Sr Engineer - Supplier Development

Oshkosh Corporation Greenville, WI

Oshkosh Corporation is a leading manufacturer and marketer of access equipment, specialty vehicles and truck bodies for the primary markets of defense, concrete placement, refuse hauling, access equipment and fire & emergency. Founded in 1917, Oshkosh Corporation has manufacturing operations in nine U.S. states and in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Mexico, The Netherlands, and Romania. The company currently employs approximately 12,100 people worldwide.

Oshkosh Corporation is a Fortune 500, multi-billion dollar company. Oshkosh Corporation designs and builds the world's toughest specialty trucks, truck bodies, and access equipment by working shoulder-to-shoulder with the people who use them.


An experienced Manufacturing/Lean professional that drives and facilitates supplier development projects to ensure a supply chain capable of providing increased flexibility and responsiveness, improved utilization of assets, improved quality and reduction of overall cost. Lead/support improvement processes with strategic suppliers for mutual and sustainable benefits by improving Oshkosh Corporation and supplier processes. Works closely with strategic and operations purchasing to develop order fulfillment and flexibility plans. Work with Strategic Purchasing to help implement commodity strategies ensuring a capable supply base.


* Coach, mentor and train suppliers in Continuous Improvement Management System (CIMS) principals to reduce waste throughout the supply chain.

* Lead/participate in Launch Readiness programs working with key suppliers to ensure capability and capacity for new program launch and/or fluctuations in forecast.

* Onsite supplier support to ensure continuity or recovery of supply (i.e. when supplier delivery and/or capacity constraints present a threat to Oshkosh Corporation facilities).

* Perform value stream and capacity analysis at supplier locations and recommend changes in processes/production to reduce lead time and waste.

* Monitor supplier delivery performance.

* Perform supplier assessments to identify and mitigate risks with new and existing suppliers.

* Identify and action potential cost reduction through Value Improvement/Value Engineering.

* Participate as members of Commodity Councils to help identify and ensure supplier compliance with the Oshkosh GPSC 4 Priorities.

* Lead/participate in team continual improvement projects as appropriate.


* Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Bachelor's degree and related work experience

* 3-plus years of experience

* Ability and willingness to travel Domestically 50-75% of the time


* Excellent communication and presentation skills

* Knowledge and understanding of Lean Manufacturing Tools and Concepts

* Understanding of fundamental business principles and practices

* Knowledge of Manufacturing Critical-path Time/ Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM)

* Knowledge of manufacturing and/or distribution processes, quality, tooling, tool design, preventative maintenance and corrective action, engineering (design/manufacturing), quality, and purchasing methods

* Understanding of fundamental business principles and practices

* Green or Black Belt certification

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.