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Assistant Director of Purchasing Job

Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: 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 an Assistant Director of Purchasing – Stamping, and Fabrication to lead a group of Commodity Managers.

The position is based in Denton, Texas at the Peterbilt Division Engineering offices.  The role supports both the Peterbilt and Kenworth truck divisions.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Manage PACCAR’s commercial relationship with an assigned group of suppliers
  • Lead a group of Commodity Managers as they
    • Develop commercial arrangements such as Non-Disclosure Agreements, Warranty Agreements, Letters of Intent, Letters of Agreement, Long Term Agreements, and Design Development Agreements
    • Conduct supplier negotiations
    • Drive cost reductions through market-tests, resourcing, negotiations, etc.
    • Utilize Materials Cost Excellence tools to achieve the best possible pricing
    • Negotiate and establish supplier requirements with respect to product cost, technology, delivery, customer service, aftermarket support, logistics and quality.
  • Support Program Management, Engineering, Materials, and Operations in the execution of divisional projects and programs
  • Manage, coach and develop staff members
  • Cover for Director of Purchasing when assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Skills

  • 5-10 years of Purchasing, Materials, Engineering, or related experience.
  • Supervisory experience including demonstrated leadership to accomplish corporate objectives.
  • Experience with original equipment part purchasing, design, manufacturing, and/or supply chain management.
  • Commercial transportation, heavy equipment, or automotive industry, experience a plus.
  • Proven negotiation and strong analytical skills
  • Project Management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • PC skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Able to travel (domestic and international)
  • Experience with metal manufacturing processes a plus



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


Additional Job Board Information

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

Strong internal candidate may have been identified

Employment sponsorship will be reviewed and considered

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