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Director of Purchasing - Information Technology & Advanced Vehicle Systems Job

Date: Mar 6, 2023

Location: Bellevue, WA, US, 98004

Company: PACCAR


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 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, negotiate the requirements for the industry’s most dynamic vehicles, or build our excellent products and services, you can develop the career you desire with PACCAR. Get started!




To provide procurement and managerial leadership of the North American Information Technologies and Advanced Vehicle Systems purchasing groups for the attainment of corporate purchasing objectives. Duties include leadership of purchasing staff, commercial negotiations, business award, and program execution with suppliers to meet PACCAR requirements. Regular interface with PACCAR and supplier executive leaders is expected.




Manage all aspects of the company’s relationship with a group of suppliers that provide critical battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell, and connected vehicle products and services. Facilitate the commercial discussions and contract closure with technology vendors for the PACCAR organization globally. This includes infrastructure, cloud storage, security, applications, etc. Additionally, manage Advanced Purchasing Program Management staff and purchasing actions related to upcoming vehicle programs.  The Director of Purchasing will manage, coach and develop a team of Assistant Directors and Commodity Managers responsible for strategic supply base management:


  • Supplier Negotiations: Provide leadership for all aspects of supplier negotiation from price to the development and implementation of formalized contracts (e.g. Long Term Agreement, Statement of Work, Design Development Agreement, Service Agreements).
  • Supplier Selection: Engage with engineering, program management, and others departments to establish requirements with respect to product cost, technology, delivery, customer service, aftermarket support, logistics and quality. Oversee market tests and selection decisions utilizing six-sigma methodologies.
  • Supplier Performance Management: Manage ongoing supplier performance using cross-functional performance metrics. Drive continuous improvement and define corrective actions.
  • Commodity Strategies: Develop and implement commodity strategies in alignment with PACCAR business needs and global purchasing requirements.
  • Risk Management: Monitor suppliers, market, and industries for potential market changes and make changes to strategies and sourcing to mitigate risk to PACCAR.


Cost Management

  • Cost Reduction Plans: Develop and implement plans to achieve Purchasing cost reduction goals.
  • Material Cost Excellence: Utilize the MCE toolkit to identify and implement creative cost reduction opportunities.
  • Continuous Improvement: Use a six-sigma / lean approach to drive for continuous improvement in the supply chain and associated processes for cost reduction implementation.



  • Performance Management: Lead, manage, develop, and coach employees within department. Identify new talent via an internal and external network to strengthen the purchasing team




  • Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Finance, or related field
  • Master’s degree required (e.g. MS, MBA)
  • 10 years of purchasing, supply chain, engineering, or related experience required
  • Experience with original equipment part purchasing, design, manufacturing, and/or supply chain management. Commercial transportation, heavy equipment, or automotive industry, experience is a plus.
  • Experience with technology and/or professional service negotiations including SaaS and Cloud Agreements
  • Managerial experience including demonstrated leadership to accomplish corporate objectives.
  • Proven negotiation and strong analytical skills
  • Project Team participation and / or Project Management experience
  • Excellent communication & presentation skills.
  • Available to travel (domestic and international)
  • International business and best cost country sourcing experience preferred.
  • Creative, quality and results-driven work ethic




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 (HSA)
  • 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 annual incentive bonus compensation with a target of 30% of base pay.




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 Director of Purchasing - Information Technology & Advanced Vehicle Systemis $120,500-$212,000 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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