Continuous Improvement Manager

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Date: May 24, 2024

Location: Louisville, KY, US, 40272

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary:
The Continuous Improvement Manager drives a climate of change by targeting world-class productivity, quality and service through projects, mentorship and control within our Distribution Center (DC). 

JOB LOCATION: Louisville, KY


Job Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Drive continuous improvement throughout the facility by leading mini games, mentoring belts and managing new project proposals. Lead and complete Six Sigma projects that result in process efficiencies targeting world-class productivity, quality and service.  
  • Manages the vendor compliance program to assure shipping, vendor compliance database work, receiving and all associated activities are performed efficiently and accurately. 
  • Coordinates training and standard operating procedures for all employees regarding vendor compliance.  
  • Serves as quality liaison with Marketing, Materials, Traffic, inbound/outbound, other locations and suppliers, assuring compliance issues are followed through to resolution.
  • Actively pursue changes to location sizes and velocities to enhance pick path, mentor Picking or Receiving Supervisor to lead effort.
  • Manages the inventory control activities to include shipping error research and resolution, Not-In-Stock research, dealer returns, dealer credit requests, process audits, cycle count and inventory adjustments.  Examine and continuously improve the cycle count process, dealer surveys and audit programs.
  • Participate in division initiatives by representing the facility at offsite projects/events, act as business lead for IT Projects and perform dealer visits independently. 
  • Regular communication with Aftermarket Packaging Manager, Operations Quality Manager and Analytics Manager to share ideas and support a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Provide coverage for Warehouse Supervisors when needed, proficient in at least one department (receiving, picking, shipping).  Assist in training new associates.  
  • Perform other duties as requested by Distribution Center Manager. 


Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Business Administration or related area required, master's degree desired.
  • Six Sigma Belt certification (Lean, Green or Black) 

Desired: (not required)

  • Thorough knowledge of DC operations, practices and procedures acquired by 3-5 years experience in a progressive, complex distribution center, with inventory control administrative and supervisory duties.
  • Ability to use AS400 and LAN systems experience required. Intermediate abilities in MS Office applications: Excel, PowerPoint, MSWord.
  • Flexibility to work different and varied work schedules, up to 15% travel each year.
  • Bi-lingual is a plus. 


PACCAR Benefits:
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
  • This position is eligible for a holiday gift
  • This position may offer relocation assistance benefits


Salary Range:
At PACCAR, we value talent and promote growth and development. We carefully consider numerous compensation factors including your education, training, or experience. The salary range for this position is $92,000 - $119,000 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above.

Additional Information:

  • PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.
  • PACCAR Parts is an E-Verify Employer
  • PACCAR has success with diverse teams of employees working together to achieve excellent results. Having a diverse and inclusive work environment ensures PACCAR has the talent needed to conduct business today and in the future by leveraging different backgrounds, skills, and viewpoints. We believe diversity in the workplace increases innovation, results in better decisions and increases employee engagement.
  • This is a safety-sensitive position, and the pre-employment drug testing includes cannabis testing.


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 premium light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates 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:

PACCAR Parts is the global provider of aftermarket parts and services to support Kenworth, Peterbilt, DAF and TRP dealers around the world.  This includes 19 distribution centers globally that support 2,300 dealerships and over 1,000,000 customers.  Aftermarket support includes world class customer centers that deliver industry leading uptime in conjunction with our outstanding supply chain that delivers record levels of inventory availability for dealers and customers. 


PACCAR Parts is a global business with operations in many countries around the world. The ability to communicate in the native language is critical to our success. Do you speak multiple languages? Let us know!

Nearest Major Market: Louisville

Job Segment: Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, Supply Chain Manager, Marketing Manager, Management, Operations, Bilingual, Marketing

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