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Category Strategy Manager

Company: Oshkosh Corporation
Location: Hagerstown
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

About JLG, an Oshkosh companyJLG began in 1969, when our founder, John L. Grove set out to resolve growing safety concerns in the construction industry. Since then we have been committed to understanding the challenges and delivering innovative solutions to the access market. We partner with customers to provide quality equipment, training opportunities and trusted support within the access industry. We are a global company, and our products-including mobile elevating work platforms, telehandlers, utility vehicles and accessories-can be found all over the world.The Manager of Category Strategy position is a mid-manage level role responsible for direct materials and/or indirect goods and services purchasing and supply chain management activities. The role directly supports global procurement and supply chain functional areas of responsibility. The typical role is responsible for overall organizational and department purchasing activity in support of business or segment operations. The position has responsibility for supplier performance and continuous improvement of purchasing activities.YOUR IMPACTThese duties are not meant to be all-inclusive and other duties may be assigned.

  • Lead segment or regional supply chain management activities that drive operational effectiveness.
  • Develop meaningful relationships with team members and senior leaders across multiple functional areas.
  • Provide People First leadership through engaging, connecting and developing a high-performance purchasing team that maximizes the potential of the supply chain professionals.
  • Manage purchasing policies, procedures, and programs with a focus on enhancing organizational value and efficiency.
  • Cadence with respective departments, operations and supply chain leadership team regarding purchasing activities.
  • Develop, lead and execute local/business unit purchasing strategies including Supplier Alignment/PFEP initiatives.
  • Lead the execution of purchasing operations; drive modernization and digitization of purchasing operations.
  • Lead supplier risk mitigation activities.
  • Govern supply chain/purchasing master data and ensure effective and accurate data management practices are in place.
  • Establish, measure and report key functional performance metrics.
  • Partner with stakeholders to ensure effective use of supply chain and operations resources and lead the management of purchasing related overhead to optimize the effectiveness of purchasing and operations in the leanest way possible.
  • Develop predictive and advanced analytics methods to assess, manage and mitigate material flow disruption issues, optimize supply chain operations and employ lean purchasing processes.
  • Assist in defining new supply chain technology requirements in support of the purchasing processes and drive implementation in partnership with Digital Technology.
  • May oversee contract administration for local business unit.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    • Bachelor's degree with eight (8) or more years of experience within in Supply Chain, Purchasing, or a related field.
    • Ability to travel 40%.STANDOUT QUALIFICATIONS
      • Relevant industry related certifications.
      • Purchasing experience within the manufacturing industry.
      • Experience mentoring and leading team members through direct reporting relationships or project work.
      • Ability to effectively communicate.
      • Strong organizational skills with exceptional follow through and attention to detail.
      • Strong time-management and prioritization skills, able to multi-task and prioritize competing requirements and meet deadlines.
      • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment where requirements are constantly changing.
      • Experience and proficiency with various web-based software applications including Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, etc.WHY OSHKOSH?Moving the future forward is our priority and this includes your future. We encourage professional development and champion our employees' success through various skills and training opportunities. Named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for six consecutive years, everything we do at Oshkosh is guided by our core values and the -15k+ team members around the world who embody them.We put people first. We do the right thing. We persevere. We are better together.Oshkosh is committed to working with and offering reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to disability for any part of the employment process, please contact us at: 920-502-3009 or Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. This company will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Information collected regarding categories as provided by law will in no way affect the decision regarding an employment application.Oshkosh Corporation will not discharge or in any manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Oshkosh Corporation's legal duty to furnish information.Certain positions with Oshkosh Corporation require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations or the Export Administration Regulations. Applicants for these positions may need to be "U.S. Persons," as defined in these regulations. Generally, a "U.S. Person" is a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or an individual who has been admitted as a refugee or granted asylum.

Keywords: Oshkosh Corporation, Germantown , Category Strategy Manager, Executive , Hagerstown, Maryland

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