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Senior Buyer

Hubbell Incorporated

Location: Reading

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 Construction & Energy (HCE) focuses on products to support four business segments: Connectors, Grounding & Tooling, Gas Connectors & Accessories, Harsh & Hazardous, and Distribution. With markets in renewable energy, lighting, transportation, data center, telecom, utility, extreme environment, gas and water distribution, power generation and oil & gas, we guarantee that our products set the standards for industry solutions. Our success not only depends on our value proposition, but on the strength, knowledge and expertise of our employees.

Brand Overview

GAI-Tronics owned by Hubbell Incorporated, is the world's largest company focused on the communication needs of the world's industrial markets. Founded in 1946, GAI-Tronics' earliest products set the industry standard for durability and reliability. While maintaining our commitment to the principles of quality and customer service, today's GAI-Tronics aggressively applies leading edge technology to solve the world's most challenging communication needs, and is backed by stability, reputation, and financial strength of Hubbell Incorporated, a worldwide leader in electrical and electronic products. Standing behind all those accomplishments are our people. It is this talent that we consider to be our company' greatest asset.

Position Overview

Purchase the required items at a competitive price while meeting quality and delivery standards.

1. Purchase items required for manufacturing:

  • Ensure on-time deliveries of purchased items;
  • Run daily Exception Reports and respond to suggestions;
  • Run MRBR Report daily to confirm there are no Accounting issues;
  • Seek to cut costs by competitive purchasing techniques (maintain positive PPV savings);
  • Ensure items purchased match requirements of purchase order;
  • Manage ongoing relationships with suppliers;
  • Ensure PO and PIR Match when entering data.
  • Enter AFE’s PO’s;

2. Provide vendor sourcing:

  • Evaluates and recommends vendors, may include overnight travel
  • Submit banking information changes to vendor master group
  • Request quotations from qualified vendors;
  • Identify alternate sources / ingenuity when standard material is scarce;
  • Use experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals;
  • Responsible for purchasing and negotiating of materials, equipment and supplies from vendors.
  • Experience with standard concepts, practices, and procedures of purchasing and inventory control.
  • Evaluate vendor quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers based on quality, cost and delivery.

3. Cost savings:

  • Identify cost savings opportunities;
  • Monitor and oversee cost savings;
  • Must be able to make effective decisions (P&L impact) by analyzing information and considering priorities;
  • Extend terms with vendors (out to 90 days);
  • Maintain “Days on Hand” inventory levels set by corporate;

4. Effective organizational skills / ability to handle multiple projects at any given time;

5. Able to work efficiently with minimal guidance or supervision;

6. Work with other departments to determine suitability of purchased items;

Skills and Experience

  • Three years purchasing/ procurement experience. Experience with industrial electrical components in a manufacturing setting preferred.
  • High school diploma required. Associates Degree or higher in business related discipline preferred.
  • Experience in the use of ERP systems for production planning and material procurement.
  • Background check and drug-screen are required.

Posting Address

3030 Kutztown Road
Reading, PA 19605

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.