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Lead Manager Sourcing - MRO

Greenville, South Carolina
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Hubbell Incorporated
Manufacturing & operations
10,001+ employees
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Job Overview

The Lead Manager Sourcing - MRO, will develop and execute sourcing strategies for assigned categories and/or assigned items. Assigned items may include, but not necessarily limited to all MRO needs/items for the enterprise. 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 all Hubbell Incorporated sites and the two Hubbell Platforms; Hubbell Utility Systems and Hubbell Electrical Solutions.


A Day In The Life

  • 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 (days payable outstanding) 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;
  • 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 Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) reduction efforts and initiatives to achieve the benefits.
  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills (multiple complex analyses simultaneously)
  • Travel 30-60% to support Corporate/Category initiatives

What will help you thrive in this role?

  • BS in Business Management, Supply Chain Management, Finance or Engineering
  • 7-10 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.
  • Proficiency in MS Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with MRO Integrator program implementation and/or maintenance
  • Experience working with SAP and Power BI
  • Understanding of commodity markets
  • Master’s degree/other professional certificate(s) 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 Unified Business Solutions

Hubbell Unified Business Services (HUBS) provides corporate shared services to support all businesses across the enterprise. Functional areas include Engineering, Sales, Operations, Marketing, Finance, Legal, IT, Human Resources, Payroll, Environmental Health & Safety, and Compliance. HUBS employees are located around the world.

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.