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Sourcing Manager - Greenville, SC

Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: Greenville, SC, US, 29607

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

701 Millennium Blvd, Greenville, SC 29607

Position Overview

The Sourcing Manager identifies, evaluates, negotiates, develops, and leads direct material supplier relationships to secure commercial terms, service, and quality that are in the organization’s best interest. Ensures sourcing activities are in alignment with corporate category strategies and acts as the liaison between Residential lighting product managers, brand managers, engineering, offshore sourcing and quality teams, and any department may need niche sourcing assistance. This role supports Progress Lighting.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead/support supplier sourcing, evaluation and selection, negotiation, performance monitoring, and continuous improvement
  • Develop, distribute, collect, and analyze Requests for Quote (RFQs); subsequently coordinate and present analytics internally to support vendor selection
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with external vendors, including supplier site visits
  • Track and report supplier health; supervise annual spend, business trends, and manufacturing capabilities
  • Work closely with Product Management & Engineering, to develop and maintain a strong supply chain to meet the design, quality, and costs required for our company’s success
  • Supervise material cost trend and negotiate pricing periodically with assigned vendors on basis of raw material, currency exchange rates, business growth/volume, and economic conditions
  • Develop strategies for risk mitigation in supply chain

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelors Degree or 3+ years of related experience
  • 3-5 years of meaningful experience in sourcing or similar position
  • Experience in residential or commercial lighting strongly preferred
  • Excellent communication, project management and relationship building skills
  • Strong analytical, business process analysis and problem-solving capabilities
  • High motivation and results-oriented work ethic
  • Willingness to travel as needed (approx. 20%)
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Suite (focus on Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Word, & Outlook)
  • Proven understanding of SAP strongly preferred




Bachelors Degree


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: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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