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Buyer/Planner - Materials


New Bremen, OH, US, 45869

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.


Job Responsibilities:


  • Manage the supply of purchased parts required by Production and Service to support a high level of service to the company’s customers while minimizing inventory investment and obsolescence risk
  • Place purchase orders with suppliers to support production and service requirements while complying with Purchasing International Standards Organization (ISO) procedures
  • Monitor overdue items and potential supply issues, and work closely with suppliers, Sourcing Specialists, and Production personnel to resolve with minimal impact to operations
  • Implement appropriate replenishment strategies for assigned parts in conjunction with Sourcing Specialists, and take initial containment action on supplier quality issues
  • Conduct planning analysis to minimize inventory investment, and disposition obsolete inventory in a cost effective manner
  • Communicate critical issues and potential business interruptions to management




  • Bachelor degree in Supply Chain Management, Operations, Business Administration, or related field; or Associate degree along with three to five years of prior experience in material control, planning, or purchasing
  • Firm understanding of Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
  • Good computer skills, including excellent spreadsheet skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to occasionally travel (0-5%)


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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