Product Definition Manager Job

Date: Sep 16, 2023

Location: Renton, WA, US, 98055

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

The Product Definition Manager is responsible for managing the team that prepares Kenworth and Peterbilt parts for Aftermarket availability. This position ensures readiness for new model introductions and existing model part changes in order to provide high levels of aftermarket parts support.  This position also maintains assignment of inventory stock requirements, lifecycle part attribute definition and VMRS workflow to improve productivity. 

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Recruit, train and lead a team of Product Definition Analysts responsible for completing projects related to new model introductions and changes to existing products.
  • Establish, implement and measure employee performance metrics. Provide feedback and determine corrective action as required. Manage team on illustration requirements, VMRS and DAF vehicle codes for workflow responsibilities.
  • Identify strategic market opportunities by collaborating with Pricing, Purchasing, Product Marketing, Operations, Materials, Customer Service and Engineering.
  • Participate in new system and business process development of information generated by DAF and the truck divisions for products supported in North America.
  • Direct and communicate with suppliers regarding standards on service definition, RFQs, and new Aftermarket only parts
  • Manage VMRS codes and updates from ATA for Division VMRS decoder use, truck division, internal inquiries and service type relationship
  • Direct and communicate to various Truck Divisions, Corporate Compliance, Purchasing and internal PPD departments regarding part availability, stocking status, Emission Related coding, and aftermarket supplier sourcing.
  • This role requires 10% travel to other PACCAR locations. 

Skills / Competencies

  • Proven desire and ability to drive improvements in productivity and quality
  • Track record of managing complex projects to successful completion
  • Ability to work successfully within a cross functional team environment
  • Understanding of PCMS, PPS, COPICS, Rapido, Team Center, ASI and the Product Change Process at PACCAR
  • Extensive experience using Microsoft Excel and Access including designing and implementing database applications, forms, modules and reports
  • Proven analytical, verbal, written and problem solving skills
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and maintain a high level of productivity
  • General knowledge of the design and functionality of PACCAR truck, engine products and service parts


  • Bachelors in Business, Engineering or related field required
  • MBA or other advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in transportation, aftermarket parts or related field required
  • Proven ability to drive high impact results
  • Six Sigma Belt with DFSS experience preferred
  • Ability to work successfully and collaboratively within cross-functional business environment with a demonstrated ability to succeed
  • Understanding of key drivers of the aftermarket parts business including part replacement rates, key competitors, substitution alternatives, maintenance/repair practices and service requirements
  • Knowledge of engineering, plant and manufacturing processes, dealer service and/or purchasing and/or product marketing
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including ability to present findings and recommendations to senior level management
  • Outgoing, high organized and energetic self-starter with high sense of urgency and ability to handle multiple priorities

Additional Job Board Information

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
  • This position may offer relocation assistance benefits


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

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. 



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Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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