We are pleased to announce that Christopher Smith joined SCHINDLER ELEVATOR CORPORATION on November 2, 2015 as Director, Talent Acquisition.
The search was conducted by Terry Gallagher, President at Battalia Winston. Terry identified the successful candidate in 21 days and the search was completed in 70 days.
Schindler is the largest supplier of escalators and the second largest manufacturer of elevators worldwide. Schindler manufactures, installs, maintains and modernizes mobility solutions for almost every type of building requirement worldwide with $10 billion revenues and more than 48,000 employees.
Christopher Smith has 18 years of progressive talent acquisition and recruiting experience working at Teva Pharmaceuticals, Catalent Pharma Solutions, Johnson & Johnson and most recently at Sun Pharmaceuticals. At Sun Pharmaceuticals, a $4 billion global company that develops, makes, and markets generic pharmaceuticals, Mr. Smith managed a team of Recruiters and Sourcers to support all functions within the US sites.
At Teva Pharmaceuticals, a $14 billion company, Mr. Smith built and developed a team of talent acquisition professionals (US, Canada and LATAM) and supported strategic change by driving the volume recruiting project, technology implementation, pipelining for succession management programs, workforce planning, developing TA process and policy and building the Executive Recruiting and University Relations models. Previously, at Catalent Pharma a $1.8 billion company, Mr. Smith was responsible for managing and developing a team of seven Recruiters and Sourcers located in North and South America. Earlier in his career, Mr. Smith also held various Talent Acquisition management positions at Johnson & Johnson.
Mr. Smith earned a B.S. degree in Biology from Rowan University. He also has certifications as an AIRS Certified Internet Recruiter, a Certified Diversity Recruiter and a SHRM Professional in Human Resources.