Business Analyst - Finance & Purchasing

  • Full-time
  • FLSA Status: Exempt

Company Description

ITW (Illinois Tool Works Inc.) is a Fortune 200 company and is one of the world’s leading diversified manufacturers of specialized industrial equipment, automotive components, consumables, and related service businesses. ITW businesses serve local customers and markets around the globe, with operations in 55 countries and an employee base of more than 46,000 women and men who adhere to the highest ethical standards. 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 17,000 granted and pending patents.

ITW Residential and Renovation Construction provides Industry leading, premium branded, cordless nailing systems and fastening solutions, that deliver superior productivity and reliability to meet the needs of professional remodelers and residential framers, with a widely available product portfolio at their preferred retail or dealer outlets The 80 focus for the division is aggressive market growth while sustaining profitability. ​ 

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.

Job Description

The Business Analyst is an innovative strategy leader with a strong understanding of procurement and finance functional areas in a manufacturing environment; with the ability to apply that knowledge to implement solutions to accommodate business requirements in a manufacturing environment.

We are looking for a motivated team member with excellent leadership and the ability to build strong relationships. A qualified candidate can effectively translate organizational needs into strategic opportunities, while understanding the effect on a growing global organization. Responsibilities will include deep assessments into business challenges, evaluating new technologies, and defining functional standards. This individual will manage the planning and implementation of projects ensuring policies and procedures are consistent with company goals, best practices, software compliance, and regulatory requirements

This role is based in Glenview, IL, and reports to the Business Solutions Manager.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Understanding of purchasing and finance business system processes
  • Industry best practice awareness of technology concepts and architecture patterns
  • Work with vendors and service providers as a liaison for the technical team to select the services and products that meet company requirements
  • Establish and maintain an effective system of communications throughout the organization
  • Determine project schedules and effectively manage the allocation of resources to achieve project objectives
  • Ability to translate technical language into non-technical understanding
  • Work closely with our user community and IT professionals to build consensus and standards that are scalable, adaptable, and flexible to meet the needs of a changing business landscape
  • Comply with audit requirements and execute change management best practices
  • Drive to keep current with evolving technology and apply it to future strategic objectives
  • Ability to deliver solutions with industry leading security and efficiencies that aligns with the Enterprise Agenda
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, IT Technical, or a related field
  • 3+ years relevant Finance and Purchasing experience
  • 10+ years of experience working in a large, multi-regional, corporate environment
  • Experience with ERP systems, with preference for the Microsoft D365 platform
  • Experience implementing cloud solutions is a plus
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities with strong customer support orientation
  • Proven record of meeting commitments with the highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • Exhibits strong organizational and time management skills with a sense of drive and urgency
  • Exceptional interpersonal, collaboration, and communication abilities
  • Able to travel locally between division facilities ~20% (Bartlett, Elgin, Glenview, Itasca, Lake Forest, and Libertyville, Roselle, IL).
  • Up to 10% travel to manufacturing facilities out of Illinois. 

Additional Information

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Most time will be spent in an office environment. Occasionally the employee may be required to spend time in our local manufacturing sites.  Certain personal protective equipment is required when in the manufacturing areas.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here 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.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.

Additional Information:

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.

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

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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.  

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