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Materials Team Coordinator

Oshkosh Corporation
United States, South Carolina, Spartanburg
May 12, 2023

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 Materials Team Coordinator will support the development, standardization, advancement, and implementation of a lean enterprise material flow strategy. This role will utilize analytical skills to identify opportunities and develop solutions that result in optimal material flow at the lowest total landed cost. The Materials Team Coordinator will identify opportunities and align efforts cross functionally to maximize the ROI associate with lean material flow initiatives returnable container implementations, logistics route engineering, and shortage mitigation.


  • Support standardization, advancement, and implementation of a lean enterprise material flow strategy. Scope includes but not limited to: KPIs, Plan for Every Part (PFEP), replenishment systems, WMS, inventory control, production scheduling and IT support systems
  • Update critical ERP system parameters to align with the optimal materials strategy in conjunction with PFEP process
  • Maintain required documentation outside the ERP system, as necessary to support ongoing monitoring and change management
  • Support measurable improvement in parts shortages due to poor production and materials planning, inventory errors, and damage within the facilities
  • Resolve problem utilizing acquired knowledge and analytical abilities
  • Compile data from ERP systems, spreadsheets, and other sources to support decision-making in conjunction with the PFEP process
  • Forecast workload based on demand projections
  • Leverage shop-floor lean material flow implementation experience to lead and support projects focused on synchronization of material consumption with production, maximizing efficiency of material conveyance routes, and optimal material presentation to point of use
  • Other duties, as assigned


  • High School Diploma or equivalent with one (1) or more years of experience within Supply Chain, Materials, or a related field.


  • Relevant industry related certifications
  • Materials experience within the manufacturing industry
  • Experience mentoring and leading team members through direct reporting relationships or project work
  • Ability to effectively communicate
  • 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.
  • Minimal travel required


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 Oshkosh is guided by our core values and the 15k+ team members around the world who embody them.

We put people first. We do the right thing. We persevere. We are better together.

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.