Whirlpool

General information


Whirlpool Corporation is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $20 billion in annual sales, 100,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers throughout the world in 2014. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in more than 170 countries.

With 10,000 employees, Whirlpool EMEA markets products in more than 32 countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and produces products in manufacturing sites in five countries. Whirlpool EMEA distributes home appliances under a suite of compelling, consumer-preferred brands led by Whirlpool, Bauknecht and KitchenAid. Headquartered in Comerio (VA), Italy, Whirlpool EMEA is committed to designing appliances and innovative solutions that help you focus on what matters most.

In October 2014, Whirlpool completed the acquisition of Indesit Company, which is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the Corporation. As one of the European leading manufacturers and distributors of major domestic appliances, Indesit Company employs 16,000 colleagues across Europe and posted sales of €2.7 billion in 2013. Indesit Company's main brands are Indesit, Hotpoint and Sholtès.

Fast Track Management Program

Whirlpool is looking to develop world class Graduates and innovators to drive the development of bold innovation and design for customers around the world. As the global #1 our Whirlpool employees develop and refine products and technologies that make customers’ lives easier. We offer a 30 months accelerated Leadership Program where you will experience cross-functional and cross-country rotations within Whirlpool's European locations. In each rotation, you can expect to gain unmatched experience, exposure to senior leaders, a personal training and development plan and formal mentoring. You will have exposure to challenging projects that will prepare you to join a permanent position in the function that best fits your background and career expectations.

Benefits:
  • Accelerated growth and development opportunities
  • Invaluable international experience gained in different European Whirlpool locations
  • Participation in key cross-functional initiatives to contribute to the achievement of business objectives
  • Opportunity to develop and execute strategic plans working within multicultural teams

Requirements:

  • Master's degree from a leading academic institution
  • Fluent English and at least one other foreign language
  • Past internship or professional experience working abroad or within an international company
  • Effective written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proven ability to work within diverse teams
  • Clear motivation to work and succeed in a global business environment
  • Exceptional presentation and project management skills

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BEST Alumni working in Whirlpool


Read the following testimonial of one of our Fast Track Trainee who applied through the BEST network:

During my University studies I was a member of BEST (as you know BEST doesn't only stands for great summer- and winter courses, but also has a good Career support organisation). Regularly I received emails about international business opportunities, of which the one of Whirlpool's Fast Track Management Program seemed very attractive. As I was looking for the opportunity to put my technical and business interest into practice and use my language skills in an international manufacturing company, the traineeship of Whirlpool was really outperforming other offers. I decided to apply and after 1,5 years haven't regret it yet!

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Detailed company profile

Basic Information

Department/Office: Viale Borghi
Street and Number: 27
Zipcode: 21025
City: Comerio (VA)
Country: Italy
Phone Number: +39 0332 759 111
Other headquarters:

We are located in 33 countries with National Sales Organizations & Manufacturing Plants in: Italy, France, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Slovakia & South Africa


Company's Countries

France , Germany , Italy , Poland , Russian Federation , Slovakia , South Africa , Sweden , Turkey , United Kingdom

Company's activity fields

Business Development , Computer Science-IT/Analyst , Computer Science-IT/E-business , Computer Science-IT/Programming , Computer Science-IT/Software development , Computer Science-IT/Systems , Computer Science-IT/Web , Consumer goods , Design: Creative Design , Electrics , Electronics , Energy , Field Engineer , Finance & Resources , Finance(Accounting & Corporate Planning) , Finance: Equities & Investments , Industrial Equipment , International Business , International Organisation - Engineering , Management , Manufacturing Development , Marketing: Product Marketing , Marketing: Technical Marketing , Materials , Mechanics , Packaging and Distribution , Planning , Production Engineering and Control , Quality Control , Research & Development , System Development , System Integrating Services

More details about the company's activities

Whirlpool Corporation is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 100,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers throughout the world in 2015. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in more than 170 countries.   With 24,000 employees, Whirlpool EMEA markets products in more than 32 countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and produces products in manufacturing sites in five countries. Whirlpool EMEA distributes home appliances under a suite of compelling, consumer-preferred brands led by Whirlpool, Bauknecht and KitchenAid.   In October 2014, Whirlpool completed the acquisition of Indesit Company, which is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the Corporation. As one of the European leading manufacturers and distributors of major domestic appliances, Indesit Company employs 16,000 colleagues across Europe and posted sales of €2.7 billion in 2013. Indesit Company's main brands are Indesit, Hotpoint and Sholtès.

