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Account Manager - Elgin, IL

Date: May 3, 2019

Location: Elgin, IL, US, 60123

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 Lighting (HLI) is committed to elevating the lighting experience. Empowered by lighting solutions that integrate seamlessly into their environment, save energy, provide improved quality of light, deliver return on investment and armed with Hubbell’s unflinching support, its customers are able to think differently about how, where, and when they can use light. As one of the largest lighting fixture manufacturers in North America, it features a suite of brands that provide a full range of indoor and outdoor lighting products serving the commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential markets.

Posting Address

Elgin, IL


Position Overview

The Account Manager (AM) shall have responsibility over all activities associated with meeting customer requirements and expectations.  AM is responsible for coordinating the design activity, order entry, manufacturing, test, and delivery associated with product requirements from our customers. AM will act as the Point of Contact (POC) for all account interactions with the customers as well as internal programs of the company. The Associate AM function serves to manage projects, communication and technical information flow between customers and internal team members.  This is for both new product development and existing product line maintenance.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Daily interaction with customers, engineers and operations will be required.
  • Driving a solution set across development teams primarily Design, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering, through market requirements, product contracts, and positioning.
  • Developing and implementing a customer plan, working with all departments to execute the plan on time.
  • Analyzing potential partner relationships with product development engineers and purchasing groups.  New and existing products are included with this responsibility.
  • Work with customer engineering to develop realistic development plan and schedule for products and designs.
  • Creates product specifications, written or prototype.
  • Evaluates and prioritizing requests for product changes, enhancements, new orders and reorders.
  • Works with customers and suppliers on contract BOM’s to set lead times and deliverables.
  • Coordinates proposal preparation and delivers to customers.
  • Establishes and monitors master plans and schedules.
  • Oversees the development of design concepts and test criteria.
  • Directs the integration of a team, which may include: Purchasing, Engineering, Quality Assurance, Finance, and Administrative functional areas.
  • Establishes and maintains contacts to ensure conformance to requirements.
  • Creates part numbers and BOMs within database per customer documentation.
  • Creates cost models with the help of Purchasing and creates corresponding quotes to customers.
  • Writes Engineering Change Orders and manages the implementation across various departments.
  • Manages new product checklists to ensure thorough completion of all tasks.
  • Directs administration of contracts & communicates with the customer on purchase orders, change notices, and design improvements.

Skills and Experience

  • A Bachelor's Degree in a technical field or business field is preferred, along with a minimum of 3-5 years of related experience.
  • PMP certification is a strong plus.
  • Knowledge of LED lighting, fixture product, electrical devices a plus.
  • Preferable experience in engineering and applications; or similar electronics.
  • Strategic thinker with a demonstrated ability to successfully develop, launch and execute multiple projects to target goals.
  • Advanced knowledge of commercial lighting electronics and electronics-related project management practices.
  • Must be self-reliant, resourceful, creative skills and possess acumen in executing business decisions.
  • Excellent oral and writing communication skills needed to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees, and the general public.
  • Ability to organize and manage "ad-hoc" teams to support new product development programs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with a wide cross section of individuals.
  • Must apply critical thinking skills to determine best approach to bring new products to market and to work with engineering, operations and marketing and sales personnel.
  • Capable of occasional travel to attend meetings.
  • Strong mathematically, analytical and computer skills.
  • Proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint is needed.
  • Ability to plan work and anticipate organizational needs.


Bachelors Degree in Engineering General or Electronics


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: Elgin
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago

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