Job Information

Paccar Winch Inc. Purchasing Continuous Improvement Manager (31/32) Job in Bellevue, Washington

Purchasing Continuous Improvement Manager (31/32) Job

Apply now »

Date: Oct 14, 2021

Location: Bellevue, WA, US, 98004 Renton, WA, US, 98057

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 premium light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates 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!

Requisition Summary

The Continuous Improvement Manager is a change agent for cost reduction, process and quality improvement. The role is responsible for deploying Continuous Improvement / Six Sigma quality concepts and tools across our business and for integrating Six Sigma quality into our business processes. The role is also responsible for leading key programs / initiatives such as the PACCAR Benchmarking Center and the development and support of a balanced supplier performance scorecard approach (Supplier Performance Management (SPM)). This position is split-located in Bellevue & Renton, WA.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Lead major continuous improvement initiatives for PACCAR Purchasing.

  • Manage the PACCAR (Renton) Benchmarking Center ensuring alignment with PACCAR goals, currently three direct reports.

  • Perform global liaison for benchmarking and teardown activities with the PACCAR Teardown Center in Europe.

  • Application of Six Sigma tools to attain division goals.

  • Provide analysis and feedback to senior management on project activities, improvements, and savings.

  • Lead High Impact Kaizen Events (HIKEs) helping PACCAR divisions & suppliers implement lean techniques, reduce costs and improve performance.

  • Transfer best practices, techniques, procedures and tools to peers and other process improvement teams.

  • Challenge conventional wisdom by demonstrating successful application of new methodologies to improve cost, product and process quality.

  • Expected travel up to 25%.


  • Bachelor’s degree, Masters preferred.

  • Five years of relevant commercial experience.

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

  • Six Sigma / Continuous Improvement qualified.

  • Strong quantitative and problem solving skills.

  • Proven team leadership skills.

  • High energy level, goal oriented self-starter with willingness to learn new ideas.

  • Proven project management skills.

  • High potential individual, viewed as leader within the company.

  • Some travel required.

    Additional Job Board Information

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