Accelerated Leadership Development Program - Purchasing Path


Fort Mill, SC, US, 29715

Job Requisition ID:  20321


Schaeffler is a dynamic global technology company and its success has been a result of its entrepreneurial spirit and long history of private ownership. As a partner to all of the major automobile manufacturers, as well as key players in the aerospace and industrial sectors, we offer you many development opportunities.  


Your Key Responsibilities

Schaeffler, a global motion technology company, is seeking eager Engineers for our facility in Fort Mill, SC. The ideal candidate would have a supply chain and purchasing interest. This is a two-year Accelerated Leadership Development Program that focuses on a Purchasing path comprised of four six-month rotations that provide cross-departmental exposure. Each rotation can be located at any of our facilities throughout the North America Region (USA, Mexico, and Canada), including the possibility for international rotations. The first rotation will start in Fort Mill, SC. Upon graduation of the program, a permanent position in Fort Mill, SC is guaranteed.

In this Purchasing path, our accelerators…

  • Partner with a mentor who is a seasoned professional purchasing manager to develop best practices and evolve into a leader at Schaeffler
  • Gain knowledge alongside experts in areas such as purchasing processes, negotiation tactics, compliance, and business relations.
  • Plan, initiate, coordinate, and monitor business relations with dedicated suppliers
  • Implement purchasing strategies and effective negotiation tactics in assigned area.
  • Are trained based on the 70:20:10 model which emphasis a mixture of hands-on experience, mentoring, and formal training
  • Are given training and tools to develop leadership skills
  • Present their rotation accomplishments at the end of each rotation front of the Executive Board, senior management, mentors, and supervisors
  • Receive company housing for the duration of the program (two years) and a competitive salary and benefits
  • Become equipped for your guaranteed Purchasing Buyer upon completion of the program

Your Qualifications

For this high-potential development program, we are looking for candidates who are ambitious, creative, enthusiastic, and passionate about leadership and their professional growth.

Qualified candidates will have…

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering-related field
  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • At least two rotations of co-ops or internships
  • Strong purchasing experience
  • Strong negotiation, project management and problem-solving skills 
  • Experience in leadership preferred
  • Self-motivated & driven to achieve results
  • Continuous improvement approach
  • Excellent organization and Communication skills
  • Willingness to relocate every 6 months

As a global company with employees around the world, it is important to us that we treat each other with respect and value all ideas and perspectives. By appreciating our differences, we inspire creativity and drive innovation. In this way, we contribute to sustainable value creation for our stakeholders and society as a whole. Together, we advance how the world moves.


Exciting assignments and outstanding development opportunities await you because we impact the future with innovation. We look forward to your application.


Your Contact

Schaeffler Group USA Inc. 

Sandy Annise Rice 



Schaeffler is an equal employment opportunity / affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive equal employment opportunities and consideration for employment without regard to unlawful consideration of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.


Keywords: Administration, Services & Support; Supply Chain Management 


Job Type: Engineer 
Job Family: Administration, Services & Support 
Contract Type: Not Applicable 
Schedule: Full-Time 

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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