Sr. Associate Planner - Boonton, NJ

Date: May 25, 2023

Location: Boonton, NJ, US, 07005

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

353 Powerville Rd, Boonton, NJ 07005


Position Overview

The Planner / Buyer is responsible for scheduling production to achieve customer and stocking requirements, purchasing assigned materials Raw, WIP, Sub-contract, and FG, releasing customer orders from the planning queue based on material availability and lead-times, and driving customer on-time delivery within the lead time while maintaining optimal inventory levels.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, schedule and requisition material to support production and customer requirements by maintaining planning parameters of lead-time, reorder point, and reorder quantity in accordance with the companies’ inventory and shipment objectives.
  • Monitor and act on exception messages within SAP such as expedites and de-expedites open orders to more appropriate time frames as indicated by MRP changing demands. 
  • Maintain current promise dates on customer orders.
  • Schedule work through the shop floor.
  • Prioritize work orders and coordinate with manufacturing to exceed customer requirements.
  • Manage inventory levels for items under your direct responsibility.
  • Monitor and reduce excess to policy and excess and obsolete inventory.
  • Work with QA in multiple locations to reconcile discrepant materials and pursue corrective actions from vendors.
  • Expedite parts within and outside the Company.
  • Interfaces daily with engineering and suppliers to resolve component issues in a timely manner to ensure delivery schedules are achieved.
  • Purchase various commodities and services to satisfy direct buys per demands of the MRP system.
  • Work with receiving and accounts payable for multiple locations to reconcile receiving errors and invoice issues.
  • Monitor and ensure supplier on time delivery performance.
  • Actively pursues alternate sources through ongoing vendor analysis and the development of quoting programs. 
  • Maintain purchasing information records.
  • Initiate and complete special tasks/projects for continuous improvement as they arise.

Skills and Experience

  • At least 2 years of planning, purchasing, supply chain, and inventory management experience.
  • At least 2 years SAP experience in MRP, planning and purchasing module preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office products.
  • Must have strong negotiation, excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to read prints and specifications.
  • Ability to learn and grasp concepts quickly.
  • Basic understanding of landed cost calculations (freight, lead time, INCO terms, payment terms, etc.)


Bachelors Degree in Business


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.

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark

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