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Buyer - Tulsa, OK

Date: Jul 12, 2019

Location: Tulsa, OK, US, 74116

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.

Posting Address

1140 N 129th E Ave

Tulsa, OK 74116

Position Overview

A Buyer is responsible for purchasing materials, equipment, supplies and services of a specialized or complex nature in accordance with prescribed purchasing regulations and procedures. Reviews and analyzes purchase requisitions, investigates and develops sources of supplies, prepares bid specifications, issues bid requests and reviews quotations.  Interprets purchasing procedures to departments and vendors, as a specialist in assigned material categories, which require a degree of technical knowledge. This position requires the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Qualifies and selects vendors that will provide the best value to Continental relative to product quality, price and delivery.
  • Manages supply chain risk relative to supply availability and vendor performance.
  • Negotiates supply contracts.
  • Measures and reports vendor performances.
  • Executes daily purchasing activities including proper authorization to purchase, purchase order input, accuracy, and distribution.
  • Interacts with all company departmental personnel and assists with supply chain issues.
  • Implements process improvements within the supply chain.


Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university;
  • One to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Efficient on Microsoft Word applications
  • High degree of organization, discipline, self- motivation and evaluation

Physical Demand & Work Enviroment

  • Long hours of sitting
  • Use of office equipment and computers, which can cause muscle strain
  • Some lifting of supplies and material weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Occasionally stoop, kneel or crouch
  • Use of hands and arms to reach for, grasp and manipulate objects
  • Climb stairs
  • Work usually takes place in clean, pleasant and comfortable office setting although there may be times when it’s necessary to be exposed to the elements.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Tulsa
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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