A short profile of the company culture

Our Vision Every Home… Everywhere… with Pride, Passion and Performance Our vision reinforces that every home is our domain, every customer and customer activity our opportunity. This vision fuels the passion that we have for our customers, pushing us to provide innovative solutions to uniquely meet their needs. We bring this vision to life through the power of our unique global enterprise and our outstanding people... working together... everywhere. Our Values Our values are constant and define the way that all Whirlpool Corporation employees are expected to behave and conduct business everywhere in the world. Respect - We must trust one another as individuals and value the capabilities and contributions of each person. Integrity - We must conduct all aspects of business honorably – ever mindful of the longtime Whirlpool Corporation belief that there is no right way to do a wrong thing. Diversity and Inclusion - We must maintain the broad diversity of Whirlpool people and ideas. Diversity honors differences, while inclusion allows everyone to contribute. Together, we create value. Teamwork - We must recognize that pride results in working together to unleash everyone’s potential, achieving exceptional results. Spirit of Winning - We must promote a Whirlpool culture that enables individuals and teams to reach and take pride in extraordinary results and further inspire the "Spirit of Winning" in all of us.

Profile of the engineers and professionals the company is looking for

What We Are Looking For? -International and diverse -Team players in and out of work! Willingness to work for the good of the company/team; Demonstrated involvement and/or leadership in extracurricular or volunteer work is a positive indicator of a candidates sense of working for the good of the whole as opposed to working for individual gain. -Flexible, curious and innovative. -Able to drive Change, drive our Business Strategy. -Results oriented, want to make a difference and win. -Exceptional performance in previous professional experiences; willingness to meet higher standards of contribution as your career progresses; your past employment should demonstrate career progression and/or increases in responsibility. -Global flexibility with appreciation for diverse experiences; this is often demonstrated by international travel and/or living background, multiple language skills and working with organisations that emphasize and provide leadership in multicultural/diversity activities and initiatives. -Performance and confidence in yourself, your team and Whirlpool. We look for individuals that excel in team-based environments. We also look for strong academic excellence with a preference for individuals in the upper one-third of the class. -Willingness to accept responsibility for your own career development and management; individuals who have the highest success rate for career growth are those who are excellent self-managers. We look for already established development plans, personal career objectives, past training experiences and certifications, and professional organization affiliations.

Typical career for hired engineers

Guiding Principles for Managing Careers at Whirlpool: -Take risks with people, stretch people as quickly as possible and as early as possible in their careers. -Build breadth and depth-provide numerous early developmental opportunities by moving people often early in their careers. -Create developmental jobs/experiences-if an individual needs a specific experience look to create that opportunity within the organization. -Accept learning (failures) as key development for the individual.

Recruitment procedure

Learn more and apply online: http://emea.whirlpoolcareers.com/ What happens next? We make sure you always get an answer. If you meet the requirements for the vacancy we will invite you to do an online test (logical and numerical). In the case of a positive outcome we will invite you for a sequence of interviews with HR Managers and Business Leaders. What if you do not find the right opportunity for you? Once you created a new user account we can notify you whenever a new position is posted that matches your profile. You can also send us your Spontaneous Application by uploading your resume and motivation letter in which you indicate what you are looking for. Please note that you can always edit and update your candidate profile within your user account. We are looking forward to meet and talk with you.

Internal training policy

Systems and Processes that Facilitate Career Management. International career opportunities through well-established Talent Pool Management System: assessment, selection and development of current and future talent worldwide. - Whirlpool Onboarding Program for Newcomers (orientation program) - Specified training programs to support individual potential and competency development - Mentoring program for identified employee groups - Whirlpool University with online and in-class-courses and training - Performance Management System linked to balance score card targets and company values - 360° Feedback Process for all managers

Additional information

What Makes It So Fascinating Working With Whirlpool Today? Changing the paradigm in the appliance industry through: - Brand Value Creation Strategy - In-depth Customer Knowledge - Innovation Embedment Process - Creation of New Business Opportunities