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Director of Purchasing Job

Date: Apr 17, 2021

Location: Bellevue, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

PACCAR is seeking a Director of Purchasing to lead a team procuring Information and Advanced Vehicle Technologies.  This position provides leadership, vision, strategic direction and daily management of these purchases for North America in coordination with our global requirements.   Responsibilities includes core IT products and services, cloud, telematics, diagnostics and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) development at the PACCAR Innovation Center. 

The ideal candidate is a strong team leader, self-managing, well organized, an effective negotiator, able to adapt quickly to changing priorities and is confident interacting with all levels of management.  Said candidate also works well with counterparts in related PACCAR entities. 


Job Functions / Responsibilities
In this role you can expect to lead and implement procurement strategies for the company in North America with the potential for a global role in the future.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop initiatives that maximize benefits from emerging technologies and suppliers.
  • Strategic supply base management including supplier selection, negotiations, and supplier performance management.
  • Cost management towards achieving Purchasing goals through negotiated reductions and continuous improvement actions.
  • Coach and develop a professional team of Assistant Directors and Commodity Managers.


Qualifications & Skills

  • 10 years of purchasing experience in target commodities.
  • Outgoing, ethical and energetic person with strong interpersonal skills
  • Highly-organized and thrives in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Excellent communication & presentation skills.
  • Proven negotiation and strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrated leadership to accomplish corporate objectives.
  • Experience with transportation, heavy equipment, or the automotive industry a plus.


Required Education

  • Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Finance, or related field.
  • Masters degree is preferred (e.g.: MS, MBA).


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

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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