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Project Manager, Information Systems - Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)

Requisition ID: 20701

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 Project Manager, Information Systems - Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) to join Global Information Systems (GIS) team 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 support ALM capabilities for the projects within the Global Product Organization (GPO)
  • Provide varying types of support for IBM Rational/ Jazz tools consisting of Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager, Doors NextGen
  • Interact with business partners to understand business process and ALM needs across GPO functional teams
  • Work closely with GIS and other business functions for alignment of project scope and priorities
  • Drive priorities and business value creation as part of the transformational projects and initiatives
  • Partner with technical teams to deliver solutions aligned with Whirlpool Enterprise ALM strategy
  • Be a trusted partner and subject matter expert for ALM capabilities needed in GPO
  • Evaluate short-term and long-term solutions, ALM support needs and engage in continuous improvements
  • Ability to coach and educate team members and business partners on ALM concepts
  • The configuration of tools and systems administration duties in a virtual environment
  • Administering Requirements/ Testing and Continuous Integration processes
  • Process/ workflow analysis, tool configuration, customization, maintenance and support activities
  • Support training documentation and to conduct training sessions
  • Some domestic and international travel will be required


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering  or related fields
  • 5+ years of experience working in Product development area along with major ALM tools
  • In-depth knowledge of the Agile development process and software development lifecycles
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with a global team including employees, contractors and customers
  • Excellent communication, negotiating, and closing skills with all levels of the organization
  • Has clear written and oral communication skills to relay business requirements and detailed execution plans
  • Collaborate well with others to solve problems and actively incorporates input from various sources
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Possess a strong sense of ownership for achieving results
  • Passionate and inquisitive approach to the technology-driven world
  • Passionate about metrics and top performing applications
  • Prior experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills, the ability to accurately analyze information, and make sound decisions
  • Experience interacting with business and technical teams to develop requirements & designs
  • Experience in interacting and coordinating with vendors including offshore model project execution
  • An aspiration for lifelong learning and personal growth as a manager and leader
  • Ability to assess and analyze multiple solutions and propose options to execute or mitigate risks
  • Demonstrated values of teamwork, a spirit of winning, respect, and integrity
  • Established knowledge and understanding of data & application security & best practices



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.