EMEA Manufacturing Quality Manager
Whirlpool Corporation
Wrocław, PL
6 d. temu

Requisition ID : 51436

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE : WHR) is committed to being the best global kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home.

In an increasingly digital world, the company is driving purposeful innovation to meet the evolving needs of consumers through its iconic brand portfolio, including Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and Yummly.

In 2021, the company reported approximately $22 billion in annual sales, 69,000 employees and 54 manufacturing and technology research centers.

Whirlpool Corporation is consistently recognized by FORTUNE as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Our values are the driving force behind everything we do.

Integrity, Respect, Inclusion & Diversity, One Whirlpool, and Spirit of Winning propel our teams to excellence. Get to know us and see what it's like to be part of a company that is in constant pursuit of improving life at home.

The team you will be a part of

The Engineering team discovers, develops and evaluates new product ideas, enhancements, or strategic product extensions, and translates research discoveries into usable and marketable products.

Leads, plans and tracks all phases of the product life cycle, from inception to introduction into the marketplace. Coordinates with various functions to ensure successful product development and implementation.

This role in summary

This role will serve as the main liaison between the Global Product Organization & Manufacturing facilities for critical parameter management, WCM QC Pillar activities and Global Quality Standardization This position will be responsible for collaborating with regional and global cross-functional teams to improve and maintain process capability in addition to driving improvement in CAL / ZHT, FPY, and 1MIS among other metrics.

Your responsibilities will include

  • Build strong technical knowledge of primary and assembly processes across the major product categories.
  • Lead, develop, and continuously improve critical parameter management to achieve best in class quality for various systems, sub-systems, and products
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to drive process and product capability for new product introductions within the Whirlpool product development framework
  • Identify, leverage, and standardize best practices from other Whirlpool facilities around the globe
  • Ensure new manufacturing processes are flexible in design to accommodate long-range new product cadence plans with the intent of minimizing future capital requirements
  • Drive process improvements through the use of structured tools like 8D’s, Six Sigma, WCM, and Lean principles
  • Deliver effective presentations, lead workshops, and report performance to the senior leadership team
  • Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline (Mechanical / Industrial / System / Electrical)
  • 8+ years of engineering experience in product and / or process development
  • Proficient in English
  • Ability to travel no more than 25% of the time within the region
  • Preferred skills and experiences

  • Master’s degree in an engineering discipline
  • Knowledge and exposure to the manufacturing process
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent working knowledge of APQP tools such as Process Flow Diagram, PFMEA, and Process Control Plan
  • Experience in the appliance industry is preferred (Refrigeration, Cooking, Laundry, Dishwashers)
  • Experience with Statistical Process Control (SPC) and the use of problem-solving tools such as cause-and-effect diagrams, check sheets, control charts, histograms, Pareto charts, scatter diagrams, and stratification
  • Six Sigma / Black Belt Certification is highly desirable
  • Strong project management
  • LI-Hybrid

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