Category Manager

Glenview, IL 60026 United States of America

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Category Manager, Electronic Wire and Cable,


Position Profile

The Electronic Wire & Cable Category Manager is the company’s subject matter expert for their products and suppliers. They have responsibility for understanding, communicating, and leveraging the features/benefits of their products and suppliers to drive sales and profitable growth with the Anixter sales organization. This role reports to the Director of Category Management supporting all Anixter sales divisions.



  • Collaborate with sales and suppliers on developing joint business plans & a strategy to execute
  • Effectively communicate key product messaging both internally and externally
  • Manage relationship with suppliers for products within their category
  • Engage cross-functionally with sales, sourcing, marketing, inventory management and engineering teams
  • Create and develop sales tools
  • Develop and execute cost strategy to achieve growth.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to internal stakeholders


  • Identify product/process cost improvement opportunities
  • Conduct product evaluation and comparisons to identify alternates
  • Identify, manage, and communicate new product introductions
  • Conduct supplier negotiations to obtain best value
  • Work with Inventory Management team to develop inventory models and replenishment strategies
  • Participates in end customer sales calls
  • Support sourcing team in BOM and specifications review to identify product and supplier options


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in sales, marketing or similar roles
  • Previous experience in the electrical distribution market is a plus
  • Must be self motivated with a strong sense of urgency
  • Persuasive and a Team player
  • Excellent written and verbal communication/ presentation skills
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
  • Good PC skills including office applications such as Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
  • Willingness to travel up to 25%

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.

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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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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EEO is the Law, and we comply with every aspect of it. It's part of our values, and the way we conduct business. For more information, click here: EEO is the Law

Anixter is an Affirmative Action employer and an inclusive environment. We welcome all races, ethnicities, genders, religions, and ages, candidates who are veterans, disabled, LGBT, and we welcome diverse viewpoints and experiences. Our employees reflect our customers, vendors, and communities.

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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