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Strategic Procurement Manager

  • Schaan, Schaan, Liechtenstein
  • Procurement
  • Experienced Professionals
  • WD-0024243
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What's the role?

Join our dynamic team at Hilti Headquarters in Liechtenstein as a key collaborator with the head of procurement for the Measuring Systems Business Unit. Dive into vital tasks such as project supply management, where you will be responsible for all supply topics related to a new product development, overseeing specific supplier categories, and crafting innovative procurement strategies and tools to empower our team and adjacent departments.

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 drive sourcing, purchasing, and supply for specific product lines like distance meters and rotating lasers, actively shaping their strategy, development, and profitability. You will also manage specific product commodities and services, such as metal parts, and direct-sale products like accessories. As you take the reins of these responsibilities, you'll also devise category group strategies, foster strong supplier relationships, negotiate terms, and lead supply enhancement projects in collaboration with various internal teams like engineering and manufacturing and external partners.

Your leadership will be instrumental in spearheading initiatives to refine our supply management within the Business Unit using innovative methods, tools, and strategies. A significant part of your role will involve championing cross-functional collaboration to develop category strategies, enhance COGS, and drive successful implementation.

Our Business Unit Measuring is characterized by significant annual growth, complex footprints (e.g. multinational, partnerships with competitors and joint ventures), future technologies (e.g. robotics, software, reality capture) and very complex products with high precision (e.g. laser, optical and fine mechanics as well as electronics technologies). Our suppliers and development partners are global.

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.

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What you need is:

  • University degree in engineering or a related field.
  • Expertise in strategic procurement management, preferably in technical components
  • Demonstrated proficiency in strategy creation and execution with diverse stakeholders, even with limited information.
  • Experience in leading cost-optimization, cross-functional projects, and fluency in English; German proficiency is a bonus.
  • Proactive, open-minded thinker with pragmatic, hands-on skills and excellent communication across organizational levels.

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 Heimo Wabnegger, Head of Procurement Measuring Systems or Elena Gottardo , Talent Acquisition Manager.

*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.