GattiHR Industrial Assists Schindler in Recruiting Supply Chain Optimization Manager

GattiHR Industrial recruits Jim Malone as Schindler’s Manager, Global Benefits. Tom Conroy & Robert Cwenar 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.

As a member of the Supply Chain management team, the Supply Chain Optimization Manager will be a strong change leader, and lead supply chain project work within Schindler’s manufacturing organization. The role will enable Schindler elevator to strive for best in class supply chain operations through careful analysis and strategic project execution. This individual will evaluate, implement and optimize Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), and provide expertise as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in such platforms by documenting existing business processes; identifying operational system gaps and inefficiencies causing a value loss to the company, and streamlines value-based system improvements through research, understanding of business processes and industry best practices in alignment with company goals. In the role’s initial phase, the individual will be responsible for planning and facilitating a consolidation project consisting of four facilities, of which manufacturing capabilities and warehousing are involved, moving them to one centralized facility where all parts and finished products will be housed.