Project Analyst - Cost Engineer
Whirlpool - Benton Harbor, MI

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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. Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for a Project Analyst .
        Day to Day (what a typical day or week look like in this role) The Cost Modeling Analyst is responsible for developing accurate and consistent cost models for parts that will be used to report the estimated product cost. These estimates will be used to determine product development/launch feasibility and profit forecasts. This includes: Cost Modeling parts and assemblies using various modeling software applications, generating output reports, filing in databases Cost reporting to Cost Modeling Manager and Target Costing Manager Meetings with Engineering, Target Costing, and Procurement to support cost reduction activity Creation of specialized cost models that reflect Whirlpool supplier manufacturing and supply chain What You Will Do Develop and own plastic parts/assembly cost models. Plan and execute vendor visits to conduct research for development/validation of cost models. Engage in various activities with cross functional teams utilizing material cost/design knowledge to drive cost/quality improvement. Improve day to day procurement and engineering practices by infusing knowledge and processes into mainstream negotiation/product development activities. Provide expertise to specific commodity groups, regarding the various processes for the manufacturing of plastic parts/assemblies and the cost structure of these industries in the relevant producing regions. This is a highly visible position that drives a world-class product cost knowledge base that will enable the Global Sourcing Strategy, including optimizing supply base negotiations, supporting the target costing process / value engineering efforts, ensuring best cost at First Launch of new products, and ultimately resulting in cost leadership and sustained competitive advantage. What You Need To Succeed BS in Engineering, Supply Chain or Finance. 3 years experience as an engineer working in a plastics part/tooling design, operations, manufacturing or supply chain environment. Must have familiarity with the manufacturing procedures used to produce various plastic components (multi cavity, insert molding, 2-shot, overmold, extrusion, blow molding, etc.) Must have basic knowledge of commonly used plastic materials characteristics (shrinkage, viscosity, strength, etc.) Other requirements include: Financial analysis skills that center on understanding the financial impact of changes to design specification, manufacturing process, and supply chain costs. Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel, CAD programs, and product evaluation software. (Experience with DFMA© or related software products is a plus.) Experience with lean manufacturing process (Toyota approach), design for assembly, design for manufacturing, and manufacturing cost structure analysis. Solid ability to use and demonstrate statistical and problem solving tools. Other skills that contribute to the success of this position include: Technical trouble shooting & problem solving, creative capabilities, applied engineering principles, manufacturing technologies, drawing comprehension, and technical writing ability. Endless Opportunities 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.

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