Strategic Sourcing Manager - IT & Digital

Liechtenstein, Schaan
Reference No: 9149

What's the role?

You lead a commodity group (IT & Digital) on a global level. You understand what our current and future needs are and you match them with the development of the commodity. Together with your stakeholders you define the game plan to find and effectively work with the best suppliers.

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 28,000 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?

Your work starts with the strategy of your commodity. It gives you the necessary insights and the fact base. It also aligns the projects and actions that you plan to drive to improve performance and productivity. Large, international Procurement projects are then in your direct responsibility. You drive the preparation and the execution together with global project teams that reside in Global IT and Corporate Functions. There can be bumpy roads as we procure many “emotional” products and services. Thus, your work receives high management attention and will give you exposure to executive decision makers.

We spend over one billion Swiss francs a year on indirect materials and services. Management attention is high and we seek to deliver above expectations.

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?

To succeed you need to have a broad, flexible profile. Conceptual brain work interests you as much as getting down and dirty in documents, spreadsheets and slide decks. Show us your analytical and strategic thinking as well as hands-on project management and tough negotiation (design) skills. You are adept at convincing others, leveraging your knowledge and communicating precisely. It’s not all there yet? We will train you.. It’s not all there yet? We will train you.

What you need is:

  • Proven strategic sourcing projects track record for IT, digital or new technologies
  • Minimum of 5 years of solid professional experience in an international company or consulting environment
  • Fluent in German and English
  • Strong project management, awarding design (e.g. game theory), negotiation skills and strategic mindset
  • University level education with results in upper-quartile - preferably in mathematics, information management, computer science, business administration or industrial engineering
  • Mid-term ambition to go for a procurement leadership position after performing successfully the role “Strategic Sourcing Manager – IT & Digital” for a minimum of 3 years

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