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Asst. Director of Purchasing - Composites and Trim Job

Date: Aug 25, 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

To provide procurement and supervisory leadership of a production purchasing group for the attainment of corporate purchasing objectives.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of PACCAR’s relationship with a group of suppliers.  Manage, coach and develop a team of Commodity Managers responsible for:
  • Supplier negotiation and establishment of requirements with respect to product cost, technology, delivery, customer service, aftermarket support, logistics and quality.
  • Supplier selections and competitive market tests.
  • Supporting Program Management, Engineering, Materials, and Operations in the execution of divisional projects and programs
  • Driving Materials Cost Excellence - a series of tools and processes for understanding what products should cost and achieving the best possible cost within the supply chain.
  • Driving Supplier Performance Management - a process for evaluating and managing PACCAR’s strategic supply base.
  • Development of commercial arrangements such as Non-Disclosure Agreements, Warranty Agreements, Letters of Intent, Letters of Agreement, Long Term Agreements, and Design Development Agreements.
  • Commodity Strategy development.
  • Develop and implement plans to achieve purchasing goals.  Provide support for the Director of Purchasing as required.


  • 5-10 years of purchasing, engineering, or related experience.
  • Experience with original equipment part purchasing, design, manufacturing, and/or supply chain management. Commercial transportation, heavy equipment, or automotive industry, experience a plus.
  • Supervisory experience including demonstrated leadership to accomplish corporate objectives.
  • Proven negotiation and strong analytical skills
  • Project Team participation and / or Project Management.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • PC skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Able to travel (domestic and international)
  • International business and best cost country sourcing experience preferred.


  • 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.

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