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Location: Hanover, PA (Logistic Ctr), Pennsylvania, United States 
Job ID: 66122 


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Our mission is to keep cities and people around the world moving. Since 1874 Schindler has an outstanding reputation for not only elevating buildings, but the well-being of everyone who lives and works in them. Do you have the talent, ambition, and vision to help us elevate tomorrow’s world?

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As a leading employer in the urban mobility industry, we are always looking for a diverse group of people who can create exceptional value for our customers.


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Category Manager-Metal Fabrication


Your Skills

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.



  • 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

Your Experience

  • 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
  • 6 Sigma, Lean, Quality & other Technical Qualifications or Experience
  • CIPS Certification or Equivalent
  • Sourcing Basics (RFQ’s, Auctions, Order Process, Negotiation, Tactical Purchasing etc)
  • Product Lifecycle / Change Management Processes
  • Standard Software Systems including SAP



Our Commitment

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Competitive Medical, Dental and Vision Plans - All benefits effective from first day of hire
  • Generous Paid Time Off (All employees start with 3 weeks of vacation which then increases with tenure in addition to sick days, floating holidays and 8 Company Observed Holidays)
  • Tuition Reimbursement (Eligible after 6 months of service)
  • Parental Leave – 100% base pay for 6 consecutive weeks within first year of a child’s birth or adoption
  • 401k Plan: Eligible and company match and vesting on first day of employment
  • Company Match: 100% on first 4% of employee contributions than 50% on the next 6% of employee Contributions
    • If an employee contributes 10%, Schindler matches 7%

Will you join us and elevate tomorrow’s World?


We look forward to receiving your complete online application.
For questions, please contact Pooja Gupta,


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, disability or veteran status.
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