Supply Manager Inserts

Reference No: WD-0005719

What's the role?

We’re looking for a passionate Supply Manager for our purchasing department in Shanghai. We belong to the Asian Development and Supply organization in Hilti’s power tool business. You will drive the purchasing activities for part of our portfolio of power tool accessories, thereby contributing to our ability to differentiate, to deliver, and to remain competitive.

Who is Hilti?

In case 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 first-rate service. With more than 29,000 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?

Our new Supply Manager will:
• Take charge of purchasing activities in new product development, localization, and resourcing projects including
o tendering of new business, applying advanced purchasing methods (e.g., reverse auctions);
o monitoring of changes with potential cost impact and keeping cost below cost targets;
o ensuring good collaboration between suppliers and Hilti functions;
o securing enough production capacity at suppliers;
• Work with your team lead or the Strategic Supply Manager to develop the material group strategy;
• Foster and sustain relationships to suppliers, organize regular management reviews with suppliers, oversee and drive for continuous improvement of supplier KPIs;
• Investigate the supply market to identify suitable suppliers and support to qualify new suppliers in line with needs identified in material group strategy;
• Consistently improve material cost productivity by regularly negotiating prices with suppliers and driving additional savings initiatives;
• Secure continuous supply by identifying and implementing preventive measures and addressing supply issues when they arise;
• Mitigate the business interruption risk across your portfolio, ensure Code of Conduct compliance, and contract coverage with suppliers according to our established standards.

Our unique culture is why people stay at Hilti - and why it’s not unheard of to find two generations of the same family working with us.

What do we offer?

We’ll give you everything you need to excel in your role, including ongoing training and lots of responsibility from the start. In return for your exceptional performance and consistent results, you’ll receive one-to-one career mentoring, as well as exciting opportunities to broaden your role and potentially move around the business. This is the perfect place for a global career.

Why should you apply?

We have an excellent mix of people, which we believe makes for a more vibrant, more innovative, more productive team. So, if you’ve never worked in construction, that’s fine with us. Success at Hilti is down to teamwork and ability, no matter what your background.

What you need is:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration or similar
  • 3-5 years of strategic purchasing experience or in a related field in an international environment
  • Proficient use of English and Mandarin in business contexts
  • Advanced communication and negotiation skills



1. Take charge of purchasing activities in new product development, localization, and resourcing projects related to respective material groups including (but not limited to)
• tendering of new business, applying advanced purchasing methods (e.g., reverse auctions);


Implements supply strategies and executes supply projects from analytics to tendering, contract negotiation and implementation on limited geographical scope and/or spend volume. Manages supplier performance.