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Sourcing Leader (location flexible)

Apply Job ID REF2967Q Date posted 07/06/2021 Address 100 Kirts Boulevard, Troy, MI Job Type Full-time Job Status Exempt

Founded in 1912, ITW (NYSE: ITW) is a global industrial company built around a differentiated and proprietary business model. The company’s seven industry-leading segments leverage the ITW Business Model to generate solid growth with best-in-class margins and returns in markets where highly innovative, customer-focused solutions are required. ITW’s approximately 45,000 dedicated colleagues around the world thrive in the company’s decentralized, entrepreneurial culture. In 2019, the company achieved revenues of $14.1 billion, with roughly half coming from outside North America.

Division Description

ITW Air Flow Management provides Pressure Relief Valves, Air Registers and Safety Components to Automotive OEM’s globally with products manufactured at locations in Reynosa, Mexico and Westminster, Massachusetts. 

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


The Air Flow Management Sourcing Leader is responsible for the development of the Category Management strategy and execution as well as supplier management strategies to position the division to achieve meaningful long-term material cost reduction and improve supply chain risk management.

The role is a combination of 50% strategy and 50% implementation activities and will impact $40 Million in annualized global spend.  You will be the face of the AFM Division to the supplier base and this role will report to the Director of Operations and have a Sourcing Specialist to support you in this role as a direct report.

*Job Location is flexible. 


Core Responsibility:

•Develop and execute the Global strategies with focus on risk management of 80 parts and aligned across AFM locations and ITW Enterprise.

•Driving cost out of current spend through market benchmarking of parts, new suppliers and developing cost out opportunities through Value Engineering.

 •Working with and collaborating with Enterprise Sourcing

•Keep updated on market indexes and trends, analyze supplier cost structure and competitive market analysis to minimize cost impact and mitigate risk.

•Develop and execute robust supplier management program including managing contracts, performance, defining saving goals, risk management, driving efficiency and building positive relationships.

•Communication and ensuring high quality expectations at suppliers, managing supplier quality and assisting in supplier audits.

•Working closely with New Product Development (NPD) project teams and the Sourcing Innovation Manager with bringing new tool development to the market. Ensuring NPD decisions are in line with Category Strategy and there is strong alignment between NPD and the preferred supplier base.

•As category owner, act as escalation point for issues with the suppliers including operational performance and quality as well as NPD escalations.

•Communicate and collaborate with Supply Chain, Operations, Purchasing, Finance and Engineering stakeholders.

Bachelor’s degree required, ideally Mechanical Engineering. Master’s degree a plus.

•5+ years related experience. Plastics and resins supply chain experience in a manufacturing or product development environment preferred

•Proven ability in creating, leading and driving cross functional teams/projects

•Strong negotiation skills with demonstrated ability to influence without authority

•Sound knowledge of demand management and replenishment principles and tools and the ability to execute such principles.

•Demonstrated experience in project management

•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 up to 30%

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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. 

This job description should not be construed to include every function or responsibility that may arise.  Successful candidates will perform tasks as assigned or as deemed necessary in the course of day to day operations. To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 

Physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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