Purchasing Associate

Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc.

Dodge Center, MN

About McNeilus, an Oshkosh Company

McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing Inc. is committed to serving everyday heroes and is an industry leading designer and manufacturer of refuse truck bodies. McNeilus produces a complete line of high-performance rear load, front load, and automated side load refuse bodies to augment any refuse collection fleet. Our team members are critical in our mission of supporting waste warriors and keeping communities safe and clean.

The Purchasing Associate role is an entry level position that supports the purchasing and supply chain department areas of responsibility. It is primarily focused on coordinating purchasing activities. The typical role is responsible for daily coordination and administration of purchase transactions in support of business operations.


These duties are not meant to be all-inclusive and other duties may be assigned.

  • Process purchase order defers, expedites, cancellations.

  • Develop and run reports for unacknowledged orders and past due order management.

  • Interface with suppliers on purchasing activity through the supplier portal.

  • Conduct purchase price analytics and update material cost standards and cost variances in ERP.

  • Participate in supplier business review meetings to review and improve supplier performance.

  • Issue materials and services RFQs and conduct initial review of supplier response.

  • Execute supplier price changes, review price increase threats and support supplier negotiations.

  • Support supplier readiness for product launches.

  • Participate on project teams leading supply chain optimization initiatives such as cost reduction and on-boarding suppliers.

  • Minimal infrequent travel.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management or a related field.

  • OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Ability to travel 25%.


  • Internship experience or previous experience in supply chain.

  • Purchasing 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.


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 accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability for any part of the recruitment process, please contact our reception desk by phone at +1 (920) 502.3009 or our talent acquisition team by email 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.