At Hilti we have created an environment in which anyone who wants to continuously learn, challenge and be challenged, thrives. Here you can have an incredibly varied career, where you can create your own opportunity, where we set no limits to what you can achieve.
We want to share with you some of our team’s careers and the opportunities that they have created. Simply select the three options below to take a glimpse into the future with us or view all stories at once.
These Hilti employees match your selections exactly. They share the same career level, department and key characteristic.
Career history at Hilti
While at university, I did an internship with Hilti to complement my otherwise technical studies. I soon found that translating customers’ needs into engineering was something I really liked. Today I’m still excited about Hilti’s technical expertise, premium products and brand strength – strong as a tribal sign.
Hilti has always given me the freedom to be creative, along with enough support to feel safe and secure. In my current role, I still create things, but I’m the one helping others with their first steps and insecurities. This excites me now.
At Hilti, we don’t do marketing for marketing’s sake, but to move the organization on and create results. It’s about innovating, evolving, revolutionizing. This is all encouraged with a view to developing both yourself and the company.
Hilti is a people-oriented performance culture, with a shared keenness to learn quickly and belong to the best. Career development is structured and ongoing. It’s a case of keeping an open dialogue. For me, the biggest challenge, success and fun has been moving around the world with Hilti and a growing family of my own. Do it if you can.
Career history at Hilti
I joined Hilti eight years ago, looking for a company with a strong corporate culture, fantastic brand and strategy for growth.
I spent my first role in brand management, looking after events, trade fairs and guest relations, and responsible for a team of seven.
Two and a half years later, I was approached with the opportunity to move to the UK. Would I help them set up a brand and communications department for the whole of northern Europe? Yes, I would!
After that, I faced my biggest challenge yet: moving into sales without any sales experience!
I was still based in the UK - so working in a non-native country as a woman in a ‘man’s world’ and with little product knowledge. I was daunted to say the least. But, once over a tremendous learning curve, it turned out to be the best decision of my career. It gave me a much better understanding of our business model, in terms of both our customers and our corporate strategy.
As an area sales manager back in Germany, I got an even deeper understanding of these things. I’m now responsible for our sales division in Bavaria, looking after nine area sales managers, 85 account managers and $56m in sales.
Career history at Hilti
I joined Hilti as an intern on the Unitech International program, while writing my master’s thesis on pricing analysis. After graduation, I was offered a position as global product manager, where I managed a portfolio of screw fastening products and launched new ones in key markets. I got to travel the world visiting customers and finding out what they needed. I can proudly say that I contributed to changing the US screw market from single to collated screws, making our customers more productive and safe. I also got to learn German!
A couple of years later, I moved to head office in Manchester to manage our flagship direct fastening tools. While there, I got to launch one of our most iconic products of the past decade, the BX3 battery nailer. It was quite a game changer for me, as the launch significantly boosted the region’s sales growth, while giving me lots of exposure to senior management. In the process, I had to demonstrate strategic thinking, agile learning and the ability to manage complex stakeholder situations. All important elements for professional development at Hilti.
The project opened doors to a new challenge for me, and I now lead a team of highly talented product managers in driving the technical marketing content for our specifier and engineering communities. This is a newly created team, so it gives me the opportunity to develop new competencies in areas such as crafting direction and developing others. Again, all important aspects of leadership at Hilti.
Next steps on my journey with Hilti have recently been Head of Product Management in E1HUB and at the moment I started my transition into Head of Marketing for BU Software. New challenges, great opportunities, as usual with Hilti. Wish me luck!
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