Senior Buyer

General Summary
The Senior Buyer at Crane Carrier Company is a senior position responsible for procuring materials, supplies, parts, equipment and services necessary to support the production of Battle Motors and Crane Carrier Company product lines while supporting the company’s goals of on-time delivery, quality and profitability. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage RFQ’s to targeted suppliers to ensure the best suppliers are selected, ensure responses are on time, and review proposals with key stakeholders to ensure the team is aligned on sourcing decisions.
  • Negotiate pricing, delivery, and other commercial terms with suppliers to ensure mutually beneficial relationships are established.
  • Communicate risks to key stakeholders and escalate to appropriate levels internally and externally to resolve any shortages. 
  • Review and establish long-term agreements.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to identify and approve suppliers.
  • Partner with engineering to support value added engineering initiatives.
  • Lead specific projects to effect cost-savings across assigned components and/or product lines.
  • Monitor, evaluate and track supplier quality; implement corrective action when required.
  • Collaborate with other members of the Purchasing team to help ensure work is most efficiently completed within the department.
  • Execute purchase orders and track inventory as required.
  • Other duties as requested, directed, or assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred. Equivalent education and experience required.
  • 5+ years of experience in Purchasing, specifically direct raw material procurement, required.
  • Experience using an ERP for tasks related to purchasing required; experience with Epicor preferred.
  • Proficiency in  Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel, required.

Training Requirements

  • Excellent decision-making skills and a sense of urgency.
  • Strong negotiator with demonstrated experience achieving cost-savings.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings and communicate specific requirements to vendors.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage several different tasks/projects simultaneously.
  • Team player with keen problem-solving skills.
  • Recognize the Quality Management System in place at CCC and participate in the processes and procedures in the QMS ISO 9001:2015.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time and lift up to 50 pounds as required.
  • May be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Safety glasses, steel-toed shoes and hearing protection required in manufacturing areas.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

Battle Motors is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.


New Philadelphia, Ohio, United States (On-site)