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Program Manager Job

Date: Jun 24, 2022

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

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 also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes 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!

Kenworth Truck Company:  Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. With an excellent heritage of quality, innovation and technology, Kenworth has played an essential role in the development of trucks that are more fuel efficient, productive and economical to operate. Today, Kenworth is pushing the technology envelope with the introduction of battery electric vehicles, and exploration of fuel cell electric vehicles, and autonomous driving systems. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at Kenworth is a PACCAR company.


 Requisition Summary

Kenworth Truck Company, a division of PACCAR Inc, is seeking a Program Manager with a BS/BA degree and 5+ years of industry related experience.  This role will be responsible for managing program development in a matrixed organization to meet program objectives, including schedule, scope, budget, communication and issue management.  This assignment is to be located in Kirkland, WA.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Coordinate product development program activities across multiple departments at Kenworth, other PACCAR divisions, Purchasing, Supplier Quality, and suppliers. 
  • Deliver assigned programs on time, on budget, while meeting program objectives.  Develop, track and manage scope, schedule, budget and risk.
  • Effectively communicate up, down, and across the organization, including to Senior Management, escalating issues as needed.
  • Maintain assigned programs in the appropriate tollgate phase.
  • Write business plans and obtain approval.
  • 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

  • Experience successfully managing stage-gate projects within matrixed organizations spanning multiple locations and countries, preference for projects that have significant software content and/or electrified components.
  • Technical aptitude and ability to succinctly and clearly communicate complicated topics; strong written and verbal communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Develop and deliver effective presentations, including those for senior management
    • influence without authority
    • manage multiple tasks, take initiative, be a strong team player and a problem-solver
    • perform in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment, and manage multiple priorities.  
  • Preferred experience:
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Project, SharePoint, Teams, and Power BI
    • Six Sigma training
    • Commercial truck product knowledge
    • Working with or in production environments
  • 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 or related functions with demonstrated leadership success required.

Why work for PACCAR/Kenworth?

  • Global Fortune 500 Company with a wide array of growth and development opportunities.
  • Work alongside experienced goal-oriented colleagues recognized as experts in their fields.
  • Support and/or design the commercial vehicles of the future with a focus on emerging technologies such as electric and autonomous trucks
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance plans for you and your family.
  • Paid Time Off – vacation, paid holidays and sick leave.
  • 401k with 100% company match, AND a company paid pension plan after 5 years.
  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education – eligible after 1 year of service. 

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR promotes equal employment opportunities by implementing policies and practices that ensure employees and applicants are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status or other legally protected status. This applies to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, termination, rates of pay, and other conditions of employment.



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