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67747206 VP & General Manager (Hubbell Site Flexible) - St. Louis, MO - Boonton, NJ

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Master's Degree
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7+ years
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Full Time Regular
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Job Description


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.

Position Overview

The Vice President and General Manager, Utility Automation is responsible for providing strategic leadership, technology vision, and innovative process execution across Hubbell's Utility Automation BU which is responsible for approximately US$60 million in revenue. The new VPGM will oversee operations in a non-unionized and matrix environment of more than 500 employees. The executive must understand the industry (utility automation, control systems and appropriate market solutions), be commercially driven and be familiarized with service provider technology trends. The new executive will develop a mid-to-long-term growth road map for the BU and in line with the overall corporate strategy. He/she will also be responsible of driving a commercial force in order to keep the business growing and will be responsible for establishing a succession plan for the role.

The new VPGM will be tasked with enabling internal collaboration, external partnerships and a fair amount of mergers/acquisitions. This executive will also have a business and strategic mindset to collaborate with other members of the senior management team to drive greater shareholder value. The VPGM reports to the Division VP of AMI, Utility Automation and Services and manages 4-6 management level direct reports which include Sales, Operations and Engineering.

Duties and Responsibilities

Developing Strategies for Growth

Develops & contributes to a comprehensive Utility Automation strategy, consistent with their expertise

Identifies emerging needs in current & adjacent markets

Develops & maintains expertise in potentially feasible growth markets

Has keen awareness of product life cycle of current product portfolio

Engages in conversations w/ thought leaders in core & adjacent industries

Seeks input fm functional partners & executive team to understand all business issues & demands

Identifies & develops suitable M & A targets

Leading the Business

Considers multiple scenarios to best prepare the business for potential changes & possibilities

Socializes proposed strategic direction w/ diverse stakeholders, explaining a compelling "why" & needed actions behind the vision/strategy

Establishes meaningful BU metrics & goals that are aligned w/ enterprise priorities

Anticipates the obstacles that may impact the execution of the strategy

Develops strategies to expand life cycle of current products

Demonstrates appreciation for the value & expertise others provide

Executes in partnership w/ Functional Leaders

Makes decisions based on a solid understanding of finances (e.g. P&L), competitors' market position and pricing/industry trends, & customer understanding

Championing Innovation

Advocates for strategic innovations across the matrix

Uses customer insights to drive future product innovations & developments

Helps teams to set up experiments that may fail fast or win big

Identifies opportunities to improve execution & drive operational excellence

Seeks out diversity of thought, experience & background to drive creative problem solving & higher performance

Communicating Proactively

Speaks w/ enthusiasm & clarity about Utility Automation's goals & vision

Keeps teams "in the know" of trends & changes in operations & strategy

Speaks w/ confidence, humility, & composure in the face of ambiguity

Invites open discussion of a variety of perspectives

Builds relationships & networks across the Hubbell enterprise to ensure alignment & broaden understanding

Aligns early & often (e.g. regular cadence) w/ key stakeholders & Functional Partners on priorities, common objectives, & success metrics

Has transparent conversations when conflicts arise, assuming positive intent & seeking compromise towards the best decision for Hubbell

Translates corporate direction into language & actions that connect w/ employees at all levels

Focusing on the Customer

Consistently refines their knowledge of the market, trends, opportunities, & threats

Builds & nurtures strong relationships w/ customer executives

Meets w/ customers to represent the brand & support the sales team

Evaluates opportunity cost of client requests

Builds & maintains a presence in the market

Optimizing Talent

Provides timely, honest, specific, & supportive feedback to team members

Recognizes team members' role in executing the strategy through comprehensive, actionable goals

Delegates to functional experts w/ confidence

Enables leaders in their business unit to coach & nurture talent

Establishes a clear understanding of the talent needed to execute on Hubbell's future strategic direction

Provides strategic input for HR recruitment processes and succession plans

Fosters an inclusive, equitable & diverse culture in which all people are heard, respected, & treated fairly

Skills and Experience

Hubbell is seeking a highly respected commercial leader to serve as its VPGM of its Utility Automation BU. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to drive commercial growth through organic and inorganic strategies, through the exploration and delivery of new technology solutions as well as manage and maintain existing legacy systems. In addition, he or she must be credible and respected in the marketplace and able to effectively represent the Hubbell brand as well as to attract leading talent to the organization.


10+ Years' of Commercial and/or Manufacturing Leadership Experience

A minimum of ten years of successful commercial and/or manufacturing experience in a senior-level position at a product and/or service-oriented technology company, including P&L responsibility and working in heavily matrixed environments. Power utilities experience is ideal, but not required.

Strong commercial and operational acumen

The candidate must possess good abilities to work through supply chain, distributing channels and independent salespersons, as well as excellent marketing knowledge and be able to constantly engage with operations.

Team Leadership of at least 300/400 people in a matrixed organization and a high level of collaboration

The desired executive is a strong leader of an organization who knows how to harness a team towards a common goal. This individual will bring a strong sense of leadership and confidence, tempered with the ability to be an effective and persuasive team player. This leader will have demonstrated an ability to collaborate exceptionally well with a dispersed team as well as with other company functional teams (i.e. marketing, sales, finance, research and development).


A degree in Civil, Electric or Mechanical Engineering, complemented with a Masters degree or an MBA.

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.

Aclara understands that a quality team will help us lead the way. We provide an environment that supports professional growth and opportunity for advancement, and as such, we offer advanced training for specialties! If you would like to be considered for this outstanding opportunity, please apply online. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the US. Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Company Information

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Aclara Smart Grid Solutions
Description :
The Intelligence of Reliable Utility Performance™

Aclara integrates advanced, proven AMI technologies to capture, analyze, and apply utility data to meet the demands of today – and tomorrow.

There is no single AMI technology that addresses all the needs of utilities. That is why Aclara has integrated a complete suite of technologies from the leading advanced utility communications providers, all subsidiaries of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE), to address these needs worldwide.

This combined expertise defines thought leadership for the utility industry. The leadership it takes to design, develop, and deploy a full range of utility management communications systems, all based on proven technologies.

Aclara is the first utility communications company with end-to-end data capture, transfer, and processing capabilities. Our technologies are proven and reliable, delivering, processing, and managing unprecedented amounts of utility meter data more efficiently than any others in the industry.

Technologies that:
•Lower operating costs with tools to plan and optimize investments in maintenance and capital upgrades
•Reduce distribution costs with scalable and automated meter reading, outage management, service quality, and power-restoration capabilities
•Give you unprecedented visibility, insight, and control of your utility’s performance
•Give consumers access to more usage and rate information
•Decrease customer-service costs with the immediate data that provides customers the information they need to understand and make energy decisions
•Reduce non-technical losses
•Support sustainability efforts to protect our environment and conserve our natural resources
•Serve over 250 utility customers with more than 14 million end-points deployed or under contract
Type :
Direct Employer
Address :
336 South Fulton Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10553

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