Outside Sales Representative, OEM

Mississauga, ON, L5R 3Y5, Canada

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Position: Outside Sales Representative, OEM

Location: Mississauga, Ontario

Segment: Electrical & Electronic Solutions (EES)

Availability: Immediately

Job Summary:

Anixter 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.

With more than 900 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.

Our Mississauga office is looking for an Outside Sales Representative to develop new business opportunities while providing exceptional service to existing customers. The successful candidate will be a consummate and credible sales professional selling Anixter products and solutions to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). This role is focused on new business development and is suited to people who are ‘sales hungry’ and who can exploit their exceptional sales skills with effective and successful results.

Position Description

  • Develop Customer centric solutions by analyzing client needs.
  • Actively engage Anixter colleagues as well as external vendor partners regularly to provide a complete customer solution in order to capitalize on opportunities.
  • Prepare sales activity, expense reports and attend scheduled pipeline reviews.
  • Participate in sales meetings, professional association seminars and workshops as required.
  • Responsible for new and existing business. You are expected to be autonomous; however, you will work in close collaboration with the Inside sales, Global account Managers and the location manager for complex pitches and strategies.
  • Build strong customer relationships, loyalty, and retention.
  • Work in collaboration with the inside sales, operations, credit, finance and legal teams to ensure satisfactory completion of all processes that may affect your customers experience.
  • Work effectively with others in a team based environment to accomplish organizational goals and to identify and resolve problems.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

Reporting directly to the Location Sales Manager, the successful candidate for this position will possess:

Experience & Education:

  • Bachelor Degree / Certificate or diploma in an CET/ ICT discipline (asset)
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in a sales role with in Electrical Industry.
  • Preferably has experience dealing with Large and medium sized OEM’S.
  • Must have a record of success in cold calling, qualifying leads, positioning value-added services and closing business.

Job-specific knowledge:

  • Good knowledge of electrical and electronic wire and cable products.
  • Experience in selling electrical control products which includes but is not limited to: drives, power supplies, controls, relays, pushbuttons, and fuses (Asset).
  • Microsoft office and Lotus Notes
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

Skills & Attributes:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (customer-centric)
  • Competitive attitude and work ethic
  • Strong organization and planning skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to relate to and gain the confidence of OEM’s.
  • Resilience and the ability to cope with rejection, roadblocks, and competitive situations.

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.



WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a publicly traded FORTUNE 500® holding company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistic services. Pro forma 2019 annual sales were approximately $17.2 billion, including Anixter International. The company employs approximately 18,900 people, maintains relationships with more than 30,000 suppliers, and serves more than 150,000 active customers worldwide. Customers include commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers, and utilities. WESCO operates 11 fully automated distribution centers and approximately 800 warehouse/branch locations in North America and more than 50 countries around the world, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.

To see additional opportunities with Wesco, please visit their careers site at: www.wesco.com/careers

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