufacturing sites. Your responsibilities will include Lead disciplined sourcing methods to support manufacturing wide purchases in the commodities of outsourced design, prototypes, product testing, certification, and engineering consulting. Lead contract negotiations and cost projects with key strategic suppliers to achieve best cost, quality, delivery targets. Approve and draft contracts and/or statements of work between Whirlpool and suppliers Drive and deliver substantial supply base reduction through strengthening partnerships with key stakeholders and suppliers. Manage the supplier base and their adherence to Whirlpool policy Quickly and effectively respond and resolve day-to-date challenges. Achieve year over year cost reductions target across Engineering categories. Achieve Supplier Base Rationalization target to grow strategic partnerships and drive compliance. Develop and execute detailed sourcing strategies across key categories that are required to deliver objectives. Partner with key stakeholders in manufacturing to improve cross-functional engagement and productivity. Minimum requirements Bachelor's Degree 1+years experience in one or more of the following within Business, Procurement, Supply Chain, or Engineering. Preferred skills and experiences Bachelor's Degree within Procurement or Business Management. Exceptional interpersonal, motivational, and influential skills to engage and build rapport with business partners Strong verbal and written communication Negotiation skills and conflict resolution Interpret and manipulate data with strong analytical skills Successfully project manage in adherence to objectives and milestones Ability to manage, prioritize, and execute multiple key activities. RSRWH 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 , LinkedIn , 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. Job Segment: Engineer, Social Media, Consulting, Business Manager, Supply, Engineering, Marketing, Technology, Management, Operations

Keywords: Whirlpool, South Bend , Sourcing Specialist Associate Michigan, Other , Benton Harbor, Indiana

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