GattiHR Assists Schindler in Recruiting Direct Sourcing Manager

GattiHR Industrial recruits Mike Guest as Schindler’s Direct Sourcing Manager. Tom Conroy & Steve Doan led this search.

Founded in Switzerland in 1874, the Schindler Group is a leading global diversified provider of elevators, escalators and related services with revenues of $10 billion. Schindler employs 58,000 people in more than 100 countries. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, Schindler was named one of Forbes Magazine’s 100 Most Innovative Companies.

The U.S. operation is ~$2.0 billion in revenue with approximately 5,600 employees, made up of 3 Area businesses. The U.S. is a part of the “Americas Zone,” which covers an expansive geography, including Central and South America, with nearly $ 3.6 billion in revenue and 14,000+ employees. While the focus of this position is specific to North America, there is opportunity for expansion into other businesses across the Americas Zone.

This Production Materials Sourcing Manager will establish the sourcing strategy for Production Materials (PM) in Schindler Elevator Corporation – North America. He or She will lead the direct sourcing organization (~6 Supply Management / Sourcing Professionals) in driving lowest total cost, over direct categories. The role will drive standardization and supplier integration throughout the organization and evaluate new sourcing opportunities through team development and process improvement. This incumbent will be an integral piece of Schindler’s continued growth to be the leader in the industry, in both quality and cost. The PM Sourcing Manager will need to develop accurate metrics and implement best-practice procurement principles throughout the team. The successful candidate will need to be able to grow his or her team over the next few years to manage and align the sourcing activities across North America.