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Strategic Category Manager Mechanical Components

  • Schaan, Schaan, Liechtenstein
  • Procurement
  • Experienced Professionals
  • WD-0029188
  • Apply Now

What's the role?

Join our dynamic team at Hilti Headquarters in Liechtenstein as a Strategic Category Manager and dive into vital tasks such as Material Group Strategies, Purchasing Methodologies and Professional Negotiations.
You will oversee all aspects of sourcing, utilizing your expertise to identify cost saving opportunities, foster competitive environments, negotiate creatively, and ensure availability of all products to support the organization.

Who is Hilti?

For the sixth time in 11 years, Hilti has been recognized by Great Place to Work as a top employer. Founded in 1941 by the Hilti brothers, we have over 120 locations globally with 33,000 team members. We offer innovative solutions for the construction industry, emphasizing a passionate, inclusive team and a performance-driven culture. A substantial amount of our profit goes to the Hilti Foundation, promoting societal growth and sustainable impact.

What does the role involve?

In this role, you will be responsible for developing and implementing material group purchasing strategies, utilizing cutting-edge strategic instruments such as scenario planning, game theory-based auctions, advanced negotiations, and design to cost methodologies to achieve targets. You will work closely with key stakeholders across the organization, including business units, cross-functional teams, regional organizations, and plants, to align and implement purchasing strategies effectively. As an internal consultant to the management team, you will play a vital role in optimizing holistic supply chain challenges and developing innovative solutions for complex strategic projects. Your expertise in analyzing industry trends and emerging technologies will enable you to proactively identify supply base issues, mitigate risks, ensure continuity of supply, and capitalize on emerging opportunities.
Additionally, you will be responsible for managing the purchasing tasks of projects, including new product development and technical projects, to support the business unit roadmap.

Our global head office is a multicultural workplaceextraordinaire, with 65 different nationalities working with a shared set ofvalues and mindset.

What do we offer?

Joining our headquarters in Schaan, Nendeln, or Buchs connects you with a diverse community of over 2,100 colleagues from 70 nationalities in a region where Liechtenstein, Austria, and Switzerland intersect. Our employee groups actively support causes like female empowerment and the LGBTQ+ community and offer leisure activities like mountain biking and tennis. We also provide opportunities for community engagement both locally and internationally. Benefits at our headquarters include shared e-bikes, an on-site gym, dining options, learning opportunities, financial guidance, child care, and relocation support.

What you need is:

  • A master’s degree in engineering or business administration
  • Proven experience in purchasing or project management expertise in complex strategic sourcing projects with global cross-functional teams
  • Proficiency in negotiation skills including researching and anticipating shifts in the negotiating power of suppliers
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to think conceptually
  • Fluency in spoken and written English, additional languages are a plus

Why should you apply?

You are a driven individual who is constantly seeking personal growth and development. You are looking for a company that values versatility and provides opportunities to explore various functions and locations. Your first role with us is just the beginning of a journey and what we hope is a long-lasting career.

Does this sound like you? We look forward to your application! For further questions, please feel free to contact Dominik Sturm , Group Manager Procurement Mechanics or Elena Gottardo , Talent Acquisition Business Partner.

*For non-EU / EFTA citizens: Please state your eligibility status to work in Switzerland / Liechtenstein and note that if you do not own a valid Swiss / Liechtenstein work permit, Hilti cannot guarantee your final employment due to authority regulations.

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Hilti is an equal opportunity employer.