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Assistant Buyer - St. Louis, MO.

St. Louis, Missouri
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Hubbell Incorporated
Manufacturing & operations
10,001+ employees
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Job Overview

Reporting to Sourcing Manager, the Buyer role is responsible for developing and implementing sourcing and supply chain strategies to support ongoing customer RFP’s. Develop and keep records/files pertaining to supplier qualifications and work closely with the Proposals team to address customer questions/concerns within AMI Network RFP’s. The Buyer will be called upon to manage supplier onboarding & maintenance, grow the supplier base, drive continuous improvement in supplier performance and collaborate internally to achieve desired business outcomes. Requires a solid foundation of function skills and knowledge in relevant purchasing and sourcing concepts.

A Day In The Life

  • Identify, validate, and support onboarding of new suppliers/vendors both domestically and internationally
  • Maintain relationships and performance of existing suppliers and take action as the need arises.
  • Liaison between sales, suppliers, and operations to ensure the customer’s needs are met on a timely basis.
  • Assist in the resolution of supplier quality and payment issues with both internal departments and the supplier.
  • Identify sources of supply, seek out the lowest total cost alternatives and develop solid working relationships with suppliers.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant policies, procedures, and regulations, and monitor supplier performance to ensure compliance with contracts and agreements.

What will help you thrive in this role?

  • Bachelors Degree Preferred, but not required
  • 3-5 years of purchasing and/or manufacturing environment experience.
  • Must possess strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong experience working with MRP systems; SAP highly preferred.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.



Building Relationships and Networks
Communicating and Influencing
Customer Focus
Enabling Execution
Initiative and Drive
Innovation and Change
Planning, Organizing, and Decision Making

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 Utility Solutions

Hubbell Utility Solutions (HUS) enable the grid to conduct, communicate and control energy across utility applications. HUS provides the critical components that allow the grid to reliably transmit and distribute energy, as well as the communications and controls technologies to make the grid smarter and more flexible.

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.