Navistar, Inc. Purchasing Program Manager in Lisle, Illinois
The Navistar Procurement group is seeking a Purchasing Program Manager to join their team!
The successful candidate will manage all purchasing activities with respect to assigned product development programs to ensure business objectives are met. The PPM represents purchasing on a cross-functional program team and facilitates overall sourcing, quoting, target cost, tooling, logistics, packaging, supplier quality and supplier readiness.
This PPM role oversees project plans and communicates activities for Purchasing program Key Performance Indicator deliverables. Ensures communication within the Procurement organization and facilitates completion of the program on schedule and within budget. This is a highly visible, very challenging and rewarding position in a supportive, fast-paced environment.
Effectively manage purchasing requirements for product implementation, and program launches from initiation through delivery while interfacing with internal customers and department personnel.
Represent Purchasing on Program Core Team
Communicate program information to Purchasing group and ensure Purchasing assignments are completed to support program goals
Facilitate overall sourcing, quoting, target costs, tooling, logistics, packaging, supplier quality and supplier readiness
Collaborate with engineers, Category Management Teams and/or tooling on targets and drive more cost-effective solutions when needed
Anticipate potential problems, be pro-active and manage changes to ensure projects are on time and within budget
Must be a skilled Problem-solver who follows through on implementation
Prepare and deliver informative and persuasive presentations to large groups, cross-functional teams and Executive audiences
Must be comfortable with Public Speaking
Analyze product costs, understand underlying cost drivers and implement cost reduction initiatives to maximize savings
Build and manage relationships with cross-functional teams, vendors and management
Purchasing liaison to Quality, Service Parts, Manufacturing, and Engineering
At least 8 years of supply chain, engineering or manufacturing experience
1 year lead experience
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
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)
Demonstrates a history of success leading program teams in a matrix organization structure.
Resolve a wide range of complex problems of diverse scope in innovative ways, including problems where precedent may not exist
Be comfortable in leading cross-functional team members through programs where change is common
Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Excel and Word is required
Must be willing to travel up to 25% both domestic and international
Previous experience managing large project budgets
Manufacturing experience, parts quality experience and expert knowledge of moving automotive and/or truck projects from concept through implementation preferred
Familiarity with truck and/or Engine products and components
Former purchasing experience or a strong understanding of purchasing is preferred
Excellent project management, organizational and communication skills
Ability to multi-task, anticipate and solve problems, prioritize workloads and shift resources as needed
Ability to quickly learn new concepts
Strong consulting and presentation skills
Project Management Institute Project Management Professional (PMP) or Program Management Professional (PMP) credential(s)
Proficiency in Spanish, Swedish and/or German
Lean Six Sigma experience is a plus!
Navistar is a manufacturer of commercial trucks, buses, defense vehicles and engines. Wherever ingenuity drives global markets, you'll find us taking the lead. We believe the world is propelled forward by new ideas, brave inventors and bold thinkers. That's why we're driven to deliver a better future with strong products, sound values and solutions for a changing world.
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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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