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Location: Locarno, Ticino, Switzerland 
Job ID: 65882 

We Elevate... You

Join Schindler and help us elevate our world: Use your skills to allow megacities to grow. With our elevators and escalators, we keep the urban world moving.

Since 1874 Schindler has been a Citymaker with proud reputation for elevating not only buildings, but the well-being of everyone who lives and works in them. People, passion, and innovation are the pillars of our success.


Schindler is one of the world's leading suppliers of elevators, escalators and moving walkways. We employ talented individuals in over 100 countries worldwide to design, develop, install, maintain and modernize the mobility systems that keep the world's urban population on the move. We offer a dynamic, forward-looking work environment that enables our employees to innovate and excel in their chosen fields.


Join us as a

Strategic Buyer (m/f/d)


We Elevate... Your Responsibilities

  •  Develop and execute strategic sourcing plans, including "make or buy" decisions and adequate risk assessment
  •  Lead external supplier related contract negotiations
  •  Lead and manage Total Cost Reduction related activities (CCQL)
  •  Co-ordinate and manage Supply Chain Optimization related activities through cross functional teams (Incoterms, Schedules, Warehousing agreements eg. Kanban, VMI, Consignment stock etc.)
  • Actively support various engineering projects, including influencing/ leading supplier selection and introduction of new product
  • Be accountable for the coordination of the supplier relationship management related activities
  • Provide continuous improvement actions with internal as well as external stakeholders, as well optimizing time to market.

We Elevate... Your Best Self


  • Excellent Communication skills – ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Degree qualified or equivalent with high level of intellect.
  • Highly motivated, result oriented self-starter, looking for career advancement and sees.
  • Is receptive to feedback about own behaviour, strengths and areas for improvement.
  • Fluent English and Italian.

We Elevate... You


Can You Elevate Us?

Be part of a highly driven organization where high performance connects people and is a vital part of achieving strong business results. Please send us your complete application documents (CV, Reference Letters and University Diplomas).


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 or disability.



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