Buyer II - Fenton, MO

Hubbell Incorporated

Location: Fenton, Missouri

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

Killark is a leading manufacturer of electrical construction products for standard, harsh and hazardous environments. We have over 100 years of extensive experience in producing conduit raceway fittings, junction boxes, enclosures, lighting fixtures, plugs & receptacles, distribution equipment and standard and custom controls.

Posting Address

This role is located in Fenton, MO.

Position Overview

The Buyer, supporting our Killark business, is responsible for handling all purchasing activities related to a specific assigned commodity while leading and/or contributing to improvement and productivity related projects/activities. The Buyer will be called upon to negotiate with suppliers, drive continuous improvement in supplier performance and collaborate internally to achieve desired business outcomes. Requires a strong foundation of function skills and knowledge in relevant purchasing and sourcing concepts.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage purchase order placement, confirmation, and updates.
  • Meet with internal teams to review priorities and provide status updates on open orders.
  • Meet with vendors regularly to review metrics and actions.
  • Monitor orders to ensure suppliers are shipping on-time and expedite as needed.
  • Assist in the resolution of supplier quality and payment issues.
  • Support onboarding of new suppliers/vendors.
  • Collaborate with sourcing and commodity managers to ensure the execution of sourcing initiatives.
  • Develop process improvements, simplify workflows, refine practices, and resolve problems with the help of peers and leadership.
  • Identify sources of supply, seek out the lowest total cost alternatives and develop solid working relationships with suppliers.
  • Ensure an uninterrupted supply of materials while optimizing cost, lead-time, and quality.
  • Conduct regular competitive quotation and analysis exercises.
  • Provide support during negotiations with suppliers.
  • Work closely with other functional areas to pursue alternative solutions, which will reduce our costs.
  • Provide coverage for other team members during travel and vacation periods.

Skills and Experience

  • BS/BA in Supply Chain Management or Equivalent.
  • 7+ Years of sourcing/purchasing experience.
  • Understanding of drawing nomenclature and familiarity with engineering terminology.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Word, & Outlook).
  • Solid experience with major MRP software/tools.
  • Clear, energetic, and engaging presentation and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems quickly.
  • Ability to work with a team or independently and be a self-starter.
  • Possesses strong communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Willingness to travel as needed (approx. 15%).
  • Strong demonstrated SAP experience a plus.
  • APICS/ASCM Certification a plus.

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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