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Lead Buyer (Supervisor)



Full Time

On Site


Largo, Florida, United States

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.

Brand Overview

Posting Address

Apodaca NL

Position Overview

The Lead Buyer will have responsibility to enhance Sourcing / Supply chain flexibility and complexity. This highly cross functional role will proactively partner with Planning, Purchasing, Sourcing, Customer Service, Engineering, NPD, and Suppliers to play a key role in process improvement and value creation. Control the timely delivery of the components and raw materials used for the production of our products in a timely manner. Ensuring that it is in the right quantity, price and quality with the support of support systems and equipment, such as commodity manager, SQE, product engineering, etc. Maintain close and open communication with the different departments with the aim of giving the best service according to the needs of the business and our customers.

Duties and Responsibilities

Manage existing material inventory levels, this using SAP parameters or minimums, and maximize business security supplies.
Responsible for the correct parameterization in the system of suppliers, components and purchase orders.
Responsible for the correct parameterization in the system of suppliers, components and purchase orders.
Monitor supplier performance in terms of quality and delivery time.
Manage purchase orders in compliance with contractual or corporate terms and conditions.
Determine the level of urgency with suppliers to ensure supply, making limited use of freight with additional costs for the company.
Track invoices blocked for payment, either by discretion in catindad or price, until their resolution and payment to the supplier.
Negotiate the best lot sizes according to business needs.
Implement consignment, inventory management, etc. programs according to business needs Identify, develop and implement supplier base rationalization to improve operational effectiveness.
Work with Sourcing Managers to develop cost out strategies. Manage productivity, through category strategy.
Support the RFQ Process and drives supplier selection initiatives.
Lead projects and handle sensitive issues.
Support NPI/NPX efforts.
Facilitate meetings between suppliers and engineers in support of existing project objectives.
Design, prepare, compile, and analyze data related to support departmental objective decision making.
Maintenance to HES productivity tracker.
Creating and maintenance of PIR/MM/SL and other SAP parameters.
Manage all aspects of new supplier on-boarding, including but not limited to qualification, assurance of supply, and execution to project timelines/schedules. Vendor Setup CTPAT requirements, and Block or Delete suppliers.
Sourcing lead provides advice to BU Procurement teams and business users on tender/RFQ and process, strategies and leveraging Supply Chain project management.
Skilled negotiator driving supplier initiatives including cost reduction, VMI, JIT, LT reduction and favorable payment terms.
Develop and manage Sourcing Key Performance Indicators
Perform weekly and monthly KPI and Scorecard reports supporting Sourcing and Supply Chain strategies.
Track and report supplier strategies and monitoring spend.
Provide comprehensive data analytics to identify problematic areas and suggest optimization opportunities on project-based assignments supporting Sourcing continuous improvement
Create simple, repeatable processes and methods to gather supply chain data to achieve objectives.
Strong understanding of best practices within Supply Chain.
Support in PBI Development (Charts/Communication)

Skills and Experience

• Professional level: LAE, Commerce, Afin, Supply Chain related
( 5 years)
• English 85% (written and spoken)
• +2 years of experience in similar position
the industrial/manufacturing sector preferably.


Bachelors Degree en Engineering General

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.