Senior Commodity Manager

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Date: May 21, 2024

Location: Bellevue, WA, US, 98004

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 Senior Commodity Manager to join a strong and growing Purchasing (Stampings & Fabrications) 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. 

A successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding time management, organizational skills, and the ability to run multiple projects/tasks simultaneously. This role is based out of the PACCAR Corporate Office in Bellevue, WA. 

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Develop, negotiate, and implement strategies resulting in effective cost management, improved supply chain performance, and enhanced product quality.
  • Investigate, evaluate, and implement new technologies, strategic procurement strategies, and logistical opportunities.
  • Negotiate and ensure 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, capacity, 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.

Qualifications & Skills


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or related field required. 
  • Minimum of 5 years of purchasing, supply chain, or materials experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong writing and project management skills.
  • Experienced negotiator with demonstrated favorable results.
  • Strong understanding of fundamental contract terms and be able to draft supply contracts.
  • Experience with sourcing to support new product development and develop sourcing strategies. Ability to successfully manage supplier through all phases of a product development program.
  • Ability to perform advanced analysis on large data sets, draw salient conclusions from such analysis, and cogently present analysis to management.
  • Ability to conceptualize and implement cost savings projects, and to influence supplier behavior to meet PACCAR requirements.
  • Possess an understanding of cost drivers and how changes in those drivers affect cost.
  • Ability to perform market research to identify and evaluate potential new suppliers.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in written form to various levels of management and suppliers.



  • Raw material sourcing experience.
  • Master's degree or MBA.


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 a holiday gift.

Additional Job Board Information

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 the Senior Commodity Manager role is $96,700 - $151,300 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above.



Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

Job Segment: Supply Chain Manager, Logistics, Supply Chain, Product Development, Supply, Operations, Research

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