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Manager, Sourcing - Birmingham, AL

Date: Jul 21, 2021

Location: Leeds, AL, US, 35094

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

8100 Churchill Avenue

Leeds, Alabama 35094

Position Overview

PRIMARY PURPOSE:  The Sourcing Manager is a leadership position with responsibility for direction and management of the Sourcing Engineers located at the Switching and Fusing Leeds, AL plant.  Focusing on managing sourcing strategies and projects to meet supply chain and cost improvement goals throughout the Business Unit.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage daily sourcing support requirements and long-term planning of supply chain strategies
  • Lead sourcing of major commodity, engineered, and proprietary items for the Business Unit
  • Identify new and/or alternate sources of supply, and develop pipeline of material cost take out projects
  • Analyze proposals and negotiate best price, service, and delivery terms for purchased products and services
  • Perform complex financial and cost analysis for projects and financial justifications
  • Develop a project schedule and effectively implement and manage a multitude of projects in varying stages
  • Collaborate with our corporate sourcing team on cost savings and resourcing projects
  • Work with Product Engineers to develop cost effective product components and work closely with manufacturing management to ensure inventory goals are met
  • Monitor supplier performance through metrics and communication with purchasing and Supplier Quality Engineer

Skills and Experience

  • BS degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or technical field
  • 7+ years of experience in a materials role involving sourcing activities for a manufacturing operation
  • Must be able to read and interpret engineering prints and drawings
  • Proficiency in analytical tools and databases, such as Microsoft (Access, PowerPoint, Project, Excel) Power BI & SAP .
  • Must have a solid understanding of manufacturing processes and materials
  • Familiarity with Quality systems, processes, and requirements
  • Demonstrated negotiation experience
  • High motivation and results-oriented work ethic.
  • Must possess and exhibit good communication and leadership skills along with a good working knowledge of personnel practices in order to assists in interviewing, hiring, and training employees; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.



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: Birmingham

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