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Sourcing Engineer in Mokena, IL at ITW Automotive OEM

Date Posted: 3/28/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Mokena, IL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 3 year(s)
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Job Description

Sourcing Engineer – Body and Fuel NA

Division Description:

The ITW Body and Fuel NA Division serves all major automotive OEMS with plastic injected fuel housings and doors, capless refueling assemblies, inside door handles and other body components.  The division is a strategic growth platform for the global automotive business.  Locations include Mokena, IL, Richton Park, IL, Frankfort, IL, LaGrange, GA, and Aguascalientes and Saltillo, Mexico.

Position Summary:

The Sourcing Engineer will report to the Division Strategic Sourcing Manager.  An ideal, qualified Sourcing Engineer will work to support the divisions short and long-term initiatives and ensure our new product development is competitive.  The Sourcing Engineer will also effectively communicate with Suppliers, Engineering, Operations and will ideally have background in procurement and project management.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Facilitate, lead Value Analysis and Value Engineering (VA/VE) processes to achieve Division’s sourcing saving objectives.

• Identify, lead and track cost savings opportunities in support of cost savings target

• Manage sourcing activity coordination and processes for sourcing duties relating to new product development including leading or participating in supplier selection, capability assessment, quality improvement, and supplier readiness.

• Support to minimize obsolescence during launches, engineering changes and end of production

• Issue RFQ´s to vendors for competitive quotes for purchased parts, resins, components, tools, outside services and outsourcing molding and / or assembly

• Negotiates with suppliers to obtain best agreement possible with regards to quantities, delivery, quality, price, terms & conditions, etc

• Lead the development and maintenance of supplier management process; supplier selection, scorecards and supplier evaluation

• Helps develop purchasing plans and programs to be implemented in accordance with corporate policies and objectives

• Act as a central liaison between suppliers, and Body and Fuel division

• Review of supplier capacity studies and tool tracking sheet

• Evaluate existing and potential suppliers’ capabilities; recommend and implement changes in supply base and work on supply base consolidation

• Maintain Approved Supplier List for each commodity 

• Create and maintain supplier and purchasing files

• Prepare Repetitive purchasing forms for all new parts and cost adjustments for existing parts

Job Requirements

Scope Factors:

• Responsible sourcing activities for direct and indirect purchase volume of Fuel business

• Focus on total cost of sourcing improvement through direct PO cost reduction, LTA, and VAVE

• Determines best method of purchase and monitors purchasing programs to ensure that ITW´s best interests are considered

Job Requirements:

• Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing Engineering or Industrial Technology required.  Master's degree preferred.

• 3 years professional experience in procurement, project management, supply chain management.

• Some flexibility, if needed, in regards to working schedule

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills adn teh ability to work with all levels of the organization.

• Above average computer skills (Microsoft) and above basic math skills required

• Must be proactive in work assignments and thrive successfully in a fast paced, ever changing work environment.

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 call 708-479-3326 to request assistance.  No other requests will be acknowledged. 

ITW is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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.