Materials Manager Spare Parts - BU Power Tools & Accessories (m/f/x)

Hilti Aktiengesellschaft

  • Publication date:

    23 August 2023
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    Unlimited employment
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Materials Manager Spare Parts - BU Power Tools & Accessories (m/f/x)


Job reference: WD-0023818 What's the role? The BU Materials Manager (BU MM) orchestrates the end-to-end supply chain from the Hilti plant or External supplier to the Global Spare Parts Distribution Centers of Hilti across the globe. The BU MM is responsible for global product availability in balance with global inventory and logistical costs in line with the strategy of Global Logistics and the Business Unit Power Tools & Accessories (PT&A). Who is Hilti? For the sixth time in the past 11 years, Hilti has been named one of the best employers by Great Place to Work. A family-established company, we are over 32,000 employees based in 120 international locations. At Hilti, we provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software, and services for the global construction industry and beyond. Our strong customer relationships make us a partner on the job site, creating solutions that build a better future. We invest a substantial amount of our annual profit to the Hilti Foundation, which focuses on initiatives that empower people to live independently and autonomously, contribute to building stronger societies, and create networks of competent partners to achieve sustainable and scalable impact.

Our logistics operations are special because we own our whole supply chain, something that’s almost unique for a company of our size. The logistics team at Hilti operates across 100 warehouses in more than 120 countries, delivering innovative construction materials and services to the customers every day. What does the role involve? Steer the supply chain through ordering, planning and the distribution set up, ensuring product availability at the lowest possible costs and capital. Close teamwork with global spare parts distribution center. Operational buying process (Purchase ordering) and managing the executional process with our Suppliers. Serve as business partner for Business Unit & global spare parts distribution center to ensure optimal global inventories and service levels. Establish and maintain a stock plan and delivery strategy (safety stocks, order quantities, delivery setup) for our global spare parts distribution center, including static capacity planning. Work with global tool services stakeholders, calculate all-time demand, and manage economic order quantities in order to manage and reduce long term overstock risk. Utilize established reports to review critical supply constraints, backorder handling and service levels and secure a proper improvement plan. Provide relevant information proactively to Supply Management team and other Business Unit stakeholders to highlight long horizon risks in parts availability. Partner with Process Experts to develop, test and implement new supply chain and materials management procedures with theobjective of continue improvement of our process. Partner, contribute and manage spare parts items during the end of life product cycle, including master data creation, demand planning and phase out planning. Prepare and support stop of serial production activities. Work with Business Unit MM, Production Plants, Spare Parts distribution center, and Engineering, and Procurement teams to secure the best possible parts availability after stop of serial production. Provide all time demand figures in case of last time buy scenarios. Prepare repair stops and coordinate tasks with all relevant stakeholders. In this role, you are accountable for the supply planning and its execution along the supply chain. You will play an important part during the development and implementation of our end to end materials management strategies. Our logistics operation is special because we own our whole supply chain, something that’s almost unique for a company of our size. What do we offer? Join over 3000 colleagues from over 70 nationalities at one of our Headquarter locations in Schaan, Nendeln, or Buchs is more than a career move. It’s your opportunity to enjoy the energizing, alpine lifestyle - where Liechtenstein, Austria, and Switzerland seamlessly meet. It’s an unforgettable life change.

Share your interests and become a part of one of our employee groups leading change locally, for example, supporting female empowerment or the LGBTQ+ community, etc, or joining a sports group for a Wednesday mountain bike ride or tennis match, etc. If you are passionate about giving back to the community, we have various opportunities to volunteer through our engaged beyond business program locally and internationally.

Additional benefits of our headquarters location include shared e-bikes for your commute, an on-site gym, two restaurants, language courses, learning and development training opportunities, tax insurance, financial guidance, child care, relocation and spousal support, and more.

For the full range of benefits, take a look at Why should you apply? You are passionate about Supply Chain and are highly motived to work in a technical, global and commercial supply chain. You are passionate about our customers and are willing to go the extra mile. You are eager to develop yourself in the supply chain discipline (and maybe even beyond) and take control of your own personal development. You are looking for an employer that offers great (international) career opportunities in different functions and geographies, where a job is not considered a destination but the starting point. What you need is:

  • Degree in Engineering or Business Administration (Bachelor or Master) or broad proven experience in logistics or supply chain.

  • Detail orientation with the ability to interpret and manage large amounts of data.

  • In-depth or advanced understanding of ERP and Planning systems, especially with SAP/APO ) is required.

  • Strong process and system know-how in multiple Supply Chain processes including Sales and Operations Planning.

  • Excellent communication, negotiation and presentation skills in English.

  • German is recommended, and other languages are a plus.

  • An analytical mindset and skills (data gathering, structuring and analysis) with a professional proficiency in MS Office (especially Excel).

  • Experience in project management and continuous improvement (e.g. Lean) is a plus.

  • A strong motivated personality with the attitude and drive to inspire others.

Does this sound like you? We look forward to your application! For further questions, please feel free to contact the hiring manager Marc Goller (, BU Materials Management Team Lead

*For non-EU / EFTA citizens: Please state your eligibility status to work in Switzerland / Liechtenstein and note that if you do not own a valid Swiss / Liechtenstein work permit, Hilti cannot guarantee your final employment due to authority regulations.

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