Strategic Sourcing Analyst - Electrical/Electronics in Glenview, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 7/25/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Electrical / Electronics Strategic Sourcing Analyst provides critical support the Electrical / Electronics Category Team in order to deliver cross-segment spend strategies for the larger ITW organization.  The Analyst will play a significant role managing projects and providing project support for sourcing events that span multiple Segments of ITW, where commonality of suppliers or materials exists.   A capability to support negotiation preparations, assess supplier capabilities, and generally having a background in purchasing operations is expected.

 In this role, the Sourcing Analyst will act as a resource to mine and analyze data across multiple ERP systems and utilize standardized tools such as MS Excel, Access, and SQL to synthesize marketplace information into a cohesive sourcing strategy.  A general working knowledge of one or more of the following commodity categories will benefit the performance of the individual in this role: Electronic Components (semiconductors, discretes, passives, interconnect, etc), Printed Circuit Board Assemblies, Electrical Components (switches, relays, contactors, fuses, etc.), and Custom Electrical Assemblies (control panels, cable assemblies, wire harnesses).

What Makes This Role a Great Opportunity:

  • ITW offers a strong culture, based on integrity and trust, operating under the highest ethical standards
  • Opportunity to work with various levels in the organization, and to communicate ideas and concepts to drive  and influence organizational change
  • This individual will communicate up, down and across the organization among different departments and levels
  • This is a strategic role within the organization that could lead to significant growth and responsibility
  • The individual will be exposed to a highly diversified group of global businesses
Key Deliverables
  • Data mining and analysis
    • Take existing internal and external data and evaluate and communicate anomalies and opportunities
    • Resolve internal and external data calculation errors and validate final calculations
    • Provide comprehensive analysis to support strategic sourcing solutions
    • Create and maintain Electrical / Electronic component database
    • Utilize third-party tools to drive data-cleansing and standardization
  • Coordinate RFQ’s
    • Work with the business units to obtain and validate commodity sourcing requirements
    • Work with the supply base to ensure a timely and efficient RFQ process
    • Create comprehensive analysis of supplier quotations to aid in the sourcing selection process
  • Market Analysis
    • Capture commodity market data and create comprehensive market and supplier summaries that will aid in sourcing strategies
Basic Qualifications:
  • Commodity, Supply Base, & Market Knowledge
    • Ability to develop basic understanding of assigned commodities, including but not limited to: current market conditions, key cost drivers, global supply base, and industry terminology, as it relates to creating competitive purchasing programs for ITW companies
  • Data Management & Analysis
    • Demonstrated experience in analysis and problem solving (showing expertise in data analysis and management using MS Excel, MS Word, MS Access, etc) is a must
    • Attention to detail and a passion for creating awesome analyses
    • Ability to work with large datasets
    • Ability to bring disparate data from multiple sources into a central database to help drive meaningful analytics and strategies
  • Business Acumen/Leadership & Communication Skills
    • Fast learner that demonstrates strong business acumen and strong communication skills
    • Passion for learning; self-starter who uses all available resources to gain knowlege
    • Demonstrated experience in leading and working with cross functional teams
    • Ability to anticipate and meet internal customer needs
  • Project Management
    • Ability to support/manage projects over multiple businesses, with 5-20 stakeholders, and spend ranging from $5M to $100M/annually
    • Demonstrated experience in project management
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Electrical Engineering or other technical field
  • 2+ years purchasing experience in direct material commodities environment preferred

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