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Program Manager Job

Date: Apr 22, 2021

Location: Denton, TX, US

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!


Peterbilt Motors Company
On highways, construction sites, city streets, logging roads - everywhere our customers earn their living - Peterbilt's red oval is a familiar symbol of performance, reliability and pride.  Peterbilt has reigned as America's premium quality truck manufacturer since the company's founding in 1939. Our dedication to deliver products and services focused on improving customers' performance, image, profitability and peace of mind truly makes Peterbilt the Class of the Industry.

Requisition Summary

Peterbilt is seeking a Program Manager with a BS/BA degree and 5+ years of industry related experience.  This role will be with Peterbilt Division and will be responsible for managing program development in a matrixed organization to meet program objectives, including schedules, budgets, communication and issue management. 

Based in Denton, Texas, Peterbilt Motors Company, a PACCAR Company, combines a global reputation for industry leading design, innovative engineering and fuel efficiency solutions, with superior quality to engineer a truck that stands as the "Class" of the industry.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

Job activities include:

  • Coordinate program activities across multiple departments at Peterbilt, other PACCAR divisions, Purchasing, Supplier Quality, and suppliers. 
  • Deliver assigned programs on time, on budget, while meeting program objectives.
  • Maintain assigned programs in the appropriate tollgate phase.
  • Effectively communicate up, down, and across the organization, including to Senior Management.
  • Write business plans and obtain approval.
  • Develop and manage assigned program budgets and schedules.
  • Lead efforts to obtain 100% PPAP approval prior to Volume Validation builds.
  • Manage successful production implementation.
  • Contribute to department-wide continuous improvement activities.
  • Travel up to 15% of the time.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills / Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  MS/MBA degree preferred
  • PMP or PgMP certification preferred. If candidate does not currently have a certification, they must be willing to earn one within 12 months of satisfying the experience requirements for the certification.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with increasing responsibility in project development with demonstrated leadership success required.
  • Experience working with projects that have significant electrified component or software content preferred.
  • Technical aptitude and ability to succinctly communicate complicated topics required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Demonstrated presentation ability, including to senior management, is preferred.
  • Previous experience managing projects to a stage gate process required,Peterbilt Tollgate process preferred. 
  • Experience managing projects within matrixed organizations spanning multiple locations and countries preferred.
  • Experience working with or in production environments desired.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, take initiative, be a strong team player and a problem-solver.
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment, and manage multiple priorities.  
  • Demonstrates high leadership potential.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word/Excel/PowerPoint) required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Project, SharePoint, Teams, and Power BI preferred.
  • Six Sigma training preferred.
  • Commercial truck product knowledge strongly preferred.

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability corporation. Peterbilt promotes Diversity and Inclusion through mentorship, events, and affinity support groups – The Diversity Council, Peterbilt Women’s Initiative (PBWin), Veterans Group, and ADVOCATE (An LGBTQ support group).

Nearest Major Market: Denton
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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