Purchasing Specialist Sr

Oshkosh Corp. Hagerstown , MD 21746

Posted 3 weeks ago

About JLG, an Oshkosh company

JLG 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 Senior Purchasing Specialist role supports global procurement and supply chain functional areas of responsibility. The typical role is responsible for purchase order management activity in support of business or segment operations. The position has direct interface and acts as a liaison between suppliers and the organization. It may include working level leadership of purchasing team members.


These duties are not meant to be all-inclusive and other duties may be assigned.

  • Lead purchasing and order management activities to drive operational effectiveness.

  • Ensure supplier and purchase order accuracy of master data in ERP and supplier portal and update/change data/information as required; resolve supply disruption issues.

  • Conduct standard material cost reviews, cost variance/change analytics and execute action plans for cost management; update material cost standards and variances in ERP.

  • Understand material/commodity index models and cost their impact on total cost of ownership.

  • Execute approved value proposition/cost out projects.

  • Lead supplier part warranty recovery campaign efforts.

  • Participate in projects that drive performance and value capture through long term supply agreements.

  • Lead supplier performance recovery and supplier risk mitigation activities; attend and lead supplier delivery performance discussions internally and in supplier business reviews.

  • Lead mitigation of price increase threats and lead/support supplier negotiations.

  • Execute supplier readiness for product launches (in coordination with NPD if applicable); review new parts and execute launch readiness initiatives for mid/high impact programs.

  • Support new program launch readiness initiatives.

  • Participate in supply chain optimization initiatives to improve material flow and capture value or reduce waste in the supply chain.

  • Engage in category counsel initiatives.

  • Train and mentor purchasing coordinator and associate positions.


  • Bachelor's degree with five (5) or more years of relevant experience in Purchasing, Supply Chain, or a related field.

  • OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Ability to travel 25%.


  • Relevant industry related certifications.

  • Purchasing experience within the manufacturing industry.

  • Ability to effectively communicate.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

  • 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.

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 corporatetalentacquisition@oshkoshcorp.com.

Oshkosh 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.

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