Advanced Supplier Development Manager Job

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

This position will be located in Kirkland, WA or Denton, TX

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Lead supplier advance product quality efforts in coordination with purchasing, engineering and program management through launch of New Product Programs.
  • Interface with Program Management, Suppliers, Supplier Quality Managers, Product Planning, Engineering, Purchasing, PACCAR Technical Center and PACCAR Plants to complete milestone deliverables, ensuring PACCAR requirements are met for Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and launch.
  • Function as primary interface between engineering, technical center, purchasing and suppliers to alleviate discrepancies in product specifications and support evaluation of cost reduction opportunities.
  • Function as Supplier Quality representative in the identification, risk mitigation and escalation of emerging program issues that impact supplier readiness for production and program launch.
  • Work closely with program management in the development and implementation of program and part specific timing plans that achieve PPAP targets for pre-production build events and launch.
  • Support timely and comprehensive reporting of supplier program readiness and progress toward program objectives.
  • Perform on-site evaluations of supplier’s capabilities to meet PACCAR quality requirements.
  • Work closely and effectively with suppliers to improve overall performance to PACCAR, including the identification, communication, documentation, and closure of corrective actions, and development needs.
  • Participate in global Supplier Quality process standardization teams.
  • Approximately 20-50% travel depending on business conditions.

Qualifications & Skills


  • Five years minimum Supplier Quality development and quality management experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of Six Sigma and Lean.
  • Strong working knowledge of APQP, including Design Reviews, PPAP, Process Control Plan, PFMEA, MSA
  • Strong working knowledge of DOE, SPC, GD&T, Corrective Actions Processes: ability to interpret and understand complex drawings.
  • Project management experience
  • Experience in commercial vehicle/automotive quality engineering
  • Working knowledge of IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 methodologies
  • Solid organizational and project management skills
  • Demonstrated effectiveness leading and collaborating with cross-functional global teams
  • Demonstrated drive to complete assignments on time, deliver requirements and meet goals 


  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes including injection molding, composites, metal stamping, casting, machining or complex assembly
  • Six Sigma/Lean Training Certification
  • American Society for Quality – CMQ/OE, CQE, CQA, CSQP Certification
  • Project Management Institute – PMP Certification

Additional Job Board Information

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

Full time
Bellevue, Washington 98004, US