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Division Human Resources Director - ITW Additives International in Sint-Niklaas at ITW Polymers and Fluids

Date Posted: 4/9/2019

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Division Human Resources Director, ITW Additives International


ITW Description

Founded in 1903, Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) is a Fortune 200, diversified manufacturing company that delivers specialized expertise, innovative thinking and value-added products to meet critical customer needs in a variety of industries. ITW is one of the most globally respected and successful diversified industrial manufacturers of value-added consumables and specialty equipment with related service businesses. With 86 divisions across seven segments worldwide, and more than 50,000 employees, ITW has a significant presence in developed as well as emerging markets generating over $14 billion in revenue with a brand portfolio of 17,000 granted and pending patents.

Additives International, a Division of ITW, manufactures and supplies specialty and innovative chemicals for the automotive aftermarket. 80% of our product range are Additives for auto aftermarket application that solve problems and/or improve performance in fuel, oil and radiator systems. Additives International manufacture products in Spain, Belgium, China and commercialize around the globe serving markets in Europe, Middle East, Russia, Asia, Africa and China. We are currently seeking   a Divisional HR Director who will provide business partnership to our teams across Europe and China and will lead those teams in providing HR thought leadership, change management, organizational effectiveness, recruiting, employee development and employee engagement. This role can be based in our facility in San Sebastian, Spain or Brussels, Belgium.

Position Summary:

The Division HR Director reports to the Vice-President & General Manager (VPGM) for the division, with dotted-line reporting to the Platform HR director, and is responsible for leading and executing strategic HR business initiatives within the division. The Division HR Director can be based in San Sebastian, Spain or in Brussels, Belgium, and will support employees in Europe and South Africa.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serves an active member of the Additives International senior leadership team. Acts as Human Resources expert within the leadership team covering all areas of the HR function (e.g. Talent Management, Performance Management, Leadership Development, Recruitment, Organization Effectiveness, Compensation, and Engagement, etc.). This role will serve to align Divsion HR strategy, culture, initiatives and tactics to those of the Enterprise HR Strategy.
  • Develops and ensures successful execution of the talent acquisition, development, retention, and engagement strategies within the division.
  • Collaborates with divisional leadership team and broad Automotive Aftermarket Platform HR team on a number of organization-wide initiatives that drive organizational capability, leadership alignment, and operational excellence.
  • Applies principles and process of ITW Leadership Framework to enhance organization performance and achievement of strategic goals.
  • Actively participates in the financial planning process and operational business reviews; builds people and organization plans to enable differentiated business results—heavy emphasis on sales and operations talent development.
  • Possess a deep knowledge of the backgrounds, strengths, weaknesses, and development needs of key talent within the organization.
  • Builds a strong pipeline of talent to ensure a diverse high performing organization.
  • Drives compliance with and implementation of all relevant HR policies, procedures and initiatives.
  • Sets the example for championing change and is knowledgeable on various change management strategies, principles and techniques related to organizational assessments, organizational redesign, communication and evaluation of the effectiveness of change management plans.
  • Works collaboratively with Division Leaders and the broader HR community to ensure key messages are promoted and cascaded throughout the organization.
  • Encourages balanced risk taking, innovation and accountability.
  • Nurtures an environment consistent with the ITW values and culture.
  •   Masters and utilizes the ITW operating philosophy and tools and is a role model of ITW’s core values.

Position Skills and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree or additional educational experiences or certifications preferred.
  • 7+ years of progressive work experiences in human resources, and organizational development roles, preferably within manufacturing, automotive, distribution or operations industries.
  • Experience working with and leading and managing international teams preferred.
  • 2+ years’ labor relations experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive results within a team environment and to develop productive working relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Experience building people and organization plans to ensure organizational readiness and capability to meet changing business conditions.
  • Must have financial acumen with an ability to demonstrate HR value creation through measurement of key metrics.
  • Excellent oral & written communications skills (fluent English required, multi-lingual preferred).
  • Excellent influencing, teambuilding and collaboration skills.
  • Strong change management, analytical, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Excellent understanding of business dynamics and organizational design.
  • Ability to handle a high level of complexity and ambiguity within an ever changing business environment.
  • Demonstrated success within a multinational organization.
  • Strong people management skills.
  • Strong international mindset and cross cultural awareness will be key attributes.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to travel internationally (Europe, the US and South Africa) up to 40% (maybe more in the beginning).
  • Proficiency using HR Information Systems and MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Share Point, Workday, etc.)


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