Sourcing Operations Analyst

Glenview, IL 60026 United States of America

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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.

Primary Function:

The Sourcing Operations Analyst is responsible for serving as the productivity engine for preparation and categorization of all Anixter Sourcing-related materials and documentation. This role will manage the daily sourcing activity including vendor selection, item cost negotiation, and quotation preparation. The individual will have a dedicated focus on Sourcing item and document management to support customer engagement activity.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage the productivity/efficiency aspects of the Sourcing process to maximize order conversion, quote response cycle time, and operating earnings
  • Identify sources for products/services in support of customer requests in a timely manner – ensure proper product selections, matches, and/or alternatives
  • Negotiate cost, terms, and conditions with suppliers respective to each individual sourcing opportunity
  • Support team members on product and source inquiries
  • Utilize performance measurements/metrics to evaluate accuracy, conversion, and efficiency of RFP management
  • Able to gather quantitative and qualitative information and analyze data to formulate valid conclusions, recommendations, and plans of action
  • Participate in cross-functional improvement and process design initiatives/teams
  • Analyze provided data and collaborate cross-functionally with internal and external business partners ensuring complete understanding of the opportunity and execute the optimal strategy
  • Interact consistently with stakeholders to further integrate sourcing initiatives throughout the company
  • Regularly analyze and assess current processes to develop solutions for automation and improved productivity

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 1-3 years of supply chain-related experience
  • Previous experience working with Power BI or other data analytic tools a plus
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Knowledge of electrical and networking products a plus
  • MS Office knowledge – ability to create and manipulate data sets
  • Demonstrated experience balancing multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Strong business acumen and decision-making aptitude
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to partner with people throughout the organization
  • Possesses a clear understanding of customer expectations and supplier capabilities
  • Process management skills – process mapping and root cause analysis
  • Results-driven and deadline-oriented
  • Ability to work independently and complete projects in a timely manner
  • A flexible, dynamic, self-demanding and proactive individual - able to motivate him/herself and others; easily accepts constructive input from others

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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