Global Sourcing Commodity Director – Chemicals in Glenview, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 8/28/2018

Job Snapshot

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.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required. 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.
  • Technical curiosity to understand our unique businesses and how sourcing can best partner to achieve value
  • Strong track record of driving operational improvements to support the business strategy.
  • Have managed at least $50M + in annualized spend in direct material.
  • Strong influencing skills in a decentralized environment
  • Ability to manage and develop talent.

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