Commodity Manager

Date: Nov 30, 2023

Location: Toluca, MEX, MX, 50200

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.

Commodity Manager


Position Overview

The Commodity Manager plays a critical role in the development and implementation of sourcing strategies to meet direct and/or indirect material needs throughout the Light Industrial Business Unit within assigned commodities. Responsible for sourcing components and finished goods for resale globally while optimizing cost, delivery, quality, and risk. Analyzes legacy product sourcing and engages early in new product development projects to ensure an effective, flexible, and quality supply base. Leads productivity, risk reduction, improvement, and negotiation activities within the supply base for assigned commodities. The Commodity manager is a highly visible matrixed role in the organization that requires a strong foundation of function skills and knowledge of sourcing concepts/tools. Candidates must be bi-lingual (Spanish/English) and must have demonstrated experience with metal commodities such as Aluminum, Copper and/or Steel. Candidates must be able to travel domestically and internationally as needed. (25% - 50%)

Duties and Responsibilities

•    Collaborate with functional teams and peers to ensure an uninterrupted supply of materials while optimizing cost, lead-time, and quality.

•    Responsible for the definition and execution of sourcing strategy for assigned commodities.

•    Oversees the Supplier Relationship Management process for critical suppliers, within assigned commodities, with focus on sustainable improvements in cost, on-time delivery, pay terms, and quality.

•    Identify new sources and establish strong and lasting supplier relationships that enable business growth.

•    Periodically present plans and actual results, strategy deployment, market trends, and KPI progress.

•    Become the subject matter expert for assigned commodities.

•    Lead the identification and execution of sourcing projects for assigned commodities.

•    Lead negotiation efforts, including agreements/contracts for critical suppliers.

•    Lead the direct and/or indirect material competitive bidding process for assigned commodities.

•    Analyze proposals and negotiate best price, service, and delivery terms for products and services.

•    Collaborate with corporate sourcing to ensure the execution of corporate sourcing initiatives.

•    Provide coverage for other team members during travel and vacation periods.

•    Document and improve Sourcing processes and methods.

Skills and Experience

•    5+ Years of sourcing experience

•    APICS ASCM Certification

•    Strong demonstrated SAP experience

•    MBA or Master's degree is a plus.

•    Demonstrated strength in data analytics and process improvement skills

•    Sound knowledge of sourcing processes and experience leading contract negotiations

•    Must be able to read and interpret engineering prints and drawings

•    Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Word, & Outlook)

•    Comfortable with challenging the status quo.

•    Ability to perform in a matrixed organization

•    Clear, energetic, and engaging presentation and communication skills

•    Ability to work with a team or independently and be a self-starter

•    Possesses strong communication skills, written and verbal

•    Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed (25% - 50%)

Bachelors Degree

Relevant Industries


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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