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Location: Berlin, Berlin, Germany 
Job ID: 60824 

We Elevate... You

Join Schindler and help us elevate our world: Use your skills to allow megacities to grow. With our elevators and escalators, we keep the urban world moving.

Since 1874 Schindler has been a Citymaker with proud reputation for elevating not only buildings, but the well-being of everyone who lives and works in them. People, passion, and innovation are the pillars of our success.


With our elevators, escalators and moving walks, we move more than one billion people every day all over the world. Our core business comprises service, new plant construction and modernization, but we think much further: We shape the future of urban mobility with innovative, digital solutions.


Join us as a

Global Category Manager (m/f/d) Spare Parts


We Elevate... Your Responsibilities

  • Define, set and review subcategory strategy and sourcing strategy in alignment with business needs, global category manager and region procurement heads
  • Oversee and review analysis for spare parts subcategory in respect to market observations, price trends and risk developments
  • Derives measures for the implementation and operationalization of spare parts strategy under consideration of local specific requirements
  • Coordinates cross functional/local supply requirements in close collaboration with region procurement heads
  • Identify and implement savings and optimization measures
  • Leads negotiations for global subcategory suppliers
  • Develop and manage a strong category suppliers base (incl. evaluation, qualification, audit negotiation, supplier performance management, supplier development)
  • Ensure and manage strong and reliable category purchasing contracts minimizing company's liability
  • Consolidate and leverage demand planning inputs for spare parts subcategory development
  • Define and monitors subcategory KPIs and reports them towards global category manager

We Elevate... Your Best Self

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Engineering
  • Minimum 5 years of procurement experience in spare parts, possibly in a comparable industrial environment 
  • Strong negotiation and supplier management background
  • Solid experience in global complex organization
  • Strong Strategic Mindset, Complexity and Stakeholder Management
  • High Leadership Skills
  • English: Proficiency, any other language is a plus

We Elevate... You

  • Working environment: We offer a position in a future-oriented industry with a diverse product range as well as attractive and performance-related remuneration
  • Development opportunities: You start with a position-specific familiarization and are supported by us through professional and personal training measures
  • Family friendliness: We enable you to conciliate your professional and private life through flexible working hours, home office and 30 days vacation
  • Health: Your health is important to us - Benefit from a variety of measures including prevention courses, cooperations with fitness studios and in-house sporting events
  • Social topics: We offer our free family service to support you in any situation
  • Corporate benefits: Benefit from our various employee discounts
  • Diversity: We promote a culture of diversity

Can You Elevate Us?

Contribute to our success and join us in shaping the mobility of tomorrow! We look forward to receive your complete online application including your earliest availability and salary expectations. Please contact Anja Stanojlovic, Schindler Digital Innovation GmbH (3870), +4915168968494 for further questions.


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 or disability.


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