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Whirlpool Senior Analyst, Distribution Warehouse Optimization in Benton Harbor, Michigan

Senior Analyst, Distribution Warehouse Optimization

Date: Oct 7, 2020

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022Topeka, KS, US, 66603Oklahoma City, OK, US, 73102Banton Rouge, LA, US, 70802Jefferson City, MO, US, 65101Richmond, VA, US, 23219Montgomery, AL, US, 36104Austin, TX, US, 78701Annapolis, MD, US, 21401Jackson, MS, US, 39205Atlanta, GA, US, 30303Charleston, WV, US, 25301Springfield, IL, US, 62701Concord, NH, US, 03301Indianapolis, IN, US, 46225Phoenix, AZ, US, 85001Boise, ID, US, 83702Santa Fe, NM, US, 87501Saint Paul, MN, US, 55102Boston, MA, US, 02201Augusta, ME, US, 04330Nashville, TN, US, 37219Albany, NY, US, 12207Des Moines, IA, US, 50309Tulsa, OK, US, 74117Carson CIty, NV, US, 89701Columbus, OH, US, 43215Harrisburg, PA, US, 17101Benton Harbor, DC, US, 49022-2692Dover, DE, US, 19901Lansing, MI, US, 48933Lincoln, NE, US, 68502Raleigh, NC, US, 27601Helena, MT, US, 59623Columbia, SC, US, 29217Bismarck, North Dakota, US, 58501Sacramento, CA, US, 95814Cheyenne, WY, US, 82001Salt Lake City, UT, US, 84111Salem, OR, US, 97301Tallahassee, FL, US, 32301Pierre, SD, US, 57501Juneau, AK, US, 99801Frankfort, KY, US, 40601Montpelier, VT, US, 05602Little Rock, AR, US, 72201Providence, RI, US, 02903Hartford, CT, US, 06103Trenton, NJ, US, 08608Denver, CO, US, 80202Olympia, WA, US, 98507

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 39599

Whirlpool Corporation is consistently recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Our values are the driving force behind everything we do. Respect, integrity, diversity and inclusion, teamwork and the spirit of winning propel our teams to excellence. Get to know us and see what it's like to be part of the world's leading major home appliance company.

Senior Analyst, Distribution Warehouse Optimization

Function Overview:

We are seeking qualified candidates for aSenior Analyst, Distribution Warehouse Optimizationopening. Please note, this job can be worked remotely from anywhere in the US. While you can be a remote employee you will travel to several locations during a year and you would be onsite daily at those locations.

Today, you might be tactically supporting a warehouse during an Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) SAP go live. Tomorrow, you may be working on continuous improvements and non-value add waste removal.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead go-live activities for warehouse management systems. At the warehouse staff level, this will include but is not limited to: training, testing, configuration & development, cutover activities, & hyper care

  • Provides analytical support for warehouse engineering, process development, and improvement initiatives to reinforce the goals of Operational Excellence

  • Provides change management guidance, assists with process and equipment validation including but not limited to development, training, documentation, and reporting

  • Communicate and influence all levels of the organization by embodying and exhibiting team spirit at all times

  • Analyze, refine, and recommend future state processes, best practices, tools, etc. to include in the final design

  • Assist with time studies, computer simulation, process mapping, etc. to drive productivity improvement projects

  • Develop value stream thinking and big picture analyses to find opportunities for improvement

  • Implement and introduce new processes within the warehouse

  • Develop others, coach, mentor, and challenge associates to understand, embrace, and implement lean principles as well as practice the Whirlpool leadership model every day.

  • Align daily and weekly priorities with overall warehouse operation goals

  • Interact with all levels of the organization and practice excellent communication with associates, supervisors, peers, managers, as well as upper management, all in alignment with Whirlpool's Leadership Model

  • Ensure that decisions support division-wide safety, quality, delivery, and cost goals

  • You can live anywhere in the USA for this role and work remotely as long as you can travel 70-80%

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 3+ years of experience in Engineering, Supply Chain, Operations or Manufacturing

  • 3+ years of experience with a Warehouse Management Systems such as SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM), Manhattan, or Logics

  • 3+ years of experience of Continuous Improvement programs, such as Kaizen events, Kanban, Six Sigma, World Class Manufacturing (WCM), process mapping, value stream mapping, best method & work standards development, etc.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree or MBA

  • 3+ years of experience as an Industrial Engineer, Process Engineer in a Manufacturing or Warehousing environment, or Operations experience

  • Ability to work cooperatively with people at all levels of the organization

  • Proven critical thinking and diagnostic abilities and drive change on the shop floor on a consistent basis through the lean transformation.

  • Experience in applying technical knowledge to solve a range of problems

  • In-depth computer skills related to specific needs of the position, Excel-Pivot Tables, Formulas

  • Strong decision-making skills, with a drive to proactively obtain complete and accurate information

  • Demonstrated technical excellence

  • Ability to develop and propose new methods, approaches, or technologies

  • Experience in leading teams on the factory floor in implementing change

  • Experience designing layouts and efficient process flow maps

  • Operations leadership experience is extremely valuable

  • Preferred experience in Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) SAP

  • Preferred experience in finished goods warehousing


Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, with approximately $20 billion in annual sales, 77,000 employees, and 59 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2019. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit, and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. Additional information about the company can be found at .

At Whirlpool Corporation, we believe that all people matter. Celebrating diversity and including thousands of perspectives empower us to create products that blend into every concept of home. Whirlpool Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Niles

Nearest Secondary Market: South Bend

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