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Date: Jun 5, 2019

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 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. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company’s dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids.

Requisition Summary

The Materials Planner is responsible for ensuring parts availability to support manufacturing at Kenworth's factory in Renton, WA.

Job Functions / Responsibilities
• Determine production requirements for assigned groupings of manufactured or purchased parts by reviewing sales or engineering releases, historical data, shortage or exception reports, and other information
• Issue purchase and/or shop orders to Kenworth suppliers to meet engineering change order (ECN) requirements; replace non-conforming or lost parts and to meet internal requirements
• Reconstruct order board (weeks 0-2) as needed
• Maintain proper inventory levels based on current inventory, historical usage, and forecast demand
• Expedite order releases or shop orders to assure timely delivery of parts to support production schedules
• Coordinate and manage supply base with regards to: delivery, expediting, purchase orders, inventory, invoicing/pricing/receiving discrepancies, (un-matched receipts, supplier payment system, etc.), packaging, ongoing programs, and other related functions
• Coordinate new product implementation with suppliers, Material Handling, Engineering, and Assembly Personnel
• Monitor quality, service, and delivery issues. Take corrective action as necessary
• Communicate issue/insight to Division Planner or Corporate Purchasing as appropriate
• Resolve bill-of-material and on-hand discrepancies through research with Engineering, Manufacturing, and Materials personnel
• Complete transactions (ITP) to ensure integrity of on-hand balances
• Resolve supplier packaging problems
• Coordinate cycle count activities for assigned parts
• Coordinate special projects as required


Qualifications & Skills
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Materials Management, Operations or other related field preferred.
• Minimum of two years of experience in manufacturing support or customer service, preferably in Heavy Truck/Automotive required.
• Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people and functions.
• Ability to manage multiple priorities efficiently in a fast paced environment.
• Outstanding oral and written communication skills
• Strong basic math skills; analytical; detailed and organized work habits
• Proven problem solving skills.
• Self-starter able to work with minimal supervision in both team and individual environment.
• Excellent negotiation skills, including conflict management.
• Proficient PC skills including MS Office required.
• Experience with mainframe business systems.


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


Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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