Sourcing Engagement Manager

Anixter Glenview , IL 60025

Posted 2 months ago

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 Engagement Manager is responsible for transforming customer-initiated requests for product into timely, competitive, and profitable solutions. This individual will possess a strong knowledge of various supplier landscapes with the ability to create the optimal solution for both the customer and Anixter.

The team member will be expected to leverage their product expertise, vendor relationships and technical skills to deliver a complete work product to internal stakeholders to help best position Anixter to be successful.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Strong understanding of commercial priorities, supplier capabilities, and customer requirements

  • Lead sourcing engagements and sourcing teams in opportunity identification and quote response

  • Evaluate supplier core competencies and competitive positioning using industry cost models

  • Serve as the primary bid liaison between Sourcing team, suppliers, and Sales

  • Leverage and utilize performance measurements/metrics to evaluate accuracy, conversion, and efficiency of RFP management

  • Develops positive contact with suppliers to focus on potential opportunities and identify risks resulting from market shifts and supply fluctuations

  • Manage cross-functional projects against plans and objectives to meet customer commitments and organizational goals

  • Participate in cross-functional improvement and process design initiatives/teams

  • Interact consistently with stakeholders to further integrate sourcing initiatives throughout the company

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • 7-10 years of sourcing-related experience

  • Excellent creative thinking skills with emphasis on developing innovative solutions to solve complex problems

  • Proven ability to drive and demonstrate results both financially and strategically

  • Possesses a clear understanding of suppliers, customers, and Anixter's key capabilities

  • Ability to identify profitable business opportunities and work with sales leadership to review and convert strategic quotation opportunities

  • Ability to think critically and implement effective solutions

  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative analysis to leverage data and make informed business decisions

  • Strong organizational skills with excellent attention to detail

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to partner with people throughout the organization

  • Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal and presentation skills; comfortable and credible with both internal stakeholders and external audiences

  • 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.

Click here to apply online


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