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Sr. Category Manager

Company: Oshkosh Corporation
Location: Oshkosh
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Job Description:

At Oshkosh, we build, serve and protect people and communities around the world by designing and manufacturing some of the toughest specialty trucks and access equipment. We employ over 15,000 team members all united by a common purpose. Our engineering and product innovation help keep soldiers and firefighters safe, is critical in building and keeping communities clean and helps people do their jobs every day.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Senior Category Strategy Manager/ Raw Materials will lead a team of category strategy professionals and will have a deep understanding of categories of spend or program/product development globally. This role will make strategic decisions on category strategies and understand how to influence business outcomes; maximize the value the company receives from supply through category planning, strategic sourcing and supplier engagement. The Senior Category Strategy Manager will provide expert guidance to the business on external market forces and internal value chain performance affecting the businesses. Present and gain consensus on category strategies. Establishing meaningful relationships with supplier and internal stakeholders to ensure value optimization and to drive improved supply chain performance will be a main focus.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

Mentor and coach multiple category managers across the segment.
Sense opportunity to engage in business leading strategic initiatives that benefit the enterprise, segment, or globe.
Manage multiple spend categories and category managers at the global, segment level and/or enterprise level.
Deep understanding of multiple categories of spend.
Develop critical thinking skills of category lead; ability to connect supply chain impact to the business to drive peak performance.
Subject matter expert on spend category/commodity, market trends and predicting future trends and impacts.
Frequent use of data analytics tools to conduct spend and category data analytics; responsible for category spend and performance dashboards and spend synergy visibility.
Advanced, independent critical thinking skills to formulate business cost/value opportunities.
Build meaningful relationships with the supply base in order to regularly impact the value proposition.
Proficient with engineering/technical drawings and an understanding of the technical grammar and language of the business and category.
Oversight for the effective use of supplier preferencing strategy, supplier engagement model and part taxonomy.
Deep connection between category management, business goals, and value proposition.
Identify, communicate, and manage supply chain risk and business continuity plans.
Lead the validation and governance of category/commodity prices including total cost of ownership models.
Lead strategic sourcing initiatives that capture value for the business, may lad or support a council.
Build open and trusting relationships with team members through Frequent Meaningful Conversation, ensuring individual development plans are in place.
Consistently present sourcing strategy and value proposition at the executive level. Lead product development team cross functionally across supply chain to drive a long-term category strategy and supplier performance through new machines, from concept through launch.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelors degree with eight (8) or more years of experience within in Supply Chain, Strategic Sourcing, or a related field.
Ability to travel 25-30%.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Relevant industry related certifications.
Category strategy 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.

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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