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Global Commodity Director - Chemicals

Company: ITW
Location: Glenview
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

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 solution.

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.

Job Description

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.

Primary Responsibilities
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 principles.
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 material.
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.

Additional Information

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 laws.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the online application system process due to your disability, please email to request assistance. No other requests will be acknowledged.

Keywords: ITW, Glenview , Global Commodity Director - Chemicals, Executive , Glenview, Illinois

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