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Date: Mar 28, 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!

Job Functions / Responsibilities

Place orders with suppliers for production material to be used in the assembly of trucks at three manufacturing plants. Work closely with Purchasing, Engineering, Suppliers, and other functions to ensure that all material arrives at the plants according to guidelines.

•Determine production requirements for assigned groupings of manufactured or purchased parts.

•Issue purchase and/or shop orders to suppliers to meet manufacturing schedules and maintain proper inventory levels.

•Plan and coordinate introduction of new parts and reduce current inventory in conjunction with Plant/Division Engineering, Materials and Purchasing personnel, Marketing, and Assembly.

•Negotiate delivery, expediting, or other special charges with and suppliers.

•Serve as a focal point for Materials’ supplier management; monitor supplier quality, service, and delivery issues. Communicate issues, information, and resolution to Materials Planner at the plant(s) and/or Corporate Commodity Manager.

•Initiate and establish EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) programs in cooperation with Materials Planners at the plants, PACCAR MIS and Kenworth suppliers. Maintain EDI working set for use by Kenworth suppliers and plant planners.

•Negotiate packaging, sub-assembly, and program charges with suppliers.

•Establish and improve JIT (Just-in-Time) and material flow improvement programs with Assembly, Accounting, Materials, and suppliers.

•Review inventory levels for excess, surplus, or obsolete accumulations and initiate or recommend disposal.

•Coordinate special projects/programs as required.


•Bachelor’s degree in Materials, Operations, or Business with focus on Inventory Control required.

•Industry related experience desired.

•APICS certification in one or more of the following disciplines is desirable: CPIM, CIRM, and CSCP.

•Experience with Kanban and “Lean Material Handling” is desirable.

•Team player with excellent leadership, technical and communication skills.

•Willingness to travel up to 10%

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, Buyer, Purchasing, Supply, Operations, Engineering, Finance

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