Assistant Director - Purchasing Job

Date: May 19, 2023

Location: Renton, WA, US, 98057 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 high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines 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 technology purchasing group for the attainment of corporate back office purchasing objectives. Duties include leadership of purchasing staff, commercial negotiations, business award, and supplier execution to meet PACCAR requirements. Regular interface with PACCAR and supplier executive leaders is expected.



Job Functions / Responsibilities

Manage all aspects of PACCAR’s relationship with a group of suppliers.  Manage, coach and develop a team of Technology Purchasing Managers responsible for:

  • Supplier negotiation and establishment of contract discount rates, technology license type, and implementation timing.
  • Supplier selections and competitive market tests.
  • Supporting Program Management, Technical Teams, and Engineering, in the execution of divisional projects and programs
  • Driving Supplier Performance Management - a process for evaluating and managing PACCAR’s strategic supply base.
  • Development of commercial arrangements such as Non-Disclosure Agreements, Statement of Work, Cloud Service Agreements, Master Service Agreements, and Data Privacy Agreements.
  • Technology Purchasing Strategy development.
  • Develop and implement plans to achieve purchasing goals.  Provide support for the Director of Purchasing as required.

Lead, manage, develop, and coach employees within department.



Qualifications & Skills

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





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 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 Assistant Director - Purchasing is $106,300-$166,300 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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