Buyer - Broken Arrow, OK

Date: Nov 9, 2023

Location: Broken Arrow, OK, US, 74014-5940

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.

Position Overview

The Buyer, supporting our Broken Arrow business, is responsible for handling all purchasing activities related to a specific assigned commodity while leading and/or contributing to improvement and productivity related projects/activities. The Buyer will be called upon to negotiate with suppliers, drive continuous improvement in supplier performance and collaborate internally to achieve desired business outcomes. Requires a strong foundation of function skills and knowledge in relevant purchasing and sourcing concepts.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage purchase order placement, confirmation, and updates.
  • Meet with internal teams to review priorities and provide status updates on open orders.
  • Meet with vendors regularly to review metrics and actions.
  • Monitor orders to ensure suppliers are shipping on-time and expedite as needed.
  • Assist in the resolution of supplier quality and payment issues.
  • Support onboarding of new suppliers/vendors.
  • Collaborate with sourcing and commodity managers to ensure the execution of sourcing initiatives.
  • Develop process improvements, simplify workflows, refine practices, and resolve problems with the help of peers and leadership.
  • Identify sources of supply, seek out the lowest total cost alternatives and develop solid working relationships with suppliers.
  • Ensure an uninterrupted supply of materials while optimizing cost, lead-time, and quality.
  • Conduct regular competitive quotation and analysis exercises.
  • Provide support during negotiations with suppliers.
  • Work closely with other functional areas to pursue alternative solutions, which will reduce our costs.
  • Provide coverage for other team members during travel and vacation periods.

Skills and Experience

  • Preferred BS/BA in Supply Chain Management or 3-4 years of sourcing/purchasing experience.
  • Understanding of drawing nomenclature and familiarity with engineering terminology.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Word, & Outlook).
  •  Solid experience with major MRP software/tools.
  • Clear, energetic, and engaging presentation and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems quickly.
  • Ability to work with a team or independently and be a self-starter.
  • Possesses strong communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Willingness to travel as needed (approx. 15%).
  • Strong demonstrated SAP experience a plus.
  • APICS/ASCM Certification a plus.


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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