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Commodity Manager - Structures Group Job

Date: Aug 24, 2021

Location: Bellevue, WA, US, 98004

Company: PACCAR

Company Information

PACCAR, a Fortune 500 company established in 1905, 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 high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines and also 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

Negotiate and manage all aspects of PACCAR’s relationship with assigned suppliers in the Structures Group, including the commercial/contractual requirements with respect to total quality, technology, delivery, customer service, aftermarket support, logistics and total cost.  Commodity Managers are change agents, focused on delivering the highest value to internal and external customers at the lowest total cost.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Develop, negotiate, and implement strategies resulting in improved supply chain performance and enhanced product quality
  • Investigate, evaluate, and implement new technologies, strategic procurement initiatives and logistical opportunities
  • Negotiate and assure supplier compliance to long-term supply and warranty agreements
  • Issue formal Requests For Information, Proposals and Quotes (RFI’s, RFP’s, and RFQ’s), and analyze supplier responses to select suppliers that meet or exceed PACCAR requirements
  • Interact with all PACCAR operations worldwide to successfully develop and execute global supply chain and commodity strategies 
  • Communicate and conduct meetings and formal presentations with suppliers, plant, and division personnel at all management levels
  • Travel to supplier locations in order to evaluate capabilities, assess production readiness, investigate new opportunities, improve manufacturing efficiencies and resolve chronic supply issues
  • Travel to PACCAR’s global operating locations in support of the above activities
  • Other responsibilities as assigned


  • Minimum 3 years of Purchasing, Engineering, Materials or related experience
  • Excellent analytical skills with advanced Excel capabilities required
  • PC skills (Word, Excel, Access, & PowerPoint) required
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills required
  • Creative, self-motivated, quality and results-driven work ethic
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required, negotiations experience a plus
  • Project team participation and/or project management experience
  • Experience with Castings, Forgings, Frame Rails, Fasteners, Clamps, Tires, Wheels and/or commercial trucking a plus


Bachelor degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Engineering or related field required, MBA preferred.

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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