Supplier Development Engineer
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 57,000 employees in more than 100 countries. With US Headquarters in Morristown, New Jersey, and Canadian Headquarters in Toronto, Ontario, 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 Canada, including Scotia Plaza, Bay & Adelaide, World on Yonge, Edmonton Arena, Calgary Airport, and Vancouver Canada Line. Mobility is the goal This position will be the key technical interface person between suppliers and internal personnel. Provide input for the development of business plans and manage the implementation of projects to ensure the achievement of strategic and tactical supply chain management goals. Participates in the selection of suppliers and contract development activities. Develops internal communication strategy and drives the required change management programs to support implementation. Interface with R&D Engineering in support of design and manufacturing capabilities, make or buy decisions, problem resolution and process improvement, and developing a specific component strategy roadmap. Support pre-production purchasing activities, facilitates transition of component purchasing from R&D to production Develop supplier's capabilities to improve the quality and reduce cost of component manufacturing. Support the development of process specifications and provide technical support to suppliers, quality assurance and prod operations. Identify and execute material and labor cost reduction and quality improvements for outsourced components. Visit supplier sites to help create/audit supplier processes, and offer technical support to ensure product quality, cost and delivery targets are met. Mobility needs you A Bachelor's degree (B. S.) in Engineering or a technical field from an accreted college or university (MS Preferred) and five years experience, or the equivalent combination of experience and education. This position requires knowledge of manufacturing, quality control, strategic and tactical purchasing, and experience negotiating business agreements. Professional experience in international project/change management. Experience in elevator system and its components is a plus.