Product Manager – Electrical Wire and Cable

Mississauga, ON, L5R 3Y5, Canada

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Position: Product Manager – Electrical Wire & Cable

Location: Mississauga, ON

Segment: EES

Availability : Immediately

Company Information
Anixter is a Fortune 500 company and a leading global supplier of communication and security products and electrical and electronic wire and cable. Our high-performing team works closely with customers and the community to better understand their business challenges specify cost-saving solutions and make informed purchasing decisions around technologies, applications and relevant standards.

With more than 800 employees across Canada, Anixter offers a variety of rewarding career opportunities, a wide range of benefits such as a competitive salary, generous bonus programs, a comprehensive employee benefit package and a tuition reimbursement program.

Position Overview

The Electrical Wire and Cable Product 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 to drive sales and profitability growth. This role reports to the Director of Product Management within the company’s Electrical and Electronic Solutions (EES) division.

Position Description

  • Annual business plans & strategy execution on suppliers and products
  • Keep up to date with industry trends to stay ahead of changes
  • Manage day to day and strategic relationship with key suppliers
  • Identify product/process cost improvement opportunities
  • Effectively communicate key product messaging both internally and externally
  • Conduct product evaluation and comparisons to identify alternates
  • Identify, manage, and communicate new product introductions
  • Execute cost and pricing strategy
  • Conduct supplier negotiations to obtain best value
  • Engage cross-functionally with sales, sourcing, and engineering teams
  • Participate in end customer sales calls
  • Work with Inventory Management team to develop inventory models and replenishment strategies
  • Work with marketing to develop various marketing campaigns and collateral
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to internal and external stakeholders
  • Support sourcing team in BOM and specifications review to identify product and supplier options
  • Understand and leverage Anixter’s value proposition to win business

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree, MBA is a plus
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in sales, marketing, product management, merchandising or similar roles
  • Previous experience in the electrical distribution market is a plus
  • Must be self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency
  • Analytical and detail orientated
  • Excellent written and verbal communication / presentation skills
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
  • Good PC skills including MS Office applications such as Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent business and financial acumen
  • Willingness to travel up to 25% (national and international)

We are grateful for your interest in Anixter; however only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Anixter Inc. is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. Anixter Inc. is also proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodations, please notify us if you are contacted for a job interview.


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