Indirect Sourcing Specialist

Glenview, IL 60026 United States of America

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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.


The Indirect Sourcing Specialist will be focused on identifying and addressing cost savings opportunities across the Company through spend analytics and benchmarking, sourcing strategy development, and global strategic sourcing / supplier negotiations activities. This position will have an active role in managing and delivering strong results that support the category strategy and provide significant value to the business units. A successful candidate will be adept at analyzing data and developing insights that inform and support fact-based decision-making. As the Indirect Sourcing Specialist, will work on several different initiatives simultaneously, strong personal organizational skills with the ability to manage competing priorities are also important.


The Strategic Sourcing Specialist will be responsible for the following activities:

• Qualitative profile development, data analysis and support for strategic sourcing projects (supplier research, master data, market based analysis, pricing analysis, etc.)

• Leading global strategic sourcing events and supplier negotiations

• Communicating with business unit leadership to highlight potential savings opportunities, understand the requirements of the business, and support decision-making

• Managing supplier performance and relationships to ensure the organization’s expectations are met

• Monthly/quarterly reporting of KPIs (savings tracking, price variances, quality, delivery, inventory, etc.)

• Supporting creation and communication of standardized procurement policies and processes

• Executing other procurement-related special projects as needed


• 3-7 years of experience in procurement or strategic sourcing (depends on salary requirements)

• Bachelor’s degree and/or Graduate degree in Supply Chain, Business, or Engineering. Experience, training or education in strategic sourcing, supply chain management, data analysis, project management and/or procurement processes

• Strong ability to communicate and build relationships with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels. Able to effectively manage competing priorities while ensuring that all expectations are met or exceeded.

• Experience in analyzing complex data to develop insights and quickly learning and adopting new methods and processes.

• Ability and willingness to travel 10 - 20%

Come Join the Market Leader!

Anixter is a Fortune 500 company, and the world's leading supplier of products used to connect voice, video, data, security systems, specialty electrical and electronic wire and cable for building construction, industrial maintenance and original equipment manufacturing, as well as the leader in providing fasteners and C-class components to OEMs and production lines.

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.

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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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