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Date: Feb 16, 2019

Location: Kirkland, WA, 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!

Division Information

Kenworth Truck Company

Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company’s dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids.

Requisition Summary

This position, located at the Kenworth Renton Truck Assembly plant, will be responsible for supporting the procurement of maintenance, repair, and operational (MRO) products and services used by the Kenworth Renton truck plant.  PACCAR MRO Buyers are change agents, focused on delivering the highest value to internal/external customers at the lowest total cost.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of PACCAR’s relationship with suppliers of MRO products and services for the Kenworth Renton truck plant, including the some commercial and contractual requirements with respect to total cost, quality, delivery, and customer service.
  • Supports locating sources of supply, obtaining quotations and bids, and purchases assigned items in accord with price, quality, and schedule standards.
  • Identify areas of opportunity to consolidate and streamline purchasing-related activities being conducted at other PACCAR locations divisions. 
  • Develop, negotiate, and implement strategies resulting in reduced product or service cost, improved supply chain performance, and enhanced product and service quality.
  • Processes purchasing requisitions in a timely fashion per procedure.
  • Maintain supplier database and coordinate supplier communications.
  • Issue change orders on product price, specification, quantity, etc., within established limits of authority.
  • Coordinate activities with production, engineering, and other departments as necessary.
  • Monitor receipt of desired product quality and quantity, reports deficiencies and implements corrective action as necessary.
  • Perform follow-up on critical or overdue orders per request.
  • Route and distribute Purchase Orders for approval.
  • File purchasing copies of requisitions and POs daily.
  • Manage/Plan inventory levels of Fuel, Oil and Gas for the plant Operations and production process.


  • Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Finance, or related field. 
  • Minimum 3 years of purchasing, engineering, operations, or related business experience
  • Experience with Production or MRO purchasing, manufacturing, and/or supply chain management
  • Proven negotiation and strong analytical skills
  • Creative, quality, and results-driven work ethic
  • Team Player that is self-motivated and able to work under limited supervision while maintaining a professional manner in appearance and communication at all times.
  • Demonstrated leadership to accomplish company goals
  • Excellent communication skills – written, verbal, & presentation
  • PC skills (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
  • Ability to develop Return on Investment Analysis

Additional Job Board Information

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

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

Job Segment: Procurement, Engineer, Purchasing, Supply, Supply Chain Manager, Operations, Engineering, Finance

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