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Paccar | Chillicothe, Ohio
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Job Description

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

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 Planning Manager leads Kenworth Chillicothe’s materials planning organization. The position is responsible for maintaining Kenworth Chillicothe’s supply chain including planning and administration of an optimized, cost-effective flow of material into the Chillicothe factory. The Materials Planning Manager leads design, development, and implementation of programs and processes related to manage Kenworth Chillicothe materials supply chain. The Materials Planning Manager reports directly to the Materials Manager.

The ideal candidate is an innovative and proactive leader with demonstrated success at driving continuous improvement. Fact-based decision making is a requirement for success.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Manage Kenworth Chillicothe Materials Planning team.
  • Establish performance standards and objectives for the Materials and Logistics organizations that support Kenworth and PACCAR key operating objectives (Material Availability, Delivery Reliability, Inventory Management, and Profit).
  • Identify process improvement opportunities and develop strategic plans to increase productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness. 
  • Interface with Production, Customer Service, Engineering, Quality, PACCAR Purchasing and suppliers to resolve major supply chain constraints.
  • Establish and administer employee training and development plans.
  • Recommend or initiate promotions, transfers, disciplinary measures, and other personnel actions in compliance with company policies.
  • Participate in setting schedules and the preparation of written reports for management.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or other related field required.
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration or other related field strongly desired.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities and proven ability to manage people. A minimum of five years management experience.
  • Ability to foster teamwork, encourage innovation and drive for results.
  • Proven negotiation skills and excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to summarize complex issues and present solutions to senior management.
  • Understanding of production facilities, assembly operations, heavy-duty truck knowledge and SAP are strongly desired.
  • Demonstrated competency with cross-functional engagement and collaboration.
  • Working knowledge of and experience with material planning principles.
  • Understanding of Lean/Six Sigma Principles.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple demands and distribute resources accordingly. 
  • Effectively interact with employees, peers, and all levels of management.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Must meet physical requirements of the position with or without accommodation.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or other related field required.
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration or other related field strongly desired.

Additional Job Board Information

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

About Paccar

PACCAR Inc, operates through two segments: design, manufacture and distribution of light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks and related aftermarket distribution of parts, and finance and leasing services provided to customers and dealers. The Company's finance and leasing activities are principally related to Company products and associated equipment. Other manufactured products include industrial winches. The Company and its subsidiaries design and manufacture heavy-duty diesel trucks, which are marketed under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. The Truck and Other businesses include a division of the Company, which manufactures industrial winches in two United States plants and markets them under the Braden, Carco, and Gearmatic nameplates. In North America, Australia and 16 European countries, the Company provides financing and leasing arrangements, principally for its manufactured trucks, through wholly owned finance companies operating under the PACCAR Financial trade name. (Source: 10-K)

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