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Category Manager-Metal Fabrication

Company: Schindler
Location: Hanover
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

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

Requisition ID: 61391

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.

Category Manager-Metal Fabrication

Mobility is the goal

PRIMARY FUNCTION / POSITION OVERVIEW:

Responsible for driving the associated category portfolio of metal fabricated product to deliver category and business objectives. The Category Manager for Metal Fabrication will develop, align, and implement several different supply chain strategies to deliver the most cost-effective methods for the business. Spend under management will cover internal production requirements as well as 3rd party supply for the category. A key deliverable of this role is to ensure the creation and/or development of sourcing strategies that enable reduced costs with the required service and quality to our customers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Describe the key responsibilities of the position in order of importance and identify % of time spent on that responsibility.

20%

20%

20%

20%

20%

Category strategy development, management & execution to support growth & profitability targets

* Subject matter expert in procurement related activities for metal fabricated product
* 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)
* Drive efficiencies in business practices

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

* Manages budget and deliver objectives for the metal fabrication category
* 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

* Manages & motivates leadership, peers, suppliers & supporting functions
* Drives teamwork and collaboration; creates and supports development plans of team
* 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
* Rationale thinker & problem solver

Mobility needs you

MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL: Indicate the education level and major required:

NO DEGREE REQUIRED HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE ASSOCIATES

X BACHELORS DEGREE MASTER'S DEGREE (6 YR) DOCTORATE

OTHER (Please specify)

Major: _____ _________ Other: _Engineering Preferred_or Related Field__________

OTHER SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Indicate any additional certifications / licenses / specialized experience, such as "Certified Public Accountant" (CPA), "Certified Internal Auditor" (CIA), "Professional in Human Resources" (PHR) etc.

TYPE

REQUIRED

PREFERRED

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

X

Deep Understanding Of Compliance / Internal & External Audit Requirements

X

Technical Aptitude - Drawings, Specs, Manufacturing

X

International / Global Sourcing Experience

X

People Management/Development & Team Leadership

X

Category Sourcing Strategy Development, Negotiation & Implementation

X

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

X

Ability to travel 20%+

X

Elevator Industry Experience

X

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

X

CIPS Certification or Equivalent

X

EXPERIENCE: This section should outline the areas of functional/technical expertise and the years of experience in these areas required by the job.

FUNCTIONAL/TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

# YEARS

MIN

MAX

1. Sourcing Basics (RFQ's, Auctions, Order Process, Negotiation, Tactical Purchasing etc)

5

2. Product Lifecycle / Change Management Processes

5

3. Data Analytics

5

4. P2P process experience (from order to payment)

5

5. Standard Software Systems including SAP

5

Do you want to move the future with us?

If so, please click the Apply now button.

www.schindler.com

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.

Schindler is committed to ensuring that our Career Center is accessible to all jobseekers, including individuals with disabilities. If you are having difficulty with the application or the accessibility of this website, please contact Recruiting_Support.US@schindler.com



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Keywords: Schindler, Ellicott City , Category Manager-Metal Fabrication, Professions , Hanover, Maryland

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