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Corporate Team Manager, People Development (World Class Manufacturing)

Requisition ID: 9546 

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.



This position is responsible for providing a leadership role for People Development (PD), World Class Manufacturing (WCM) as part of the Whirlpool Production System (WPS) central team.  This position's main function is to be the coordinator, coach and central lead for PD by developing and communicating pillar methods and standards across the regions.



  • Coordinate Pillar coaching and training at plants
  • Maintain PD playbook and continuously evaluate best practices
  • Evaluate and follow-up on internal/external feedback to plants’ pillar activities
  • Facilitate Pillar Workshops in Plants (with regional support)
  • Expert resource in developing PD Route Map, methodological standards, business processes and training
  • Responsible for creation and maintenance of effective communication network with plant PD pillar leaders, corporate functions, World Class Manufacturing association, etc.
  • Coordinate with pillar business leaders to develop organizational vision for PD activities and direction
  • Assist pillar business leader in communicating pillar strategy and direction
  • Responsible for standard execution of PD playbook across all regions
  • To monitor target and score for PD for all plants in the region
  • To be “team builder” for Pillar plant leaders
  • To identify priority of intervention on the Pillar of your responsibility in order to full fill the gaps
  • To have knowledge in training process on manufacturing environment
  • Rigorous planning for Audit and Pre-audit based on audit criteria
  • Travel +50%, United States and Mexico



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business or Psychology
  • 3 plus years of People Development, Training or Operations
  • Experience working in a World Class Manufacturing (WCM) environment



  • Ability to manage multiple activities across multiple plants
  • Willingness and ability to build knowledge in Whirlpool Production System and World Class Manufacturing methodology
  • Ability to collaborate with teams across business areas
  • Excellent written and oral communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work with varying levels of leadership in manufacturing, and global counterparts and business process partners
  • Previous experience in driving/leading improvements in People Development



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.