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Whirlpool Corporation Project Manager - Project Leadership Office in Benton Harbor, Michigan

Project Manager - Project Leadership Office

Date: Apr 9, 2021

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 43225

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 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.

Function Overview:

As a Program Manager, you will lead cross-functional teams and will be responsible for all aspects of multiple projects including scope management, time management, cost management, quality, etc. to ensure successful project delivery. This position will include elements of existing technology and advanced development elements.


  • Lead projects using the Whirlpool Product Development (WPD) System, for Production Development Projects (PDP) & Advanced Development Projects (ADP).

  • Engage project sponsors for scope alignment and change management.

  • Lead a cross-functional team in project activities through weekly core team meetings, 1:1 interactions, and other communications.

  • Drive issues resolution.

  • Generate monthly project status reports on Key Project Indicators (KPIs).

  • Manage data in multiple systems to report KPIs, provide component part tracking status, and bridge communication networks between core team members.

  • Give regular reviews to sponsors and other key stakeholders.

  • Manage and ensure company assets are being deployed in accordance with policy and project deliverables.

  • Contribute to Project Leadership Office objectives and development.

  • Report on a portfolio of projects providing oversight on spending and status.

  • Protecting and securing intellectual property controls within the initiatives under control of this position.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 3+ years of product development experience

  • 1+ years of project management experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and/or Business

  • Experience with project management tools for time management, risk management, etc

  • Previous experience in coaching and mentoring

  • Desire to proactively take ownership of issues and drive solutions

  • Critical thinking and diagnostic capability in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent communication and people skills.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Niles

Nearest Secondary Market: South Bend

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