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Buyer - Boonton, NJ

Hubbell Incorporated

Location: Boonton, New Jersey

Job Type: Not Specified


Corporate Overview

Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.

Division Overview

Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HPS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes, and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HPS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HPS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas and water industries.

At HPS, we build products that provide mission critical infrastructure and that deliver communications and power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option. Therefore, we manufacture products of uncompromising integrity and it starts with our quality policy. We hold our partners, our suppliers and ourselves to the highest standard to ensure we exceed all the technical and functional expectations of our customers.

Hubbell Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Power, and Industrial Technology.

Posting Address

353 Powerville Road, Boonton Twp., NJ 07005

Position Overview

The Buyer is responsible for managing supplier relationships and the material procurement process for the RFL Boonton, NJ location.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, schedule and requisition material to support production and customer requirements by maintaining planning parameters of lead-time, reorder point, and reorder quantity in accordance with the companies’ inventory and shipment objectives.
  • Purchase various commodities and services to satisfy direct buys per demands per the MRP system for the best quality, lead time and price.
  • Monitor and act on exception messages within SAP such as expedites and de-expedites open orders to more appropriate time frames as indicated by MRP changing demands.
  • Based on MRP exception messages processing PO cancellation when needed.
  • Ensure receipt of PO confirmations and perform review of vendor acknowledgement to ensure pricing and terms agree with PO.
  • Daily review Taulia electronic portal and respond to vendor messages.
  • Interfaces daily with engineering and suppliers to resolve component issues in a timely manner to ensure delivery schedules are achieved.
  • Actively pursues alternate sources through ongoing vendor analysis and the development of quoting programs.
  • Manage inventory levels for items under your direct responsibility.
  • Communicate with vendors both foreign and domestic and maintain these relationships.
  • Work with receiving and accounts payable to reconcile receiving errors and invoice issues.
  • Utilizing (MRBR) Release Blocked Invoices and (CWS) Client Workflow Solutions to clear discrepancies.
  • Attend weekly Material Review Board (MRB) meetings to discuss non-conforming material disposition.
  • Work with QA in multiple locations to reconcile discrepant materials and pursue corrective actions from vendors.
  • Obtain RMA’s and process return PO’s for non-conforming material.
  • Support service goal of 95% on time shipments to customers.
  • Monitor and ensure supplier on time delivery performance and maintain PO past due log.
  • Monitor and reduce excess to policy and excess/obsolete inventory.
  • Maintain purchasing information records (PIR).
  • Preform make/buy analysis and submit to management.
  • Responsible to setting up new vendor, via Vendor Admin eForm.
  • Initiate and complete special tasks/projects for continuous improvement as they arise.

Skills and Experience

  • At least 5 years of purchasing, supply chain, and inventory planning experience on a tactical level.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office products.
  • Must have strong negotiation, excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to read engineering blueprints and specifications
  • Ability to learn and grasp concepts quickly
  • Basic understanding of landed cost calculations (freight, lead time, INCO terms, payment terms, tariffs, etc.)
  • Ability to work both independently and effectively across teams and guide/influence team members
  • Ability to prioritize workload and achieve effective results in a fast-paced, dynamic, ever-growing environment
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and utilize decision making skills


  • BS degree in business or related field preferred
  • SAP experience in purchasing module preferred
  • APICS certified preferred in Supply Chain Management
  • Experience in an electronics-manufacturing environment

Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.