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Program Purchasing Manager Job

Date: Sep 8, 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
This position is engaged in varied tasks and duties in support of key Purchasing Projects.  Advanced Purchasing 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 global commodity strategies for input into the Truck Divisions Toll Gate process.
  • Research the supply market to identify potential suppliers for major projects. Manage early supplier involvement as necessary.
  • Develop process and procedure to support ESI supplier involvement for major programs
  • Interface with the Truck Divisions to ensure new Program Purchasing support.
  • Coordinating supplier evaluations and selections (from long list to short list of suppliers) within Purchasing and the Truck Divisions.
  • Manage the Material portion of MLO costs to identify and implement cost reductions and quality standards into the design. Establish Material cost targets with the division program teams.
  • Conduct meetings and formally present to suppliers, plant, and division personnel at all management levels.
  • Travel (Approximately 10%-25% travel)


Qualifications & Skills

  • Strong analytical skills and excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Minimum 5 years of Purchasing, Engineering, Materials or related experience
  • Experience with Automotive Purchasing – Preferred
  • Six Sigma trained (DFSS, Green Belt or Black Belt) - Preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required, negotiation experience a plus
  • Project team participation and /or project management experience
  • Advanced PC skills (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint)
  • Creative, quality and results-driven work ethic


Bachelor degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Engineering or related field required, MBA 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
Technical Acumen


Additional Job Board Information
If you would like more information about what makes PACCAR an excellent place to work, please visit the PACCAR Career Site.
PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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