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Location: Hanover, PA (Logistic Ctr), Pennsylvania, United States 
Job ID: 63564 


We Elevate... You

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?

Find out more about us here - Company Website or LinkedIn


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.


Join us as a

Strategic Sourcing Manager - Machines, Drives & Transmissions (PA, MD locations)


Your Skills


Responsible for the drive assembly, transmission and sourced elevator strategy to deliver category and business objectives. The Category Manager will develop, align, and implement 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, and may include complete machines, machine parts, motors, bear box, bearings, brake, and transmissions and other items as the needs of the business change. The candidate will also support sales of purchased elevators.


Category strategy development, management & execution to support growth & profitability targets 
-    Specialist / leader for associated category within the company
-    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)


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
-    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
-    Ability to manage & motivate leadership, peers, report, suppliers & supporting functions
-    Drives teamwork and collaboration
-    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


Processes & Systems
-    Rationale thinker & problem solver
-    Drive efficiencies in business practices


Your Experience

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






Our Commitment

Our Commitment:

To Your Future: Fully-vested 401k match (up to 7% of total compensation)

To Your Health: Competitive Medical, Dental and Vision Plans - All benefits effective from first day of hire

To Your Wellness: 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)

To Your Education: Tuition Reimbursement (Eligible after 6 months of service)

To Your Family: Parental Leave – 100% base pay for 6 consecutive weeks within first year of a child’s birth or adoption

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Will you join us and elevate tomorrow’s World?


We look forward to receiving your complete online application.
For questions, please contact Christopher James Mazzerina, +19733976459


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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