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Buyer (Indirect Materials) - Leeds, AL



Full Time

On Site


Leeds, Alabama, 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 Power Systems (HPS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HPS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes, and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HPS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HPS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas and water industries.

At HPS, we build products that provide mission critical infrastructure and that deliver communications and power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option. Therefore, we manufacture products of uncompromising integrity and it starts with our quality policy. We hold our partners, our suppliers and ourselves to the highest standard to ensure we exceed all the technical and functional expectations of our customers.

Hubbell Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Power, and Industrial Technology.


Hubbell's Connectors Manufacturing Plant in Leeds, Alabama is looking for a sharp, ambitious, and dedicated Buyer to manage our indirect material spend.

This is a new position due to growth and an opportunity to make a positive impact across the site!

What You Will Do:

  • Spend Management:
    • Manage indirect spend (MRO goods, plant services, etc.) for the Leeds, AL (Connectors) site, working with stakeholders in Operations to identify, procure, and manage goods and services.
  • Stakeholder Collaboration:
    • Work extensively with stakeholders in Operations to understand their requirements and collaborate with them to identify and implement cost-saving opportunities and best practices.
  • Procurement:
    • Lead procurement activities for indirect goods and services, including the development of sourcing strategies, creation of RFQs, supplier selection, and contract negotiation.
  • Supplier Relationship Management:
    • Build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers to ensure high-quality goods and services are delivered at competitive prices.
  • Cost Savings:
    • Identify and implement cost-saving opportunities for the site, including the negotiation of favorable pricing and terms with suppliers, the implementation of spend management processes, and the utilization of supplier consolidation and standardization.
  • Performance Monitoring:
    • Monitor supplier performance, track and analyze spend data, and report on cost savings and other relevant metrics to stakeholders in Operations and management.
  • Compliance:
    • Ensure compliance with all relevant policies, procedures, and regulations, and monitor supplier performance to ensure compliance with contracts and agreements.

What You Bring:

  • The ideal candidate for this role will have a strong background in procurement, supply chain management, business, or related fields with practical or educational experience managing indirect spend in a manufacturing or industrial setting.
  • Strong analytical, negotiation, and relationship-building skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Familiarity with SAP ERP would be helpful, but not required

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.