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Supplier Quality Manager Job

Date: Jan 20, 2023

Location: Columbus, MS, US, 39701

Company: PACCAR


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!




PACCAR is seeking a Supplier Quality Manager to join our great PACCAR Engine Plant Division. In this position, you will be able to contribute by ensuring our internal and external suppliers adhere to PACCAR's level of quality that makes up our brand.

Who are we? We are a highly motivated team of SQ professionals, coaching the PACCAR supply chain to a zero-defect culture and a world class quality performance. ​We facilitate the interface between capable designs and supplier capabilities, to balance cost and quality effectively.​ We are fact driven and fair mediators to command results and respect from internal customers and suppliers​ We continuously improve our own and our suppliers’ performance.”




In this position you can be expected to do, but not limited to the following:

  • Quality liaison: Build bridges between EU supplier quality and Columbus Engine Plant to enforce cooperation on quality issues
  • Audit: Audit and release potential PACCAR suppliers for future projects / business
  • Supplier Development: Identify, assess, and develop new PACCAR suppliers to meet our zero defect manufacturing strategy
  • APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning): Manage global projects together with EU stakeholders to industrialize engine components on time and at the right quality performance
  • Manage suppliers: Work closely with assigned suppliers to improve quality performance to PACCAR and assure understanding and compliance with PACCAR Supplier Quality Requirements Manual (SQRM) and guidelines.
  • PPAP (Production Part Approval Process): Assure part quality through production intent runs, safe launch requirements, run at rates and PPAP
  • Support timely and comprehensive reporting of assigned Supplier Quality status
  • Approximately 20-30% travel depending on business conditions




What you will need to bring to this position will be:

  • Quality, manufacturing, or engineering experience
  • Working knowledge of and ability to read, understand, and interpret GD&T, engineering drawings and specifications, and translate into process requirements
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability gained through 3 - 4 years of progressively complex quality situations (experience in related fields are potential substitutes).
  • Proficient in quality methods (e.g., statistical problem solving and process capability analysis, FMEA, Control Plans, PPAP)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organization and interpersonal skills
  • Must possess PC based computer proficiency with Microsoft Office products



  • Communication in the Spanish language is a plus
  • Advanced Certification preferred (PE, CQE, CQA, CMQ)
  • Project Management certification preferred
  • Six Sigma / Lean / Green belt certified
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate team efforts and work under minimal supervision
  • Automotive Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) expertise



  • Master or Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or another technical discipline required
  • Applicants with a four-year degree in a non-engineering or technical discipline will be considered if they possess at least five years’ experience in a related field.





As a U.S. PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including:

  • 401k with up to a 5% company match
  • Fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement
  • Comprehensive paid time off – minimum of 10 paid vacation days (additional days are provided with additional seniority/years of service), 12 paid holidays, and sick time
  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your family
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings account (HSA)
  • Paid short-and long-term disability programs
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more




PACCAR is an E-Verify and Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability. At PACCAR, we value talent and promote growth and development. 

Nearest Major Market: Columbus Mississippi

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