Cost Analyst

Glenview, IL 60026

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Company Information

Anixter International is a leading global distributor of Network & Security Solutions, Electrical& Electronic Solutions and Utility Power Solutions. We help build, connect, protect, and power valuable assets and critical infrastructures. From enterprise networks to industrial MRO supply to video surveillance applications to electric power distribution, we offer full-line solutions, and intelligence, that create reliable, resilient systems that sustain businesses and communities. Please view our video for more information about Anixter.

Anixter offers a competitive salary and a bonus program to reward your results. We are known for our exceptional training and on-going development programs to support your career growth including a tuition reimbursement program. We provide our employees excellent benefits including medical, dental, and a 401(K) with employer match.

The Cost Analyst will be responsible for the management of costing within our systems for a defined list of vendors. You will work collaboratively as a business partner with Marketing, Sales, Inventory Management, Business Management, Finance, Accounts Payable, Corporate Accounting and our Vendors.


Cost Management

  • Analyze, Research, and Upload Vendor Cost Files
  • Identify and update systems for Cost Increases/Decreases/ and New/EOL Parts
  • Manage and update Standard Costs per established strategy
  • Respond to general cost questions

Data Integrity

  • Research and build Unit of Measure Conversions
  • Duplicate Part Resolution
  • Provide Content for Marketing Memos


  • Price Protections – Identify cost reductions, calculate price protection for submittal and advise functional teams
  • Negative Variance – Identify and research negative variance billings and resolve with functional teams
  • Cost Discrepancy Resolution

Qualifications & Skills

  • Ideal candidate is required to possess decision making skills along with strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Candidates are required to have a strong work ethic and a hands-on attitude.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize meet deadlines and deliver on commitments.
  • Excellent troubleshooting abilities
  • Willingness to work in a collaborative environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
  • Aptitude to learn new software programs

Work Environment

Our founders developed the Blue Book more than 40 years ago to present the beliefs and ethos that define our business style. While we have grown and changed dramatically since we were established in 1957, one thing has remained constant: our commitment to the values presented in the Blue Book. You can review The Blue Book here.

Anixter is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer; Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.
We require all of our employees to perform work in an ethical manner and uphold a culture of honesty and ethics at all times.

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WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a publicly traded FORTUNE 500® holding company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistic services. Pro forma 2019 annual sales were approximately $17.2 billion, including Anixter International. The company employs approximately 18,900 people, maintains relationships with more than 30,000 suppliers, and serves more than 150,000 active customers worldwide. Customers include commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers, and utilities. WESCO operates 11 fully automated distribution centers and approximately 800 warehouse/branch locations in North America and more than 50 countries around the world, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.

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Our Blue Book!

Some companies have mission statements, some have employee policies.....we have the Blue Book.

"Enthusiasm is the greatest business asset in the world. It beats money, power and influence." Read more to find out if Anixter's business style is a good fit for you.

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