Buyer - Leeds, AL

Hubbell Incorporated

Location: 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.

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.

Position Overview

The Buyer will be responsible for purchasing material for production needs in conjunction with balancing inventory dollars to obtain inventory days while still servicing our customers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage relationships and performance of existing suppliers and take action as required.
  • Manage purchasing activities to ensure that sufficient parts are on hand to meet short range schedules for make-to-order products.
  • Manage supplier activity to ensure the timely release of purchase orders and timely arrival of materials in the plant.
  • Issue and maintain purchase orders
  • Review system LT vs. demonstrated and work with suppliers to adjust accordingly
  • Review inventory dollars to ensure we are meeting our days on hand metric
  • Review and manage Safety stock levels as well as other SAP fields
  • Managing the system and suppliers through unique situations
  • Work with cross functional teams to ensure raw material is arriving prior to scheduled production time
  • Other tasks as required by Manager

Skills and Experience


  • High school diploma or GED
  • 3+ years of experience in a materials role involving sourcing activities for a manufacturing operation
  • Strong experience working with MRP systems
  • Demonstrated negotiation experience
  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience managing supplier relationships
  • Strong MS Office experience, specifically with Excel


  • Bachelors Degree
  • Experience working in a Make-to-Order business
  • SAP

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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