Strategic Procurement Manager
What's the role?
The role of a Strategic Procurement Manager is to manage a portfolio of sourcing categories including developing or fine-tuning sourcing strategy for each category as appropriate to reduce transactional work and obtain optimal quality, service, price, and other terms.
Together with stakeholders the role drives and influences sourcing projects along the full procurement cycle to optimize spend and improve total value for Hilti. It involves alignment and planning with internal stakeholders’ strategies to develop long term partnerships and supply strategies with local and regional suppliers. The Strategic Procurement Manager is expected to deliver strategic and operational procurement advice and services.
The Strategic Procurement Managers leads multiple strategic projects and is responsible for coordinating efforts of an entire team to plan and execute strategic project management from bid/quoting phase to execution/fulfillment. He/She is in charge with managing scope of a project to ensure a profitable budget is proposed/presented to the end user, manage execution/fulfillment to complete project within schedule while maintaining budget and overall profitability.
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 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?
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 Procurement Manager, you are responsible for the development and implementation of strategic initiatives within an assigned portfolio of indirect sourcing categories. 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 the procurement & business project teams.
You will be Hilti’s single point of contact on business projects. You will lead and coordinate cross-functionally between different departments. As necessary, you will conduct project coordination meetings to evaluate progress and prepare detailed reports, review project specifications/drawings and contract terms and conditions to understand scope of work required; ensure Hilti compliance during execution of work. Define/manage overall project schedule; assign tasks/deadlines to project team as necessary during execution of work and manage overall costs for project to ensure profitability.
What do we offer?
We will give you what you need to excel in your role, including ongoing training from the start. Your responsibilities will be great, and with them, we will give you the freedom and autonomy to do whatever it takes to deliver outstanding results.
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.
Additionally, at Hilti we focus on people development and offer a range of trainings, mentorships, and individual development plans.
On top of these, we have a 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.
Why should you apply?
If hands on project management and top negotiations interest you as much as analytical and strategic thinking this role is for you. Your being adept at convincing others, leveraging on your knowledge and precise communication skills will help you be successful in this role.
We have a diverse team of people with various nationalities, backgrounds, and experiences and you can apply your experience managing demanding internal stakeholders and negotiating with multiple vendors as well as specialized niche suppliers and bring it to the next level.
What you need is:
- Bachelor’s degree required in the line of Business, Procurement, Supply Chain, Engineering or Finance
- 5 years’ experience in procurement, project management, supply chain, engineering, finance or in a multinational organization
- 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
- Proven track record in project management, required
- Demonstrated time management and organizational skills; must be able to organize all projects, track successes, and bring these successes to the next project
- Experience using SAP, preferred