Masters Student - Logistics Thesis

Reference No: 16257

What's the role?

We are looking for a Master Thesis student to conduct a research study regarding logistics services competitive landscape, industry trends, and customer sensing in the Irish construction industry. The study conclusions and recommendations will be considered to build the Logistics Services Roadmap for Ireland from 2020 to 2023.

The study duration is from Jan to May 2020. There will be interim presentations to review the progress of the project and provide you with steering and direction. The final presentation will be to the Irish Leadership team and Logistics Leadership team for Northern Europe.

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 some 30,000 people in more than 120 countries, 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?

The goal of the thesis is to:

Understand the logistics competitive landscape based on market analysis
Understand Hilti's positioning in the market regarding Logistics services
Understand logistics last mile delivery trends in Ireland
Conduct customers and internal stakeholder surveys and interviews
Identify gaps on our current offer and propose alternatives

The project deliverables are:

Presentation to the Irish Leadership Teams and Regional Logistics Leadership Team of:
Result of surveys and interviews to internal and external stakeholders
Conclusions of the research
Recommendations for services to implement, rated by importance to customer & feasibility to implement

Interim presentations with the progress of the research. These presentations can also be used for decision making and to highlight areas of risk in the project.
Presentation 1 - Project plan & Methodology for approval
Presentation 2 - Initial findings on primary & secondary research
Presentation 3 - Gap analysis & recommendations
To support the students with the success of the project, the Logistics Services Manager for Northern Europe and the Logistics Manager for Ireland will act as project supervisors.

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’ll give you the tools and support you need to excel in your thesis project. You’ll enjoy the combination of autonomy and teamwork, as you’ll manage your own project together with your pair while being part of a friendly and supportive working environment.

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 have no knowledge of construction, that’s fine with us. We’re more interested in your ability, commitment and drive to succeed.

You will get a chance to do your thesis for a dynamic global company where your efforts will be highly appreciated and the findings will be put into action.

What you need is:

  • Currently in last year of Master’s Degree program, with a preference in the area of Logistics, Marketing, Business Management, or Industrial Engineering
  • Excellent Project/ Time Management skills
  • Good Computer skills (Office, Excel, SAP beneficial)
  • A strategic approach and good problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills in English
  • Energy, courage and sharp thinking

Please send us your application with your CV attached latest by 31.12.2019. If you have any further questions about the project, please contact Regional Logistics Services Manager, Silvia Llamoca-Valencia, or Talent Acquisition Specialist, Janine Gaffney

“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.”

- Fabrice, Head of Global Logistics Services

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