Corporate Sourcing Manager - Hubbell Site Flexible

Hubbell Incorporated

Location: Greenville, South Carolina, Leeds, Alabama

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.

Posting Address

Greenville, SC
Leeds, AL
Hubbell Site Flexible

Position Overview

The Corporate Sourcing Manager, OEM Value Add, will develop and execute sourcing strategies for assigned categories and/or assigned items. Assigned items may include, but not necessarily limited to forgings, plating/coatings, machined parts, molding of rubber, plastic and glass parts as well as porcelain and/or other related direct material processes. Plan and implement activities for cost reduction with cost being defined as cost, payment terms, lead-time, and quality of assigned category products. Document and maintain AVL's (approved vendor lists) for assigned categories and sub-categories to support all Hubbell business units.

Provide leadership to the organization with respect to assigned category. Prioritize and maintain balance between cost of acquisition and cost of possession to maximize return on investment including methodologies to maximize working capital. Balance workload across the all Hubbell Incorporated sites and the two Hubbell Platforms; Hubbell Utility Systems and Hubbell Electrical Solutions.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain approved vendor lists for assigned categories and sub-categories;
  • Lead/Support supplier sourcing, evaluation and selection, negotiation, performance monitoring, relationship management, and continuous improvement;
  • Manage and negotiate vendor payment terms to drive free cash flow and improve DPO for the enterprise
  • Work closely with cross functional leadership to develop and maintain technology and/or Product strategies;
  • Develop and maintaining strong global supplier relationships, including supplier site visits and relationships at all levels of their organization;
  • Supervise and report on supplier strategies, supervising spend, business allocation, capability gap analysis and facilitate cross-functional review and evaluation;
  • Develop strategies for the mitigation of risk in the supply chain, overall and for specific new product programs;
  • Provide benchmarking studies and market analysis; Negotiate buys & long term agreements; Organize and lead regular strategic supplier business reviews;
  • Generate and present supplier performance metrics to suppliers and manage associated corrective action and continuous improvement initiatives, such as VA-VE and lead time reduction programs.
  • Facilitate the support of category analysis (internal and external) in support of the Strategic Sourcing processes;
  • Lead sourcing and negotiations, implementation of agreements and integration of key suppliers, performance monitoring, ongoing supplier and contract management for assigned commodities;
  • Assist in the development and enhancement of processes; systems and reporting capabilities to drive efficiencies in providing regional procurement services.
  • Help improve processes and demonstrate technology to reduce costs, identify and implement standard methodologies, and measure performance;
  • Identify appropriate driven benchmarks and implements approved process changes vital to achieve first quintile performance in benchmark group;
  • Contribute to TCO reduction efforts and initiatives to achieve the benefits.
  • Ability to travel (up to 40%)

Skills and Experience

  • BS in Business Management, Supply Chain Management, Finance or Engineering
  • 5-10 years validated experience or training/equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Working with manufacturing engineering and program management teams.
  • Experience in negotiation internal and external to a matrixed corporate environment.
  • Materials management, JIT, TCO, and Working Capital.
  • CPSM or APICS 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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