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Location: Atlanta, GA, Georgia, United States 
Requisition ID: 61126 

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Founded in Switzerland in 1874, the Schindler Group is a leading global provider of elevators, escalators, and related services. Schindler mobility solutions move one billion people every day all over the world. Behind the company's success are over 60,000 employees in more than 100 countries.

With U.S. Headquarters in Morristown, New Jersey, Schindler Elevator Corporation is the North American operating entity of the Switzerland-based Schindler Group. Schindler is one of the leading global manufacturers of elevators, escalators and moving walks. Schindler employs over 5,000 people in more than 230 locations in North America. The company specializes in latest-technology engineering as well as mechanical and micro-technology products designed and rigorously tested for comfort, efficiency and reliability. Schindler products can be found in many well-known buildings throughout the US, including 4 World Trade Center, the Bank of America Tower and the Marriott Marquis in New York, Cowboys Stadium in Dallas and the Cleveland Clinic in Las Vegas.

Sr Category Manager

Mobility is the goal

The Senior Category Manager Indirect Spend (NPMS) will develop, align, and implement several different supply chain strategies to deliver the most cost-effective methods for indirect spend categories as well as regional/local field spend across the SEC organization. Spend under management may include MRO, spare parts, tools, subcontracting (labor & services), Safety, Professional Services, IT, Logistics, Facilities, Technology and Telecommunications, Fleet, Travel, and others may also be in scope as the needs of the business change. A key deliverable of this role is to ensure the creation and/or development of sourcing strategies that enable reduced costs to our internal customers, ensuring that our extended NPMS team delivers value and is able to influence a greater percentage of spend to increase savings and efficiency year over year.

Key responsibilities

Implements global procurement subcategory strategy under consideration of local requirements with the support of Head of NPMS / Indirect Procurement.

Executes supplier interaction, including supplier development, assessment, and audit according to group-wide standard

Act as a subject matter expert for Procurement related activities in the specific category, supporting the deployment of projects related to the UCP strategy (unlocking Customer potential) initiative, Business Service Center and being a member of Schindler’s Procurement COE (Center of Excellence).

Coordinates all operational procurement activities, directly manage the systems, processes and procedures governing the procurement of materials and services from the right suppliers, at the right price, quality and delivery requirements to support the business unit/manufacturing locations.

Drafts and monitors appropriate controls to ensure processes and procedures are performed in a compliant manner and develop appropriate dashboards, metrics and measures to identify ongoing areas for improvement across all facets of the procurement operation.  Consolidates and ensures entity data accuracy for category KPIs.

Meet or exceed profit plan goals related to: Cost Savings, NWC, quality, supplier rationalization, OTD, and other agreed objectives.

Communicate effectively to ensure full alignment with Schindler Elevator Corporation’s (SEC’s) overall strategies.

Works with suppliers and internal teams and acts as escalation point to ensure continuity of supply to support the business unit requirements.

Ensure internal customers are utilizing only fully capable and approved vendors as per policy / work instruction. Challenges status quo in terms of supplier selection to ensure procurement best practices are incorporated into the vendor determination process - supports, trains, and may lead multiple bid processes.

Create a culture of partnership with the entire organization, both field (technicians, supervisors, leadership of all levels) and supporting functions. Effectively explains the need for change, work alongside / collaborate with various members, inspire commitment to the change process, handles setbacks and continuously improve the overall value.

May lead other category managers in the pursuit of value creation.

Guarantee compliance with safety and OSHA-related procedures requirements

Perform other duties as assigned by the either SSO or Supply Chain leadership.

Track and report project-based cost savings. Ensure validation and approval guidelines are met.

Cultivate and promote diverse and sustainable supplier relationships as needed. Work with regional teams to report project based diverse and sustainable sourcing opportunities.

Drives & implements initiatives with regional entities to regulate supplier specifics services or component volume allocations and terms, contract closure, and compliance with SEC IP, security & privacy standards.



Mobility needs you

Data & Analysis – Spreadsheets/Databases/ERP Systems - min 5 yrs

Contract Management and Analysis - min 3 yrs

Project Management  - min 3 yrs

Proven experience as category manager or similar role - min 4 yrs

Solid knowledge of category management principles - min 3 yrs

An analytical mind with a strategic ability - min 3 yrs

Excellent communication and people skills field - min 3 yrs

Travel Requirement - 20%


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