Category Manager - Prof. Audio Visual Solutions

Glenview, IL 60026

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Category Manager - Professional Audio Visual Solutions
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. Please view our video for more information about Anixter.
Anixter offers 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. We provide our employees excellent benefits including medical, dental, 401(k) with employer match, and additional company provided retirement benefits.
Position Purpose:

This Category Manager position will be primarily focused on managing a portfolio of professional A/V product solutions for a variety of enterprise and commercial environments. Prior experience with suppliers and technologies within the professional A/V market is strongly desired.

In the role you will be responsible for managing multiple supplier relationships/programs and creating marketing plans to promote growth and profitability. You will become the supplier’s primary point of contact and a valuable strategic resource for the sales team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing profitable growth strategies with key suppliers supported by executable initiatives that deliver results in line with short and long term company goals
  • Build and maintain outstanding supplier relationships.
  • Articulate supplier’s value and differentiating features & benefits to internal sales team.
  • Articulate Anixter’s value, capabilities and differentiating features to our supplier partners and customers.
  • Monitor inventory levels and product performance. Work with Inventory Management team to develop inventory models and replenishment strategies
  • Lead and implement business performance reviews, developmental plans, and supplier negotiations
  • Develop and maintain sales tools.
  • Maintain appropriate product information databases and internal website.
  • Understand key business drivers for product categories to support sales growth.


  • Minimum 5 years' experience in Sales/Marketing
  • Professional A/V market experience preferred
  • Post-secondary education in related field or equivalent related work experience.
  • Ability to exceed expectations through relentless execution of a plan.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Possess the ability to work independently, as well as a strong team player.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment where continuous learning is required in order to grow personally and professionally.
  • Computer skills; MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point)

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.

If you have a disability and need help with any part of the application process, or need an alternative method for applying, we are happy to assist. Please contact 224-521-8159 or, and we will put you in touch with the right person.

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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