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Location: Clinton, NC (Escalator Plant), North Carolina, United States 
Requisition ID: 55301 

Schindler stands for mobility. Mobility needs experts.
Join our team in Clinton, NC (Escalator Plant).

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.

Materials Manager

Mobility is the goal


Responsible for providing leadership and direction necessary to achieve key Global Escalator and SEC objectives.  Includes supervisory functions for 15-20 direct associates assigned to two local facilities and a leased off-site warehouse.  Responsible for effective utilization of manpower and materials to manufacture quality products at the lowest cost while achieving customer satisfaction.  Leads sourcing efforts for all material needs to include working with global escalator group, as well as being the subject matter expert regarding shipping and tariffs.  Develops a strategy for ensuring that the organization has the correct quantities of materials to meet anticipated needs while maintaining established inventory turns.  Manages relationships with overseas activities of suppliers or fulfillment partners.  Provides strategic leadership for the Clinton management team while working directly with all global escalator facilities.



  • Direct and coordinate the activities of the materials department.
  • Work directly with other areas and departments to ensure the highest quality products.
  • Manage and supervise the planning, purchasing and inventory process.
  • Manage and supervise the shipping, receiving and storeroom functions to ensure materials are on-hand and delivered properly to various departments.
  • Assure support to materials, shipping and receiving, information systems and resolves problems as they arise.
  • Plan and control material costs to lie within budget.
  • Seek continual cost and process improvements.
  • Achieve identified cost reductions through domestic and global sourcing.
  • Continuously improve planning process to reduce inventory.
  • Coordinate any implementations, updates and maintenance to inventory software program
  • Maintain a Schindler represented facility by providing effective and open communication with a consistent application of policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate manpower needs through hiring.
  • Responsible for performance evaluation for subordinates and insurance of proper documentation of corrective action as required by law and company policy.
  • Provide necessary guidance and coaching to personnel.
  • Identify, plan and execute training needs for department personnel. 
  • Provide any necessary training to the site to facilitate process improvements through inventory and information systems.
  • Maintain a safe, clean and pleasant work environment by good housekeeping through utilization of Lean principles.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.



Mobility needs you


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Understands Customers and Market- Identifies and assesses information to achieve the most effective analysis of competitive, industry, market, governmental, and technological factors that influence our business.


Develop & communicate a shared ambition - Brings fresh insight and forms ambitious plans for the achievement of goals.  Consistent communication of these plans to a wide audience, ensuring that all employees understand the way forward and their role in the achievement of team, department, and organizational goals.


Inspire people - The ability to energize and inspire others with an unshakeable belief and passion for the success of Schindler by providing purpose and direction, showing courage and encouraging others to do the same. 


Promote teamwork - Builds strong, cohesive teams and work across organizational, functional, geographic, and zone boundaries. 

Leverage best practices from different parts of the organization and maximize economies of scale. 


Develop people - Creates a learning environment and commitment to building capability of people within the organization.  Establishes feedback and development opportunities to bridge knowledge and skill gaps, allocates challenging responsibilities for development purposes, and adopting a coaching, mentoring and facilitative approach to leadership that continuously nurturing of talents and aspirations. 


Think & act like an entrepreneur - Demonstrates the capacity to view a situation, problem, or opportunity from multiple perspectives at the same time and to develop alternative solutions to support business decisions.


Drive for results -Focuses on the achievement of business results for a team, branch, or organizational unit by overcome obstacles and barriers and deliver to the highest possible standards.  Consistently hitting goals and objectives and pushing oneself and others to achieve stretch goals.




Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field and/or equivalent job experience, advanced degree preferred.  APICS and/or NAPM certification preferred.

15+ years in manufacturing environment and escalator product knowledge a definite plus.  Previous supervisory experience required.  Previous Materials experience necessary.


Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyzes, and interpret common technical/financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common

Inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to effectively present information to shop floor employees, management & staff.


Math Ability:

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables where no standardization exists.


Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have a high level of expertise importing/leveraging data for use in spreadsheets, graphs, and flowcharts.  Previous SAP experience is preferred.  High level of proficiency with software applications, including Microsoft Office - Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio and Project.


Certificates and Licenses:

No certifications needed. 



Moderate (<25%), both globally and domestically.




The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The performance of this position may occasional require exposure to the manufacturing areas where under certain areas require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses with side shields and mandatory hearing protection.  For the most part ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Specific vision abilities required by this job includes close, distance and peripheral vision, dept perception and ability to adjust focus.  While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.


The employee is frequently required to stand; walk primarily on a level surface; sit, use hands and arms to write type and reach above shoulder heights, below the waist or lift as required to file documents or store materials through the workday.  Proper lifting techniques required.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


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Equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, disability or protected veteran status.

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