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Program Manager - Continuous Improvement & Special Projects



Mt Vernon, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Requisition Summary

This program manager will be responsible for leading and supporting continuous improvement projects and other operational projects at PTC. Projects will include process improvement, process development, organizational change, workshop planning and facilitation, projects tied to operational change and efficiency and special projects and events. Projects may be focused on employee engagement and experiences, lab efficiency, improving external partnerships, alignment of global validation activities, streamlining the tools suite and establishing meaningful metrics to drive change. This is an exciting opportunity to support and lead many different types of projects and engage with various aspects of the organization.

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!

Division Information

The PACCAR Technical Center provides engineering excellence to the truck, engine, and winch divisions of PACCAR Inc through innovative product development and testing. The Technical Center is located in the Skagit Valley about 65 miles north of Seattle, Washington.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Work with the department manager, other PTC leaders or program managers to lead process improvement, process development, organizational change efforts, special projects and events.
  • Facilitate workshops and working sessions in support of improvement efforts.
  • Work to develop a method for assessment and prioritization of requested projects.
  • Create, track, and communicate project schedules, deliverables, and budgets.
  • Develop reporting and metrics.
  • Maintain open and clear communication among all stakeholders.
  • Responsible for resolving, communicating, and prioritizing project issues in a timely manner.
  • Mentor and train others in the use of new processes, standards, and tools.
  • Ensure adherence to policies and procedures related to project management.


  • Minimum 5 to 7 years in Project Management – planning, scheduling, tracking, and executing.
  • 3 to 5 years in Operations Management or Leadership desired.
  • 3 to 5 years in Lean, Six Sigma and other continuous improvement methods desired.
  • 2 to 4 years leading organizational change efforts.
  • Experience facilitating Kaizen events or other improvement workshops.
  • Experience leading software delivery projects a plus.
  • Software tools including SQL and Tableau and experience in data analysis desired.
  • Able to communicate effectively across functional boundaries, and up and down the leadership chain.
  • Able to establish a strong network across various organizations and disciplines.
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment and manage multiple priorities.
  • Candidate must be organized and self-motivated, identifying and proactively addressing opportunities for program improvement.
  • Ability to effectively evaluate proposals using sound judgment and present recommendations.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new environments and achieve objectives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills a must.
  • Experience in testing, automotive industry, and various vehicle technologies a plus.
  • Experience using MS Office Suite, Visio, MS Project, Project Online, Office 365 and other project management software desired.
  • Travel less than 10%. Based on program need but should be minimal.


  • BS degree in related field required. Program Management Professional certification preferred. Master's desired. ADKAR certification a plus.


  • Act with Integrity

Demonstrate Adaptability

  • Drive for Results
  • Influence Others
  • Lead Innovation and Quality Initiatives
  • Manage Execution
  • Manage Talent
  • Use Sound Judgment / Business Acumen

PACCAR Benefits
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)
Paid short-and long-term disability programs
Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more

Additional Job Board Information
PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability and E-Verify Employer.
At PACCAR, we value talent and promote growth and development. We carefully consider numerous compensation factors including your education, training, or experience. The salary range for a

Program Manager - Continuous Improvement & Special Projects is $96,700 - $151,300 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above.