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Hubbell Power Systems Sourcing Manager - Leeds, AL in Leeds, Alabama

Sourcing Manager - Leeds, AL

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Date: Jul 8, 2021

Location: Leeds, AL, US, 35094

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

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.

Posting Address

Hubbell Power Systems- Connectors

1615 Moores Street

Leeds, AL 35094

Position Overview

The Sourcing Manager is a leadership position with responsibility for direction and management of the Sourcing Engineers located at the Connectors Leeds, AL plant. Focus on leading sourcing strategies and projects to meet supply chain and cost improvement goals.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead daily sourcing support requirements and long term planning of supply chain strategies

  • Lead sourcing of major commodity, engineered, and proprietary items for the Business Unit

  • Identify new and/or alternate sources of supply

  • Analyze proposals and negotiate the best price, service, and delivery terms for purchased products and services

  • Perform sophisticated financial and cost analysis for projects and financial justifications

  • Develop a project schedule and effectively implement and lead a multitude of projects in varying stages

  • Collaborate with our corporate sourcing team on cost savings and resourcing projects

  • Work with Product Engineers to develop cost effective product components

  • Work closely with manufacturing management to ensure inventory goals are met

  • Monitor supplier performance through metrics and communication with purchasing and Supplier Quality Engineer

  • Develop pipeline of material cost take out projects

  • Keep management updated on progress and obstacles that constrain attainment of company objectives; offer proposals for overcoming said obstacles.

  • Assists in interviewing, hiring, and training employees; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Skills and Experience

  • BS degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or technical field

  • 7+ years of experience in a materials role involving sourcing activities for a manufacturing operation

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering prints and drawings

  • Proficiency in analytical tools and databases, such as Microsoft (Access, PP, Project, Excel) Power BI & SAP.

  • Must possess and exhibit good communication and leadership skills along with a solid understanding of personnel practices including recruitment, professional development initiatives, goal setting, performance improvement planning, and administration of shop rules and regulations.

  • Familiarity with Quality systems, processes, and requirements

  • Demonstrated negotiation experience

  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills

  • High motivation and results-oriented work ethic.

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.