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Commodity Manager (PFR) - Arden, NC

Date: Nov 20, 2021

Location: Arden, NC, US, 28704

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.

Posting Address

20 Glenn Bridge Rd, Arden, NC 28704

Position Overview

The Commodity Manager will be responsible for the overall operating performance of the supply base within our Purchase for Resale categories relative to cost, quality, and delivery.  Serving as the primary contact for internal teams and external partners/suppliers for sourcing within our division. Identify key areas of risk and opportunity, identify the right suppliers, and build consensus cross functionally to qualify those suppliers. Manage and maintain long-term supplier relationships to ensure business goals are achieved.  Support  the development, implementation, and management of global strategies to provide Hubbell with optimal flexibility, quality, and supply assurance.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain expertise/knowledge of market trends including rigorous analysis of market drivers, cost structures, technical improvements, and competitive landscape relative to the commodity
  • Ability to develop a comprehensive commodity strategy
  • Lead robust supplier selection processes using market analysis, concise request for proposals (RFPs), data driven approach and should cost modeling
  • Lead quarterly executive business reviews presenting strategic sourcing plans that defines, among other things, market and business analysis, product roadmaps, supplier capabilities, SWOT analysis, and strategic business objectives
  • Manage all aspects of new supplier on-boarding, including but not limited to qualification, capacity planning, assurance of supply, and execution to project timelines/schedules
  • Skilled negotiator driving supplier initiatives including annual cost reductions, VMI/JIT, lead-time reductions, and favorable payment terms
  • Strong understanding of best practices within Supply Chain

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering or related field
  • 7+ years of direct experience in strategic sourcing/commodity management/global supply management desired
  • Extensive negotiation experience with global suppliers with a proven track record in cost reduction
  • Strong analytical skills (i.e. should cost modeling, quotation analysis, supplier selection)
  • Strong influencing skills and change management experience with the ability to successfully manage complexity and multiple priorities
  • Must possess and exhibit good communication and leadership skills
  • High motivation and results-oriented work ethic


Bachelors Degree in Business or Engineering General


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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