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Location: Atlanta, GA, Georgia, United States 
Job ID: 66135 


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Our mission is to keep cities and people around the world moving. Since 1874 Schindler has an outstanding reputation for not only elevating buildings, but the well-being of everyone who lives and works in them. Do you have the talent, ambition, and vision to help us elevate tomorrow’s world?

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As a leading employer in the urban mobility industry, we are always looking for a diverse group of people who can create exceptional value for our customers.


Join us as a

Sr Category Manager


Your Skills

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.
  • Analyze data or insights to determine industry and consumer trends
  • Devise long-term development strategies for product categories
  • Vendor Selection, Management & Contract Negotiation
  • Support Sustainability, process control, compliance, continuous improvement
  • Manage and track budget / savings forecast

Your Experience

Skills & Experience Required

  • Bachelor's degree in Business & Technology/Management/Engineering or related field
  • Expertise in spend mgmt. and derivation of improvement measures
  • Procurement Experience
  • Expertise identifying savings and executing savings initiatives
  • Facilitator Experience (Change Management)    
  • Data & Analysis – Spreadsheets/Databases/ERP Systems  
  • Contract Management and Analysis
  • Project Management  
  • Proven experience as category manager or similar role
  • Solid knowledge of category management principles   
  • An analytical mind with a strategic ability 
  • Excellent communication and people skills field
  • Travel requirement up to 20%

Our Commitment

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Competitive Medical, Dental and Vision Plans - All benefits effective from first day of hire
  • Generous Paid Time Off (All employees start with 3 weeks of vacation which then increases with tenure in addition to sick days, floating holidays and 8 Company Observed Holidays)
  • Tuition Reimbursement (Eligible after 6 months of service)
  • Parental Leave – 100% base pay for 6 consecutive weeks within first year of a child’s birth or adoption
  • 401k Plan: Eligible and company match and vesting on first day of employment
  • Company Match: 100% on first 4% of employee contributions than 50% on the next 6% of employee Contributions
    • If an employee contributes 10%, Schindler matches 7%

Will you join us and elevate tomorrow’s World?


We look forward to receiving your complete online application.
For questions, please contact Pooja Gupta,


At Schindler Group we value inclusion and diversity, and practice equity to create equal opportunities for all. We endeavor that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, ethnic background, color, religious affiliation, union affiliation, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, nationality, genetics and health, disability or veteran status.
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