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ITW Strategic Sourcing Manager in Olathe, Kansas

ITW Pro Brands is a manufacturer of lubricants, cleaning chemicals, and corrosion preventatives formulated to maximize equipment productivity and product quality for customers. We go to market through B2B with a focus on the automotive, aviation, fabricated metal, food processing and machinery manufacturing market segments. Offering a brand portfolio that is well recognized within these industrial channels, our premium products address customer pain points and our direct sales team provides expert, value-added consulting at the customer level. ITW Pro Brands has 3 manufacturing facilities (Olathe, KS, Tucker, GA and DeWitt, IA) and a formulation lab in Carol Stream, IL and employs 250+ individuals.

Hours: Mon – Fri/ 8:00am – 5:00pm

Travel: 25% domestic and international

Job Duties:

  • Develop, articulate, and implement category strategies in alignment with key stakeholders and deliver on sourcing and financial goals of the Division.

  • Measure key performance indicators to ensure effectiveness, usage, and awareness.

  • Maintain relationships with internal and external parties regarding spend data compilation and management processes.

  • Manage strategic sourcing tracker program.

  • Conduct supplier visits as needed.

  • Manage supplier qualification and performance assessments, contract compliance, mitigation strategies, and supply chain risks.

  • Support negotiations of supplier agreements, renewals and amendments.

  • Analyze competitive landscape and market standards to identify and negotiate savings and contain costs.

  • Manage purchasing processes to improve efficiency and eliminate waste.

  • Collaborate with Corporate Sourcing Group, Operations, Purchasing, Research & Development New Product Development stakeholders to plan and control sourcing and supply chain needs.

  • Partner with research and development chemist and manager to insure raw materials meet product specifications and compliance.

  • Collaborate with key Operations and Finance personnel in establishing and maintaining effective inventory control processes and procedures.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Industrial Engineering or related technical field; and 5 years of experience in the job offered or in a Sourcing Engineering, Supply Chain, Procurement, or Logistics role.

Applicants must have demonstrated experience with:

• Logistics, distribution, and inventory;

• Supply chain management and demand planning;

• Corporate finance for procurement;

• Managing cross-functional teams;

• Category strategy development;

• Strategic sourcing contract analysis and negotiation;

• Global market analysis;

• Supplier and vendor relationship management; and

• P&L controlling.

ITW Pro Brands 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.

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.

_All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. _

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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