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Procurement Supply Manager - Suspension

Procurement Supply Manager - Suspension

Job ID 
# of Positions 
Internal Title 
Supply Chain Professional 4
Position Type 
Regular Employee
Supply Chain - SC
Less Than 10%
Relocation Offered 
ERP Eligibility 
Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus


Navistar International Corporation is a leading North American truck manufacturer with great products, strong market positions and best-in-class distribution. For 175 years we have had a 100% commitment to doing what it takes to satisfy our customers, and our commitment today is as strong as ever. We are rededicated to strengthening our core businesses. Our recent investments and product launches position us for success. It all starts with a comprehensive approach and a team effort from our employees. So 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.


We are seeking a Procurement Supply Manager who will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Suspension Category Manager
  • Develop and/or execute the existing strategy for all Commodities within the CMT (Category Management Team) and Major/Minor Programs
  • Manage all commercial aspects with assigned supply base including driving cost savings goals, negotiating, building positive relationships and resolving open issues with the cross functional Navistar team
  • Analyze supplier cost structure and competitive landscape to identify and negotiate savings and mitigate increases
  • Lead the cross-functional CMT for the commodity
  • Develop and execute sourcing strategies and gain CMT and executive approval where needed
  • Identify and execute cost savings measures with suppliers and Navistar team to achieve annual goals
  • Identify when a business case needs to be utilized and complete them
  • Analyze Data to Understand the cross functional Impact of Each Initiative
  • Constantly communicate to Supply Chain, Operations, Purchasing, and engineering customers and escalate issues when needed – know who, when, and how to communicate with all Stakeholders
  • Manage the workload of an assigned sourcing specialist where applicable


Position Purpose and Requirements

Performs supply chain and logistics functions, such as material procurement, production planning, inventory control, outsourcing, vendor selection and distribution.  Creates integrated processes among internal functions (e.g., operations, purchasing and logistics) and outside suppliers.  Responsibilities are within the Supply Chain Management function as a generalist or in a combination of disciplines. 



Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree and at least 8 years of supply chain, engineering or manufacturing experience
  •  1 year lead experience


  • Master's degree and at least 6 years of supply chain, engineering or manufacturing experience
  • 1 year lead experience


  • At least 10 years of supply chain, engineering or manufacturing experience
  • 1 year lead 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:

  • Negotiating experience
  • Project Management experience
  • Experience in creating, leading and driving cross-functional teams
  • Ability to analyze product costs and understand underlying cost drivers
  • Ability to prepare and deliver business presentations to individual groups
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes
  • Confident and Assertive: willingness to challenge appropriately
  • Positive attitude
  • Communicate effectively: verbally, non-verbally, written communication, ability to listen, and “read between the lines”
  • Ability to travel up to 20%


  • Action Oriented
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Conflict Management
  • Timely Decision Making
  • Negotiating
  • Drive for Results
  • Time Management

Compliance/Marketing Requirements

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Navistar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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