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. If you'd like to help us be the world’s leading major home appliance company, this is your chance.
This position is part of Manufacturing, contributes to industrial strategy definition, integrates products and processes and leads the industrialization stream of new products.
The Fabriano location has around 500 professionals dedicated to front loading washing machine.
Your task in this role will include:
-Responsible for implementation of materials solutions on cost, quality and new launch projects. Provide end to end accountability for coordination of activities, lead/track development and provide technical support to stakeholders.
-Deploy technology strategy in alignment with the central Materials engineering team.
-Interface with different groups (engineering, manufacturing, procurement) to ensure integration and implementation of Materials technology activities (strategy, cost, quality) within respective category in order to:
-Interact with engineering in the early phase to understand needs for materials resources
-Approach and solve material related issue coming from engineer or production
-Work with central Materials development team to ensure the proper selection of the raw materials and materials technologies for each respective product
-Execute material solution (activity tracking, active testing on samples, pilot running) and drive knowledge reuse
Provide a central point of contact for resolution of materials issues from production or supply base.
Implementation of Materials Technology portfolio of solution
Delivery of technology projects in the product's development on time/cost/requirements
Deliver cost and quality targets related to the technology
Support innovation and continuous improvement of products (PRODUCT LEADERSHIP)
Background and Experiences:
Materials Science or Chemistry or Mechanical/Chemical/Materials Engineering degree or masters
Materials science knowledge both at raw material and component development level
Ability to interact with different Functions (Engineering, Manufacturing, Procurement, Marketing)
Understanding and implementation of main commodities (paint, steel, resins)
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world’s leading major home appliance company, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 92,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centres in 2017. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world.
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We are committed to further accelerating our pace of innovation. Consumers are beginning to desire connected appliances, which fit seamlessly into the larger home ecosystem. We are excited to bring new connected technologies to market, including scan-to-cook, voice control, and remote service diagnostics. We’re always looking for new, innovative ways to strengthen our position as a leader and bring purposeful products to market in the emerging loT space.