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Regional IT Director – NA Automotive OEM

Company: Illinois Tool Works Inc
Location: Glenview
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

Regional IT Director – NA Automotive OEM Full-time

FLSA Status: Exempt

Company Description ITW is a Fortune 150 diversified global manufacturer of specialized industrial equipment, consumables, and related service businesses, with a unique, differentiated business model and compelling Toolbox, delivering best-in-class margins and returns on capital. ITW Automotive, with approximately $3.1 billion in annual revenues, is one of ITW’s key segments and represents 22% of the total company revenues. About 42% of ITW Automotive revenues are generated in North America.

ITW’s Automotive segment designs and manufactures innovative fasteners, interior and exterior components, and powertrain and braking systems for OEMs and their top-tier suppliers. ITW’s automotive businesses have a high level of customer intimacy, enabling customer-back innovation to address complex needs such as vehicle efficiency, safety, and quality. Deep market knowledge and strong manufacturing process capabilities allow ITW’s automotive businesses to be nimble, niche problem-solvers for their sophisticated customers.

Job Description ITW is seeking a strategic, business-minded IT leader to develop, implement, and govern an impactful regional IT Strategy. Our decentralized structure provides us with an opportunity to establish a more synergized and coordinated approach to IT within our divisions. This position will work across (8) divisional leadership teams addressing all aspects of technology (Hardware, Software, Cybersecurity, and Services). The role is pivotal in driving and effecting change with a clear link to bottom-line results.

Key responsibilities include:

IT Business Partner to Platform & Division Leaders on a mix of strategic and tactical activities

Assess business needs, evaluate new systems and technologies, assess ROI and champion business cases/capital expenditure requests

T Leadership – directly and indirectly, manage resources, strategy, and budget

Development, convergence, and performance of network architecture, ERP, and critical business systems

Ensure IT development projects are completed on time, within budget and meet agreed ROI targets, achieving management buy-in/sponsorship and securing high user adoption

Development of Business Intelligence/Databases/Data Warehouses tools to satisfy reporting needs and facilitate front to back business analysis

IT analytics, cost/budget control, and key performance metrics

Negotiate and administer North American supplier contracts and service provider agreements

Align IT Strategy and deliverables with the ITW toolbox (simplification opportunities, workflows, 80/20 approach, etc.)

Identify, lead, and mentor talent to build a strong IT talent/succession pipeline. Know what ‘great’ looks like to be able to assess it, recruit it, develop it, and motivate it

Work with ITW’s Corporate IT team to understand, leverage and roll out Enterprise systems, programs, and services

Embody the ITW values of Integrity, Simplicity, Trust, Respect & Shared Risk, alongside an 80/20 and entrepreneurial approach

Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or Computer Science required. 1

10+ years of IT experience, including 5 years as a manager with direct reports. Manufacturing company required

Experience with ERP implementation, enhancement, and support including adjacent business systems is required

Prior experience managing a budget

Robust project management experience (concept, approval, resource alignment, and implementation)

Knows what ‘great’ looks like in IT and proven talent developer. Solid role model (humble and self-aware)

Passion for seeing IT impact top and bottom-line business results. Experience working with key leaders and stakeholders to align technology solutions to business needs

Understanding and experience managing IT infrastructure including client/server/network architecture, communication systems, helpdesks, data centers

Experience in clean sheeting an existing organization or IT functions to reduce overhead cost

Experience managing consulting/contract resources, vendor relationships, contracts, and pricing

Team collaborator, strong communication skills, and credibility when interacting with platform and segment level leadership. Able to influence and secure buy-in

Broad business skills (understanding of P&L), contributing beyond the functional area of responsibility. Able to champion different viewpoints and play Devil’s Advocate

Ability to travel across NA up to 30%-50% of the time

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.

Regional IT Director – NA Automotive OEM

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