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Materials Manager - Leeds, AL

Date: Feb 10, 2019

Location: AL, US

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

1615 Moores Street

Leeds, AL 35094

Position Overview


Position is responsible for all materials and inventory levels in the Connectors business unit in Leeds, AL.  This position is responsible for managing the global supply chain, which includes sourcing, inventory management, buying and scheduling.   This position is responsible for developing annual inventory plans and monthly forecasts.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Oversee all facility needs in supply chain management, procurement/scheduling and warehouse activities, including all material flow in and outside of the plant.
  • Manage material logistics associated with supplying material to customers as well as other HPS locations.
  • Lead up the business monthly PSI (Production, Sales and Inventory) forecast for next month and remainder of the year.
  • Oversee local sourcing group with respect to supporting of the business plans, responsible for driving material cost take out.
  • Identify and develop methods designed to minimize component shortages.
  • Utilize the corporate purchasing organization to leverage buys, shorten lead times, and reduce costs on major commodities.
  • Oversee forecasting of PPV (purchase price variance).
  • Monitor the stocking programs and forecasts to ensure updates are made according to HPS guidelines.
  • Work closely with offsite forecasting planning to ensure the integrity of the forecasts loaded in MRP.
  • Monitor and improve the strategic measurements of Inventory, Customer service, Demonstrated LT, and supplier performance.
  • Work with operations management on capacity constraints, lean activities, and material issues.
  • Develop Standard Practice Procedures and departmental procedures which are in line with corporate procedures.
  • Direct facilities annual physical inventory and account for variances.
  • Present inventory/service updates and strategic plans to management.
  • Develop annual Inventory Plan that ties to the Production and Sales Plan.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Ability to travel on business related trips; ability to communicate; ability to work on a personal computer or other related equipment as required; ability to be out in plant operations on a regular basis.

Skills and Experience


  • Makes business decisions on inventory, scheduling, buying, sourcing practices, and organizational structure under this position.
  • Changes to material flow inside and outside of facility.


Bachelors Degree

Masters 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.

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