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MCTO Buyer - Centralia, MO

Date: Oct 1, 2022

Location: Centralia, MO, US, 65240

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 MCTO (Material Cost Takeout) Buyer will develop and implement sourcing strategies to meet raw material and component needs throughout the HPS Business Unit. This position will focus on project-based sourcing to find new sources for parts at lower costs. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead sourcing of various commodity items for the Business Unit 
  • Lead the development cost savings measures (MCTO) through either improvement process or re-sourcing to ensure cost savings (MCTO) goals are met 
  • Keep records / files pertaining to items purchased, cost, supplier delivery, product performance up-dated as necessary 
  • Work closely with planning and manufacturing to ensure that inventory goals are met 
  • Maintain accurate purchase order information (pricing, lead-times, etc.) in the PIR (purchasing information record) in current MRP system (SAP) 
  • Prepare materials for make /vs. buy decision process 
  • Work with operations and planning in the identification and disposition of obsolete materials 
  • Expedite purchased materials (raw material or components) from suppliers as needed 
  • Work with Q.A., production and the suppliers to get timely disposition of rejected raw material or components 
  • Work with suppliers and Hubbell A.P. to resolve invoicing issue when needed 

Skills and Experience

  • Associates degree in business or engineering with a minimum of 5 years purchasing experience in manufacturing; or a Bachelors degree in business or engineering with a minimum of 1 to 3 years of purchasing or engineering experience in manufacturing.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal  
  • Moderate level working knowledge of Word and Excel 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and report progress as required.   
  • Experience with SAP preferred.
  • Ability to travel on business related trips as necessary, ability to move to various locations within the Company


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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