• Procurement Leadership Development Program Associate

    Location US-IL-Lisle
    Job ID
    # of Positions
    Internal Title
    Procurement Leadership Development Program (PLDP)
    Position Type
    Regular Full Time Employee
    Supply Chain
    Less Than 10%
    Relocation Offered
    ERP Eligibility
    Not Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
  • Overview


    The Procurement Leadership Development Program (PLDP) is a 24-month rotational program including 4 different 6-month assignments within Navistar’s Corporate Procurement business unit. The program provides accelerated cross-functional experience along with support and mentorship from functional leaders, while fostering networking opportunities and career development. Participants take on key functional roles within each assignment, all located at Navistar’s World Headquarters in Lisle, IL, delivering business value critical to the business unit’s success. With successful completion of the program, graduates progress to fulltime placement in key Procurement roles within Navistar.

    The program will include rotation assignments in four of the following areas

    • Direct Procurement including many differ commodity focus area opportunities

      • Truck Body, Electrical, Thermal

      • Truck Chassis & Steering

      • Engine & Powertrain

    • Indirect Procurement

    • Global Truck and Bus Procurement a Joint Venture belonging to Volkswagen Truck & Bus and Navistar

    • New Product Development Procurement

    The program provides hands-on learning of Navistar’s Procurement function including:

    • Integration into 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

    • Interaction with Navistar’s supply base and assisting with managing Cost, Quality and Delivery performance of Navistar’s Supply Base.

    • Management of Cost Reduction projects

    • Assisting with strategic sourcing activities for new programs and transfer business

    • Supplier contract negotiations and administration


    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

    The PLDP program is designed to identify and develop candidates for the Procurement and Supply Chain organization.



    Basic Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree


    • Bachelor’s degree in progress in Supply Chain or Operations/Finance


    • At least 2 years of Procurement/Supply Chain 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)


    • Dealing with Ambiguity

    • Business Acumen

    • Negotiating

    • Problem Solving

    • Drive for Results

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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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