Anixter Inside Sales - Business Development - EES in Glenview, Illinois

Inside Sales - Business Development - EES

Date Posted5/7/2018

LocationGlenview, IL

CountryUnited States of America

Job TypeFull-Time Regular

Position IdEB-4089182729

Job Description

Inside Sales - Business Development Team - Electrical & Electronic Solutions

Company Information

Anixter is a Fortune 500 company and a leading global supplier of communication and security products and electrical and electronic wire and cable. Our high-performing team works closely with customers to better understand their business challenges specify cost-saving solutions and make informed purchasing decisions around technologies, applications and relevant standards. Please view our video for more information about Anixter < > .

Our EES division is creating a centralized Business Development team to expand our sales of electrical and electronic solutions to small to medium customers and prospects. It’s a great opportunity for any strong candidate to join a global leader, learn the business from the ground up and advance one’s careers.

Position Description

We are seeking highly talented and motivated individuals whose aspiration for advancement in a career in sales is evident in their leadership, performance and teamwork. Initially the position is a business development role responsible for aggressively developing existing small and medium accounts and prospecticing for new ones in targeted vertical markets , handling customer inquiries, generating quotes and writing orders.Your ability to grow existing accounts and break into new customers through cold and warm calls while becoming technically knowledgeable about our products and vendors is the key to your success and upward mobility. The ideal candidate would have a strong independent work ethic, show initiative, be a self starter with strong problem solving skills, exel in our key initiatives and have aspirations for career.


  • Grow our business with existing, small to medium customers by building strong relationships and loyalty and adding value.

  • Prospect for new customers by actively making cold and warm calls and positioning our value proposition.

  • Provide superior customer service by delivering products, services and information meeting or exceeding customer expectations.

  • Engage all the resources available to put you in the best position to win.

  • Work effectively with others on the team to accomplish organizational goals and identify and resolve problems.

  • Take ownership of your outbound sales activity level, product training path and results.


  • 1 - 3years of sales experience where prospecting for new accounts and developing existing accounts was a majority of the job.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Self motivated with strong sense of urgency

  • Competitive nature

  • Resilience and ability to deal with rejection

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

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 < > . Each candidate will be provided a comprehensive training and development plan. We give you the knowledge, tools and supports required to succeed. If you have the drive and focus to success we will help you become the best in our industry.

Anixter offers 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. We provide our employees excellent benefits including medical, dental, 401(k) with employer match, and additional company provided retirement benefits.

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