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Daimler Trucks North America

Angie O'Dell

Cost Planning Analyst

Years with the company: 20.

What do you do?

I conduct deep dive analysis on parts to determine an estimated cost of manufacturing. Also I get to work globally with our other regions to find the best parts and top quality suppliers for our trucks.

What’s your favorite part of working here?

The people. We are a very diverse group that works cross functionally with many departments, so I am constantly meeting and working with interesting people that have unique ideas.

How are you innovating?

My job allows me to be creative in thinking of cost savings ideas for our truck parts. We look at the piece part and how it is made, and try to find a more lean and efficient way of manufacturing.

Why would you recommend Daimler Trucks North America?

It has so many interesting departments to work in. I have worked on the plant floor and built engines for research and development. You can grow in many different directions with Daimler.

What do you do outside of work?

I love to be outdoors, yard work or taking the dog for a hike. Also I enjoy cooking for my family and friends. My personal manta comes from Virginia Woolf: “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”

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