Category Manager – Truckload in Lisle, Illinois

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Navistar, Inc.

Position Overview

The Category Manager – Truckload will lead the truckload transportation category working cross functionally within Navistar interfacing with logistics, finance, and suppliers. As Category Manager – Truckload you will be responsible for developing and implementing truckload transportation sourcing strategies, driving cost reductions, supply base management and negotiating and executing agreements.

The Category Manager’s key activities include, developing sourcing strategies (including collaborations with other VW brands), executing bids, supplier contract negotiations, identifying cost reduction opportunities and overall supplier performance management for cost, quality, and delivery.


  • Develop and execute sourcing strategies for truckload transportation, to align with Navistar’s business objectives.

  • Lead strategic sourcing decisions for new scope as well as current business for improved cost, quality, or delivery opportunities.

  • Execute VW NAR Logistics Business Plan, driving collaboration opportunities with sister brands.

  • Research industry trends, benchmark data, and understand underlying cost drivers.

  • Analyze category spend to identify and develop savings opportunities, and work with the logistics team to develop cost budgets.

  • Build strong strategic partnerships with suppliers to ensure that cost competitiveness, on time delivery, and service meet or exceed expectations.

  • Drive compliance to Navistar Sourcing Policy and VW approval process

  • Focus on continuous improvement of current processes and systems

  • Responsibility for YOY savings and other key metrics within truckload transportation.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • At least 8 years of supply chain, engineering or manufacturing experience

  • 1 year lead experience


  • Master’s degree

  • 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

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

  • Procurement background with experience in transportation and logistics industries preferred

  • Strategic mindset with ability to develop creative solutions to complex problems

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop relationships with different functional backgrounds as well as with different business cultures globally

  • Experience with sourcing services, discovering competitive options and leading negotiations

  • Ability to read, understand, and execute commercial agreements and contracts

  • Ability to understand technical concepts

  • Skilled at developing executive level presentations

  • Strong analytical skills

Company Overview

Navistar, Inc. (“Navistar”) is a purpose-driven company, reimagining how to deliver what matters to create more cohesive relationships, build higher-performing teams and find solutions where others don’t.

Based in Lisle, Illinois, Navistar or its subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial trucks and engines, IC Bus® brand school and commercial buses, all-makes OnCommand® Connection advanced connectivity services, and Fleetrite®, ReNEWeD® and Diamond Advantage® brand aftermarket parts.

With a history of innovation dating back to 1831, Navistar has more than 14,500 employees worldwide and is part of TRATON SE, a global champion of the truck and transport services industry. Additional information is available at

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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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