• Category Manager - Electrification

    Location US-IL-Lisle
    Job ID
    # of Positions
    Internal Title
    Supply Chain Professional 3 / Supply Chain Professional 4
    Position Type
    Regular Full Time Employee
    Less Than 10%
    Relocation Offered
    ERP Eligibility
    Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
  • Overview

    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.



    The Category Manager will have the following duties and responsibilities:

    • Working with the CMT (Category Management Team) to develop and execute a commodity strategy that best supports and influences the overall Navistar strategy meeting objectives for Major/Minor Programs
    • Manage all commercial aspects with assigned supply base including driving cost savings goals, negotiating, risk management, building positive relationships and resolving open issues with a cross functional team
    • Analyze supplier cost structure and competitive landscape to identify and negotiate savings and mitigate increases
    • Negotiate and execute Long Term Supply Agreements
    • Lead the cross-functional Category Management Team 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
    • Analyze data to understand the cross functional impact of sourcing decisions or project through developing accurate business cases
    • Constantly Communicate with 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

    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)

    Desired Skills:



    • Ethics and Navistar Values
    • Positive Attitude

    It's Uptime at International

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


    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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