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Purchasing Specialist

Company: Oshkosh Defense LLC
Location: Oshkosh
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

About Oshkosh Defense, an Oshkosh companyOshkosh 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.JOB SUMMARY:The Purchasing Specialist role supports the purchasing and supply chain department areas of responsibility. It is primarily focused on sourcing and cost management. The typical role is responsible for daily RFQs, negotiations, fair and reasonable price analysis, cost estimates for proposals and new program launch actions supporting business growth strategies. The position has direct interface with suppliers and internal stakeholders.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:These duties are not meant to be all-inclusive and other duties may be assigned.Conduct price analytics and update material cost standards and cost variances in ERP.Support supplier business review meetings to review and improve supplier performance.Issue RFQs and conduct initial review of supplier responses and execute bid list management activities.Complete cost estimates and price analysis in support of government proposals.Execute supplier price changes, review price increase threats and support supplier negotiations.Execute supplier readiness for product launches in coordination with NPD.Expedite and conduct corrective action process for critical shortage purchasing issues.Support supply chain optimization initiatives to improve material flow, capture value or reduce waste in the supply chain.Assist in initial mitigation efforts for obsolete or limited availability items.Train and mentor purchasing coordinator and associate positions.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor's degree with three (3) or more years of experience in Supply Chain, Purchasing, or a related field.OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.Ability to travel up to 10%.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Relevant industry related certifications.Ability to effectively communicate.Ability to work in a team environment.Ability to interpret engineering prints and align with commodity subtypesStrong 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.Purchasing experience within the manufacturing industry.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: or .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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