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Software Development Manager


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.

Primary Responsibilities


  • Define and maintain standards for project management to ensure projects are carried out consistently and successfully in accordance with Company strategies and goals. 
  • Take accountability for the success of every project by assigning appropriate staff, monitoring progress and making adjustments as necessary. 
  • Negotiate priorities across project stakeholders. 
  • Negotiate feature sets with business leaders that are reasonable and attainable yet maximize the value to the business. 
  • Assess and scope a project and determine reasonable estimates for deliverables, schedules, and budgets. 
  • Responsible for identifying external staffing needs, vendor selection, negotiating statements of work, and vendor management. 
  • Track progress of projects and report current status to stakeholders. 
  • Establish measurements and monitor the effectiveness and efficiency of the development processes and take corrective actions as needed.
  • Direct business analysts, project managers, software developers, quality analysts, and any other necessary roles to implement these best practices. 
  • Ensure processes are consistent across the department and adherence to the established processes is maintained. 
  • Identify technologies that are most appropriate for current and future technology needs of the business. 
  • Create, manage, and support a roadmap for all enterprise systems.
  • Responsible for coaching, motivating, mentoring, and developing direct reports to successfully take on additional responsibilities. 
  • Work in a consultative fashion with business leaders to ensure applications are creating value and meeting the needs of the business. 
  • Identify opportunities to grow the business through the use of technology, build business cases to support the ideas, and consult with executives to build support for new initiatives.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, along with 8-15 years' related experience.
  • Highly proficient in the discipline of software development, project management, team development, and must have a proven history of leading teams to deliver commercial enterprise software. 



Remote Work: Crown offers hybrid remote work for this position. A reasonable commute is necessary as some onsite work is required. Relocation assistance is available.


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.


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Nearest Major Market: Lima
Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay

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