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Buyer - Reading, PA

Date: Jun 9, 2022

Location: Reading, PA, US, 19605

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Brand Overview

GAI-Tronics owned by Hubbell Incorporated, is the world's largest company focused on the communication needs of the world's industrial markets.  Founded in 1946, GAI-Tronics' earliest products set the industry standard for durability and reliability.  While maintaining our commitment to the principles of quality and customer service, today's GAI-Tronics aggressively applies leading edge technology to solve the world's most challenging communication needs, and is backed by stability, reputation, and financial strength of Hubbell Incorporated, a worldwide leader in electrical and electronic products.  Standing behind all those accomplishments are our people.  It is this talent that we consider to be our company's greatest asset.  

Position Overview

The Buyer will purchase the required items at a competitive price, meeting quality and delivery standards.

Duties and Responsibilities

Purchases items required for manufacturing:
•Ensure on time deliveries of purchased items;
•Run daily Exception Reports and respond to suggestions;
•Run MRBR Report daily to confirm there are no Accounting issues;
•Seek to cut costs by competitive purchasing techniques (maintain positive PPV savings);
•Ensure items purchased match requirements of purchase order;
•Use experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals;
•Handle ongoing relationships with suppliers;
•Experience with standard concepts, practices, and procedures of purchasing and inventory control. Ensure PO and PIR match when entering data;
•Other duties may be assigned.

Provides vendor sourcing:
•Evaluates and recommends vendors, may include overnight travel;
•Analyze bids;
•Request quotations from qualified vendors;
•Negotiate and complete purchasing agreements;
•Responsible for purchasing and negotiating of materials, equipment and supplies from vendors. Ensure inspection flags are set properly;
•Evaluate vendor quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers based on quality, cost and delivery.

Cost Savings:
•Identify cost savings opportunities;
•Monitor and oversee cost savings;
•Must be able to make effective decisions (P&L impact) by analyzing information and considering priorities;
•Extend terms with vendors (out to 90 days);
•Maintain "Days on Hand" inventory levels set by corporate.
•Effective organizational skills/ability to handle multiple projects at any given time;
•Able to work efficiently with minimal guidance or supervision;
•Work with other departments to determine suitability of purchased items.



Skills and Experience

•Bachelors' degree (B.A. or B.S.) in business or related field

•Two or three years of previous experience, preferably in electronics

•CPM and/or CPIM Professional Certifications preferred


Nearest Major Market: Reading PA