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Manager - Category Management

Company: Wesco Distribution
Location: Glenview
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description 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, 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 Experience Minimum of 5 years experience in sales, marketing, product management People management and/or product category management experience/2 years preferred History of success maintaining and developing key relationships/5 years Previous experience in electrical distribution market preferred Education Bachelors Degree - business, sales, marketing or relevant field is required Masters Degree - business, sales, marketing or relevant field is preferred. Skills Proven ability to influence cross functional teams Analytical and detail oriented Excellent business and financial acumen Travel 0-25% WESCO International, Inc., including its subsidiaries and affiliates ("WESCO"), is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of WESCO to not discriminate against any job applicant or employee based on age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status or any other protected status. This policy includes but is not limited to the following: recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training including apprenticeship, layoff, or termination. Organization WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a publicly traded FORTUNE 250 company, is a leading provider of business-to-business distribution, logistics services and supply chain management solutions. Pro forma 2019 annual sales were over $17 billion, including Anixter International which it acquired in June 2020. WESCO offers a best-in-class product and services portfolio of Electrical and Electronic Solutions, Communications and Security Solutions, and Utility and Broadband Solutions. The company employs over 18,000 people, maintains relationships with over 30,000 suppliers, and serves more than 150,000 customers worldwide. With nearly 1.5 million products, end-to-end supply chain services, and leading digital capabilities, WESCO provides innovative solutions to meet customer needs across commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers, and utilities. WESCO operates nearly 800 branch and warehouse locations in over 50 countries, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations. At WESCO, we build, connect, power, and protect the world. We have the capabilities and expertise to deliver the latest technologies, including: Industrial networking, Intelligent buildings, Cloud computing, Alternative energy, Broadband communications, Critical infrastructure protection, LED lighting retrofits, and Physical security.

Keywords: Wesco Distribution, Glenview , Manager - Category Management, Executive , Glenview, Illinois

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