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Talent Acquisition Specialist

What's the role?

It’s an exciting time at Hilti! We have experienced growth and success, introduction of awesome innovation and the recognition of being number 8 in the World’ Best Employer™ by Great Place to Work®.

As a result of a fantastic promotion, we are looking for a passionate Talent Acquisition Specialist to manage the end-to-end recruiting lifecycle for our sales & market reach functions, including early careers programs.
In this role you will have full autonomy, partnering closely with directors, hiring managers and HRBPs to understand their business & develop proactive resourcing strategies to fulfill current & future hiring needs.

Who is Hilti?

Hilti is where innovation is improving productivity, safety and sustainability in the global construction industry, and beyond. Where strong customer relationships are creating solutions that build a better future. Where there is pride and a sense of belonging across our 120 locations, carrying right into our lives and homes. Where people are exploring possibilities, leveraging their potential, owning their personal development and growing lasting careers. Hilti is very proud to be ranked as the UK's 12th best large organisation to work for in the Great Place to Work survey.

What does the role involve?

  • Lead the end-to-end recruitment process for your dedicated business areas, including sourcing, screening, interviewing, selection & offer management
  • Partner with senior leadership, hiring managers & HRBPs to understand talent requirements & provide consultation on talent acquisition best practices
  • Build & maintain a strong pipeline of qualified candidates within our talent relationship management system (Beamery) through proactive sourcing strategies, talent networks, employee referrals & partnerships with key universities
  • Take the lead for volume and graduate assessment centres, with responsibility for candidate attraction & delivery
  • Bring our employer value proposition to life through every candidate interaction, showcasing what Hilti has to offer for prospective candidates
  • Utilise recruitment metrics & data analytics to track, evaluate & communicate the effectiveness of talent acquisition strategies
  • Ensure compliance with relevant employment laws, regulations & internal policies throughout the talent acquisition process
  • Promote diversity & inclusion initiatives in recruitment practices - be a true diversity ambassador
  • Continuously improve recruitment processes to enhance efficiency, reduce time to hire and increase candidate experience

93% of our people say they’re proud to work for Hilti, thanks to the quality of our products and the way we look after our people.

What do we offer?

We really value our people and we've worked hard to develop a reward package that reflects this. Some of our benefits include:

  • Genuine career advancement (more than 80% of all leadership roles are filled internally)
  • 6% employer pension contributions
  • Private Health Insurance and Employee Assistance Programme
  • 33 days' holiday (inc. Bank Holidays) plus the ability to purchase 5 days more annually
  • Paid leave to work on charitable projects
  • Hilti Benefits Box, a reward platform offering a cycle to work scheme and shopping and lifestyle discounts/cashback
  • Hybrid working (50/50 office & home)
  • Employee resource groups focused on gender, mental health, race, disability, LGBTQ+ and sustainability topics
Our Regional Head Office is based at Circle Square in Central Manchester, where we are located a short walk from Oxford Rd train station and St Peter's Square tram stop. We offer a hybrid working pattern between the office and home and different ways to work flexibly so please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview.

What you need is:

  • Full cycle in-house recruiting experience
  • Demonstrable stakeholder management & influencing experience at a senior level
  • Proven track record of proactive sourcing from the passive market
  • Strong knowledge of recruitment best practices, market trends, local employment laws & regulations
  • Experience with recruitment technology, including applicant tracking systems, LinkedIn recruiter & social media platforms
  • Passion for reporting & data mindset to bring insights to key business leaders
  • Confidence to challenge the status quo & bring new ideas
  • Excellent communication skills including presenting to large groups (e.g Assessment centers, career talks, interview training)
  • Development & growth mindset; eager to progress within talent acquisition
  • Willingness to travel nationally once a month minimum

Who should apply?

We have an excellent mix of people and success at Hilti is down to teamwork and ability, no matter what your background.

Click through the 'Apply Now' button where you will be asked to upload your CV and answer a couple of short questions – the whole process should take around 90 seconds.

If you need any support with your application please contact

If we don't have a suitable role for you at the moment, we will keep you in our talent pool for the future so your recruitment process might take a bit longer but we'll be sure to stay in touch.

Hilti is where your best belongs. We are an equal opportunity employer and value the contributions of all our team members regardless of sex, gender identity/expression, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion or family status.


Join the team that keeps a market leader moving forward, growing our capability, guiding our growth and managing risk.  

Join the team that keeps a market leader moving forward, growing our capability, guiding our growth and managing risk.  

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