Whirlpool PLM Lead Analyst in Benton Harbor, Michigan

PLM Lead Analyst

Date: Jul 23, 2018

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 16371

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.

Function Overview

We are currently seeking a PLM Lead Analyst to join us at our global headquarters in the beautiful lakeside community of St. Joseph/ Benton Harbor, MI - home to some of the top schools in the state and nestled alongside picturesque Lake Michigan.

Job Responsibilities

  • Accountable to deliver global IT projects, leading PLM capabilities within Global Product Organization (GPO)

  • Interact with process and solution architects, developers, data migration specialists and business partners to understand business process and requirements across GPO functional teams for prioritized enterprise projects

  • Work closely with GIS leadership to make sure that the scope and priorities are driven per our roadmap as well as other functions for support and alignment

  • Drive priorities and business value creation as part of the transformational projects and initiatives

  • Partner with global technology teams to deliver solutions aligned with Whirlpool Enterprise PLM strategy

  • Be a trusted partner and subject matter expert for technical capabilities required in GPO

  • Evaluate short and long-term technology solutions and service providers for capabilities and support needed

  • Facilitating and leading process mapping, data collection, process learning and continuous improvements

  • Configure the PLM system in adherence to business requirements, system administration, customizations etc

  • Support PLM activities for Part/ BOM creation, releases, changes and maintenance, Document Control Operations, Engineering Change Notices, and all other related PLM efforts

  • Participate in the ongoing assessment and optimization of PML/ PDM processes, systems, tools and data

  • Create and maintain detailed business requirements in alignment with PLM projects roadmap

  • Leading problem-solving teams and driving activities that enhance business outcomes

  • Some domestic and international travel will be required

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

  • 8+ years of experience working in Product development area with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)/ Product Data Management (PDM) solutions such as Windchill, Teamcenter, Solidworks or Enovia

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience in design, modelling and surfacing skills using Creo Parametric

  • Working knowledge of product design, product structure and processes for home appliances are a plus

  • Working knowledge of ERP and CRM systems and processes are a plus

  • Develop workflow processes, custom dashboards and support admin configuration such as security access

  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with global teams with negotiating, and closing skills

  • Clear written and oral communication skills to relay business requirements and detailed execution plans

  • Passionate and inquisitive approach to the technology-driven world

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills, the ability to accurately analyze information, and make sound decisions

  • Ability to assess and analyze multiple solutions and propose options to execute or mitigate risks


About Us

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 centers 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.

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.

Additional information about the company can be found on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.

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