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Whirlpool Corporation New Product Readiness Senior Analyst, Procurement in St. Joseph, Michigan

New Product Readiness Senior Analyst, Procurement

Date: Jan 27, 2021

Location: St. Joseph, MI, US, 49085Springfield, IL, US, 62701Indianapolis, IN, US, 46225Lansing, MI, US, 48933

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 41845

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.

New Product Readiness Senior Analyst, Procurement

Functional Overview:

We are currently seeking a New Product Readiness (NPR) Senior Analyst for the Cooking and Dishwasher Product Management team in Global Strategic Sourcing (GSS). Product Management ensures that all new products and cost and quality projects are launched at cost, at quality, and on time. The NPR Senior Analysts ensure that suppliers are capacitated, qualified, and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) approved per the overall project schedule. This position is located at the Edgewater Tech Center in Saint Joseph, MI.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Daily project management of established launch plan for assigned commodities/components/projects

  • Participate in project and leadership meetings

  • Resolve launch readiness situations and prepare/ensure cost, schedule, and quality objectives are achieved

  • Implement cost and quality changes to existing models to achieve performance and cost objectives

  • Balance activities for multiple projects to ensure all priorities and key objectives are met

  • Validate and issue capital and expense expenditures (tooling and equipment)

  • Interact and visit the manufacturing plants as needed to work with the project team

  • Develop and lead continuous improvement activities for key product management processes/systems

  • Manage launch, cost, and quality projects throughout product life cycles to achieve unit cost targets, quality targets, and maintain program timing for assigned commodities

  • Develop a detailed action plan for each supplier to meet project deliverables

  • Coordinate internal deliverables to suppliers – demand planning, designs, quality, cost targets

  • Track and evaluate supplier activities against their launch plan

  • Monitor supplier quality deliverables

  • Validate, kick-off, and track supplier capital & tooling

  • Lead & coordinate day-to-day activities during the new model transition process for the supplier and cross-functional internal team – Engineering, Quality, and Manufacturing

  • Monitor and track key performance indicators for assigned commodities

  • Travel to suppliers for face to face reviews and readiness discussions (less than 10%)

  • If you live in Michigan, Indiana, or Illinois and are within a commutable distance to the job site and can come onsite as needed, there will be flexibility for remote work

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 4+ years’ experience in Procurement, Sourcing, Supply Chain, or Engineering

Preferred Requirements:

  • Demonstrated use of project management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and use conflict resolution skills

  • Ability to build strong relationships with internal process partners and suppliers

  • Manage ambiguity via strong analytical skills, critical thinking, and business acumen

  • Ability to manage and execute multiple key activities and competing priorities

  • On the path to developing technical capability to become a subject matter expert

  • Ability to drive results through others


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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