Manager of Category Strategy - Hagerstown - job 746265

JLG Industries

Date: 05/04/2021

City: Hagerstown, Maryland

Employment type: Full-time

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.


Each Commodity Manager is responsible for managing the global procurement and supply chain within their responsible commodity groups as it supplies to Oshkosh Corporation and its divisions. This role is responsible for overseeing and facilitating a team to accomplish this objective. They serve as a primary interface between suppliers within their commodities groups and have responsibility for managing the Oshkosh Corporation relationship with these suppliers. They are also responsible for development of annual commodity-focused goals as well as launching and implementing activities and initiatives needed to deliver targeted results. Periodic updates to the Global procurement and Supply Chain Executive Group on progress towards team goals as well as providing commodity specific guidance to the annual Divisional budgeting process is required. These teams will also be responsible for designating suppliers as either Strategic or Non Strategic and be responsible for defining, prioritizing and coordinating assistance to Strategic suppliers, as needed, in support of commodity-focused goals.


  • Lead activities for the development of global procurement strategy through a council. Manage supplier selection to achieve the best performance to Oshkosh’s 4 proc urement priorities of Delivery, Quality, Competitiveness and New Product Development.

  • Negotiate agreements and lead the implementation, coordination, and enforcement of agreements for the commodity.

  • Manage all global supply base relationship requirements within the commodity.

  • Deliver world class supply base support to your internal and external customers.

  • Lead the Global Commodity Councils evaluating the corporation’s needs and align the supply base.

  • Facilitate weekly council meetings to manage/optimize overall supplier performance, review standard metrics, discuss market/industry factors, and perform competitive bench marking.

  • Assume the role of “expert” for the commodity. Understand, track, and forecast the global supply base, market, technology, cost structure/drivers, and competition of the commodity.

  • Drive continuous improvement throughout your supply base investigating new technology, improving efficiencies, and resolving chronic issues.

  • Communicate and conduct meetings, presentations, and updates with suppliers, manufacturing locations, business segments/units, and executive management.

  • Provide mentorship and training for fellow GPSC, segment, and divisional team members.

  • Ability to travel up to 50% (domestic and International).


  • Bachelor ’ s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering or related field

  • 7-plus years of related experience


  • MBA or MS in Engineering, Business, or Finance

  • CPM

  • Lean Manufacturing

  • Program management experience

  • Global Procurement processes

  • Cost management / cost structures

  • Negotiate and manage all global supply base relationship requirements within your assigned commodities

  • Proven negotiation and analytical skills

  • PC skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent cross-functional leadership skills and the ability to influence/motivate others

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

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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