Commodity Manager Job

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Date: Nov 29, 2023

Location: Bellevue, WA, US, 98004

Company: PACCAR

Company Information 

PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. PACCAR Inc is recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields with internationally recognized brands such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks. PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture, and customer support of premium light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates and provides customized financial services, information technology and truck parts related to its principal business. 


Whether you want to design the transportation technology of tomorrow, support the staff functions of a dynamic, international leader, or build our excellent products and services, you can develop the career you desire with PACCAR. Get started! 


Requisition Summary

PACCAR is seeking a Meetings, Events and Marketing Purchasing Manager to join a strong and growing Indirect Purchasing team. This individual will have responsibility for the development and implementation of Indirect Procurement strategies, leading sourcing activities, and ensuring the programs are aligned with global and regional program objectives. This individual will focus on continuous process improvements while providing exceptional customer service and cost savings in alignment with company initiatives.  


This position is located in Bellevue, WA.   


Job Functions / Responsibilities 

  • Lead & support the development of long-term enterprise-wide category strategies.  
  • Identify and implement strategies that minimize or mitigate risk to PACCAR. 
  • Create and maintain policies & procedures for assigned category. 
  • Manage internal communication of category initiatives and reporting of results.  
  • Monitor category spend and continuously evaluate options to reduce total cost of ownership.  
  • Develop and Issue formal market tests via Requests for Information, Proposals and Quotes (RFIs, RFPs, & RFQs.)  
  • Benchmark internal and external costs against industry and competitive standards. 
  • Facilitate the execution and ongoing maintenance of LTAs, MSAs, and other commercial agreements. 
  • Drive negotiations to deliver the most competitive pricing and enterprise-level benefits.  
  • Provide support to divisions by aligning priorities and regional opportunities. 
  • Building strategic supplier relationships. 
  • Continuous evaluation/assessment of supplier performance.  
  • Lead and manage quarterly/annual business reviews. 
  • Ensuring compliance to contracts and established service level agreements. 
  • Collaborate and lead projects and work cross functionally with regional and global teams.  
  • Drive and implement continuous process improvement activities. 
  • Interface with all levels of management in all regions. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 


Qualifications and Skills

  • 3+ years’ experience in Commodity Management, Meetings & Events, Marketing, Travel Sourcing, or other related experience. 
  • Demonstrated and successful experience in evaluating and negotiating complex agreements. 
  • Experience with Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) preferred.  
  • Experience of performing Strategic Sourcing roles from spend analysis to commodity strategy creation and management.  
  • Ability to work with leaders globally (in other countries and/or time zones as needed). 
  • SAP (or similar procure-to-pay platform) experience preferred.  
  • Ability to effectively communicate to internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Creative, self-motivated, quality, and results-driven work ethic. 
  • Project Team participation and/or Project Management experience preferred.   



  • Act with Integrity 
  • Demonstrate Adaptability 
  • Drive for Results  
  • Influence Others 
  • Lead Innovation and Quality Initiatives 
  • Manage Execution 
  • Manage Talent 
  • Use Sound Judgment / Business Acumen 


Education Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Leisure Services Management, Supply Chain Management, or related field.  
  • Masters or MBA preferred.  



As a U.S. PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including:

  • 401k with up to a 5% company match
  • Fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement
  • Comprehensive paid time off – minimum of 10 paid vacation days (additional days are provided with additional seniority/years of service), 12 paid holidays, and sick time
  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your family
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings account (HAS)
  • Paid short-and long-term disability programs
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more
  • This position is also eligible for a holiday gift.


Additional Job Board Information 

PACCAR is an E-Verify and Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability. At PACCAR, we value talent and promote growth and development. We carefully consider numerous compensation factors including your education, training, or experience. The salary range for Commodity Manager role is $80,800 – 126,600 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

Job Segment: Supply Chain Manager, Marketing Manager, Supply Chain, Strategic Sourcing, Procurement, Operations, Marketing

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