International Sourcing Manager - Greenville, SC

Hubbell Incorporated

Location: Greenville, South Carolina, United States

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 Lighting (HLI) is committed to elevating the lighting experience. Empowered by lighting solutions that integrate seamlessly into their environment, save energy, provide improved quality of light, deliver return on investment and armed with Hubbell’s unflinching support, its customers are able to think differently about how, where, and when they can use light. As one of the largest lighting fixture manufacturers in North America, it features a suite of brands that provide a full range of indoor and outdoor lighting products serving the commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential markets.

Posting Address

701 Millennium Blvd

Greenville, SC


Position Overview

The International Sourcing Manager identifies, evaluates, negotiates, develops, and manages direct material supplier relationships to secure commercial terms, service, and quality that are in the organization’s best interest. Ensures sourcing activities are in alignment with corporate category strategies and acts as the liaison between Residential lighting product managers, brand managers, engineering, offshore sourcing and quality teams, and any department may need specialized sourcing assistance. This role supports Progress Lighting and working with closely with our Asia market.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Lead/support supplier sourcing, evaluation and selection, negotiation, performance monitoring, and continuous improvement
  • Develop, distribute, collect, and analyze Requests for Quote (RFQs); subsequently organize and present analytics internally to support vendor selection
  • Develop and maintain strong partnership with external vendors, including supplier site visits
  • Track and report supplier health; monitor annual spend, business trends, and manufacturing capabilities
  • Work closely with Product Management & Engineering, to develop and maintain a strong supply chain to meet the design, quality, and costs required for our company’s success
  • Monitor material cost trend and negotiate pricing periodically with assigned vendors on basis of raw material, currency exchange rates, business growth/volume, and economic conditions
  • Develop strategies for risk mitigation in supply chain

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 3-5 years of relevant experience in sourcing or procurement preferred; 6-10 years of experience in lieu of degree accepted
  • Experience in residential lighting strongly preferred
  • Excellent communication, project management and relationship building skills
  • Flexibility working across multiple time zones
  • Strong analytical, business process analysis and problem-solving capabilities
  • High motivation and results-oriented work ethic
  • Willingness to travel as needed, domestic and international (approx. 20%)
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Suite (focus on Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Word, & Outlook)
  • Working knowledge of SAP strongly preferred

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.

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