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Purchasing Commodity Manager Job

Date: Nov 16, 2021

Location: Bellevue, WA, US, 98004 Chillicothe, OH, US, 45601-8829 Columbus, MS, US, 39701 Denton, TX, US, 76205-7864

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 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

PACCAR is seeking a Commodity Manager to join a strong and growing Purchasing team.  In this role, one will negotiate and manage all aspects of PACCAR’s relationship with suppliers, including the commercial/contractual requirements with respect to total cost, technology, delivery, customer service, aftermarket support, logistics and quality. 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 strategies, 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 responses to select suppliers that meet or exceed PACCAR requirements
  • Collaborate with 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 to evaluate capabilities, assess production readiness, investigate new opportunities, improve manufacturing efficiencies and resolve chronic supply and quality issues.
  • Travel to PACCAR’s operating locations in support of the above activities


  • 3 – 5 years of purchasing, supply chain, materials, or engineering experience.
  • Strong data analytics and ability to create strategies and actions from analysis conducted.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in written form to various levels of management and suppliers
  • Creative, self-motivated, quality, and results-driven work ethic.
  • Project Team participation and/or Project Management experience preferred. 


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

Available Locations

Please indicated in your application or cover letter the market you would be able to commute to on a regular basis.  Also if you are seeking to relocate to one of these markets, please indicate that as well.


Detroit, Mi, Columbus, MS, Bellevue, Wa, Denton, Tx

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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