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Inventory Control Supervisor - Plympton, MA

Date: Feb 22, 2021

Location: Plympton, MA, US, 02367-1701

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

65 Spring Street

Plympton, MA 02367

Position Overview

Will lead the daily activities of the Inventory Control group and is responsible for coordinating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; mentoring and counseling; initiating, coordinating, and implementing systems, policies, and procedures. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Administer a thorough Cycle Counting and Corrective Actions regime throughout the plant.
  • Manage the annual Physical Inventory process.
  • Develop and administer a “plan for every part”.
  • Supervise the flow of materials through the manufacturing processes.
  • Develop Priority Planning and Dispatching capabilities to ensure that the right combination of materials is available at the right time.
  • Connect with all departments on any inventory discrepancies or issues.
  • Investigate the root cause for all inventory problems and reconcile them.
  • Forward requests to Inventory Control Coordinator to have counts corrected in the system to maintain accurate Inventory levels.
  • Approve timecards on a weekly basis.
  • Embrace and always encourage 5S philosophy and achieve continual improvement in your work area.
  • Make vital suggestions to improve safety, quality, productivity, schedule performance, 5S, and utilization of equipment and manpower 
  • Maintain working relationship with the union as defined by the collective bargaining agreement.

Skills and Experience

  • Associates degree required; Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain or Operations is helpful
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in Inventory Control, preferably in a supervisory role in a manufacturing plant environment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Receiving/Shipping practices
  • Experience working in a Lean Manufacturing environment a plus. 
  • Good overall understanding of ERP systems; SAP strongly preferred. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Project).


  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.
  • Ability to maneuver 50 lbs.


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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