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Daimler Trucks North America

Ben Morris

Purchasing Manager for Electrical Components

Years with the company: 9.

What do you do?

I negotiate sourcing contracts and pricing with suppliers of electronic components to make sure that our trucks are built with the best value for our customers.

What's your favorite part of working here?

I love the daily opportunity to interact with various internal departments (Engineering, Materials, Changeover, etc.) and supplier contacts to find solutions for a wide range of topics. Each day is a different and unique challenge. I also really enjoy the "chess game" of negotiating.

How are you innovating?

I would like to think that innovation is occurring on two fronts; improving methods and improving thinking. My team and I are using innovative methods, such as Parallel Negotiation tactics, to help provide the best value results for our customers. With regards to innovative thinking, I had the recent opportunity to participate in a group training session to learn how to better anticipate problems and focus on proactive solutions. I'm trying to bring this mentality to my daily work as well as building it within my team.

Why would you recommend Daimler Trucks North America?

The products we manufacture are amazing, the benefits for the employees are benchmark, and the opportunities for career advancement are attractive.

What do you do outside of work?

I enjoy spending time with my family, which includes my wonderful wife and 3 young boys. I also love to travel and gain different perspectives from around the world.

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