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Location: Clinton, NC (Escalator Plant), North Carolina, United States 
Requisition ID: 31728 


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.


Strategic Buyer

Mobility is the goal

Position Summary:  Develops procurement strategies providing best balance of quality, delivery, and cost


Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Investigates, analyzes and prepares procurement commodity/category plans.
  • Develops organizational concurrence and support of other Schindler functions in preparation and implementation of commodity/category plans.
  • Performs a leadership role in supplier selection, qualification and implementation of commodity/category plans.
  • Works with stakeholders to analyzes the requirements of the commodity/category, including preliminary specifications, preferred supplier, and delivery.
  • Solicits and evaluates proposals for the requested commodity/category.
  • Investigates potential suppliers to determine if they meet the specified requirements.
  • Decides on appropriate supplier(s) to be used and advises team members or management of the decision.
  • Negotiates the lowest possible total cost for the commodity/category balanced against the optimum quality and schedule needs.
  • Implements purchase contracts that comply with company and government regulations.
  • Provides guidance to Schedulers and Master Schedulers. Lead and implement projects as required.
  • Develops and implements quality, service and cost improvement programs.
  • Provides interfunctional procurement support in pursuing divisional strategic plans.
  • Assists in competitive position analysis.
  • Works with the appropriate stakeholder in the negotiations of major capital expenditures.
  • Directs Schedulers, Master Schedulers and others regarding pricing, vendor performance and delivery options.
Mobility needs you

Bachelor's degree required

Purchasing certifications preferred

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook required


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