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Purchasing Associate

Company: Oshkosh Corp.
Location: Oshkosh
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

About Oshkosh Defense, an Oshkosh company

Oshkosh Defense stands behind those who dedicate their lives to protecting others. As an industry-leading tactical vehicle manufacturer, every day we strive to meet or exceed our customers' ever-changing needs with next generation defense technologies and advanced systems. We operate with unparalleled commitment to those who depend on our products and services worldwide to perform their missions.


The Purchasing Associate role is an entry level position that supports the purchasing and supply chain department areas of responsibility. It is primarily focused on coordinating purchasing activities. The typical role is responsible for daily coordination and administration of purchase transactions in support of business operations.


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

* Process purchase order defers, expedites, cancellations.
* Develop and run reports for unacknowledged orders and past due order management.
* Interface with suppliers on purchasing activity through the supplier portal.
* Conduct purchase price analytics and update material cost standards and cost variances in ERP.
* Participate in supplier business review meetings to review and improve supplier performance.
* Issue materials and services RFQs and conduct initial review of supplier response.
* Execute supplier price changes, review price increase threats and support supplier negotiations.
* Support supplier readiness for product launches.
* Participate on project teams leading supply chain optimization initiatives such as cost reduction and on-boarding suppliers.
* Minimal infrequent travel.


* Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management or a related field.
* OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
* Ability to travel 25%.


* Internship experience or previous experience in supply chain.
* 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.
* OSK100

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.

Keywords: Oshkosh Corp., Oshkosh , Purchasing Associate, Other , Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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