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MBA/Master's - Intern in Corporate Development (m/f/x)

  • Schaan, Schaan, Liechtenstein
  • Business Development, Corporate Development
  • Students
  • WD-0027072
  • Apply Now

What's the role?

In Corporate Development, you will lead a workstream of one of Hilti’s key strategic projects. In this role, you will be working alongside a former strategy consulting project manager (ex-MBB). As such, you will also have substantial visibility to Hilti’s senior management team including executive board members and the opportunity to position yourself for a full-time career at Hilti.

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?

You will be a full member of a small high-profile team that drives the company strategy and strategic engagements. You will receive day to day direction from a Corporate Development Manager and work closely with our experts to drive a workstream of one or more of our strategic projects. Thus, you will work in a strategy consulting mindset, atmosphere, and with people who have done strategy consulting successfully, but in a corporate setting. In this role, you will also have significant exposure to the Senior Vice President who leads the area.

Your key responsibilities will be to:
  • Interview experts and stakeholders to identify issues and form hypotheses on solutions
  • Conduct analyses to test the hypotheses based on research and data collection
  • Evaluate strategic options and recommend the way forward
  • Present findings and recommendations to senior management
  • Liaise with key stakeholders to keep them informed of progress and to make relevant decisions
  • Identify key success factors and develop a roadmap for implementation.
Examples of strategic projects that we work on are innovative business models, 10-year strategic plan implementation, Industry 4.0, M&A opportunities, regional and business strategies, market entry opportunities, etc.

Here is what our intern Krishank says about his role:
“Starting an internship at Hilti’s Corporate Development was a great decision: Working on projects that shape Hilti's future means you get to make a meaningful impact even in a short period of time. The highlight for me, though, was the rapid learning curve from working in a diverse team of former strategy consultants in a collaborative & supportive environment, which exemplifies Hilti's people culture.”

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 a MBA/Master’s program at a top school (MBA might be a plus) for the entire internship period
  • Minimum of 1.5 years of work experience (incl. longer internships)
  • Fluency in English and proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Very strong conceptual and analytical skills with a sense for pragmatic solutions
  • High confidence to push your own ideas and back it up with facts/analyses
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to fully own your work and to collaborate within a team to get things done
  • Experience in one of our customer industries is plus

Why should you apply?

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


Applications till : 15.06.
Interviews: 15.06.-15.07.
Start: 15.8.-15.09.
Duration 3-4 months

Hilti is an equal opportunity employer.

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.