Tier Sales Manager in Troy, MI at ITW

Date Posted: 7/12/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description


ITW Description:


Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) is a global Fortune 200 diversified manufacturing company that delivers specialized expertise, innovative thinking and value-added products to meet critical customer needs in a variety of industries.   ITW, with approximately 14.5 billion dollars in global revenues, operates 7 major segments with businesses in 57 countries that employ approximately 55,000 women and men. These talented individuals, many of whom have specialized engineering or scientific expertise, contribute to our global leadership in innovation. We are proud of our broad portfolio of more than 16,000 active patents.


 


Division Description: 


ITW Deltar Fasteners serves all the major OEMs and their tier suppliers with plastic fasteners totaling approximately $260M in revenues. Units include:  Frankfort, IL; Chippewa Falls, WI and our Commercial Sales and Engineering in Troy, MI. 



The division drives profitability by leveraging its innovative solutions and application engineering.  In addition to ITW’s industry leading research and development capabilities, ITW Deltar Fasteners enhance our customers’ competitive advantage by…


  • Maintaining advanced engineering and manufacturing facilities in NA.
  • Exchanging product, process and benchmarking information with sister units worldwide.
  • Continually improving processes, material and designs to ensure every product exceeds customer specifications while providing unparalleled value.


Position Summary:


The Sales Manager will report to the Director of Sales & Engineering and will be responsible for the development and performance of all sales activities in assigned OEM market(s).

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Along with Director of Sales & Engineering, establishes the direction, performance goals, plan and vision to align the resources of the OEM sales team to ensure growth and penetration with current “80” launches.   
  • Leverage local market knowledge to focus on growing products and introduce new ones applying an “outside - in” discipline.
  • Nurtures customer relationships that provide insight and a landscape where ITW has a competitive advantage through our “cradle to grave” relationships.
  • Carry out comprehensive market research aligned with the strategic growth priorities, to understand the market niche and growth opportunities.
  • Maintains a continuing analysis of reports such as sales reports, sales expenses, new and lost business, etc., for the purpose of detecting undesirable trends at an early stage in order to take prompt remedial action for specific OEM.
  • Apply ITW innovation strategies utilizing the ITW Toolbox.
  • Champions the ITW Leadership Development framework, developing talent within the business.
  • Identifies and develops key leaders for future roles.
  • Demonstrates personal effectiveness and leadership that creates a culture of high performance.
  • Nurtures an environment consistent with the ITW values and culture.
  • Develop and maintain budgets for OEM team.
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


Position Skills and Experience Requirements:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



•         Bachelor’s degree - B.A. /B.S. from four-year College or University in Business or Engineering or equivalent ITW experience;  Master’s Degree a plus


•         Automotive plastic sales experience a plus


•         Proven track record of successful customer negotiations.


•         Ability to develop budgets and sales forecast to a business plans (Annual and Long Range Plans) and demonstrate accuracy. 


•         Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills with ability and willingness to communicate, and work with other regions.


•         Willing to travel; primarily domestic and occasionally world-wide.


•         Willingness to relocate for future growth and/or advancement opportunities.


 


Preferred:


•         At least 5 years proven track record of sales growth


•         At least 5 years’ experience in sales management  


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.