Sourcing and Quality Control Specialist

Woburn, MA 01801

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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 Description

The Sourcing and Quality Control Specialist will support a major global customer and deal in all facets of a global supply chain program, including supplier and parts sourcing, gathering quotes and documenting control and quality processes. Will serve as the primary point of contact for the customer’s engineering groups, new product buyers and quality departments and negotiate with our suppliers.


  • Set up new suppliers within Anixter’s system
  • Source new parts for key supply chain customers based on customer specifications and/or working with engineers to identify best options available for the application.
  • Manage engineering change notices to update sourcing data, disposition current inventory, and update documentation.
  • Maintain customer part documentation data.
  • Ensure new part set ups are completed including part creation, demand, stocking location(s) and expediting.
  • Facilitate the processes required to establish new vendors as required.
  • Maintain standards of quality control to meet customer expectations; including incoming inspection requirements, corrective action processing with both customer and manufacturers and tracking of quality issues.


  • Minimum of two years’ work experience in the sourcing and/or procurement of electro-mechanical components and hardware products.
  • High school degree required some college experience helpful.
  • Understanding of part specifications/drawings and revision controls.
  • Ability to communicate on a basic technical level with electro-mechanical engineers and quality control, as well as with a variety of internal channels and fellow team members.
  • Experience in negotiating with suppliers for best costing and delivery.
  • Understanding of quality control processes and documentation requirements.
  • Extremely organized with strong time management skills, including the ability to change priorities frequently.
  • Experience with hardware or fasteners is preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, and able to utilize other computerized systems with ease.

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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