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Head of Transport HQ (m/f/x)

What's the role?

In this role you manage the transport activities of the Head Quarters from our plants and suppliers to the distribution centers of the countries where Hilti is located. That includes the budgeting of transport expenses, the procurement of transport services, the optimization of the transport units utilization, the recruitment of the new team members, the development of the existing team while ensuring performance and compliance.

Who is Hilti?

If you’re new to the industry, you might not have heard of us. We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software, and services for the global construction industry, and beyond. Hilti is 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. It’s where people are exploring possibilities, leveraging their potential, owning their personal development and growing lasting careers.

Our logistics operations are special because we own our whole supply chain, something that’s almost unique for a company of our size. The logistics team at Hilti operates across 100 warehouses in more than 120 countries, delivering innovative construction materials and services to the customers every day.

What does the role involve?

Define and implement the procurement strategy of Head Quarters transport with the objective to ensure the replenishment of Hilti Market Organizations balancing performance, cost, and ecological impact. Drive the implementation of the Transport Management System that Hilti has started, including a control tower set-up. Continuously improve processes and implement best practices supported by new technology when necessary. Keep close to the transport Market and to the partners. Organize regular tenders on Sea freight, Air freight, road transport and rail. Recruit, train and develop the HQ transport team staying up to date with the industry. Enhance accurate and efficient reporting with relevant metrics. Adapt fast and find solutions to support Hilti Business continuity and drive compliance. Work closely with export, customs, and material management departments as well as local logistics teams.

Our logistics operation is special because we own our whole supply chain, something that’s almost unique for a company of our size.

What do we offer?

You will be working with a team of people striving for excellence, with an open, inclusive, and supportive culture. Come to a place where you will own your development and career journey: global or local, cross-functional or as a specialist. If you’re willing to go the extra mile, there is no limit to what you can achieve.

Global Logistics is run from our state-of-the art fully automated warehouse in Nendeln, Liechtenstein. Just a short, 5 minute bus ride north of our main headquarters campus. Enjoy the variety of healthy food from the campus restaurants, keep in shape at the in-house gym, bring your kids to the on-site childcare, or commute with e-bikes free of charge.

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Additionally, you will be amazed by the natural beauty of the area and what the alpine life has to offer.

What you need is:

  • Master in management or industrial Engineering
  • 5-8 years experience in a leadership position in a large transport company or leading transport as a shipper with a proven track record in leveraging capabilities of a Transport Management System.
  • Broad experience in all transport modes worldwide with a comprehensive market knowledge and excellent negotiation skills.
  • Motivating and convincing team player able to drive, challenge, sell ideas and coach across the organization.
  • Strong communication skills across all levels and functions considering a diverse cultural environment.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and German

Why should you apply?

You are someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across different functions and geographies, where a job title is not considered a final destination but instead the starting point.

Does this sound like you? We look forward to your application! For further questions, please feel free to contact the hiring manager Richard Caron ( LinkedIn ), Role Head Global Transport & Warehousing Mgmt.

*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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Potrai collaborare con un leader di mercato che gestisce l'intero ecosistema di prodotti, dalla produzione alla logistica e ai servizi post-vendita.

Potrai collaborare con un leader di mercato che gestisce l'intero ecosistema di prodotti, dalla produzione alla logistica e ai servizi post-vendita.

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