Manager, Enterprise IT Frameworks
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 Manager, Enterprise IT Frameworks is part of the Corporate IT
team and will have the responsibility to work directly with IT
leaders at our ITW businesses to develop guidance on proven IT
practices and to support strategic decision making of significant
scope. He/she creates, communicates, supports and manages our
global IT frameworks, including the ERP Framework, Cyber Security
Framework, Leadership Development Framework, and others.
Each framework is a set of processes, templates, and tools designed
to guide ITW businesses through common business technology-related
decisions, projects, and operational processes.
ITW manufacturing businesses vary from smaller, local divisions
with fewer locations to larger, complex global divisions, which
requires flexibility in approach to align with growth and
profitability drivers of each business. Therefore, the IT strategy
and standards developed and managed by this role must conform to
this decentralized structure and culture.
Areas Of Responsibility
- Works with ITW's Segment IT Leaders to prioritize development
or significant modification of Enterprise IT Frameworks, based on
common areas of interest or challenges for IT leaders across
- Develops framework outline, content, tools, templates, and
solutions, as appropriate, working with Division IT leaders and
other knowledgeable resources, and performing independent
- Communicates framework strategies and standards to ITW
businesses, in partnership with Segment IT Leaders
- Maintains current knowledge of business technology and general
IT trends, especially those applicable to manufacturing and
industrial service operations for the purpose of future Framework
development, strategy, and general education
- Plans, develops and hosts IT Webinars on a regular basis to
educate enterprise IT Leaders and their teams on new or modified IT
Frameworks, new products or solutions from strategic partners,
proven IT practices, and emerging technology trends of broad
interest; identifies and coordinates other opportunities for
education, training, or knowledge-sharing among ITW IT leaders and
- Develops and maintains relationships with the broad group of IT
leaders across ITW to develop effective programs and services,
enable collaboration and networking, and offer relevant
consultation in coordination with Segment IT Leaders
- Partners with the Enterprise IT Vendor Management team on the
development of new strategic programs, leading the definition of
requirements and advising on how vendor solutions and services
could add value to ITW businesses
- As applicable, selects and manages external resources working
in the Enterprise IT Frameworks area; manages related vendor
relationships; mentors ITW staff assisting with Frameworks
- Promotes and facilitates collaboration through online IT
communities and events
Near Term Priorities
- Creation of a new framework focused on implementing CRM and
related customer experience solutions
- Significant updates/refreshes of our ERP and Cyber Security
Frameworks to include current trends and evolving practices
- Collaboration with the Program Management team implementing our
new Enterprise Endpoint Management solution, capturing effective
planning tips, best practice processes, etc.
- Planning and project management of the virtual 2022 Global IT
Leadership Summit and related webinars/event in conjunction for the
IT Leadership Team
- Continue driving momentum for the 80/20 IT Strategy across the
- Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Systems,
Business or related field required.
- 8+ years of experience working in Information Technology at a
manufacturing company. Must have had leadership responsibility for
all aspects of IT, including strategy/planning, applications,
infrastructure and operations, service desk, etc. in a mid-sized
manufacturing or industrial business. Multiple employer experience
in IT leadership roles is strongly preferred.
- 3+ years of experience with ERP systems including
implementation and post-production support.
- Committed to practicality, simplicity, and cost effectiveness
in solving problems and implementing solutions as a thought leader
in mid-sized businesses.
- Demonstrates the business acumen and technical insight to
identify how emerging trends and technologies might add value to
ITW businesses, allowing him/her to bring credible ideas forward
for new programs or frameworks.
- Exhibits leadership and people skills to influence and motivate
within a highly matrixed and multi-cultural organization, and to
promote constructive relationships among business leaders and IT
leaders at Corporate and in the businesses. Has a strong desire to
mentor and develop others.
- Highly capable of framing new or unfamiliar concepts
effectively for a diverse group of business and technical leaders,
actively seeking and refining ideas with input, and building
consensus to form a shared vision for action.
- Has a strong command of verbal and written English and
demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively through formal
and informal channels.
- Project management skills and proven track record of leading
broad-based enterprise initiatives.
- M&A experience preferred.
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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