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Greencastle, IN, US, 46135

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.


Primary Responsibilities


  • Using planning data, place purchase orders with suppliers to support production and service requirements while complying with Purchasing International Standard Organization (ISO) procedures. 
  • Monitor and adjust planning parameters to minimize inventory while providing high levels of service given lead time and reliability of supplier.
  • Monitor overdue parts and potential supply issues, and act with a high sense of urgency to resolve, working closely with the supplier, Sourcing Specialist and production personnel.  .
  • Participate as part of a company cross-functional team with supplier representatives for periodic reviews of supplier performance. 
  • While Sourcing Specialists negotiate pricing, the Buyer-Planner is accountable to ensure that the correct pricing is used when issuing orders, including sizing orders to obtain optimum price breaks and minimal set up costs while maintaining acceptable inventory levels and minimizing obsolescence risk.
  • Timely process Non Conformances (NC’s), and work with Supplier Quality Engineers, Inspectors, Engineers and the Sourcing Specialists on existing part problems that need immediate attention/containment to minimize impact to production schedules. 
  • Attend department, staff, production support, and product team meetings.  Initiate and lead meetings to discuss scheduling and product status.  Other duties as assigned.




  • 1-4 years related experience

  • Supply Chain Degree (Preferred)

  • Experience with SAP and Bachelor Degree (Desired)

  • Strong computer experience, including excellent spreadsheet skills. 

  • Effective oral and written communication skills. 


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: Indianapolis

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Buyer, Procurement, Forklift, Warehouse, Operations, Manufacturing