IT Product Owner Learning & Development (m/f/x)

Switzerland, Buchs
Reference No: WD-0008494

What's the role?

Technology is not only the present but the future of learning – blended learning, microlearning, cloud-based learning, mobile learning, gamification, augmented reality/virtual reality, simulations, adaptive learning, and even artificial intelligence are being used to develop skills and knowledge of corporate employees. Learner centricity and consumerism is in the heart of all initiatives in order to improve the quality of digital learning catered to the learners’ needs. To strengthen our Global HR IT team, we are looking for an IT product owner for learning & development who plays a vital role in designing, implementing, and continuously improving Hilti’s employee training and learning processes and solutions. Join our team and create direct impact on the end-user engagement and learners’ experience by translating and implementing complex business requirements into most seamless and simple technical solutions. You provide global system support and continuously enhance system capabilities to enable employee and business growth.

Who is Hilti?

We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software, and services for the global construction sector. Hilti is a multicultural workplace with some 30,000 people in more than 120 countries committed to global teamwork.
The IT department within Hilti is a truly global team with main hubs in Buchs (Switzerland), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), and Plano/Tulsa (USA). All locations have highly competent teams who work very closely together. Hilti’`s Global IT team is known for their focus on sustainable value creation by translating latest IT innovations into value creating solutions & services.

What does the role involve?

In your role of the IT product owner for learning & development you will build on your entrepreneurial spirit, your passion for crafting a compelling product vision, and your skills to make things happen. With your expert knowledge on emerging learning technologies and innovative use of mature technologies, you partner with key stakeholders in the HR learning & development team and Global IT to build and manage a state-of-the-art solution portfolio. You will manage the roadmap to grow and maintain our learning technology stack in line with the business strategy. You understand business goals, needs and challenges. You gather, analyse and prioritize the business requirements and translate them into user stories. You derive requirements for future IT solutions, clarify technical details, define an approach, and successfully implement the solution in defined sprint cycles. Keeping the big picture, product vision, and end-user centricity in mind, you carefully select procedure models and methods, both classical and agile, to create maximum impact. Being a subject matter expert with profound business and technical knowledge, you form a powerful team with IT business analysts, IT product owners, and your HR business counterparts who are located all over the world. You involve in international projects and contribute to their success. You establish a trustworthy relationship with all stakeholders and vendors involved to achieve defined targets. With your problem-solving attitude you ensure high-quality support to the global user community and use this as a source to continuously improve the learning & development environment and drive your personal and professional growth.

We have an excellent mix of people, which we believe makes for a more vibrant, more innovative and more productive team.

What do we offer?

We give you the autonomy to identify the right technology solutions for our customers. We also encourage you to grow, not only in this role, but also beyond - you will be able to move around the business, to experience various job functions and even work abroad in different markets.
Our IT department is located in Buchs SG, Switzerland in the beautiful and mountainous Rhine Valley. It is in convenient walking distance to the city center and train station as well as in close proximity to our corporate headquarters in Schaan, Liechtenstein.
As integral part of our performance oriented yet caring culture we want you to work your best. Offers such as flexible working/part time arrangements, comprehensive insurance and pension plans, day care for your children are just some of the ways we do that. Additionally, Hilti e-bikes are readily available for you to use free of charge!

Why should you apply?

Become a valuable member of our highly professional and international team of IT experts and meet the challenges of a global multinational company using latest technologies. You will have the freedom to act in the responsible area with career prospects in a dynamic environment, excellent opportunities to develop yourself to higher levels and wider range of knowledge. 80% of the top positions are filled internally. We have a clearly defined career development track for every individual employee and an excellent team which is duly rewarded by performance.

What you need is:

  • Master’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Business Administration, Human Resources Management, or related fields
  • Minimum 3+ year experience in product lifecycle management of learning management solutions, including product discovery, design, implementation, build/configuration, and support
  • Expert knowledge on emerging learning technologies and innovative use of mature technologies
  • Technical curiosity and the willingness to explore and learn new technologies, patterns, and practices
  • Hands-on configuration experience in leading edge learning (management) solutions
  • End-user centricity mindset when thinking of solutions that meet business requirements
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, passion for crafting a compelling product vision and the skills to make things happen
  • Excellent conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills paired with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong project management skills, ideally in both waterfall and agile methodologies
  • HR business process understanding as a plus
  • Fluent in English (verbally and written)

Does this sound like you? Apply today and start your Hilti journey! For further questions, please feel free to contact the hiring manager Schwaerzler-Duerlinger, Christine:

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Hilti is an equal opportunity employer.

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