Senior Director – Sourcing Excellence, Global Strategic Sourcing
Blaine Hurley was appointed to his current position as Senior Director for the Sourcing Excellence Group within Global Strategic Sourcing (GSS) of Whirlpool in 2009. The Sourcing Excellence group works across all Purchasing Capabilities including Regional Product Management, Finished Product Sourcing, Global Commodities, Indirect Procurement, and Supplier Quality.
Blaine is responsible, among other things, for overseeing the development and deployment of GSS Transformation initiatives, business integration of processes, systems and IT activities, and associate competency development and training. Prior to joining Whirlpool, Blaine acquired 16 years of experience in Honda Manufacturing’s Purchasing Department. He also held the position of Director of purchasing planning and cost management at Nissan for 3 years prior to that.