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Production and Inventory Control Manager


Celina, OH, US, 45822

Company Description:


Crown Equipment Corporation is a leading innovator in world-class forklift and material handling equipment and technology. As one of the world’s largest lift truck manufacturers, we are committed to providing the customer with the safest, most efficient and ergonomic lift truck possible to lower their total cost of ownership.




Lead, assist, coach and take responsibility in the overall effectiveness of the plant’s execution of the materials management plan.  Provide overall PIC/Materials Leadership in successful coordination of: other plant PIC forecasting, staffing/equipment capacity, new product introduction, MRP/ERP system issues, operations planning, engineering change, inventory management and general supply chain leadership


·     New Product Introduction   

Oversee the unit process for the production and inventory control aspects of new product development and implementation.  Oversee the Project Planner role ensuring coordination between project management and unit management teams as required to execute Product Development Process (PDP) deliverables.  On larger projects; when requested by the Project Manager, act as a core product team member to concurrently develop materials and production plans and to implement these plans within the project schedule.  Ensure EO reporting to provide the production and inventory control aspects of project support.  Supervise and assist where necessary the responsible unit planners in securing prototype parts.   Assist in the resolution of new product issues between units.

·     Engineering Changes

Monitor, assist and ensure overall timely execution of Engineering Changes affecting the plant to include the oversight of:   Engineering Orders for developmental manufacturing projects; the organization and facilitation of EO meetings to effectively communicate upcoming changes, and the oversight of generally assigned tasks in meeting completion dates.  Monitor performance using the EO analysis database. 

·      Lean Principles       

Promote lean principles through the implementation of Standard Work practices and where necessary, lean culture by coaching/sponsoring Six Sigma continuous improvement projects.

·      Materials Planning

Participate and execute the unit Manufacturing Plan that includes the formulation and execution of a Plant Materials Plan.  This involves development within the plant leadership team; a plan that includes inventory velocity objectives, delivery date objectives, raw, wip, and finish inventory management and tasks to support accomplishment.  Team building among the plant leadership, corporate purchasing/engineering, as well as within the Plant PIC team will be necessary.  Lead both floor level initiatives that promote the effective storage, retrieval and movement of material; as well as MRP/ERP enhancements for the efficient use of information in planning. Lead consistent and continuous improvement throughout the plant for releasing material in support of the NBO/Plant Materials Plan.

·      Overall Plant Capacity Planning (Equipment/Staffing)

Provide plant evaluation of production capacity given changing customer demand, staffing requirements and recommendations through collaborative teamwork through Unit leadership and the Plant PIC team.



  • Four-year college degree.
  • Three to five years of experience in material control management. 
  • Strong organizational, computer, communication, and interpersonal skills required.
  • Previous supervisory experience strongly preferred.


Work Authorization:


Crown will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

No agency calls please.


Compensation and Benefits:


Crown offers an excellent wage and benefits package for full-time employees including Health/Dental/Vision/Prescription Drug Plan, Flexible Benefits Plan, 401K Retirement Savings Plan, Life and Disability Benefits, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement, and much more.

EO/AA Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled


Nearest Major Market: Lima
Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay

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