Strategic Category Manager IT Indirect Procurement (m/f/x)

Liechtenstein, Schaan
Reference No: WD-0007847

What's the role?

Manage a portfolio of sourcing categories (e.g. IT software) and strategic sourcing projects. Develop or fine-tune a sourcing strategy for each category as appropriate. Facilitate and enable where feasible strategies to reduce transactional work and obtain optimal quality, service, price, and other terms.

Together with your stakeholders you will drive & influence sourcing projects along the full procurement cycle to optimize spend and improve total value for Hilti. Align & plan together with your internal stakeholders’ strategies to develop long term partnerships & supply strategies with global and regional suppliers.

Who is Hilti?

If you’re new to the industry, you might nothave heard of us. We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software andservices for the global construction sector. We have a proud heritage, builtover 75 years, and a worldwide reputation for pioneering products and exceptionalservice. With some 30,000 people in more than 120 countries, which we’relooking to expand, we’re a great place for you to show us your worth, step upto new challenges and grow your career.

What does the role involve?

With an entrepreneurial & strategic mindset, you will challenge the status quo, taking calculated risks to drive and develop innovation from within. You will proactively monitor the external environment and translate relevant trends into the organization, to ensure agility and value creation. To be successful, internal stakeholder management is key and a proactive, convincing hands-on strategic mindset is required.

As a Strategic Category Manager, you are responsible for the development and implementation of strategic initiatives within an assigned portfolio of indirect sourcing categories (mainly IT software). Specific responsibilities include development of category strategies, optimizing spend opportunities, facilitating and leading sourcing projects, supplier negotiation, tactical purchasing, and establishing & maintenance of supplier relationships. You drive the preparation and the execution together with our global IT & business project teams.

We want your thirst to learn, the audacity to question and desire toimprove things, including yourself.

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?

If conceptual brain work interests you as much as getting down and engaging in documents, spreadsheets, and slide decks. Show us your analytical and strategic thinking as well as hands-on project management and tough negotiation skills. If you are adept at convincing others, leveraging your knowledge and precise communication skills taking your internal stakeholders along.
You want to apply your experience managing demanding internal stakeholders and negotiating with multinational software vendors as well as specialized niche suppliers and bring it to the next level? We have a diverse team of people with a various nationalities, backgrounds, and experiences. Additionally, at Hilti we focus on people development and offer a range of trainings, mentorships, and individual development plans.

What you need is:

  • You have a university degree in procurement, supply chain, business or finance with results in upper-quartile
  • 3+ years’ experience in procurement (strategic sourcing), supply chain, engineering, finance or project management in a multinational organization
  • Experience in IT sourcing preferred
  • Strategic mind-set with result orientation coupled with strong facilitation & negotiation skills
  • Effective communication skills, including the ability to structure clear presentations and to simplify a financial message to non-finance stakeholders
  • Evidence of acting as a strategic partner through influencing and interacting with key stakeholders across a matrix organization
  • Proficient spreadsheet skillset
  • A strong business acumen and visionary mindset balanced by hands-on behavior
  • You bring proactive approach in identifying external trends and acting as change agent while consistently driving to outperform & exceed targets
  • A strong passion for people – actively seeking to develop yourself & others
  • Fluent in English; other languages appreciated

Does this sound like you? We look forward to your application! For further questions, please feel free to contact the hiring manager Veit Kern, Team Lead Global Strategic Sourcing

You can gain further insight on how it feels to be part of Hilti’s Global Finance Community, by searching for our LinkedIn feed: #HiltiFinance Hilti is an equal opportunity employer.

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