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Daimler Trucks North America Planning Specialist (L8) in Gastonia, North Carolina

When you join Daimler, you become an agent of change within our global community of people working to create a cleaner, safer, and more efficient world for today and tomorrow. Through innovation at all levels, our teams ensure our world-changing brands continue to increase the quality of life and the business success of our customers, their customers, and the world around them. The Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) brand portfolio is second to none, and includes Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Detroit engines and components, Thomas Built Buses and Freightliner Custom Chassis.

We are the undisputed leader in the commercial vehicle market and the industry’s technology trendsetter. Empowered by purpose, DTNA employees drive a Technology Revolution through innovative products and a customer-centric culture. Our dedication to our customers and society does not end once our products hit the road. That’s because we believe that business success and social responsibility go hand in hand. We immerse ourselves in our customer’s experience, and support the environmental responsibilities of our sites to ensure our products are the reliable, sustainable and the desired tools of the future.

Job Overview

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is the market leader and thrives as the voice of the trucking industry. We are compelled to persistently push the envelope as we sharpen our focus on electric mobility (eMobility) and develop vehicles that lead the market. DTNA has created a startup team to bring our vision to reality. This team exudes creativity, energy, innovation, and passion. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and want to be on the forefront of eMobility, you are meant for this team. You will push the industry standards of electric vehicles to the next level. This is your chance to join us as we define the next chapter of the trucking industry. We can’t wait to hear from you!

In this position you will control the flow and level of inventory, based upon materials management guidelines, utilizing the various material planning, vendor notification and electronic data interchange systems


  • Maintain ownership and “cradle-to-grave” responsibilities for assigned parts.

  • Responsibilities include customer communications, planning, scheduling, material release and expediting.

  • Control the flow and level of inventory; based upon materials management guidelines, utilizing the various material planning and material disposition analysis systems.

  • Control work order activity to satisfy customer requirements. Including opening, planning, releasing, changing quantities, identifying engineering revisions, and opening material transfers.

  • Monitor changes in production schedules and inventories to ensure orders and material flow are adjusted to meet production demands

  • Expedite deliveries as necessary according to production requirements, the master expedite report, and the stock replenishment system.

  • Interface with changeover coordinators and schedulers to ensure the smooth, timely and complete transition of purchased goods, services and materials into and out of production systems.

  • Communicate/respond to truck plants and internal shortages in a timely manner.

  • Develop good product knowledge of responsible parts, including assembly practices and how they relate to material flow.

  • Assist with the inter-departmental cross training.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • 3 years of related experience and a high school diploma (or equivalent); or an associates degree with 1 year of related experience required

  • Strong administrative ability with excellent oral and written communication skills required.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office.

  • Proven ability to translate business needs into technical requirements required.

  • Ability to work in an environment of ambiguity and ongoing change required.

  • An attached resume is required

Typical Minimum Experience Preferred (Desired Skills/Experience)

  • AA degree 1 year of relevant experience preferred

  • Experience in automotive/heavy duty truck industry or related experience preferred.

  • Ability to work on cross-functional international teams to implement software & control requirements preferred

Additional Information

  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work permanently in the U.S. at the time of application

  • Final candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check

  • EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

For an accommodation or special assistance with applying for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department at 503-745-8982 or toll free 800-206-3369. For TTY/TDD enabled call 503-745-2137 or toll free 866-355-6935.

Organization: Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Title: Planning Specialist (L8)

Location: North Carolina-Gastonia

Requisition ID: DAI0000FOO