Illinois Tool Works, Inc. Plant Materials Manager in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

Plant Materials Manager at ITW

Job Description

ITW Description :

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) is a 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 13.5 billion dollars in global revenues, operates 7 major segments with businesses in 58 countries that employ approximately 48,000 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 19,000 global patents and patent applications.

Division Description:

ITW Global Appliance serves all the major Appliance OEM in the US, Europe, Asia, Mexico and Brazil and their tier suppliers. This global division manufactures mechanical, electromechanical and electronic components and assemblies with a variety of manufacturing processes including injection molding, stamping, automated and manual assembly. We have units in the US, China, Mexico, Slovenia, Hungary, Bulgaria & Italy.

The division drives profitability by leveraging its innovative solutions and application engineering. In addition to ITW's industry leading research and development capabilities, ITW Global Appliance enhances our customers' competitive advantage by...

  • Maintaining advanced global engineering and manufacturing facilities.

  • Identifying customer needs to provide continued added value solutions.

  • Continually improving processes, material and designs to ensure every solution exceeds customer expectations while providing unparalleled value.

Position Summary:

Directs and coordinates all phases of supply chain activities with responsibility for strategic execution of activities concerned with the purchasing and shipping/receiving departments. Develop partnerships with reliable suppliers resulting in the procurement of cost competitive, high quality materials with timely delivery and minimal inventory.


  • Formulates and develops long range goals and objectives for the materials function of the Plant. Directs and coordinates activities to attain these goals and objectives.

  • Reviews analyses of activities, costs, operations, and forecast data to determine progress toward stated goals and objectives.

  • Plans, organizes, supervises and directs the work of supply personnel and controls activities related to the logistics functions of the Plant.

  • Directs the Plant’s purchasing function and supply base through supplier evaluation, negotiation, and selection and develops purchasing techniques to ensure quality, price, delivery and service.

  • Develops cost reduction initiatives by taking advantage of such methods as global purchasing power and supplier consolidation.

  • Recruits and maintains suppliers that provide high quality products and services at a better price while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct.

  • Plans and organizes all arriving and departing freight providers through carrier evaluation, negotiation and selection and develops techniques to reduce freight expenditures, solve problems and reduce claims.

  • Oversees material flow throughout the Plant.

  • Maintains familiarity with import/export and customs compliance procedures and documentation.

  • Engages in material planning by analyzing market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability, and develops and provides procedures for material flow through the Plant. Develops and provides the plans for managing inventory levels and inventory reduction.

  • Finds and implements cost reductions.

  • Plans and provides procedures for disposal of surplus materials and scrap handling.

  • Directs and coordinates clerical and office procedures and practices, as well as shipping and handling practices. Studies inventory accuracy and value, studies work flow, and sequence of operations, determining any need for change and determining the need for new or improved equipment or procedures.

  • Writes and revises procedures for activities that apply to or interact with the materials area.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's Degree required.

  • Ten years of professional experience in purchasing with in-depth knowledge of KanBan, JIT, Vendor Managed Inventory, demand flow technology, and supply agreements.

  • On-going supervisory/management training.

  • Outstanding organizational skills and experience with managing multiple deadlines at once.

  • Bilingual fluency in the Spanish and English languages

  • Proficient in communicating information to individuals and groups in both written and presentation form

  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite, and the use of the materials portion of J.D. Edward’s ERP system..

  • Strong desire to work in a team made up of a cross functional group of individuals.

  • Self-starter that is able to work extended hours as required to satisfy customer deadlines.

EOE/AA F/M/D/V. ITW is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.