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Location: Ebikon, Lucerne, Switzerland 
Job ID: 39523 

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.


Schindler is one of the world's leading suppliers of elevators, escalators and moving walkways. We employ talented individuals in over 100 countries worldwide to design, develop, install, maintain and modernize the mobility systems that keep the world's urban population on the move. We offer a dynamic, forward-looking work environment that enables our employees to innovate and excel in their chosen fields.


Join us as a

Purchasing Expert m/f 80 - 100 %


We Elevate... Your Responsibilities

Your main responsibility in this role is to define the cost structure and drive the sourcing desicisions. Your sourcing strategies will be based on your sourcing market analysis. Main tasks include:



  • Recognize and gather stakeholder needs
  • Cooperate with and support technical offices (incl. Group R&D)
  • Defines sourcing strategies and potentials (e.g. standardization, bundling, BCC sourcing, etc.)
  • Implement defined strategies in coordination with other functions where applicable
  • Monitors and controls the implementation of sourcing strategies
  • Performs regular benchmarks of the assigned categories
  • Monitor evaluate and develop supplier performance (reliability, quality and cost)
  • Identifies cost reduction opportunities together with supply base
  • Defines and manages contracts with selected supply base

We Elevate... Your Best Self

You are a self starting and experienced professional with strong negotiation and communication skills and a strong technical background. Further requirements include:


  • Thoroughness and financial awareness in evaluating costs, benefits and impacts
  • Thorough knowledge of supply market
  • Business case development skills
  • Technical know-how of machined parts (for example drives) and project, commission-based execution

We Elevate... You


Can You Elevate Us?

Be part of a highly driven organization where high performance connects people and is a vital part of achieving strong business results. Send us your application. For questions please don't hesitate to contact Christian Gerber, (+41) 414453122




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