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Date: Jan 7, 2018

Location: Renton, 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

PACCAR Parts operates a network of parts distribution centers offering aftermarket support to Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF dealers and customers around the world. Aftermarket support includes customer call centers operating 24 hours a day throughout the year and technologically advanced systems to enhance inventory control and expedite order processing.

Requisition Summary

The Materials Continuous Improvement Manager is an intricate part of the development, management and implementation continuous improvement activities and strategic initiatives with in Materials. They are responsible for managing the Six Sigma program ensuring quality processes and tools are used across our business.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Apply Six Sigma tools to improve process capability and eliminate defects.
  • Help develop and lead cross-functional process improvement teams.
  • Transfer best practices, techniques, procedures and tools to peers and other process improvement teams.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to recommend and implement process improvement plans.
  • Provide analysis and feedback to senior management on project activities, improvements, and savings.
  • Challenge conventional wisdom by demonstrating successful application of new methodologies to improve product and process quality.
  • Leads High Impact Kaizen Evens (HIKEs) and LEAN projects helping PACCAR plants, suppliers and dealers leap ahead in performance.
  • Mentor Materials and Division belts and identify candidates for Six Sigma Training
  • Maintain and develop PPD Six Sigma Share Point
  • Identify Materials systems issues.  Define systems requirement specifications for modifications with the key business owners. 
  • Manage the prioritization, quality, and implementation of any systems change to ensure minimal down time and impact to the business.
  • Document system processes from the user perspective to facilitate process training.
  • Other tasks as assigned by manager

Skills / Competencies

  • Proven team leadership skills. High energy level, goal oriented individual.
  • Self-starter with willingness to learn new ideas.
  • Proven project management skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong quantitative and problem solving skills.
  • Desire to drive change and improve existing processes and standards.


  • High potential individual, viewed as leader within the company.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Basic statistical knowledge. Process/product knowledge.
  • Able to manage and resolve conflict.
  • Experience working with  JDA Planning Software
  • Black Belt Certification


  • Bachelor's degree is required.
  • 3 to 5 years PACCAR or related experience

Additional Job Board Information

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

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

Job Segment: Supply Chain Manager, Lean Six Sigma, Sharepoint, Manager, Supply, Operations, Management, Technology

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