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Location: Hanover, PA (Plant), Pennsylvania, United States 
Requisition ID: 57700 

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

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.

Sr SC Material Planner

Mobility is the goal


Manage the procurement, delivery and payment of materials, parts, equipment, and supplies for the supply chain organization by performing the following duties.

Provide leadership and direction to planning team, Acts as the department representative while supporting cross functional activities. Leads training and development programs. Es the department representative in the absence of the Planning Manager.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Analyzes the demand of assigned purchased parts/material, including forecasting and master data set up. Material analysis.

Creates purchase orders by specified time periods and is responsible for correct data on each purchase order, including price, quantity and delivery date. Purchase order FPY.

Tracks purchase order creation and proper due date requirements. Schedule synchronism.

Maintains control of orders, amendments, shipping notices, and other documents to assure accurate retention of records and compliance with company norms and government regulations.

Communicates openly with supplier on purchase order deviations.

Communicates openly with customer on purchase order status. Reports supplier purchase order performance and concerns to supporting Supply Chain teams. Supplier follow up.

Reports status of purchase orders to MP completion        

Reports status of purchase order delivery and purchase orders past delivery dater Supplier follow up.

Reports status of stock material and stock part numbers to current inventory levels and purchase order delivery dates.

Participate in MRN (Material Rejection Notice) process and measure status of open MRN items.

Participate as a team member in Industrialization of new and existing parts.

Responsible to measure and report supplier on time delivery performance. Supplier follow up.

Determine and track shipment method and cost of inbound material.

Responsible for assisting in the management of inventory value through inventory levels and E/O material.

Support all expedite requests from claim replacement to sales order delivery.

Maintain open communication with transparency to all internal and external Supply Chain member.

Is a leader in company, goals, cultural beliefs and company code of conduct

Champions safety performance,

Supports I Leads other projects as needed.

Ability and willingness to lead; develop and mentor team members.

Challenges the status quo and stimulates change and supports implementation.

Seeks problem and conflict resolution promptly, effectively and positively Willingness to support others,

Ability to effectively communicate vertically and horizontally.



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Understands Customers and Market- Identifies and assesses information to achieve the most effective analysis of competitive, industry, market, governmental: and technological factors that influence our business.

Develop & communicate a shared ambition - Brings fresh insight and forms ambitious plans for the achievement of goals. Consistent communication of these plans to a wide audience, ensuring that all employees understand the way forward and their role in the achievement of team, department, and organizational goals.

Inspire people - The ability to energize and inspire others with an unshakeable belief and passion for the success of Schindler by providing purpose and direction, showing courage and encouraging others to do the same.


Promote teamwork - Builds strong, cohesive teams and work across organizational, functional, geographic, and zone boundaries. Leverage best practices from different parts of the organization and maximize economies of scale.

Develop people - Creates a learning environment and commitment to building capability of people within the organization.

Establishes feedback and development opportunities to bridge knowledge and skill gaps, allocates challenging responsibilities for development purposes, and adopting a coaching, mentoring and facilitative approach to leadership that continuously nurturing of talents and aspirations.

Think & act like an entrepreneur - Demonstrates the capacity to view a situation, problem, or opportunity from multiple perspectives at the same time and to develop alternative solutions to support business decisions.

Drive for results -Focuses on the achievement of business results for a team, branch, or organizational unit by overcome obstacles and barriers and deliver to the highest possible standards. Consistently hitting goals and objectives and pushing oneself and others to achieve stretch goals



This position has no employee management responsibility. Responsible for own work.


Mobility needs you


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


BS degree and five years’ experience in Purchasing/Production Control leadership roles or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires knowledge of corporate business interfaces and leadership experiencer

Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and co-workers-

Math Ability:

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and algebra Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables where no standardization exists. Ability to read and interpret Engineering drawings and blueprints for materials and specifications,

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Manufacturing System Software; SAP or other ERP, E-mail, Internet sourcing and buying-

Certificates and Licenses:

No certifications needed. CPIM certification preferred.


Occasional visits to vendors and supporting Schindler operations.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The performance of this position may occasionally require exposure to the manufacturing areas were under certain areas require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses with side shields and mandatory hearing protection. For the most part ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handler or feet and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


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Equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, disability or protected veteran status.

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