Executive Leadership Development position

London
Reference No: 10279

What's the role?

We’re looking for talented individuals who combine a Masters or MBA education with sales experience in an international environment to accelerate their career with us, demonstrating excellent results and benefitting from the training and development required to achieve a director-level position within 12 to 18 months.
You will have the opportunity to work on some of the UK’s biggest construction projects whilst at the same time receiving world-class training and development to take your career to the next level. You need to be able to hit the ground running in a fast-paced, high-performing, international working culture.

Who is Hilti?

If 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 exceptional service. With some 30,000 people in more than 120 countries, which we’re looking to expand, we’re a great place for you to show us your worth, step up to new challenges and grow your career.

What does the role involve?

Following substantial growth and investment in the past years, Hilti (Great Britain) Ltd. currently employs circa 1,000 employees, of which approximately 50% are in sales related positions. You will learn the business as a Regional Manager, a commercial leadership position with a focus on operational and strategic business in your designated region, combined with people management.

As a Regional Manager, you’ll be expected to meet and exceed business targets, plus maximise profitable growth in your region. This means partnering with our customers to understand their businesses, while developing loyal, win-win relationships. It also involves working with other management teams to capitalize on business potential across territories, and taking an active role in handling key accounts. You’ll lead a team of 7-10 Account Managers, which calls for training, developing and motivating them, both individually and as a unit. In fact, we’ll measure you as much on developing your team as on achieving your targets.

You will also benefit from dedicated mentoring from senior leaders within the organisation and a bespoke career plan to allow you to reach your full potential in the organisation, whether that is in the UK or internationally

Hilti Great Britain is proud to rank 35th in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to work for 2019.

What do we offer?

Your responsibilities will be great and, with them, we’ll give you the freedom and autonomy to do whatever it takes to deliver outstanding results. Go beyond our expectations and we’ll reward you with unrivalled opportunities for personal development and career progression as soon as you’re ready for the next challenge.

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, ability and competitive drive, no matter what your background.

What you need is:

  • Masters or MBA
  • Sales experience in an international environment, with the ability to inspire others and achieve results
  • Clear leadership experience plus proven ability to influence at board/senior management level
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills with a strategic mind-set
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • International mobility
  • Fluency in an additional language preferred
  • You are attracted to the Hilti culture, which is very down-to-earth with a strong balance between performance drive and people orientation
  • As part of your interview process, we’ll take you on a day-in-the-life ‘field ride’ to give you a feel for our business and the calibre of our people.

Flexible working is one of many ways that Hilti seeks to ensure that it offers a work-life balance that works for employees and works for the business. We offer flexible working options to suit different stages in your life and aim to support you to find the right balance between work and home life.

Flexible working can take many forms, including but not limited to: job sharing, part-time working, annualised hours, compressed hours, flexi-time, term-time working, working from home, staggered hours, career breaks, time off in lieu, and flexible shift-working*. We also offer employees the option to buy up to five extra days' annual leave each year.

*Please note that not all options are available for every role and you must complete six months' service before you are eligible for any change in your working pattern.

“How am I going to sell power tools? I’ve never drilled a hole in my life! That’s what I thought when I first joined Hilti, but it’s really not like that. It’s about nurturing your strengths and being rewarded for hard work.”

- James, Customer service representative (sales)

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