Global Outperformer Traineeship (f/m/d) - Business Program

Reference No: 13992

What's the role?

We’re looking for the next generation of high-performing, multi-lingual, post-graduate talents to take our company forward. Hilti Outperformer is a global management development rotational program like no other, with real responsibility from day one.

Who is Hilti?

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, we’re a great place for you to show us your worth as you learn, grow and carve-out your career.

What does the role involve?

Hilti Outperformer is a two-year rotational program, where you’ll quickly be involved in a range of projects, with lots of exposure to senior management. It’s fast paced and challenging, but we’ll closely coach and mentor you. The program is split into four main stages of work:

12 months as an account manager in the country where you apply. You’ll get hands-on experience and a deep insight into the core of our business – our customers, products, services and software.

3 months on an operational project at national headquarters that fits your skills. It could be logistics, HR, finance, marketing or engineering (Vienna).

6 months on a strategic project at the regional headquarters (Germany).

3 months on a strategic project outside the region. This will give you an international perspective, with its different working cultures and market challenges. If you’ve come from a mature market, you’ll work in an emerging market, and vice versa.

80% of our management positions are filled with internal candidates. It’s testament to how much we value, develop and look after our people.

What do we offer?

Show us what you can do and, in return, you could have the experience of a lifetime, the opportunity to work internationally, and a fast-track career in global senior management with an unlimited contract. You’ll also take part in some fascinating courses and events:

Leadership development program – a comprehensive learning journey with IMD business school in Lausanne, Switzerland, with a certificate from IMD.

Business management training – individual training at Hilti. A focus on behavioral profiles, personal strengths, leadership styles and communication skills.

Global summit – 4-5 days at our global headquarters in Liechtenstein. A look at the way global business units function, plus soft skills like situational leadership and international teamwork.

Social project – 7-8 days ‘building a better future’. A hands-on and hugely impactful community project, like our recent house building for displaced refugees in Bosnia.

Why should you apply?

Ours is a high-performing culture for very driven people. If you’ve never worked in sales or construction, that’s not a problem. Success at Hilti is down to teamwork and ability, no matter what your background.

What you need is:

  • You’ve recently graduated, or you’re preparing to graduate, with a master’s degree or PhD. Your degree is likely to be in business management, but we’ll consider subjects like engineering, economics, politics or international studies if you can prove you have a mind for our business.
  • You have gained international experience through your work or studies and have spent between 6 month and 2 years in a professional environment.
  • You’re multilingual, fluent in German and English. Any other language is adventageous.
  • You enjoy learning and are mature, assertive, curious and dedicated.
  • You are a flexible team player, with good communication and social skills, and you can inspire others.
  • You are internationally mobile. A global thinker who is keen for diverse cultural experiences and the opportunity to work abroad.

This position is subject to the collective agreement for employees in commerce. We offer a performance-oriented remuneration package from € 45,000 (gross) including a range of social benefits.

Application deadline: We will continuously review incoming applications and will have interviews including a case study between February, March and April 2021.
Assessment Centre: May 11, 2021 - located in Kaufering near Munich, Germany

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For any further questions, please contact Sabine Welt (T: +43-1-66101-202).

Please note: In order to be considered you need to submit your application in English.

“You have access to Hilti’s most senior leaders - to the executive board and to the top local leaders too. It really helps with developing your own career, as you can find out about all the different roles and paths they’ve taken.”

- Aidan, Commercial Global Trainee

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