Hilti employ around 30,000 people in more than 120 countries. Our leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services power the global construction industry, including some of the world’s most ambitious feats of engineering. Hilti has a unique working culture, made up of people from different backgrounds with a shared commitment to exceptional customer engagement. It’s a dynamic and fast-paced place to work, where success relies on teamwork.
Register for the Virtual Networking Sessions below.
Virtual Networking Sessions
In order to take part in these virtual networking sessions you will need to:
- Click on the link to Register on selected dates
- Register for the event
- To access the event:
- A registration confirmation e-mail will contain a zoom link and meeting ID/password at the bottom of the email under ‘Additional Information section’
- Or alternatively you can click on the orange ‘View the event’ button at the top of the email and it will open the joining instructions displayed on Eventbrite.
In the E1 region at Hilti there are two analytical teams. The first is the Financial controlling team who are responsible for all reporting across the region. The reports are primarily created using SQL, Access & PowerBI. The second team is the Platform & Data Insights team that are based in Strategic Marketing. They are responsible for all adhoc analysis, Machine Learning projects & automation across the region. The Data Insights managers specialise in SQL, Python & PowerBI. They have access to an Azure Data Lake & will soon have access to an AWS platform.
I joined Hilti in April 2021 as a Data Insight Manager. I spent the first 5 months creating reports for Marketing Managers across the region whilst I familiarised myself with the business. I also used this time to create strong working relationships with our Global data science team based in Paris & Schaan and exploring possible Machine Learning use cases in the region. I’ve spent the last 4 months working on our first ML use case ‘Churn prediction of Engaged customers’.
My background is slightly unusual. My undergraduate degree was a BSc in Optometry. I worked as an Optometrist across the UK for 4 years before deciding to go back to university to complete an MSc in Business Analytics. From there I began working at Cisco IT as a Data Analyst specialising in SQL & Tableau. I decided to go back to university to further my skills & completed my MSc in Data Science at Birkbeck. I have not found that having this unconventional background has limited my success in my career. If you have a strong team of Data Engineers to support you, it is possible to learn these further technical skills ‘on the job’.
A large part of being a Data Scientist is being able to work effectively with business stakeholders. This means translating business problems into clear cut Machine Learning projects. It requires excellent communication skills & the ability to translate complex algorithm results into a story that the business can digest & act upon. I’ve found as a manager that candidates fail in interviews far more often due to a lack of these soft skills rather than a lack of technical ability.
Day In The Life
Currently Hilti head office employees in GB are all based at home full time unless they have a specific reason to need to be in the office in person (specialist equipment etc.). The plan going forward is for employees to be in the office 3 days per week as a minimum. The other 2 days can be home based. This can be negotiated with their line manager. Hilti use flexitime fairly extensively & employees are permitted to start & end their day as suits their personal needs. Employees are expected to be available for meetings between 9.30-4.00 pm if needed.
When in the office there are plenty of tea/coffee stations available with free fruit throughout the day. There is also a canteen with multiple lunch options or Oxford road is on the doorstep with plenty of different lunch spots to choose from. Every desk in the office is a standing desk and has two screens plus a wireless keyboard & mouse as standard. Every employee has a locker where they can store any personal items. There are also many shared relaxing spaces with sofas & whiteboards that are ideal for brainstorming sessions. There are various meeting & focus rooms for calls on both floors. The dress code is fairly relaxed as business casual.
Hilti staff have the option to purchase an additional 5 days of holiday on top of the standard 25 days & can take an additional 2 on top of this for volunteer work plus bank holidays.
Microsoft Teams is the platform where meetings are held when virtual. Teams is widely used in projects too for document sharing & chatting on streams
No.1 Circle Square, 3 Symphony Park, Manchester, M1 7FS