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Supply Manager, Advanced Technology Components

Supply Manager, Advanced Technology Components

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


Navistar Navistar is a leading manufacturer of commercial trucks, buses, defense vehicles and engines. Wherever ingenuity drives global markets, you'll find us taking the lead.


Why Navistar?

  • Over the past two years Navistar has redesigned most of the International Truck vehicle line-up, including the LT Series and RH Series tractors, HX Series vocational truck, and soon to be introduced HV Series and MV Series trucks.  The company is witnessing market share growth in several of its core segments, a testament to the customer acceptance of its new products
  • Product quality and uptime has been a strong and ongoing focus across the entire company.  Navistar has introduced a number of new powertrains to its truck line-up, including the International® A26 12.4L diesel.  
  • Our alliance with Volkswagen Truck and Bus increases our global scale, strengthens our competitiveness, and provides our customers with expanded access to cutting-edge products, technology and services.
  • Superior parts and services offering throughout the country via our distribution channel
  • Best in class non-asset based products that enable our customers to not only create value for themselves but for their customers as well

Navistar is seeking a Procurement Supply Manager for Advanced Technology Components in areas such as Electrification, Connected Vehicles, Advance Driver Assistance Systems, Platooning, Multimedia, etc. who will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop and/or execute the strategies for commodities within the Category Management Team (CMT) including major/minor program changes as well as for emerging technologies within the Advanced Technology Components area.
  • 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
  • Identify and develop new sources for supply based on advanced technology and product requirements
  • Analyze supplier cost structure and competitive landscape to identify and negotiate savings and mitigate increases
  • 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)
  • Ability to travel up to 10%

Desired Skills:

  • Negotiating experience
  • Emerging technology understanding and experience with sourcing components as well as implementation into production
  • 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”


  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Business Acumen
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Negotiating
  • Drive for Results
  • Strategic Agility
  • Technical Learning

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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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