Category Specialist (Commodity Manager)

February 19, 2024


Bachelor’s degree and five (5) or more years of experience in Supply Chain Management or a related field. OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to travel 10-20%. STANDOUT QUALIFICATIONS Category strategy 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. WHY JLG, AN OSHKOSH CORPORATION COMPANY? Moving the future forward is our priority and this includes your future. We encourage professional development and champion our employees’ success through various skills and training opportunities. Named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for six consecutive years, everything we do at These duties are not meant to be all-inclusive and other duties may be assigned. Data gathering and information. Subject matter expert on spend category. Frequent use of data analytics tools to conduct spend and category data analytics. Advanced and independent critical thinking to formulate business cost/value opportunities within category/commodity. Knowledge of suppliers and supply markets. Knowledge of supplier relationships management and engagement. Understand supply market trends and how they impact the business. Interprets and understand engineering technical drawings. Responsible for part taxonomy. Understand category and connection of the global marketplace. Manage supplier engagement, preferencing and LTA/contracting strategies. Identify, communicate, and manage supply chain risk. Lead the validation and governance of category/commodity prices including total cost of ownership models. Advanced understanding of sourcing process/procedures; support and lead strategic sourcing initiatives. Lead through influence; utilize project management to lead and coordinate programs from concept through launch, and may lead or participate on council.

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