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Location: Hanover, PA (Logistic Ctr), Pennsylvania, United States 
Requisition ID: 58055 

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

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.

SAP (ABAP) Variant Configurator

Mobility is the goal

Scope of responsibility
Schindler Elevator Corporation designs, manufactures, installs services and modernizes a broad range of elevators, escalators and moving walks for almost every building type. The company is the North American operation of the Swiss-based Schindler Group, a leading global mobility provider with approximately 48,000 employees operating in more than 100 countries. Supporting sustainable urban development with safe, reliable and ecologically sound mobility solutions, Schindler equipment moves one billion people every day all over the world.


Schindler Elevator Corporation currently has a need for an SAP Variant Configurator. In this role, the selected candidate will be part of a team that is responsible for the definition; Implementation and maintenance of SAP based configurators. 

  • The primary function of the position is to create and maintain the tools required by the entire Schindler value chain to deliver quality products.
  • The SAP Variant Configurator team will interface and work closely with Program Management, Development Engineering, Application Engineering, Purchasing, Manufacturing and the Logistics Centers to build a series of SAP based configuration files required to support the growing business. 
  • In addition, the selected candidate will be responsible for the optimization of SAP functionality to support the offer and order processing.
  • An Electrical, Computer or Mechanical Engineering background would be ideal; however, we will consider software developers with elevator knowledge.
    In performing this function, it is necessary to:
    Test & document solutions
    Authorize and communicate releases
    Provide direction and feedback for an efficient manufacturing shop floor system.
    Maintain good communication channels with R&D, Application Engineering, Corporate Purchasing, Manufacturing, Finance, and Logistics Centers teams.
    Actively participate in new product creation review process.

Other duties will include:

  • Manage Configurable Materials, Routings, BOMs, and Product Logic in SAP Variant Configurator (SAP ECC 6.0)
  • Create and maintain SuperBOMs and product data to match product features, sales,  manufacturing needs, and the change control process.
  • Create characteristics, class, configuration profiles, Super BOMs and Super Task lists, object dependencies, Configurable materials, Configurable dimensions,  material variants, and material variant costing. 
  • Create tables and constraints for different combinations and restrictions of the product as per customers' requirements. 
  • Thorough understanding of SAP material master (MM) data 
  • Assure that all information in the Variant Configurator aligns with information in engineering documentation.
  • Implement all new, made-to-order product data in the Configurator working closely with Engineering, Manufacturing, Corporate Purchasing, Product Management, and Customer service team.  Respond immediately to manufacturing line needs as well as ensuring day-to-day operational data accuracy is maintained by working closely with Production Scheduling team.
  • Support all changes to product lines that involve configurable products
  • Consult on inventory balancing efforts where variably sized or variably selected components are driven by the Configurator.
  • Guide personnel in establishing variable pricing for configured product.  Maintain Pricing Variants in the Configurator.
  • Work with IT as Subject Matter Expert concerning product configuration and the SAP applications.
  • Provide customer service support to other departments and external vendors

Mobility needs you


  • BS Degree in an Engineering or technical subject
  • At least 1-3 years professional experience with technical products (ideally with elevators).
  • Knowledge of SAP MM/PP and product configuration and other order processing tools would be desirable

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