Senior Manager, Supply & Logistics

About Whirlpool Corporation:
Whirlpool is the industry leader in the manufacturing and marketing of home appliances. Whirlpool is a global company and markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Bauknecht, Consul and other major brand names in more than 170 countries around the world.
Whirlpool is a company that creates innovative solutions and products to meet consumer needs. As a result, we have been recognized as one of the world's 100 most innovative companies by Business Week magazine and the Boston Consulting Group. Additionally, Whirlpool Corporation was ranked among the Top 20 Innovators in Consumer Products by The Patent Board and has been consistently ranked as one of the Top 20 Companies for Leaders by Hewitt Associates and Fortune magazine.
Our unique business strategy provides us with an unmatched leadership position and ability to build and sustain loyalty to our brands. Our strategy allows us to move with greater speed to better serve our trade customer and end consumers around the globe.
KitchenAid Portables - a division of Whirlpool Corporation - is aggressively seeking a top supply chain professional to help continue our industry dominance while becoming a leading global consumer goods company in multiple consumer product categories.
Day to Day:
The Senior Manager Global Supply Chain position has a large scope of responsibility within the KitchenAid Portables Group. These responsibilities include management and oversight of the 650,000 square feet Factory Distribution Center (FDC), OEM product planning for both inbound and outbound and the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process for the KitchenAid Portables Group.
The successful candidate is expected to lead the KitchenAid Portables transportation organization and to develop and execute the inbound and outbound transportation strategy globally. This will be accomplished through strong thought leadership in transportation operations and procurement; fully understanding the dynamics and trends of the transportation industry and effectively applying actions and countermeasures to address those dynamics.
What You Will Do:
Develop and mentor a high performance organization that strives for high levels of quality and service.
Staff level position that must outstanding Leadership abilities and be able to contribute to many operational discussions outside of logistics.
Support new business and channel growth by working closely with KitchenAid Portables team to ensure service levels, capability and capacity are in place. Execute innovative solutions to opportunities as they develop.
Manage all transportation inbound and outbound including small pack/parcel, LTL and full truck load.
Develop and implement long and short term best cost strategic business plans that meet trade partner and distributor requirements worldwide. Includes systems and procedures that drive continuous improvement in fulfillment, compliance, productivity and working capital through systems, processes and people.
Oversee and drive improvement in overall KitchenAid Portables Supply Chain financials. Includes development of metrics and tracking documents, regular reviews and updates on status of actions items and results.
Develop and implement process improvements to Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) Process to improve demand planning process.
Accountability for approximately three direct reports and the warehouse staff.
Great understanding of the entire supply chain across the globe and the ability to continually implement improvements to allow for best cost, improved quality, and reduced lead-times.
What You Need to Succeed:
Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, IE, or Business (MBA preferred)
5 - 10 years experience in logistics and warehousing with a manufacturer, retailer or 3rd party logistics company.
Proven ability to build teams and coalitions to accomplish cross-functional goals.
Strong leadership with core values matching Whirlpool's values
Strong communications skills. Must be able to communicate to all levels of the organization.
Demonstrated track record of identifying and implementing best in class logistics solutions.
Experience with warehouse management systems (WMS)
Proven financial skills. Ability to conduct trade off analysis and make decisions concerning multiple courses of action.
Must be self-motivated with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines with limited supervision.
Experience with implementing lean concepts and using six sigma tools.
Knowledge of Federal Motor Carrier Safety and Compliance Regulations.
Knowledge of Food Safety Modernization Act regulations.
Must be excellent with problem resolution to deliver what's best for the entire business.
Demonstrate the ability to understand capacities and capabilities of the supply chain and maintain a system that stays ahead of customer demand.
Preferred Experience:
Previous logistics, supply chain and warehouse automation experience
Able to work effectively in a fast paced environment
Experience with network design and modeling (Llamasoft or similar)
Decisive, and able to make sound decisions in a sometimes ambiguous environment
Knowledge of MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Access), and Computer Animated Design Tools
Working knowledge of SAP, Manhattan and/or Bastian
This position requires execution of Whirlpool's Non-Disclosure and Non-Competition Agreement.
Whirlpool has big plans for the future, just like you. We understand that it takes preparation and hard work to get there. So, we offer challenging purpose, ownership of your role, great teams, and tools to build your capability. In our performance-based setting, you can take your career in exciting new directions - and as far as you want to go.
Nearest Major Market: Dayton
Nearest Secondary Market: Cincinnati
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