Business Manager: Advanced Technology, Strategy, and Business Operations Job

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Date: Feb 18, 2024

Location: Sunnyvale, CA, US, 94089

Company: PACCAR

Company Information


PACCAR Inc. is a Fortune 500 technology leader in the design, manufacture and support of premium light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates.

PACCAR is one of the leaders in the trucking industry and has been profitable every year for the last 84 years i.e., since 1939 – in a highly cyclical trucking industry!


Requisition Summary

As technology and transportation increasingly started to converge, the PACCAR Silicon Valley Innovation Center was formed in 2017 to help PACCAR identify the relevant mega-trends, evaluate their impact, and enable PACCAR to continue its leadership in this new transportation paradigm.

The Innovation Center works across a broad range of cutting-edge areas including autonomous driving, driver assistance, electrification, connected vehicles, data monetization, and sustainability among many others. The Innovation Center is a modern facility in the heart of Silicon Valley. You can find pictures at


This role is full-time, on-site at our Sunnyvale, California office.


If you’re excited about future mobility and want to play a part in shaping its direction, this is the place to be! PACCAR’s leadership position and deep industry ties provide a fascinating vantage point from which to apply and hone your skills.


Basic Qualifications / Skills

This is a high-visibility, high-impact full-time role. It sits at the intersection of technology, business and commercial vehicles mobility. In this role, you’ll report to the Innovation Center's Managing Director of Innovation Business Development and work on key strategic questions of high importance to PACCAR’s future. Work you will do in this role will be used to inform future product and business decisions at PACCAR. 


In this role, you will:

  • Develop and implement strategies to solve high-visibility problems using detailed quantitative and qualitative analyses, interviews and cross-functional collaboration.
  • Engage with a variety of stakeholders across divisions, functions, and seniority levels, develop trust-based relationships and influence stakeholders, and co-create deliverables.
  • Communicate findings and recommendations to the PACCAR executive leadership.
  • Lead, as appropriate, initiatives emanating from the work as part of a cross-functional cross-divisional team.


An ideal candidate profile is as follows:

  • Solid grasp of business strategy: Comfortable selecting, tailoring and applying suitable business frameworks to creatively address strategic challenges. Prior management consulting experience as a Business Analyst or Associate is desirable.
  • Intellectual horsepower to quickly come up to speed and ask relevant questions on unfamiliar areas while being humble and low ego.
  • Advanced analytical, interviewing, listening, and rapport-building skills.
  • Exceptional people skills: Ability to work with and influence a broad cross-section of stakeholders.

Qualifications cont.

  • Self-starter who takes initiative and get things done with limited oversight.
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills.
  • Poise and professionalism geared towards an executive audience.


A deep interest or prior experience in transportation / mobility / logistics or technology is a plus. Although a tech background is not necessary, comfort with technology concepts such as platforms and APIs is important.


Act with Integrity
Demonstrate Adaptability
Drive for Results
Influence Others
Lead Innovation and Quality Initiatives
Manage Execution
Manage Talent
Technical Acumen
Use Sound Judgment / Business Acumen


  • A bachelor's degree is required (technical undergraduate degree is preferred though not required.)
  • A fresh MBA (with < 2 years of post-MBA experience) is preferred though not required.

General Description of Benefits and Other Compensation

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)

Genral Desription of Benefits and Other Compensation cont.

  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more
  • This position is also eligible for a holiday gift
  • This position includes a cost-of living (COLA) premium in addition to the offered annual salary.

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability corporation. At PACCAR, we value talent and promote growth and development. We carefully consider numerous compensation factors including your education, training, or experience. The pay range for this role is $138,700 - $216,999, comprised of a $93,000 - $145,500 base salary range and a 30% cost-of-living adjustment for California.

How to apply?

Besides the resume, please include a brief cover letter to share what interests you about this opportunity and highlight the relevant factors of your background. We believe that the cover letter provides an excellent opportunity to tell your own story and differentiate yourself. And yes, we do read and appreciate every cover letter!

If you’re thinking of applying, we encourage you to apply early. If you’re selected to interview, you’ll be given advance notice of key discussion topics, and so you’ll want some time to prepare.

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Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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