Global Category Manager BU Anchors (m/f/x)

Liechtenstein, Schaan
Reference No: WD-0001877

What's the role?

We are looking for a global category manager experienced in developing supply strategies for our Business Unit Anchor system’s product line.
An ideal candidate will be responsible for three main areas of activity:

1. Ensure that responsible purchasing tasks are fulfilled to support business unit (BU) business.
2. Manages supplier performance and internal compliance to processes and policies.
3. Outline sourcing strategies and secure long-term competitive supply base in terms of targets, projects and tasks.

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 some 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?

1. Develop and implement material group purchasing strategies and align purchasing strategies with key stakeholders (BU cross-function, regional organization, Plant etc.).
2. Outline business requirements and draft tasks/direction in terms of single/double sourcing and the requirement for developing suppliers to have a stable and qualified supplier base, as well as minimize the business interruption risks.
3. Manage the purchasing tasks of projects (new product development / technical projects) to support the BU roadmap Manage and lead COGS (cost reduction) projects to ensure the cost leadership globally.
4. Manage the supplier management tasks (negotiation, RFQ, contracting, system setting etc.).
5. Conduct buying/market analysis, including material supply chain, value analysis to drive cost reduction ideas.
6. Collaborate with quality, product care to handle the supplier quality issue.
7. Good knowledge of related raw materials and production with link to quality, availability, costs and productivity
8. Good knowledge in designing mechanical parts, production technology and experience in supply projects.

We’re proud to rank in Great Places to Work 2021 as one of the world’s best multinational workplaces.

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 located 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/engineering or similar fields / MBA is a plus
  • 2+ years experience of engineering related and 3+ years experience in global sourcing in a similar position at an organization with international operations
  • You have experience in cross functional work (e.g. Engineering, R&D, Marketing, Quality…) and demonstrated experience in leading continuous improvement projects
  • You are fluent in English (verbally and written) with excellent communication skills. Knowledge of German is a plus

Does this sound like you? We look forward to your application! For further questions, please feel free to contact the hiring manager Haibin Huang (, Head of Purchasing BU Anchors

*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.

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