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Commodity Manager - Capital Equipment Job

Date: Jun 11, 2021

Location: Denton, TX, US

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

This requisition is for a Commodity Manager for Capital Equipment. 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. Categories of responsibility include but are not limited to: Capital Equipment (such as autonomously guided vehicles used for the manufacture of PACCAR trucks) and returnable Product Racking (used in the transport of PACCAR truck components), and production Tooling

This position also acts as the initial Corporate reviewer of Dynacraft Division purchases. Dynacraft is a wholly owned PACCAR subsidiary that provides significant subassemblies and components to the Peterbilt and Kenworth truck divisions. Other responsibilities may be assigned as appropriate.  This position will also act as liaison with Kenworth Mexico Purchasing.

This position will be responsible for managing PACCAR’s commercial relationship with Capital Equipment manufacturers and Product Racking fabricators and driving commercial strategies to control costs and mitigate risk. 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 Peterbilt, Denton TX. Occasional local travel anticipated to Dynacraft, McKinney, TX.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Provide purchasing support, representation, and participation in all issues related to assigned Capital Equipment, Product Racking commodities, and Dynacraft Division.
  • Responsibilities may include supervision of one to two people, depending on the qualifications of the candidate.
  • 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.
  • Support the identification, research and evaluation of suppliers that meet the organization's standards of quality, value, timing, service, and reliability of supply.
  • 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. The scope of this position requires working closely with multiple departments, plants, and executive leaders.
  • 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.
  • Facilitate Supplier Relationship Management efforts, including strategic segmentation and supplier rationalization.
  • Manage and lead purchasing process improvements, using 6-Sigma 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 selection using 6-Sigma tools, and implement projects. Work closely with the company 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 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 
  • Flexible and proactive team leader with the ability to manage multiple and diverse tasks concurrently
  • Project Management experience.
  • Product knowledge of capital products desired
  • Strong Team Player with excellent communication skills – written, verbal, and presentation
  • Proven organization, negotiation, planning, and analytical skills 
  • Demonstrated leadership to accomplish company goals
  • Business, industry, and commodity acumen
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite skills, including data mining, summarization, and presentation
  • Prior experience in government purchasing, particularly Department of Energy, desirable


Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or related field. Masters or MBA preferred. Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred.

Additional Job Board Information

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

Nearest Major Market: Denton
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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