Category Manager Jobs in Glenview, IL at Anixter International

Title: Category Manager

Company: Anixter International

Location: Glenview, IL

Salary: $100K — $150K *

Category: Transportation

Job Description

Job Description

Company Information

Anixter is 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.


The Category Manger is responsible for category strategy planning and overseeing execution of supplier growth plans. Leads development of customer-centric category plans, working with Sales and Marketing to identify new growth opportunities. Leads product assortment optimization efforts and new product onboarding. Manages preferred supplier relationships, with the goal of driving increased preferred supplier utilization: providing increased value for both the company and the supplier. Works cross-functionally to identify first-cost, standard cost, spend, and pricing optimization opportunities: to improve profitability of the category. Conducts supplier contracting for operational and financial terms improvement.


Accountable for the annual category business planning and strategy execution for the category

Supports development of an optimized Product Assortment & Merchandizing strategy

Responsible for supplier contracting to improve operational and financial terms

Support marketing plan development and execution

Effectively communicate key product messaging both internally and externally

Conduct product evaluation and comparisons to identify alternates

Identify, manage and communicate new product introductions

Conduct supplier negotiations to obtain best value

Addresses supplier performance management and issue resolution

Qualifications & Skills Required

Bachelor’s degree; business, sales, marketing or relevant field

Minimum of 5 years’ experience in sales, marketing, product management

2 years people management and/or product category management experience preferred

History of success maintaining and developing key relationships

Previous experience in electrical distribution market preferred

Proven ability to influence cross functional teams

Analytical and detail oriented

Excellent business and financial acumen

We offer an excellent pay and benefits that includes:

• Excellent medical, dental, life and disability insurances

• 401(k) with company match

• Tuition assistance

• Paid holidays and vacation

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Valid through: 7/5/2021


About Anixter International

Anixter International Inc. is a company based in Glenview, Illinois, United States and founded in 1957. The company supplies goods and services for communications, security, networking, audio-visual, and industrial control applications. Anixter is a Fortune 500 company. The company operates with three major divisions: Network & Security Solutions, Electrical and Electronic Solutions, and Utility Power Solutions. Aerospace Hardware, once considered the fourth division, was sold by Anixter in 2011 to Greenbriar Equity, which formed Align Aerospace. In 2002 Anixter was named as a Forbes "Platinum 400" company. In 2013, Fortune ranked Anixter 405 in the Fortune 500 list. On January 13, 2020, Anixter agreed to be acquired by WESCO International for $4.5 billion in cash and WESCO stock. Anixter's shares ceased trading as of June 22, 2020.