Illinois Tool Works, Inc. Program Manager in Troy, Michigan

Program Manager at ITW

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 8 major segments with businesses in 57 countries that employ approximately 49,000 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 totalling approximately $250M 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:

  • Drive strategic program objectives by leading/overseeing multiple project activities and managing project timeline, from award of new business to product launch at customer.

Job Requirements


  • Manage new programs to meet specified financial, quality, timing and operational requirements within APQP framework.

  • Primary contact with the customer on program, process and technical issues.

  • Ability to walk through the design and converse with the Customer.

  • Manage and direct resources to execute the program plan to meet company and customer requirements. Includes managing product launch at the manufacturing location, as well as at the customer.

  • Communicate with the plants and conduct meetings to ensure plant is prepared for the new program.

  • Adhere to company processes and procedures as established.

  • Prepare quotes and engineering estimates as required.

  • Primary contact between the plant and the customer.

Position Skills and Experience Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. 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.

  • BS degree, preferably Engineering degree or at least 10 years’ experience in automotive industry, specifically with injection molded products

  • At least 5 years Program Management experience within in the automotive industry.

  • At least 5 years’ experience in program management including project integration, scope management, time management, cost & profitability, risk management, quality, communication management.

  • At least 5 years’ experience in understanding financials in order to manage project financials through the development and implementation of the project.

  • Proven ability to manage effective program launches.

  • Experience with managing teams across multiple departments, through indirect influence

  • Proficient in creating & managing program launch timelines to coordinate, track, and drive all project activities, within an APQP framework.

  • Knowledge of plastics for injection molding, its process, along with secondary operations

  • Willing to travel; primarily domestic and occasionally world-wide. Travel will include overnight stays.