Category Manager Sourcing Business Unit Diamond Systems (m/f/x)

Liechtenstein, Schaan
Reference No: WD-0005475

What's the role?

For our Business Unit (BU) Diamond Systems, we are looking for a Category Manager Sourcing with a strong track record in developing global supply strategies as well as establishing new methods and processes within an organization.
An ideal candidate will be responsible for four main areas of activity:
1) Definition of the Global Production Footprint as well as the Make or Buy Strategy of our tool business. 2) Ensures strategic decisions (i.e. SRM, technology) made for a category on a corporate level, are followed in projects. 3) Lead the target cost setting process within new product developments and coordinate the supplier awarding process. 4) Management of key supplier relationships
You will act as a “sparring partner” to the BU’s Head of Supply at Hilti Headquarter in Liechtenstein bringing strategic, operational and technical expertise to further improve the sourcing needs.

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 sector. We have a proud heritage, built over 75 years, and a worldwide reputation for pioneering products and exceptional service.

With 30,000 people in more than 120 countries, which we’re looking to expand, we’re a great place for you to show us your worth, step up to new challenges and grow your career.

What does the role involve?

The category manager in our Diamond Systems Business Unit will be responsible for defining the global supply strategy within their category and is actively influencing the future product development roadmap in close cooperation with the relevant stakeholders from Marketing, Project Management and Development. Improving the competitiveness of the product portfolio by driving saving initiatives, developing strategic supplier relationships and establishing appropriate measures to ensure supply flexibility & resilience are key activities in this function. An ideal candidate will develop and nurture a plant, partner and supplier network which strongly contributes not only to the BU cost and quality targets but also drives innovation and offers new growth opportunities.

-Relationship Management with key stakeholders within suppliers, plants, and partner networks to drive relevant topics, incl. saving initiatives, product availability, lower throughput times and quality
-Engage stakeholders cross-functionally to support management of product category, e.g. Quality, Materials Management, Development, Marketing and Plants
-Driving supply topics within Time to money (TTMs) by supporting the TTM Teams in the early stage of a project in the definition of the relevant supply strategy and activities
-Negotiation skills, methods and approaches to drive productivity and other related topics
-Operational discipline to implement supply initiatives end-to-end, to execute cost reduction projects diligently, get things done
-Mastery of supply management tools and systems, for supply and supplier management, and data quality
-Frequent presentations to the Management team

Our global head office is a multicultural workplace extraordinaire, with 65 different nationalities working with a shared set of values and mindset. In the supply team where you would be part of, there are people out of 8 different nations working in.

What do we offer?

We offer you a unique place to work, where you are part of a creative and diverse team. We give you many opportunities to develop yourself and we will support you in shaping your individual career path. Join our positive team spirit!
Our Headquarters is in Schaan, in the beautiful and mountainous Rhine Valley. We offer state-of-the art office spaces, a staff restaurant with a variety of healthy food, coffee corners, an in-house gym with a relaxation room and so much more. Additionally, Hilti e-bikes are readily available for you to use free of charge! It is in close vicinity to a direct train stop for easy commuting to the Swiss and Austrian borders.
We want you to work your best and offers such as flexible working/part time arrangements, free parking slots and day care for your children are just some of the ways we do that.

Why should you apply?

About you: 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 functions and geographies, where a job title is not considered a final destination but the starting point.

What you need is:

  • University degree with technical and/or business education or similar, major in Supply Chain Management or Consulting background advantageous
  • Technical background for highly technical material groups / product category
  • Professional experience in sourcing and supply chain management
  • Project management skills
  • Profound working experience in an international matrix environment
  • Strong presentation and communication skills, fluent in English

Does this sound like you? We look forward to your application! For further questions, please feel free to contact the hiring manager Benjamin Reiber, Head of Procurement. (

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Hilti is an equal opportunity employer.

*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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