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Assistant Director of Supplier Quality (G 41) Job

Date: Jan 15, 2022

Location: Bellevue, WA, US, 98004 Denton, TX, US, 76205-7864

Company: PACCAR

Company Information

PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. PACCAR Inc is recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields with internationally recognized brands such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks. PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines and also provides customized financial services, information technology and truck parts related to its principal business. 
Whether you want to design the transportation technology of tomorrow, support the staff functions of a dynamic, international leader, or build our excellent products and services — you can develop the career you desire with PACCAR. Get started!


Requisition Summary


PACCAR is seeking an Assistant Director of Supplier Quality to manage the Supplier Quality staff, deploy Quality initiatives, support defect free Product Launches and address supplier initiated defects shipped to PACCAR.


The ideal candidate is a strong team leader, self-managing, well organized, an effective negotiator, able to adapt quickly to changing priorities and confidently interacting with all levels of management and counterparts in both internal PACCAR customers and external supplier entities.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

In this role you be responsible but not limited to the following:

  • Manage a team of Supplier Quality Managers located in North America
  • Coordinate Quality teams in India and Australia
  • Establish methods to communicate and align PACCAR’s supply base to achieve quality objectives
  • Ensure Defects are quickly contained and addressed first time right
  • Prevent defects by improving supplier capabilities
  • Support suppliers to achieve 10 PPM and reduce warranty
  • Identify and develop processes to improve supplier selection and management, new product implementation and business sourcing
  • Partner with management to improve APQP/PPAP Processes
  • Prepare internal and PACCAR supplier quality reports
  • Drive improvement in Corporate supplier interface tools such as the supplier portal, scorecard, Supplier Quality Manual, etc.
  • Ability to travel to internal and external suppliers
  • Hire, Onboard and mentor Supplier Quality Managers



Qualifications & Skills

  • 10+ years of experience in operational leadership positions in quality, engineering, or manufacturing, etc.
  • Demonstrated team building and mentoring skills, effective conflict resolution skills, ability to drive change and get results.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent organization and interpersonal skills. Must be able to multi-task.
  • Ability to solve complex problems
  • Demonstrated leadership owning major issues and driving resolution, while ensuring all stakeholders are well informed.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement quality improvement projects
  • Familiarity with multiple manufacturing processes, controls and expectations




  • Master degree in technical disciplines
  • Discrete Manufacturing Process Knowledge
  • Six Sigma Black Belt, Formal Lean training / ASQ CQE or CQM Certification preferred.


Additional Job Board Information

  • PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.


Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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