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Sourcing Specialist

Sourcing Specialist

Job ID 
# of Positions 
Internal Title 
Procurement Analyst Sr
Position Type 
Regular Employee
Less Than 10%
Relocation Offered 
ERP Eligibility 
Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus


As a Fortune 300 Company, Navistar International Corporation is a leading North American commercial truck manufacturer with exceptional products, strong market positions and best-in-class distribution. For over 175 years we have had unwavering commitment of doing what it takes to satisfy our customers. Today this dedication is as strong as ever. We are rededicated to strengthening our core businesses. Our recent investments in new products position us for success. It all starts with a comprehensive approach and a team effort from our employees. We’re looking for exceptionally talented and results-oriented individuals to join us and deliver on our promises to our customers, dealers, employees and shareholders.


The Procurement team is an integral part of Navistar operations. Accountable for the sourcing of direct material used in the manufacture of our products as well as indirect goods and services, the Procurement department annual purchased value exceeds 80% of Navistar’s $10B revenues. With this magnitude of fiscal reach, the Procurement team actions are at the very core of Navistar operational success with direct bottom line impact.


The Sourcing Specialist is an integral part of the procurement team.  The initial goal will be to gain a solid knowledge of the team’s supply base, company and procurement processes, and understanding of the roles and personnel of associated work groups inside Navistar. 


The Sourcing Specialist supports the Strategic Sourcing Manager in managing Cost, Quality and Delivery performance of Navistar’s Supply Base. Key activities include management of Cost Reduction projects, assisting with strategic sourcing activities for new programs and transfer business, supplier contract negotiations and administration, supplier performance management, and developing strategies for tail spend suppliers to effectively consolidate the supply base.


As Sourcing Specialist, you will be a member of a Category Management Team (CMT), which provides the opportunity to work cross functionally within Navistar interfacing with product development, program management, quality, manufacturing, risk management, finance, logistics, aftermarket parts, product pricing, supply chain and more.  


As you grow and demonstrate solid performance in this role, expect to be given additional responsibilities within Procurement, including management of supplier relationships and performance, commodity strategy development and a higher level of exposure to Procurement leadership.


Demonstrating solid performance in this role will position you well for advancement into jobs of higher responsibility within Navistar Procurement, including Strategic Sourcing Manager, Purchasing Commodity Manager (PCM) and Purchasing Program Manager (PPM).    

Position Purpose and Requirements

Reviews and analyzes purchase requisitions. Coordinates purchasing activities with manufacturing, planning and engineering departments to acquire inventory in a cost effective and timely manner. Processes purchase requisitions, purchase change orders and requests for quotes to suppliers. Responsible for procurement business system data input and integrity; creates and maintains bills of material and parts/commodities numbers in supply chain management or other enterprise-wide systems. Participates in maximizing the procurement teams' changes, part parameters; quote table maintenance, supplier database information, error report analysis, and part number/supplier code information. Performs cost analysis and volume planning for major commodities (e.g., materials, components, equipment and services). Monitors the cost, schedule and scope of assigned subcontracts to negotiate highest quality at best value. Develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are no longer competitive. May recommend cost saving proposals including make-versus-buy analysis or alternative sourcing. Interacts closely with suppliers and QA to resolve quality issues. Works with management to address all aspects of commodity management, including procurement support, commodity business plans, market trends assessment, pricing, and product availability. Requires domestic or global expertise of assigned commodities.



Basic Requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree and at least 2 years of purchasing/procurement experience


  • Master's degree 


  • At least 4 years of purchasing/procurement experience

Additional Requirements

  • Qualified candidates, excluding current Navistar employees, must be legally authorized on an unrestricted basis (US Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident, Refugee or Asylee) to be employed in the United States. Navistar does not anticipate providing employment related work sponsorship for this position (e.g., H-1B status)

Desired Skills:

  • Analytical mindset and skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Strong communication skills, written, verbal and presentation
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to relate and work well with others
  • Attention to detail with ability to manage many items at one time effectively
  • Experience in a large, multi-functional company
  • Purchasing, engineering, manufacturing or quality experience
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes and key cost drivers
  • Ability to read & understand prints and technical specifications is a plus


  • Ethics and Navistar Value
  • Background
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Business Acumen
  • Negotiating
  • Learning on the Fly       
  • Problem Solving
  • Drive for Results

Compliance/Marketing Requirements

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