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Paccar | Renton, Washington
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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 operates a network of parts distribution centers offering aftermarket support to Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF dealers and customers around the world. Aftermarket support includes customer call centers operating 24 hours a day throughout the year and technologically advanced systems to enhance inventory control and expedite order processing.

Requisition Summary

Manages Demand Planning team to minimize forecast error and optimize and attain fill and turn objectives. Responsible for training, parameter tuning, and optimization for all aspects of our forecasting and supply planning systems.  Work with Marketing, Sales, MDI, and Inventory Planning group to ensure continuous improvement of planning processes. Works closely with IT to resolve planning systems issues; identifies, scopes, tests and leads systems implementations and modifications.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Manages, trains and mentors Demand Planning Analysts and Demand Planning Coordinator.
  • Works closely with Inventory Planning Managers by providing key inputs to supply parameters, replenishment parameters, and safety stock levels.
  • Manages use of forecasting algorithms and other demand planning parameters to achieve departmental goals. Monitor and suggest system maintenance and parameter settings as needed.
  • Prepares and conducts ongoing training for Manugistics (JDA) users.
  • Prepares and conducts forecast meetings for Leadership Team.
  • Identify planning systems issues.  Define systems requirement specifications for modifications with the systems analysts.  Test systems modifications. Document system processes from the user perspective to facilitate process training.
  • Works with key personnel in Marketing, Sales, and MDI to ensure forecast accuracy.
  • Serve as a project lead for Six Sigma project initiatives.
  • Various special assignments as requested.
  • Document processes and procedures.  Works towards continuous improvements.


  • Bachelors degree in statistics, business or related field required.
  • Advanced PC skills in Excel, Access and Manugistics (JDA) or a highly advanced DRP and Forecasting system.
  • Inventory control or product distribution experience. 
  • Knowledge of truck parts and components.
  • A team player with excellent communication skills.
  • Six Sigma certification and previous supervisory experience is a plus. MBA preferred.

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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