Intern - Strategic Supply Management

Liechtenstein, Schaan
Reference No: 15485

What's the role?

Ever wondered what holds pipes, ducts, cables and equipment around you in place? Installation Systems do - and they come up with huge variety of application solutions needed in small commercial buildings as well as in huge industrial complexes world-wide. These are based on smart technical solutions and provided by clever supply chains.

For Business Unit Installation Systems it means on the one hand to further refine products and on the other hand to further develop the relationship with our suppliers. The internship project shall develop a sophisticated fact basis to support both strategic directions.

Start is flexible to the student's availability, duration for 3-6 months

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 29,000 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?

As intern in our department you’ll be part of our Global Supply Team . You’ll work closely with our experts in 3 different areas: Firstly, develop cost models for our key product categories. Secondly, gain experience in supply market screening and prepare the implementation of new supply chains. Thirdly, revise existing supply chain and prepare a re-sourcing.

Your key responsibilities will be leading the development of comprehensive cost models supported by our sourcing experts. This includes choosing the most appropriate methodology, identifying the relevant cost drivers considering nature of product, applied production technology and business model of suppliers as well as creating the cost model. Once the models are created, these are tested with your support to drive negotiations, sourcing decisions, development of new products and crafting long-term supply strategies for specific product portfolios. An important part is the interaction with suppliers. In addition, you will feed our continuous improvement approach with ideas and concepts to enhance the sourcing process.

Secondly, you'll screen the market for sourcing specific products and drive the decision to select potential new partners of our supply chain. This includes generating the search and selection criteria with support of our experts, use different information channels to gather potential partners, assess the identified companies and finally provide a recommendation for selection.

Thirdly, you'll assess options of re-sourcing a specific group of items including analysing the requirements, developing and assessing different sourcing options and provide recommendation for execution.

The sourcing decision incl. the product design defines more than 80% of the sustainable value creation of our products - it is a key contributor to our business performance.

What do we offer?

We’ll give you the tools you need to excel in your internship, including one-to-one coaching. You’ll enjoy a rare combination of autonomy and camaraderie, as you’ll manage your own project while being part of a friendly team.

You’ll not just be another pair of hands but a fully integrated team member with lots of self-responsibility. From there, we’ll trust you to do whatever it takes to deliver outstanding results. Go the extra mile and we’ll reward you with strategic development discussions and career opportunities.

We’ll support you even before you start with us through relocation and integration support. With the international interns community at Hilti you’ll never be bored. Further, the snow-draped mountains, crystal-clear lakes and marvelous landscapes in the Happy Valley invite for lots of outdoor activities.

Why should you apply?

We have an excellent mix of people, which we believe makes for a more vibrant, more innovative, more productive team. So, if you have no knowledge of construction, that’s fine with us. We’re more interested in your ability, commitment and drive to succeed.

What you need is:

  • Master student in Engineering with 1 year left to graduation
  • Good understanding of production, product development and sourcing (via university courses and/or internships)
  • Profound MS-Office experience and interest in data analysis
  • Strong communication skills, with excellent English and interpersonal skills
  • A strategic approach and good problem-solving skills

We take our time to get to know you. As part of your recruitment process, you’ll get to talk to your internship coach as well as your HR Manager who both can answer some of your burning questions.

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