Category Manager- MRO
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掲載日: 07/21/2019


Position at ITW Corporate

The Category Manager, MRO role, known internally at ITW as a Sr Sourcing Analyst, MRO title, is an influential position position within ITW’s corporate sourcing function responsible for the development and execution of the category management and sourcing strategy for MRO, OEM and C Class material ($150M).   Working as an individual contributor, this position is accountable for working with functional stakeholders across ITW’s business units with the intent to identify and leverage spend requirements across the North American Region in order to develop and execute high performing category strategies achieving best delivered cost, quality and service delivery targets. 

This positon will be based out of our headquarters facility in Glenview, Illinois on Chicago’s north shore, 18 miles from downtown and 9 miles from O’Hare International Airport. We are conveniently located walking distance from the Metra commuter rail, with an on-site gym, dry cleaners, café, walking trails and active employee resource groups. 

Primary Objectives and Deliverables:

  • Develop, lead and execute category plan and sourcing strategy for MRO, OEM and C Class material.
  • Ability to lead and execute value add/value engineering programs specific to opportunities within the MRO, OEM and C Class categories, (i.e. material lifecycle management, etc.)
  • Utilize the 7 Step Sourcing process in order to address all relevant category management activities from business case initiation to category strategy execution to disposition of strategy where necessary
  • Assemble, coordinate and lead cross-functional and functional stakeholder councils, in order to properly vet, execute and secure continued performance of category management and sourcing strategies
  • Analyze market dynamics to understand upstream cost drivers and its effect on cost and market capacity, develop mitigation strategies where necessary
  • Establish category KPI targets (cost, control, process efficiency) and supplier scorecard programs in order to quantify the performance and value return of category management strategies
  • Design control plan in order to measure utilization to supply strategy, quantify the correlative effect of programs specific to cost and P&L outcomes, establish corrective action recommendations to support resolve
  • Conduct and lead supplier business reviews in coordination, with ITW internal customers, against the defined KPIs and targeted business outcomes
  • Establish benchmark measures at the start of the project and track success, including cycle times, lead times, savings, improved delivery and simplified processes.

Key Skills Include

  • Experience in leading cross-functional, functional, and/or global teams within a matrixed environment
  • Knowledge of cost driver dynamics and influencing market and technology trends within the industrial goods category.
  • Ability to design effective, fact-based business case justifications with the capacity to drive and steer group decisions
  • Experience and a track record of success in delivering:
    • Cradle to grave category management strategies for programs, cost reduction targets
    • Market benchmarking & cost modeling analytics to support budget forecasting, cost mitigation and process improvement strategies
  • Ability to establish organizational objectives and relevant metrics
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve complex process/systems problems
  • Demonstrated project management skills, project planning, scheduling and tracking
  • Experienced in creation, negotiation, and administration of contracts
  • Proven ability to communicate and work effectively across many functional groups; i.e. Finance, Risk, Legal, Communications, HR, etc.
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Requirements/ Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain, operations, management, or industrial engineering.
  •  4-6 years of Sourcing experience within a range of MRO, OEM and C-Class material such as: industrial supply, fasteners, power transmission and motion control, electrical supply, welding and technical gasses, oils and lubricants.
  •  Ability to travel an estimated 25% (max.)

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