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Location: Hanover, PA (Logistic Ctr), Pennsylvania, United States 
Requisition ID: 61391 

Schindler stands for mobility. Mobility needs experts.
Join our team in Hanover, PA (Logistic Ctr).

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 Sourcing Manager - Metal Fabrication (PA, MD locations)

Mobility is the goal



Responsible for driving the associated category portfolio of metal fabricated product to deliver category and business objectives. The Category Manager for Metal Fabrication will develop, align, and implement several different supply chain strategies to deliver the most cost-effective methods for the business. Spend under management will cover internal production requirements as well as 3rd party supply for the category. A key deliverable of this role is to ensure the creation and/or development of sourcing strategies that enable reduced costs with the required service and quality to our customers.



Describe the key responsibilities of the position in order of importance and identify % of time spent on that responsibility.



































Category strategy development, management & execution to support growth & profitability targets

  • Subject matter expert in procurement related activities for metal fabricated product
  • Apply customer, industry and competitor knowledge & leverage global resources
  • Develop deep ties with key stakeholders – Product, R&D, Field Ops, Supply Chain
  • Shape category vision using knowledge & innovation to influence product team
  • Drive simplicity & standardization


Project Management

  • Secure resources for key projects to deliver individual & category deliverables
  • Drive teams to execute key projects within target milestones (scope, timing, budget)
  • Drive efficiencies in business practices


Supplier Relationship Management

  • Identify, evaluate, develop & maintain - lead structured and cross-functional approach to performance management
  • Measure & hold accountable to KPI’s
  • Contract execution driving key legal & commercial inputs
  • Support all product initiatives and provide direction and improvements to product teams


Cost & Risk Management

  • Manages budget and deliver objectives for the metal fabrication category
  • Balance TCO with risk (sole v dual source, political, geographic)
  • Combine benchmark/ RFP/ innovation workshops with should cost/ analytical approach
  • Process improvement/innovation & best practice
  • Incorporate with category strategy & deliver key metrics – cost, quality, delivery


Leadership & People Development

  • Manages & motivates leadership, peers, suppliers & supporting functions
  • Drives teamwork and collaboration; creates and supports development plans of team
  • Entrepreneurial spirit drives innovation – challenges the status quo
  • Lives the company values – ethics, compliance, safety, integrity
  • Excellent written, oral and presenting skills at all levels of organization
  • Ability to influence (cross-functional and product specific)
  • Expresses ideas in a concise manner
  • Rationale thinker & problem solver







Mobility needs you

MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:  Indicate the education level and major required:


          NO DEGREE REQUIRED                        HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE                         ASSOCIATES

      X     BACHELORS DEGREE                           MASTER’S DEGREE (6 YR)                         DOCTORATE

    OTHER (Please specify)


Major: _____ _________   Other: _Engineering Preferred_or Related Field__________



OTHER SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Indicate any additional certifications / licenses / specialized experience, such as “Certified Public Accountant” (CPA), “Certified Internal Auditor” (CIA), “Professional in Human Resources” (PHR) etc.




End to End Supply Chain – Order Process, Lead Time, Inco Terms, Inventory Management



Deep Understanding Of Compliance / Internal & External Audit Requirements



Technical Aptitude – Drawings, Specs, Manufacturing



International / Global Sourcing Experience



People Management/Development & Team Leadership



Category Sourcing Strategy Development, Negotiation & Implementation



Target Driven – Creates High Performance Culture & History of Exceeding Goals



Ability to travel 20%+



Elevator Industry Experience



6 Sigma, Lean, Quality & other Technical Qualifications or Experience



CIPS Certification or Equivalent





EXPERIENCE: This section should outline the areas of functional/technical expertise and the years of experience in these areas required by the job.                                                                           










1. Sourcing Basics (RFQ’s, Auctions, Order Process, Negotiation, Tactical Purchasing etc)




2. Product Lifecycle / Change Management Processes




3. Data Analytics




4. P2P process experience (from order to payment)




5. Standard Software Systems including SAP




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