Buyer - Aiken, SC

Hubbell Incorporated

Location: Aiken, South Carolina

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

Hubbell Power Systems

1850 Richland Ave. East

Aiken, South Carolina 29801

Position Overview

The Buyer will locate, qualify and lead suppliers to provide the highest quality product at the lowest cost with the highest timely delivery rate. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify and qualify new low-cost suppliers for raw materials.

  • Analyzes plans, lot sizes, lead times, and replenishment strategies in order to balance inventory investment, customer service, and productivity. 

  • Confers with production teams and factory schedulers to set promise dates for new orders. 

  • Maintain relationships and performance of existing suppliers and take action as the need arises.

  • Lead purchasing activities to ensure that sufficient parts are on hand to meet short range schedules for make-to-order products.

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelors Degree

  • 3-5 years' of purchasing and/or experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Must possess strong written and oral communication skills

  • Must have experience leading supplier relationships and negotiations

  • Strong experience working with MRP systems; SAP highly preferred



Bachelors Degree in Business

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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