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Buyer/Planner - Archdale, NC

Date: Dec 7, 2018

Location: NC, 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 Commercial & Industrial (HCI) provides solutions for a broad range of non-residential and residential construction, commercial and industrial applications along with high-voltage test and measurement solutions. As a leading global manufacturer and supplier in multiple markets, we have quality products that serve the commercial construction, datacom, industrial light, industrial heavy, high voltage, residential and oil & gas markets. HCI has built its success through strong leadership, employee and customer loyalty and an exceptional sales force.

Posting Address:


4301 Cheyenne Drive

Archdale North Carolina, 27263

Position Overview:


Individual would be responsible for the timely planning and procurement of materials, supplies and equipment needed in support of the master production schedule. Optimize inventory in assigned areas and procure in accordance with quality specifications at the best possible price. Individual would also be responsible for expediting deliveries, clarification of specifications, and planning/scheduling to meet customer requirements.


This individual would be required to work closely with manufacturing in establishing production planning and procurement schedules.  (Note:  This position is more concentrated on purchasing activities than planning activities.)

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Research sources of supply and alternative materials, document competitive quoting, review and process purchase requisitions for materials and supplies.
  • Follow up on back orders of manufactured and procured materials, expedite delivery of orders, make special arrangements for delivery as needed, and communicate to the respective departments the expected delivery dates and potential shortages.
  • Plan the manufacture of all products through the production facility in accordance with assembly procedures and standard times.  Release production orders in the required time frame.
  • Ensure purchasing and planning documents are processed in accordance with Hubbell’s standard operating procedures.
  • Update SAP data as needed.
  • Work with vendor and/or Hubbell Accounting to reconcile PO discrepancies.
  • Have knowledge of inventory procedures in establishing and maintaining reorder points, reorder quantities and lead-times.
  • Conduct or direct negotiations with vendors on rejections, disposition and adjustment of non-conforming   materials.
  • Promote and maintain good business relationships with suppliers.
  • Recommend procedures to improve quality and reduce costs, as well as keep informed of new developments in related commodities.  Share updates with the Materials department.
  • Support plant-wide Safety initiatives.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Skills and Experience:


  • Minimum of  two (2) years Purchasing experience.
  • Minimum of two (2) years Planning experience.
  • Manufacturing support experience desired.
  • APICS certification would be beneficial.
  • Knowledge of a variety of commodities would be a plus.
  • Microsoft Word & Excel required.
  • SAP or similar ERP system experience required.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Good time management and multi-tasking skills.


Bachelors Degree in Business


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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