HILTI OUTPERFORMER - OUR GLOBAL MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Do you have what it takes?

Do you see yourself as a future leader?

Do you have the desire to live and work internationally?

Do you have the passion to make a difference and the drive to go the extra mile?

Do you have a recent Master's degree?

Are you fluent in English and another language?

Hilti Outperformer could be the fast-track career starter you're after.

We offer three different tracks: Business, Technical and Logistics.

Real responsibility from day one

Hilti Outperformer is a global management development program like no other. Over a two-year period, we'll prepare you for a global leadership career by putting you right in the centre of our customer-focused business model and giving you full responsibility from day one.

Yes, it's fast paced and challenging. But we'll closely coach and mentor you while broadening your experience through a range of international management projects and an impactful social project. You'll also get the support you need to learn, grow and carve your own career. Aside from enjoying an incredible experience and making friends along the way, you'll gain a qualification from the top-ranking IMD business school in Lausanne, Switzerland.

WHY YOU’RE PERFECT FOR THE PROGRAM

  • You've recently graduated, or you're preparing to graduate, with a Master's degree or PhD in:
  • Economics, business administration, international management, engineering, marketing or finance for the Business track
  • Engineering (mechanical or electrical, civil or industrial, aeronautical or materials science) for the Technical track
  • Logistics or supply chain management for the Logistics track
  • You're ambitious for a career in global senior management.
  • You are a multilingual talent, fluent in English and at least one other language.
  • You've gained international experience through your work or studies and have spent between 3 months and 2 years in a professional environment.
  • You're mature and assertive, curious and committed.
  • You're a flexible team player with good communication and social skills, and you can inspire others.
  • You're a global thinker, keen for diverse cultural experiences and the opportunity to work abroad.

WHAT OUR PROGRAM LOOKS LIKE

Hilti Outperformer is a two-year program. From the start, you'll be working with colleagues from around the world, gaining exposure to senior management as well as your own personal mentor. This means joining meetings with board members and attending global summits as part of a high-performing team. You'll be given a variety of roles, learn about meeting the needs of our demanding customers and get involved with some high-profile, business-critical assignments. You'll also do a program at IMD business school in Switzerland, and take part in a life-changing social project.

During your program, we'll prepare you for a global leadership career through a variety of fascinating courses and events:

  • Leadership development program
    – a comprehensive learning journey with IMD business school in Lausanne, Switzerland, designed to expand your thinking about Hilti and your role as an emerging leader. Covering a wide range of modules, like Strategy Thinking, Finance, Execution and
    Global Leadership, it's a combination of online, classroom and outdoor training - some individual and some in teams - with a qualification from IMD.
  • Business management training
    – individual training at Hilti. A focus on behavioural profiles, personal strengths, leadership styles, communication skills and presentation tools.
  • Global summit
    – 4-5 days at our global headquarters in Liechtenstein. A look at the way global business units function, both independently and cooperatively, as well as soft skills like situational leadership, international teamwork, networking and culture.
  • Social project
    – 7-8 days 'building a better future'. A hands-on community project like our recent house building in Bosnia. Between laying bricks, you'll learn how catastrophes such as war, famine and natural disaster can affect people and business in a region.

Throughout your program, you'll discuss your next roles and locations with your mentor and regional program manager. This way, you'll get the best possible exposure and understanding of the business.

WHICH TRACK IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Account management

In your home country

12 months

Operational project

In your home country

3 months

Strategic project

In regional headquarters

6 months

Strategic project

In another region

3 months

Account management

In your home country

3 months

Local accounting

In your home country

2 months

Regional finance

In the regional headquarters

4 months

Strategic financial project

In another region

6 months

Courses and Events:

Leadership training – a course at a renowned European business school

Business management training – individual training at Hilti

Global summit – 4–5 days at head office in Schaan (Liechtenstein) with involvement of the Hilti Executive Board

Social project – 7–8 days ‘building a better future’ improving life conditions of those in need

You have access to the most senior leaders at Hilti - 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, Business Global Trainee

Innovation & Development Project

in a business unit, production plant or R&D center in Liechtenstein, Germany or Austria

15-18 months

Strategic Project

in the head office in Liechtenstein

3-6 months

Strategic Project

in the regional headquarters

3 months

Courses and Events:

Leadership training – a course at a renowned European business school

Business management training – individual training at Hilti

Global summit – 4–5 days at head office in Schaan (Liechtenstein) with involvement of the Hilti Executive Board

Social project – 7–8 days ‘building a better future’ improving life conditions of those in need

At Hilti, I feel I can genuinely help my customers do their work more effectively. At the end of the day, I feel my job makes a difference.

Matthias, Technical Global Trainee

Project in Global Logistics

in the head office in Liechtenstein

3 months

Various Operational Projects

in different locations, transferring your global experience to a regional level

17 months

Strategic Project

in the regional headquarters

4 months

Courses and Events:

Leadership training – a course at a renowned European business school

Business management training – individual training at Hilti

Global summit – 4–5 days at head office in Schaan (Liechtenstein) with involvement of the Hilti Executive Board

Social project – 7–8 days ‘building a better future’ improving life conditions of those in need

I joined Hilti just two months ago, and straight away felt I could depend on the help and support of my colleagues. If I have any questions or need advice, my manager is always there for me.

Colin, Logistics Global Trainee

HOW TO APPLY

  • Click on ‘Apply now’ below, which will take you to our online application system.
  • Choose a country. You must be fluent in the local language and hold a permit to work there.
  • Upload your CV and letter of motivation.
  • Also include any references, such as letters of recommendation from universities, internships or professional experience.
  • If we think you’re suited to the program, we’ll invite you for a first round of interviews with HR.
  • You’ll then be invited on a ‘field ride’ to experience a day in the life of a Hilti account manager or field engineer.
  • If this goes well, we’ll invite you to a regional assessment centre.
  • Along the way, we’ll be clear and honest with you about your progress, so you’ll always know where you stand.
  • If successful, the starting date of your program will depend on the region and your availability.

"Hilti Outperformer gives driven young people a unique combination of direction and freedom to carve their careers. We'll give you lots of responsibility from very early on, along with opportunities to experience different cultures and discuss your next steps. Our global trainees have a lot of fun too. Whether it's building houses on our social project or skiing at weekends, they form a deep bond, like a big international family."

Silvia, Global Program Manager