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Planner VMI - Pickering, ON

Date: Jun 8, 2021

Location: Pickering, CA, L1W 1Z8

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 Construction & Energy (HCE) focuses on products to support four business segments: Connectors, Grounding & Tooling, Gas Connectors & Accessories, Harsh & Hazardous, and Distribution. With markets in renewable energy, lighting, transportation, data center, telecom, utility, extreme environment, gas and water distribution, power generation and oil & gas, we guarantee that our products set the standards for industry solutions. Our success not only depends on our value proposition, but on the strength, knowledge and expertise of our employees.

Brand Overview

HHubbell Incorporated is a leading manufacturer of quality electrical products serving all market segments.  We are well established in Canada.  We currently have an opportunity for a: VMI Planner.


Posting Address

870 Brock Rd S

Pickering, ON     L1W 1Z8

Position Overview

Responsible for: 

  • the planning, and procurement of products from Hubbell affiliates and other third-party vendors. These products are subsequently resold to Hubbell Canada customers (distributors) or in some cases consumed in manufactured goods. 
  • maintaining the level of stock to meet preassigned inventory targets for our Customers participating in our Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) process.  
  • the centralized account management of our VMI process.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • In conjunction with the sales, marketing & engineering teams, find & review opportunity to reduce costs from third party vendors for raw materials, finished goods, & services both domestically & internally.   Identifying vendors, price negotiations, & manage certification requirements through to vendor & sku setup in SAP.
  • Monitor & expedite, when necessary the delivery of parts in relation to the request promised delivery schedule
  • Review forecasts on a monthly basis & recommend changes to improve delivery performance
  • Control the level of stock to meet pre-assigned inventory targets participating in VMI
  • Handle customer complaints in a professional manner
  • Provide centralized account management to our VMI Trading partners – review stock mix recommendations, order points, order quantities, errors, exceptions, demand smoothing & overrides
  • Actively communicate issues and actions involving management of inventory and VMI process
  • Coordinate the review & launch VMI orders; review issues related to successful communication of PO Acknowledgements & Advanced Ship Notices
  • Develop VMI returns and coordinate reviews and approvals through a defined automated methodology.
  • Assist in product life cycle management and launches to manage inventory history data and order point/order quantity overrides.
  • Handle incoming requests relative to eCommerce Services, order changes, order cancellations, incorrect shipments, requests for proof of delivery, verification of shortages and invalid/discontinued/suggested replacement items.
  • Communicate with department supervisor and/or manager on problems and collaborate to solve problems.

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in an analytical field (operations, business, etc.) – preferred -  from four-year college or university
  • 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience; preferably in a distribution environment.
  • Must have strong SAP & Microsoft Office background
  • Strong understanding of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) - TrueCommerce
  • CAPIC/APIC Certification an asset
  • An understanding of electrical certification codes and standards
  • Strong negotiating skills with experience in leading negotiations with both domestic and foreign vendors.
  • Communication Skills: Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Project Management: Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.


Bachelors Degree in Business or Other Technology


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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