Head of Logistics
What's the role?
We are seeking for a senior executive with extensive operations, logistics and people management experience in guiding a dynamic team of professionals and responsible for supply chain strategy to support Hilti Korea in achieving our business objectives and being a member of the executive management team. Report to Vice President of Logistics - North Asia and dotted line report to the General Manager of Hilti Korea, as a member of the executive management team work closely with other department heads such as sales, marketing, engineering, HR, Finance, general manager to contribute to the business success of Hilti Korea. Develop and implement robust and strategic logistics processes that support continuous volume growth by working in conjunction with sales, marketing and other teams in aligning regional and global directions and standards and drive continuous change and improvement processes by applying LEAN standards in the complete supply chain cycle through influencing a complete e2e order processes. With entrepreneurial spirit as a strong business partner to support Hilti’s systematic account development in cultivating customer loyalty to develop strategic accounts (Top Customers) and offer outstanding services in the whole supply chain cycle.
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 30,000 people in more than 120 locations, 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?
Steer and coach the Logistics team to optimize the logistics network in materials management, customs, warehousing and transportation services for both core and project (Energy & Industry) businesses contributing to sustainable value creation through a further improved operational foundation and advance service offerings. Continue to provide high quality service levels to strengthen our competitive position as quality service provider by increasing productivity and reducing inventory to support local growth and foster sustainability with our lean processes with a clear end-to-end supply chain visibility and an optimized network to strive for an advance integrated sales and operations planning. Focus on time delivery while realizing commercial and cost saving benefits at P&L level. This include setting up and managing warehouses and transport providers in Korea (Seoul (external) & Busan (in-house)) to best serve the needs of the customers and manage deals, contracts & delivery to complete the procurement cycle. Ensure continuous improvement to safety practices across all channel sales functions and supply chain processes by implementing relevant controls and/or measures to minimize risk. Passionate about people development and support the team through coaching and offering clear direction driving for high performing and caring culture and fully engaged in team members’ career development and build a strong succession pipeline for Hilti logistics community through involve in global talent recruiting with deep understanding of D&I and employee engagement. Contribute to global logistics community by guiding, sharing and implementing global best practices with continuous improvement and digital mindset and identify and initiate projects when necessary that help improve service levels and cost optimization as well as responsible for LEAN implementation.
What do we offer?
Show us what you’re made of and we’ll offer you opportunities to move around the business – to work abroad, experience different job functions and tackle different markets. It’s a great way to find the right match for your ambitions and achieve the exciting career you’re after.
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:
- Degree or above in logistics, supply chain, operation management or industrial operations or other discipline (MBA is an added advantage).
- At least 10 years of experience gained in international company with focus on logistics and/or supply chain with strong understanding of company business and customers’ needs.
- Excellent analytical, communication and presentation skills with the ability to communication and collaborate with stakeholders at all levels and gain their trust in implementing key operational decisions that is beneficial to Hilti and our customers.
- Inspiring person that cascade the vision and strategy clearly to the team and work with them to move Hilti Korea channel sales and logistics to next level.
- Strong project management and capable in managing multi-tasks whilst meeting the objectives and deadline.
- Highly proficient in both written and spoken Korean and English as well as LEAN tools.
- Aspiring to develop a long-term career with us and look for the opportunity to excel the exposure at regional or at global level.
“You get a unique opportunity to experience all different functions of the supply chain – and, for many people, to do it overseas. We really encourage our teams to challenge the way things are done. If you can make a process simpler, do it, show us.”