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Sr Manager - Global Product Safety, Compliance, and Regulations
Ref No.: 16-10897
Location: Benton Harbor, Michigan
Day to Day

Today, you might be supporting a project improve their designs to meet Whirlpool's safety standards . Tomorrow, you'll be working with external regulating agencies to set new product standards. And, you might be improving our ways of testing our products to meet safety standards. You may also be involved in deciding which agencies will support external product certification.

What You Will Do
  • Own the Design for safety Process incl Safety audit process and PHM process
  • Build knowledge on the science of forced failure so we can eliminate physical forced failure testing.
  • Own the Design for safety competency - Training and certification
  • Define and manage the relationships with the external codes and safety certifying agencies .
  • Participate ( self or through team ) on external committees to monitor and influence future regulatory changes.
  • Lead the safety tech team to ensure sharing of safety related knowledge and build the knowledge of the codes and safety teams in the platforms.
What You Need to Succeed
  • Ability to influence and drive consensus with technically skilled people - internally and externally
  • Ability to build up internal and external ecosystem of knowledge/competence on safety .
  • People leadership over technically skilled people.
  • Good understanding of our product design at a system level
  • Ability to quickly establish credibility and build trust
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in regulatory /codes / safety organization
  • Proven experience in Product Development.
  • Degree in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering
  • Black belt preferred

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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More Information About the Job
Is Relocation Available?
Yes, nationwide

Are you open to sponsorship?

Are there flexible work hours?

Is there a possibility to work remote?

This position is:
New Position

Is there a bonus structure?
20% or higher

Is there equity?

Who does this position report to?
Sr Director for Engineering Services

Does this position have direct reports?

What are the 3-4 non-negotiable requirements on this position?
Engineer Degree 5+ years experience in product certification, product compliance, product safety - preferably working directly with a compliance agency. Experience managing a large global team. Ability to travel up to 60%.

What is exciting about this opportunity? Please use this section to describe team and company culture.
Global footprint and innovative company.