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Daimler Trucks North America Senior Purchasing Agent (L5) in Portland, Oregon

When you join Daimler, you become an agent of change within our global community of people working to create a cleaner, safer, and more efficient world for today and tomorrow. Through innovation at all levels, our teams ensure our world-changing brands continue to increase the quality of life and the business success of our customers, their customers, and the world around them. The Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) brand portfolio is second to none, and includes Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Detroit engines and components, Thomas Built Buses and Freightliner Custom Chassis.

We are the undisputed leader in the commercial vehicle market and the industry’s technology trendsetter. Empowered by purpose, DTNA employees drive a Technology Revolution through innovative products and a customer-centric culture. Our dedication to our customers and society does not end once our products hit the road. That’s because we believe that business success and social responsibility go hand in hand. We immerse ourselves in our customer’s experience, and support the environmental responsibilities of our sites to ensure our products are the reliable, sustainable and the desired tools of the future.

Job Overview

The Daimler Trucks North America Procurement Department (TT/G4) is a fast paced, high energy team responsible for Strategic Sourcing decisions and supporting the optimization of supplier performance on the basis of cost, quality and delivery. As a truly global organization, Daimler Trucks Procurement department offers exciting opportunities to work and grow in diverse, multi-regional and international teams using negotiation, entrepreneurial, technical and analytical skills. If this environment sounds interesting to you, please consider the following job responsibilities and requirements.


  • Take the lead on managing commodities to develop and execute strategic direction for sourcing of Cab Components (≈$120 Million in annual buy)

  • Award new parts to suppliers to meet timelines, analyzing total business case including price, logistics, quality, delivery and strategic direction for the commodities

  • Negotiate on-going commercial agreements with suppliers to drive overall cost savings and long-term cost stability

  • Manage raw material agreements with suppliers

  • Resolve commercial operational issues in a timely manner with suppliers including pricing and contractual terms

  • Support cross functional team members for supplier sourcing topics

  • Prepare presentations and present to senior leadership

  • Develop and maintain good networking relationships (both internal and external)

  • Align strategy and opportunities with similar Purchasing Agents

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • BS/BA plus 6 years of relevant experience or 10 years of relevant experience in lieu of degree

  • Ability to analyze, organize and summarize large amounts of data into simple or key terms

  • Advanced MS Excel knowledge and MS PowerPoint

  • Demonstrated analytical skills

  • Previous experience working with suppliers

  • Demonstrated negotiation skills

  • Ability to communicate and make recommendations to upper management

  • Ability to work within tight timeframes and meet strict deadlines

  • Proactive, driven, self-starter and quick learner with the ability to work well in a collaborative team environment

  • An attached resume is required

Typical Minimum Experience Preferred (Desired Skills/Experience)

  • 5-7 years of related experience preferred

  • Degree in Business, Finance, Engineering, Project Management or related field preferred

  • Previous experience with Daimler Procurement systems and processes

  • Previous automotive experience

Additional Information

  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work permanently in the U.S. at the time of application

  • Final candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check

  • EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

For an accommodation or special assistance with applying for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department at 503-745-8982 or toll free 800-206-3369. For TTY/TDD enabled call 503-745-2137 or toll free 866-355-6935.

Organization: Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Title: Senior Purchasing Agent (L5)

Location: Oregon-Portland

Requisition ID: DAI0000JRQ