Executive Leadership Development position

Manchester
Reference No: 19188

What's the role?

We’re looking for talented people 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 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?

Unless you work in construction, you probably haven't heard of us. We're a hidden gem.

We provide cutting-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the professional construction sector. Our customers are loyal and enthusiastic about us. So are our people.

We regularly win Great Place to Work awards globally and are very proud to have been placed on the Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For list in the UK by our employees for the past 10 years.

Hilti offers the best of both worlds – friendly teams locally and roles across the UK combined with the opportunities only a company of 30,000 people spread across 120 countries can bring.

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 management 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 direct 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 directors 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

93% of our people say they’re proud to work for Hilti, thanks to the quality of our products and the way we look after our people.

What do we offer?

We really value our people and we've worked hard to develop a competitive reward package that reflects this. Some of the benefits we offer include:

*Different ways to work flexibly including working from home and compressed hours so please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview
*Genuine career advancement (more than 80% of all leadership roles are filled internally
*Competitive salary and above-average performance bonus
*6% employer pension contributions
*Private Health Insurance and Employee Assistance Programme
*33 days' holiday (inc. Bank Holidays) plus the ability to purchase 5 days more annually
*Paid leave to work on charitable projects
*Hilti Benefits Box, a reward platform offering a cycle to work scheme and shopping and lifestyle discounts/cashback
*Subsidised on-site canteen and free fruit and salad
*Free parking and excellent public transport links

Our Head Office is currently based next to Old Trafford but in early 2021 we will move to state of the art new premises at Circle Square in Central Manchester. We will continue to offer free parking for employees and will be located a short walk from Oxford Rd train station and St Peter's Square tram stop.

Why should you apply?

We have an excellent mix of people and some of our best account managers joined us with no experience. So, if you’ve never worked in sales or construction, that’s fine with us. Success at Hilti is down to teamwork and ability, 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

Click through the 'Apply Now' button where you will be asked to upload your CV and answer a few short questions – the whole process should take around 90 seconds. If you need any support with your application please contact gbcareers@hilti.com.

“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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