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Inventory Planner Job

Date: Aug 24, 2021

Location: Renton, WA, US, 98055

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 is the global provider of aftermarket parts and services to support Kenworth, Peterbilt, DAF and TRP dealers around the world.  This includes 18 distribution centers globally that support 2,200 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. 

Requisition Summary

Are you a recent graduate or experienced supply chain professional that is passionate about supply chain optimization and improving the customer fulfillment experience? In this role you are a critical member of the materials team that plans and optimizes the inventory levels at our PACCAR Distribution Centers (PDC’s). You will be responsible for many of the distribution center planning processes including: inventory planning, delivery performance, forecast validation, seasonality and regional planning. You will work closely with program managers, commodity managers, logistics, sales, customer service and materials management to spearhead inventory flows to PDCs.
 

We are looking for candidates who are passionate about the supply chain, are self-motivated, have excellent judgement, are great communicators, and who like to have fun! Your success in this role will have a direct impact on the customer experience and growing the business.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Optimize inventory levels by balancing product programs, vendor experience, operational flexibility, and cost effectiveness 
  • Analyze drivers of significant forecast misses to continuously improve part availability
  • Mitigate inventory risks by managing dependencies across multiple teams. Clearly communicate dependencies and manage expectations
  • Work with supply chain and program teams in areas including logistics, demand planning, managed dealer inventory, sales teams, marketing, and customer service to continuously optimize the customer fulfillment experience
  • Lead and/or support the implementation of productivity and process improvements including Kaizen and Six Sigma projects
  • Identify underperforming suppliers and lead corrective action calls to ensure compliance to supplier guidelines
  • Work with suppliers to expedite parts to limit stock-outs at distribution centers 
  • Prioritize responsibilities to complete tasks in a timely manner and produce quality work
  • Manage supplier comprehension of systems and reports

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications
 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Business, or related field
  • Excellent business judgment and strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with multiple teams including program managers, materials supply chain teams, and commodity managers to manage and optimize product delivery performance
  • Ability to thrive in a high energy environment where tactical daily activities and continuous improvement project activities are expected to be driven in parallel
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office with strong ability in Excel


Preferred Qualifications
 

  • 2+ years of industry experience in Supply Chain, Operations, Planning, or Inventory Management experience
  • Previous experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Supply Chain Management systems (SCM)
  • Proven problem-solving skills, project management skills, attention to detail, and exceptional organizational skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills, including conflict management.
  • Six Sigma Methodology Training
  • Advanced proficiency in SQL and Microsoft Excel

Additional Job Board Information

• PACCAR Parts is an eVerify Employer.
• PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.
• 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.
 

 

 

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