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Date: Aug 4, 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’s Information Technology Division (ITD), located in Renton, WA utilizes cutting-edge technology to provide systems development, consulting, voice and data communications services to the entire Corporation, which has high visibility in the technology sector

Requisition Summary

The ITD Innovation Portfolio Manager champions the identification, evaluation and introduction of disruptive (non-incremental) solutions for PACCAR and its customers. Partnering with PACCAR business leaders and third party industry experts this role creatively couples emerging technologies with business opportunities and drives the validation and recommendation for new technology innovations. This role manages the innovation portfolio and investment recommendations. The successful candidate runs multiple innovation proof of concepts leading to the adoption of new technologies.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Maintain a high level of knowledge and awareness of emerging technologies and trends in commercial vehicles, aftermarket, manufacturing and consumer markets. This role identifies emerging technologies and contributes new and innovative ideas to the innovation portfolio.
  • Build and present business cases and funding proposals to justify and secure financial support for new solution prototypes and/or proofs of concept
  • Identify and document functional requirements and solution success criteria
  • Develop and lead the execution of proofs of concept to quickly determine business value, technical feasibility and ability to execute
  • Demonstrate results to business and ITD stakeholders
  • Document designs, test plans, results, and recommendations
  • Develop business plans to support successful solution adoption
  • Source and refine new solution ideas with involvement of business stake holders and third party subject matter experts
  • Maintain an innovation solution portfolio balancing the potential business value with feasibility and risk
  • Build and sustain an active network of innovative people and organizations external to PACCAR. Build a strong network of professional working relationships with PACCAR thought leaders throughout the company
  • Foster partnerships with third party technology organizations including start-ups and current technology partners


  • Strong business acumen
  • Extremely high degree of enthusiasm for innovation and technology
  • Strong background in a technical field such as IT, engineering, finance
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaboration teamwork skills
  • Confident and enthusiastic verbal communication skills
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Self-motivation and persistence
  • High degree of flexibility adjusting to challenges and changing priorities
  • Open minded listener
  • Effective change manager


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • MBA strongly preferred

Additional Job Board Information

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

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

Job Segment: Manager, Consulting, Engineer, Change Management, Management, Technology, Engineering, Customer Service

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