Location: Hanover, PA (Plant), Pennsylvania, United States 
Job ID: 70956 


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

Category Manager


Your Skills

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


Processes & Systems

  • Rationale thinker & problem solver
  • Drive efficiencies in business practices






Your Experience


Minimum Education:  Bachelors Degree 

Engineering Preferred or Related Field


Other Special Requirements


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

Deep Understanding Of Compliance / Internal & External Audit Requirements

International / Global Sourcing Experience

Category Sourcing Strategy Development, Negotiation & Implementation

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

Ability to travel 20%+



Technical Aptitude – Drawings, Specs, Manufacturing

People Management/Development & Team Leadership

Elevator Industry Experience

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

CIPS Certification or Equivalent



Functional/Technical Expertise

Sourcing Basics (RFQ's, Auctions, Order Process, Negotiation, Tactical Purchasing etc) - Minimum 5 years

Product Lifecycle/Change Management Processes - Minimum 5 years

Data Analytics - Minimum 5 years

P2P process experience (from order to payment) - Minimum 5 years

Standard Software Systems including SAP - Minimum 5 years


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
  • 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.


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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