Strategic Sourcing Manager

Liechtenstein, Schaan
Reference No: 5621

What's the role?

You are a “sparring partner” to the BU’s Head of Supply of the Business Unit Measuring Systems at Hilti HQ in Liechtenstein. Your other three main areas of activity are on: 1) responsible for all Supply topics of a product line and in its management team, 2) Responsible commodity management and suppliers and 3) lead / coordinate the creation and deployment of methods, tools and strategies in and between our team and other departments.

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?

The Strategic Sourcing Manager acts as a real “Sparring partner” to the BU Head of Supply. The scope of activities is broad and can touch different areas, such as the overall BU’s supply footprint and presentations to Hilti’s Top management.
The Strategic Sourcing Manager is responsible for the Sourcing, Purchasing & Logistics deliverables for a product line (e.g. Distance Metres, Rotating Lasers….) and is part of the management of this product line, meaning it heavily contributes to its strategy, product development and profitability.
You manage selected commodities of components and services (e.g. electronics, software) and/or directly sellable products (e.g. Accessories). The activities include: strategies, supplier relationship management, negotiations, Supply improvement projects together with different internal (e.g. Engineering and Manufacturing colleagues) and external stakeholders.
By creating and implementing all activities on methods, tools and strategies you improve how Supply is managed in the BU. An area we particularly look to improve in is in the creation and implementation of cross-functional (e.g. with Engineering, Marketing, etc) commodity strategies and implementation activities.

Our Business Unit of Measuring Systems is characterized by: significant annual growth, serving markets worldwide, footprint complexity (e.g. multinational, partnerships with competitors, joints ventures…), with complex and high precision products (e.g. laser, optical and fine mechanics and electronic technologies) and our suppliers and development partners are global.

What do we offer?

Show us what you’re made of and we’ll offer you opportunities to move around the business – to work abroad, experience different job functions and tackle different markets. It’s a great way to find the right match for your ambitions and achieve the exciting career you’re after.

We have a very thorough people review process, unlike any we know of in any other business. We screen everyone in the company in a yearly career performance matching process. It means we can pair talent with opportunities - developing our people in their current roles or challenging them to work in new ways or in new places. It’s how we find the right fit and further our teams personally and professionally.

Additionally, we offer you a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits, these may include day care for your kids or a free in-house gym.

Why should you apply?

If you are passionate, with high intrinsic motivation and are resilient and cannot wait to be a “Sparring partner” to the BU Head of Supply, we look forward for your application.

What you need is:

  • Demonstrated experience to craft and implement strategies, which look 5 to 10 years in the future, with insufficient information and by working with different departments
  • Leadership of cross-functional (e.g. Engineering, Marketing, Quality…) teams in new product introduction (>2 years)
  • Experience in leading continuous improvement projects (>2 years)
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels in an organisation

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