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Location: Hanover, PA (Logistic Ctr), Pennsylvania, United States 
Job ID: 58081 


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?

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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.


Join us as a

Strategic Sourcing Manager - Electronics & Electronic Components (Open to PA, MD locations)


Your Skills

Category Manager – Electric/Electronic Products & Components

Reports to: Sr Director, Production Materials Sourcing



Job Duties



Category strategy development & implementation to support growth & profitability targets

Work closely with internal operations and drive MvB decisions

Create influence with global team to drive SEC initiatives

Align product categories with supplier capabilities

Develop leverage on key product lines

Supplier identification & evaluation

Support all product initiatives and provide direction and improvements to product teams

Risk mitigation

Global outlook

Contract management and negotiation

Internal category expert


Cost Analysis

Costed Bills of Materials (CBOM’s)

Benchmarking / Request for Quotations (RFQ) / Workshops

Should Cost / Analytics


Process Best Practice

Tariffs / Duties

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Identify cost opportunities through comparison of  product and platform specifications across different regions

Compare full bills of material for cost differences between components & sub-assemblies for different regions

All commercial negotiations including contracts

Deliver on key metrics – quality, delivery and cost


Ensure Component Order Specification (COS) alignment with supplier pricing models for configured (variable pricing) parts to drive improved pricing accuracy



Systems & Processes - drive efficiencies in business practices



Your Experience

  • Mechanical Engineering - Bachelor’s Degree &/or Work Experience
  • Technical Aptitude – Drawings, Specs, Manufacturing
  • International / Global Sourcing Experience
  • People Management / Development & Team Leadership skills - strong communication
  • Category Sourcing Strategy Development, Negotiation & Implementation
  • Target Driven – History of Exceeding Goals
  • Ability to travel 20%+
  • Elevator Industry Experience would be a plus
  • Supply Chain – Forecasting, Inventory Management
  • 6 Sigma, Lean, Quality & other technical qualifications or experience
  • CIPS Certification or equivalent is a plus
  • Electronics & Electronic Component Sourcing is a MUST
  • Effective Communication at All Levels – Written, Verbal & Presentation
  • Direct Category Sourcing Responsibility & Strategy Development
  • Standard Software Systems including SAP, ERP, MRP, WMS etc

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. Partnership with Maven Milk to ship breast milk for employees traveling on Schindler business

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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