IT Project Manager – Corporate Function IT (m/f/x)

Switzerland, Buchs
Reference No: WD-0008445

What's the role?

We are looking for an experienced IT Project Manager who will manage & lead projects under Fleet Finance which was developed in-house completely. Project management responsibilities include the coordination and completion of projects on time within budget and within scope, oversee all aspects of projects, set deadlines, assign responsibilities, and monitor and summarize progress of project etc. Prepare reports for upper management regarding status of project.
You will strongly contribute to our digital transformation journey shaping the future of digitalization at Hilti, which is essential to further grow our position as quality and innovation leader. Project manager should understand leasing / fleet concept in construction industry.

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?

As an IT Project Manager, you will work directly with business counterparts to ensure deliverables fall within the applicable scope and budget. You will coordinate with other departments (IT & Business) to ensure all aspects (end to end) of each project are compatible.
1. Leads, directs, and coordinates the project management team in the design of the overall project, and in the development of the implementation plan and project timelines.
2. Identifies and develops working relationships with affected Business and IT functions at all levels; ensures that representatives from all functions are kept appropriately informed of project activities and are encouraged to participate as appropriate.
3. Advises process teams representing functions needs regarding cross-functional considerations, workflow integration and coordination, and optimization of best practices.
4. Provides and ensures communication with and between project and respective functional management at critical points in the implementation of the project plan.
5. Identifies, secures, and coordinates implementation of internal and external resources and expertise as appropriate to achieve project objectives.
6. Ensures that projects are proceeding according to timelines, meeting targets and expectations, and adhering to established operating parameters; negotiates changes in project resources as necessary to achieve objectives and timelines.
7. Leading RFI’s, RFP’s and Vendor selection process etc.
8. Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the goals and objectives of the unit; recruits, trains, oversees, and deploys technical and functional staff as appropriate.
9. Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training and enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
10. Develops and manages operating budgets as appropriate and performs periodic cost and productivity analyses.
11. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

You will be part of a global and diverse team located in Buchs (St. Gallen), Switzerland. You will be actively working with IT colleagues in other two strategic IT locations (Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia and Plano/Tulsa – USA) and with our business stakeholders around the world. We live diversity and inclusion. We develop and manage our team members based on trust and empowerment. Our values are integrity, courage, teamwork and commitment.

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?

We have an excellent mix of people, challenging, and developing you every single day! Success at Hilti is down to teamwork and ability, no matter what your background is.
The ideal candidate has a strong ability to acquire and apply new technical expertise quickly on assigned responsibilities. You should be using advanced tools and methods for gathering of facts including analytical methods to develop solutions scenarios. In addition, you can prepare decisions and actions based on deep understanding of our Hilti Business Model, specific product area and corresponding IT strategy & guidelines. We have a clearly defined career development track for every individual employee and an excellent team whom are duly rewarded by performance. Last not least you enjoy working side by side with partners, colleagues, and teams on tough problems.

What you need is:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Information Systems, Computer Science, or in a related field (PhD is a plus)
  • 5 or more years of relevant work experience as IT project manager and/or Product Owner of one or more SAP systems with proven track record of successful project delivery
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) / PRINCE II certification is a plus
  • Ability to multi-task and manage various project elements simultaneously
  • Good understanding of methodologies like Agile, waterfall etc to drive
  • Well versed in Microsoft Office (MS Project, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • Capacity to manage high stress situations as well as Strong drive for success and high level of commitment
  • Willingness to learn and develop yourself and your colleagues with the right leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills, Attention to details, Conflict resolution skills, Big-picture thinking and vision, self-responsibility, and customer orientation
  • Experience in working in an international/virtual/geographically dispersed team

Does this sound like you? We look forward to your application! For further questions, please feel free to contact the hiring manager Rajaganesh Aranganathan, Head of Corporate Function IT, Contact number +41 786888274

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*For non-EU / EFTA citizens: Please state your eligibility status to work in Switzerland/ Liechtenstein and note that if you do not own a valid Swiss/ Liechtenstein work permit, Hilti cannot guarantee your final employment due to authority regulations.

Hilti is an equal opportunity employer.

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