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Purchasing Manager- Branch & Retail


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:


  • Supplier Selection, Approval, Monitoring, and Risk - Oversee the search and selection of appropriate suppliers. Facilitate the involvement and active participation of Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering, Branch, and Service personnel in the source selection/deselection and onsite evaluation processes. Ensure procedures are followed, forms and reports are completed, and appropriate approval is obtained for all suppliers. Monitor supplier performance and take appropriate action to eradicate poor performing suppliers. Conduct regular supplier risk reviews and take action to mitigate potential risks. Provide periodic updates to management.
  • Sourcing Strategies - Participate in the development and oversee the implementation of global sourcing strategies, competitive quoting, cost analysis, negotiating, and contracting for purchased parts.
  • Supplier Development and Part/Process Qualification - Oversee supplier development and part qualification planning and activities. This may include qualification of supplier facilities, special processes and the detailed qualification of individual parts and assemblies through utilization of the Supplier Quality Manual, Part Qualification Process, Supplier Quality System Survey and other tools and procedures as appropriate.
  • Program Development   Develop and implement sourcing programs designed to sustain the supply chain for Crown’s One Source and aftermarket service parts business, Motive Power, Warehouse Products and Branch purchasing. Participate in product costing and setting of cost targets. Lead setting cost standards and the overall cost/price management of purchased items. Manage qualification of supplier’s and products for One Source and aftermarket sales. Keep management apprised of market, technical, geopolitical, and commodity pricing risks. 
  • Purchasing Supervision - Supervise Purchasing and facilitate the communication and collaboration with purchasing personnel at all global locations. Utilize best practices. Conduct succession and retention planning. Ensure compliance with strategies and cost savings targets and other performance goals. Utilize metrics for suppliers and departmental performance.
  • Employee Development - Perform duties such as creating/revising job descriptions, conducting Talent Development discussion sessions, rating performance, establishing/tracking goals and completing annual wage reviews.  Responsible for coaching, motivating, and developing direct and indirect reports to be successfully and improve performance. Work with the Talent Development Specialists to ensure all direct and indirect reports are being educated and participating/progressing.
  • Miscellaneous- Attend department, staff, Manufacturing, and management meetings as appropriate. Initiate and lead meetings to discuss and update senior management on spend management and sourcing activities or Purchasing activities in general. Fill in for other Managers as needed. Provide assistance to other operational functions as requested.




  • 8-15 years' related experience
  • Bachelor degree (Business, Supply Management or Engineering)
  • Ability to orchestrate and oversee the search for and assessment of global suppliers.
  • This is a leadership and supervisory position which requires a seasoned professional, high degree of creativity, responsibility, integrity, leadership, communication and interpersonal 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: Lima
Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay

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