Manager, Corporate Human Resources (#3263)

Human Resources Glenview, Illinois


Position at ITW Corporate

The Corporate HR Manager is responsible for planning, organizing and directing various human resources activities in support of corporate goals and objectives across multiple corporate functions by working closely with functional leaders and their management teams. This individual will proactively address current and future needs of the functional teams with an objective of increasing organizational capability, effectiveness and individual performance.

This individual will provide generalist guidance and support for a wide range of areas including: HR Strategy, Organization Design & Effectiveness, Talent Management/Employee Development, Compensation, Employee Relations, HR Policies & Procedures, HR legal compliance and Company Culture.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Build and foster relationships to effectively partner with the key functional stakeholders
  • Work with functional group leadership in area(s) of responsibility to identify high potentials and support design and execution of development plans for these individuals
  • Anticipate HR issues as a result of functional strategies and partner with managers to create proactive solutions
  • Initiate and manage implementation of various initiatives in support of our HR strategic plan for talent acquisition, performance management, organization design, employee relations, leadership development, and corporate responsibility
  • Manage risk through preventative strategies to reduce exposure to legal/regulatory matters
  • Partner on vision and strategy for functional groups and identify implications for organizational strategy
  • Have a global orientation in support of corporate international managers and employees on various HR matters
    • Develop and implement strategic workforce planning for functional groups; supports and maintains organization staffing through effective recruiting, and interviewing processes and counsels managers on candidate selection
    • Identify, customize and deploy training opportunities required to meet functional goals
    • Support and leverage talent across functions locally and globally – identify opportunities for moving talent within functions and across businesses for organization needs and development
    • Partners with functional leaders and HR leaders across the organization to help integrate diversity and inclusion strategies and programs into our people and business processes
    • Lead and support functional leaders with annual talent review, calibration and performance review processes
    • Develop and administer regular job evaluations, salary ranges and annual merit review programs, using relevant market data as needed to maintain competitiveness
    • Coordinate and collaborate with HR Center of Expertise teams as needed
    • Support the functional groups for effective on-boarding and off-boarding of employees
    • Supports managers with employee engagement through effective communications with functional teams
    • Analyzes employment-related concerns, patterns from exit interview feedback, and business needs to proactively develop and implement action plans to address issues
    • Balances legal exposure with desired business outcomes and consults with Corporate Employee Relations department as needed
    • Adapt to, and support change management and coach leaders on change strategies
    • Be a values and culture champion and support and coach managers on leadership development to create an empowered workforce
    • Handle employee investigations and manage conflict resolution
    • Advise/coach management on appropriate HR practices and policies and ensures implementation


    • Bachelor’s degree required; Masters preferred
    • S/PHR desired
    • 7 + years HR experience, preferably with manufacturing organizations with 4 years in HR generalist capacity
    • Experience leading and implementing talent management strategies and actions \In-depth knowledge of external HR trends and issues
    • Experience in all facets of human resources including knowledge of recruitment processes, benefit and compensation administration, employee relations, and legal compliance requirements
    • Strong written/verbal communication skills; good listening skills; a team player who demonstrates the ability to relate to employees at all levels of the Company and who is sensitive to cultural differences
    • Approachable, inspires trust and confidence and uses good judgment and discretion with highly confidential business and employee information
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions, be able to escalate the issue/problem with proposed solutions to senior leadership when needed
    • Independent and organized work style; effectively manages time and prioritizes work load, assume and manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision
    • Strong MS Office skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Word); experience creating reports from an HRIS strongly preferred Workday a plus)
    • Travel 15% or less

    Illinois Tool Works Inc. (“ITW” or “the Company”) is an equal employment opportunity employer. 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.

    If you are a qualified individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the online application system process due to your disability, please email to request assistance. No other requests will be acknowledged.