Global Commodity Director - Chemicals
Posted on: January 15, 2022
Since its founding more than 100 years ago, ITW has become one of
the world's leading diversified manufacturers of specialized
industrial equipment, consumables, and related service businesses.
We place a high premium on the development of innovative
solutions-most of which are developed in tandem with our customers.
And we continue to ensure that our customers receive timely,
cost-effective service for the innovative products we provide.
ITW's differentiated business model is composed of a set of unique
core capabilities: our proprietary 80/20 business process,
customer-back innovation, and our well-known decentralized
entrepreneurial culture. These capabilities are unmistakably
ITW-and key to our longevity and strong performance.
ITW's products and solutions are at work all over the world, in
deep-sea oil rigs, aerospace technology, bridges and wind turbines,
healthcare, the spaces in which we live and work, the cars we
drive, and the mobile devices we rely on. We are never, whether we
know it or not, more than a few steps from an innovative ITW
Today, ITW (NYSE: ITW) is a Fortune 200 company that employs nearly
50,000 people with operations in 55 countries with headquarters in
Glenview, IL. We are conveniently located across from the Metra
commuter rail, with access to an on-site gym, caf-- and active
employee resource groups.
The Global Commodity Director - Chemicals will be responsible for
the management of ITW's approximate $400M global chemical spend and
supply base. Reporting to the Vice President, Global Strategic
Sourcing and EH&S, the incumbent will be responsible for
connecting with our divisions and understanding their unique
business requirements for chemicals, establishing sourcing strategy
for "80" chemical categories, managing global suppliers, supporting
innovation needs with supplier expertise, and achieving other
valuable contributions in the chemicals category.
Leverages business acumen and functional expertise to contribute to
the strategic direction of ITW's global businesses.
Develops and implements long-term and annual operating plans for
the commodity utilizing the ITW sourcing tool box and their
personal knowledge and experience.
Identifies strategic partners and delivers improved products and
lower costs to the organization through supplier management,
strategic sourcing, commodity management, and total cost
Leverages strong project and change management skills to drive
continuous improvements for the commodity. Introduces innovative
strategies for the commodity.
Coaches, mentors, and develops commodity team and extended
stakeholder team talent. Builds a diverse, high performing
commodity team and associated organization.
Builds and leverages relationships and networks across the
organization. Uses personal influence skills rather than position
power to persuade others and gain support.
Bachelor's degree. Master's degree and CPM/ CPIM preferred.
Minimum of 10 - 15 years of broad sourcing leadership experience,
preferably in a manufacturing organization, across a large
multi-location, global business.
Strong track record of driving operational improvements to support
the business strategy.
Have managed at least $50M + in annualized spend in direct
Technical curiosity to understand our unique businesses and how
sourcing can best partner to achieve value
Strong influencing skills in a decentralized environment
Ability to manage and develop talent.
Illinois Tool Works Inc. ("ITW" or "the Company") is an equal
employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national
origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other
characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local
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