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Intern – Supply chain management – Plant procurement (m/f/x)

What's the role?

A strategy is the document that defines the planned approach to cost-effective sourcing of a certain product group. Along the value chain, the definition and development of the strategy lays the foundation for make-or-buy decisions as well as global, regional or local sourcing of products. It strongly influences the individual supplier strategies of the existing and/or future suppliers.
Working in the Indirect Procurement team in Plant Schaan the candidate will have the opportunity to analyze and benchmark our suppliers, and define the internal strategy across the Global Manufacturing organization and in cooperation with other plants and suppliers.
Furthermore, the candidate will get the unique opportunity to dive into operational excellence topics. The candidate will work and get exposure to a multi-cultural and cross-function environment. Additionally, she/he will obtain a great understanding of a multinational company supply chain system.
Start date is flexible to the student's availability, duration for at least 6 months.

Who is Hilti?

For the sixth time in the past 11 years, Hilti has been named one of the best employers by Great Place to Work.

What began as a family business in 1941, founded by brothers Eugene and Martin Hilti, has become a leading industry player with over 120 locations worldwide and a workforce of more than 33,000 colleagues. Our incredible journey, from humble beginnings to a global powerhouse, is a shining example of the rewards of a hard-working and dedicated team.

At Hilti, we provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software, and services for the global construction industry and beyond. Our purpose is making construction better based on a passionate and inclusive global team and a caring and performance-oriented culture.

We invest a substantial amount of our annual profit to the Hilti Foundation, which focuses on initiatives that empower people to live independently and autonomously, contribute to building stronger societies, and create networks of competent partners to achieve sustainable and scalable impact.

What does the role involve?

As a master thesis student or intern in our department, you will build on the supplier analysis, benchmark relevant suppliers and derive an adequate strategy for indirect procurement.


Your key responsibilities will be, among other: Understand today’s situation: conduct a supply market analysis, analyse the sourcing supply footprint and supplier base (across the 3 plants) and potential growth scenarios. Research of best-practice setups in similar industries.

CAREER - 80% of our entry positions at Headquarters are filled with interns. It’s testament to how much we value, develop and look after our people.

What do we offer?

Joining more than 2100 colleagues from over 70 nationalities at one of our headquarters locations in Schaan, Nendeln, or Buchs is more than a career move. It’s your opportunity to enjoy the energizing, alpine lifestyle - where Liechtenstein, Austria, and Switzerland seamlessly meet.

Share your interests and become a part of one of our employee groups leading change locally, for example, supporting female empowerment or the LGBTQ+ community or joining a leisure group for a Wednesday mountain bike ride or tennis match. If you are passionate about giving back to the community, we have various opportunities to volunteer through our engaged beyond business program locally and internationally.

Additional benefits of our headquarters location include shared e-bikes for your commute, an on-site gym, three restaurants, language courses, learning and development training opportunities, tax insurance, financial guidance, child care, relocation and spousal support, and more. 

What you need is:

  • Enrollment in Bachelor’s or Master’s in related study program (preferably Economics or Engineering)
  • Energy, courage and sharp thinking
  • A strategic approach and good analytical & problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills, with excellent English and German skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • A proactive approach and self-reliant personality 

Why should you apply?

We have an excellent mix of people, which we believe makes for a more vibrant, more innovative and more productive team. So, if you have no knowledge of construction -- that is fine with us. We’re more interested in your ability, commitment and drive to succeed.


We take our time to get to know you. As part of your recruitment process, you’ll get to talk to your internship coach as well as your HR Manager who both can answer some of your burning questions.

Hilti is an equal opportunity employer.

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Hilti ist ein Unternehmen, das das gesamte Produktumfeld von der Herstellung über die Logistik bis zum Kundenservice umfasst.

Hilti ist ein Unternehmen, das das gesamte Produktumfeld von der Herstellung über die Logistik bis zum Kundenservice umfasst.

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