Anixter Lighting Product Manager in Glenview, Illinois

Lighting Product Manager

Date Posted11/7/2018

LocationGlenview, IL

CountryUnited States of America

Job TypeFull-Time Regular

Position IdEB-2106891460

Job Description

Lighting Product Manager

Company Profile

At Anixter, we enable the connected world. By building, connecting, protecting and powering valuable assets and critical infrastructures, we help to sustain and grow

businesses and communities worldwide. We accomplish this by offering full-line solutions, technical intelligence, supply chain expertise and an unmatched global

distribution network.

Position Profile

TheLighting Product Manageris the company’s subject matter expert for their products and suppliers. They have responsibility for understanding, communicating, and leveraging the features/benefits of their products to drive sales and profitability growth. This role reports to the Director of Product Management within the company’s Electrical and Electronic Solutions(EES) division. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and are looking for ownership and a fast-paced work environment, with upward mobility we’ve got it!


  • Annual business plans & strategy execution on suppliers and products

  • Keep up to date with industry trends to stay ahead of changes

  • Manage day to day and strategic relationship with key suppliers

  • Identify product/process cost improvement opportunities

  • Effectively communicate key product messaging both internally and externally

  • Conduct product evaluation and comparisons to identify alternates

  • Identify, manage, and communicate new product introductions

  • Execute cost and pricing strategy

  • Conduct supplier negotiations to obtain best value

  • Engage cross-functionally with sales, sourcing, and engineering teams

  • Participate in end customer sales calls

  • Work with Inventory Management team to develop inventory models and replenishment strategies

  • Work with marketing to develop various marketing campaigns and collateral

  • Prepare and deliver presentations to internal and external stakeholders

  • Support sourcing team in BOM and specifications review to identify product and supplier options

  • Understand and leverage Anixter’s value proposition to win business


  • Bachelor’s Degree, MBA is a plus

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in sales, marketing, product management, merchandising or similar roles

  • Previous experience in the electrical distribution market is a plus

  • Must be self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency

  • Analytical and detail orientated

  • Excellent written and verbal communication / presentation skills

  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority

  • Good PC skills including office applications such as Excel, Access, and PowerPoint

  • Excellent business and financial acumen

  • Willingness to travel up to 25%

Anixter is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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