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Sourcing Innovation Manager in Libertyville, IL at ITW Construction Products

Date Posted: 5/15/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

ITW Construction provides a variety of fastening systems and truss products for the commercial, residential, and remodeling/renovation segments. With products manufactured at locations around the globe serving markets in North America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Australia.

The Global Tool Unit (GTU) is a part of ITW’s Construction Segment. The GTU innovates, develops, and manufactures best-in-class Power Fastening Systems for the global construction market.  Our highly differentiated tools are specified to be used in a variety of applications including wood framing, wood trim, and steel to concrete installations.  

ITW offers its employees a path for advancement, a competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package designed to help employees care for themselves, their families, and their futures. 


  • Sourcing Group owner of all NPD and Innovation projects
  • Working closely with Engineering on development of new parts and materials and challenging Engineering to use standard parts or materials wherever possible.
  • Driving early engagement of suppliers in NPD stage gate process to improve efficiency of part design and manufacturing.
  • Increasing speed to market for GTU products by ensuring suppliers meet all production, quality and price specifications required by GTU for each stage gate, without delaying project timelines.
  • Performing sourcing events for new parts including data collection, event execution, negotiation of costs, supplier selection, tooling lead times, part prices and category strategy. Creating and managing fully costed Bill of Material (BOM) until tool is in production.
  • Working closely with Category Managers to ensure alignment to GTU sourcing and Supplier Management Strategies.
  • Working closely with Stage Zero Engineering in the innovation and development of new parts, materials and technologies. Evaluating suppliers for innovation capabilities or innovation project partnerships and where applicable, creating development agreements or IP related partnerships.
  • Work with Standard Product Engineers to create a cost out road map for current tools from value engineering projects to drive Year over Year sourcing savings.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Engineering based degree and/or Master’s degree a plus.
  • 5+ years related experience. Sourcing, Supply Chain or Engineering experience in a manufacturing or product development environment preferred.
  • Proven ability in creating, leading and driving cross functional teams/projects.
  • Collaborative and Team Player.
  • Strong negotiation skills with demonstrated ability to influence without direct reports.
  • Engineering or technical background along with a technical curiosity.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management and NPD projects a plus.
  • Ability to analyze product costs and understand underlying cost drivers.
  • Communicate Effectively: verbally, non-verbally, written communication, ability to listen, and “read between the lines”
  • Domestic/Offshore travel as needed or required ability to travel up to 20%

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.

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