Buyer - Fenton, MO

Fenton, Missouri
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Hubbell Incorporated
Manufacturing & operations
10,001+ employees
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Job 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.

A Day In The Life

  • 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.
  • 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.

What will help you thrive in this role?

  • AS/BS/BA in Business or Supply Chain Management preferred.
  • 4+ Years of sourcing/purchasing experience. (Electrical products a Plus, but not required)
  • Understanding of drawing nomenclature and familiarity with engineering terminology.
  • 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 (up to 5%).
  • Strong demonstrated SAP experience a plus.
  • APICS/ASCM Certification a plus.



Hubbell Incorporated

Hubbell creates critical infrastructure solutions that power our customers, communities, people and the planet. Our company is strategically aligned around enabling grid modernization and electrification. As more products plug in to an aging grid, Hubbell solutions enable the transition to a more reliable, resilient and efficient energy infrastructure. Founded in 1888 our innovation has made us a leading global manufacturer of high quality electrical and utility solutions enabling customers to operate critical infrastructure reliably and efficiently.

The company operates in two segments. Hubbell Utility Solutions (HUS) enable the grid to conduct, communicate and control energy across utility applications and Hubbell Electrical Solutions (HES) are essential to managing power across a wide range of industries and applications. Our vertical market solutions can be applied to markets including Data Centers, Renewables, Commercial Buildings, Industrial, Telecom and Transportation. Supporting both of our business segments is our corporate and Hubbell Unified Business Solutions teams that provide consistent process, tools technologies across our businesses.

We are committed to operating sustainably and ethically while promoting an inclusive and supportive culture for our people to grow and develop in their careers. Our employees proudly work and serve our communities from our headquarters in Shelton, CT, across the United States and around the globe.

Hubbell Electrical Solutions

Hubbell Electrical Solutions (HES) are essential to managing power across a wide range of industries and applications. HES provides the critical components that allow operators of buildings, factories and other industrial infrastructure to connect, protect, wire and manage power.

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.