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Purchasing Assistant


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 Responsbilities:


  • Responsible for providing organizational and communication assistance for the strategic sourcing staff. 
  • EO (Engineering Order) processing and follow-up.  Distribution and follow up of CPPAS’s (Crown production part approval system).  Prepare, track and expedite receipts of RFQ’s (Requests for Quote).  Act as a centralized bid control center responding and communicating feedback to suppliers and customers on contracts, RFQ’s and service agreements. 
  • Create macro level summary of proposals and communicate to sourcing project team.  Help sourcing specialists in setting annual cost standards.  Create price increase impact reports for negotiation.
  • Create purchase orders and amendments in Lotus Notes for Branch requirements.  Process rental and demo battery orders from Branches daily.  Create and maintain Capital project files to collect competitive bids, summary reviews, negotiation plans, meeting notes, specification questions and clarifications. 
  • Setup meeting schedules between suppliers and Crown sourcing teams.




  • 2-4 years related experience
  • Associate’s degree (Supply Chain or related business field)
  • Very little to no travel
  • Overnight stays unlikely


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

Job Segment: Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain, Buyer, Engineer, Forklift, Operations, Manufacturing, Engineering