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Program Manager - Sales & Engineering in Mokena, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 6/3/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Company Overview:

ITW is a Fortune Manufacturing Company with Multi-Billion Dollar revenue and fifty thousand employees worldwide. Known for innovation, diversification, and excellent financial performance. 

The Body and Fuel Division drive profitability by leveraging its innovative solutions and application engineering.  In addition to ITW’s industry-leading research and development capabilities, ITW Body and Fuel enhances our customers’ competitive advantage.  Body and Fuel is a business group within ITW’s Automotive segment with manufacturing locations in North America.  Our Body and Fuel products are made up of fuel housings and doors, charge ports, and Capless solution for major OEMs around the world.

Role Summary:

The Program Manager for the ITW Body and Fuel Division will report to a Sales and Engineering Director and will be responsible for growing strategic ITW Automotive products with Tesla OEM customers. The role includes managing the commercial and sales activity while supporting the local project team by maintaining program timelines/activities to achieve successful product launches.

The candidate should have 6 years of project management experience, preferably in the automotive industry experience and a BS degree in Mechanical Engineer or equivalent. This position will require international travel.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Responsible for technical sales and commercial activity (quoting and negotiating) related to growing business with the responsible customer.

• Leverage methods to ensure that products and designs meet quality, performance and cost expectations as well as solve for customers’ problem.

• Ensure the voice of the customer is clearly understood and translated into requirements and technical specifications.

• Apply Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) framework while leading the management of projects and programs.

• Partner with Engineering, Operations, and Quality on activities related to production process development and validation.

• Willingness to travel 20% of the time.  Domestic and International travel will be required.

Job Requirements


• Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent in-depth knowledge  

• 6+ years of experience in program management applying APQP principles

• Proven demonstration to lead and develop direct reports

• Knowledge in the plastic processing and plastic product design, preferably in the automotive industry

• Proven ability to understand customer needs, engage in proactive feedback, and recommend solutions within process capabilities

Physical Requirements: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 

Interpersonal Skills: 

Alternative or combined skills in understanding, counseling, and/or influencing people are important in achieving job objectives, causing action, understanding others, or changing behavior; and, skills of persuasiveness or assertiveness, as well as sensitivity to the point of view of others. 

Working Conditions: 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

ITW is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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

Automotive OEM
ITW’s Automotive OEM 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.