Anixter Dir, Automation in Glenview, Illinois

Dir, Automation

Date Posted10/30/2018

LocationGlenview, IL

CountryUnited States of America

Job TypeFull-Time Regular

Position IdEB-1290572824

Job Description

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.

This position can potentially be filled anywhere in the US.

Position Description

The Automation Director is responsible for the successful growth and future direction of the Anixter's overall automation strategy. This role will lead engagement with company’s key automation suppliers, regional sales leadership team, field product specialist, and all internal functional groups(Purchasing, inventory, operations). The objective of this position is to understand current and future technologies our company’s vendors offer along with finding new vendors to complete an automation portfolio.

The successful candidate should possess the following background, skills, and competencies:

  • Ability to work collaboratively across multiple business units and functional groups

  • Proven ability to grow a business throughout North America with both current customers and whitespace

  • Develops strategies and business plans for automation group, supported by executable initiatives that deliver results in line with short- and long-term goals.

  • Ability to organize & produce customer, vendor, and internal facing documents

  • Ability to directly manage and develop solutions sales team -

  • Ability to analyze and interpret complex data and produce reports to be easily understood by others

  • Willing to take direction from multiple sources at Anixter and communicate between each

  • Experience preparing effective sales proposals, reviewing contracts, and customer RFQ’s

  • Possess excellent communication skills and follow up across all mediums

Your sales skills need be unrivaled, but it also helps if you have:

  • Prior experience with Utilities Automation is preferred

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • A confident and determined approach

Work Environment

  • Travel required, multiple trips per month to supplier, customer, or Anixter operations

  • Within a collaborative, productive, and determined support group

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 at .

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.

Job GroupSales