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Sr. Commodity Manager Job

Date: Jan 21, 2023

Location: Bellevue, WA, US, 98004 Denton, TX, US, 76207-2198 Lewisville, TX, US, 75067

Company: PACCAR




PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. 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 related customized financial services, information technology, and truck parts. The transportation industry is in an exciting time of transition, incorporating major new technologies such as autonomous driving, and battery and hydrogen-electric powertrains. PACCAR is a strong and rapidly growing leader in these developments, making it an excellent place to develop your career.   






This requisition is for a Commodity Manager for Capital Equipment and Construction Projects. A Commodity Manager is a purchasing professional who has, or develops, specific commercial expertise in the products and services under their responsibility. That expertise includes networking with the companies in the industry to understand their core competencies. A Commodity Manager has, or develops, cross-functional knowledge in the technical, financial, and legal aspects of those products and services.  

The selected individual will be responsible for partnering with and supporting internal business units, functional groups, and associated stakeholders, while executing strategic sourcing, category management, and supplier relationship management initiatives. This position will be responsible for managing PACCAR’s commercial relationship with capital equipment manufacturers, commercial construction contractors, and fabricators of returnable-racks for production parts, as well as driving commercial strategies to control costs and mitigate risk. Some examples of capital equipment are machining centers for engines, forklifts, sensors for equipment health monitoring, and DC hand tools.  

The ideal candidate will be a proven change agent in the field of Purchasing and large-contract management, focused on delivering the highest value of products and services to internal and external customers at the lowest total cost. 

Work location will be at PACCAR Corporate in Bellevue, WA. or PACCAR Corporate at Lewisville, TX or Peterbilt, in Denton TX.  






  • Provide purchasing support, representation, and participation in all issues related to assigned Capital Equipment, and Construction Projects.
  • Support the development of strategic sourcing events, supplier and negotiation strategies, and work plans, in conjunction with stakeholders, and support execution to established timelines. 
  • Manage the negotiation of contractual terms and conditions in close coordination with PACCAR’s legal team. 
  • Identify qualified best-cost-country suppliers and advocate for their inclusion in competitive bidding. 
  • Manage suppliers for multiple manufacturing and other business locations within assigned commodity categories, to ensure the lowest total cost of ownership. 
  • Negotiate and manage all aspects of PACCAR relationships with suppliers, including commercial and contractual requirements with respect to total cost, implementation, schedule, and performance, while minimizing risk. 
  • Manage and lead Purchasing process improvements, using robust business tools to improve throughput and eliminate non-value-add activities.  
  • Work in cross-functional teams to identify and document project requirements, prepare RFQ’s, perform supplier selections, and implement projects. Work closely with the company’s Legal department to draft contracts and other documents. 
  • Communicate and conduct meetings and formal presentations with suppliers, plants, divisions, and corporate personnel at all management levels. 
  • Travel to supplier locations and PACCAR facilities and industry conferences to network with relevant company contacts, evaluate capabilities, assess processes, investigate new opportunities, improve product or service efficiencies, and resolve chronic supply or quality issues. This role will require < 10% travel.  





  • 5 years of purchasing, large-contract negotiations, or related experience required.  
  • Flexible and proactive team leader with the ability to manage multiple and diverse tasks concurrently 
  • Project Management experience and/or cost estimation of construction projects desired
  • Knowledge of capital equipment products and services desired    
  • Demonstrated leadership to accomplish company goals with proven organization, negotiation, planning, and analytical skills   
  • Business, industry, and commodity acumen 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite skills, including data mining, summarization, and presentation 




  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or related field required.





  • Master's or MBA strongly preferred. Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred. 





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





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 Sr. Commodity Manager is $89,900-$140,600 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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