Division Human Resources Director in Itasca, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 5/10/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

TheHuman Resources Director partners with the Vice President/General Manager(s)and divisional leadership team(s) and leads the HR function for the division(s).

Scopeof position includes multiple divisions, business units, world-wide, withvaried workforce demographics, diverse at multiple locations and multiplereporting structures.

Responsiblefor a wide range of functions including: HR Strategy, Organization Design &Effectiveness, Talent Management/Employee Development, Compensation, EmployeeRelations, HR Policies & Procedures, HR legal compliance and CompanyCulture.  Ensures HR strategy aligns withenterprise strategy, business plans, and strategic objectives.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required. Master’s preferred.
  • 7+ years of experience in HR Generalist/HR leadership positions.
  • Global HR experience preferred.
  • Travel up to 10% - domestic and international
  • Experience in all facets of human resources including knowledge of recruitment processes, talent management, benefit and compensation administration, employee relations, and legal compliance requirements.
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills; good listening skills;
  • Team player who demonstrates the ability to relate to employees at all levels of the Company and who is sensitive to cultural differences across regions/countries
  • Approachable, inspires trust and confidence. Ability to use good judgment and discretion with highly confidential business and employee information.
  • Must be adept at analyzing facts and issues, identifying options, and able to decide and recommend a course of action. Must know when to compromise and when to be assertive.
  • Able to accurately assess people.   
  • Independent and organized work style: Effectively manage time and prioritize work load, assume and manage multiple tasks without close supervision, adapt to change, and consistently meet deadlines. Ability to make independent decisions and regularly suggest ways to improve services and processes.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and ability to thrive within a matrix organizational structure.
  • Strong PC skills/aptitude. Intermediate Proficiency in MS Office programs (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).  Some experience using HR systems (e.g., Workday, Ceridian useful).
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Job Requirements


Partnerson long range and annual plan development. Identifies implications fororganizational strategy along with recommendations to support longer termbusiness growth. Collaborates withmanagement to identify change management implications and leads change. Leads acquisition due diligence and integrationfor the HR function.


OrganizationDesign & Effectiveness

Consultswith and advises business leadership on organizational design that will enablethe business to grow and operate effectively. This includes evaluating workstructure, job design, and manpower forecasting, interdependencies, and roleand responsibility clarity. Proactivelyidentifies organizational needs (talent assessment, team effectiveness,staffing, etc.) and develops strategies for resolving and addressing needs. Administeremployee performance management process and provide training and support in allcomponents of performance management.

Talent Management/ Employee & Leadership Development

Assesses organizational capabilities and identifiesgaps. Actively participates with business leadership to source, evaluate,select and on-board talent. Coaches business leaders and their teams on the developmentof others. Interfaces with other ITW HR personnel to advance movement of talentacross business groups. Helps identify development opportunities for talentwithin the business unit and tracks progress on development action plans. Consultson succession plans. Drives and facilitates management team in HR planning,assessment and succession plan reviews.


Developsand administers job evaluations, salary ranges and annual merit reviewprograms, using relevant market data as needed to maintain competitiveness. Collaborateswith VP/GM’s and Controllers on annual bonus programs.

Employee Relations

Buildsand drives employee engagement. Advises and coaches business unit management onresolving employee issues.  Personallymanages complex or significant employee relations issues. Analyzesemployment-related concerns, patterns, and business needs to proactivelydevelop and implement action plans to address pervasive issues. Balances legalexposure with desired business outcomes. Consults with ITW Corporate Employee Relationsdepartment as required.

Technical HRSupport

Directs, recommends and proactively communicatesappropriate local implementation of HR policies, practices, and initiatives. Ensureslegal and regulatory compliance, including: equal employmentopportunity/affirmative action, wage and hour, and work authorization.

HR Operations

Fosterscontinuous improvement by analyzing processes, monitoring effectiveness, andidentifying actions to reduce complexity and/or enhance operationalperformance. Utilizes data to drive decisions and ensure accuraterecordkeeping/data integrity is maintained. 

Company Culture

In concert with management, builds and drivesa positive employee culture. Champions diversity and inclusion goals,strategies, and plans. Actively participates in Employee Communications.Provides hands-on HR support to the business. Oversees company and community events.


Supervises divisional Human Resourceemployees and builds a strong team. Carries out supervisory responsibilities inaccordance with Company policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include planning, assigning,and directing work; hiring, training, appraising performance; rewarding anddisciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems, andassuring employees follow prescribed safety rules. Provides support andmentoring to HR employees.

Safetyand Workers Compensation

Promotes a safe workenvironment. Champions a safe work environmentand demonstrates effectual leadership. Participatesin appropriate loss prevention activities to control risk and expense. 


Performs otherincidental and related duties as assigned by supervisor or ITW Segment HumanResources.