• Senior Buyer – Sheet Steel / Aluminum

    Location US-IL-Lisle
    Job ID
    # of Positions
    Internal Title
    Supply Chain Professional 3
    Position Type
    Regular Full Time Employee
    Supply Chain - SC
    Less Than 10%
    Relocation Offered
    ERP Eligibility
    Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
  • Overview

    Navistar - Driven By Uptime. Our focus is delivering Trucks and Buses that carry on the promise of being on the road, and staying there.


    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’s Purchasing & Logistics team is seeking a Senior Buyer Sheet Steel / Aluminum to join their team!


    To be a part of our growing team, you will need to use your expertise in Steel Commodity Purchasing to help internal clients find cost savings with external vendors. You will use your knowledge of steel and aluminum markets to create value for internal customers including Direct Procurement, Finance and Engineering. You will use all of your negotiation experience with both internal and external clients to implement cost reductions, negotiate supply contracts with steel mills, and oversee the status of Navistar’s metal supply chain.


    The Commodities Team manages $1B+ of raw material spend (ferrous steel and non-ferrous materials such as aluminum, copper, lead, platinum, plastics, petrochemicals, diesel fuel and energy) throughout the supply chain.  This position will be responsible for all aspects of Sheet Steel and Aluminum with the goal of adding significant value to the company's bottom line.  The candidate will serve as an internal consultant in the areas of commodity risk management, and will regularly report progress to Executive Leadership. The successful candidate will understand, analyze, forecast, communicate, and act on movement in the commodities markets.  Also you will utilize advanced tools, such as Navistar’s material brokerage (resale) program as well as financial hedges to effectively manage risk throughout the supply chain, reduce volatility, and produce better-than-market results for the core business. 

    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 5 years of supply chain, engineering or manufacturing experience


    • Master's degree and at least 3 years of supply chain, engineering or manufacturing experience


    • At least 7 years of supply chain, engineering or manufacturing 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 approximately 10%

    Desired Skills:

    • Develop commodity management strategies to mitigate impacts of market volatility and improve material cost structure
    • Ability to prepare and deliver business presentations to executive leadership and peers
    • Understanding of how Senior Leadership views problems
    • Strong negotiating experience (preferably in the commodities markets)
    • Ability to accomplish tasks through formal and informal networks and lead through influence
    • Working understanding of steel technical specifications, and how to substitute different inputs and manufacturing processes to achieve improved total landed costs
    • At least 6 years of experience in the areas of data analysis, finance, purchasing, or economics
    • Positive Attitude, Ethics and Values which support our company’s values, and a healthy, high performance culture
    • Project/Program management experience
    • Comfort dealing with risk and uncertainty
    • Ability to analyze product costs and understand underlying cost drivers
    • Technical and/or business understanding of raw materials
    • Ability to take responsibility for multiple projects to achieve goals and meet deadlines
    • Demonstrate ability to formulate, communicate, and implement short and long-term strategies for commodities, components and services
    • Experience in effectively managing both internal and external relationships with cross-functional groups and suppliers
    • Experience in participating and managing cross-functional teams
    • Self-starter, strong work ethic and project management experience
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 


    • Dealing with Ambiguity
    • Functional/Technical Skills
    • Negotiating
    • Organizational Agility
    • Presentation Skills
    • Problem Solving

    It's Uptime at International

    Visit us at www.Navistar.com to discover more about our organization


    It's Uptime at International


    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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