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#PressForProgress Series

No Two Days Are The Same at Hilti

IWD Dawn

At Hilti we are committed to developing all our employees and looking back on International Women’s Day, we wanted to put the spotlight on some of the women who have grown within the organisation, through our latest blog series #PressforProgress.

This week, we spoke to Dawn Leitch, a Regional Manager for Scotland, working within our Sales North division.

 

IWD 2018

IWD Dawn

Why did you want to join Hilti Dawn?

I decided to originally apply for an Account Manager role at Hilti back in 2013, as I wanted a change from what I was doing (working as an IT Account Manager for an education company) – and what could be more challenging than joining an industry I knew nothing about!

Fortunately, I got the job as an Account Manager and after 18 months, I progressed into my current role as Regional Manager.

How did you develop into a Regional Manager role?

Here at Hilti, we have a Strategic Development process in place, and this is what helped me to understand both my strengths and development areas. As a result this supported me with the knowledge and tools I needed to get to this point in my career.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

The main thing I like about my job is the variety it offers and the fact that no two days are the same. One day I can be on field rides with my team or out on sites, the next I can be visiting our top  customers, recruiting new team members and generally supporting the development of my team.

Personally, it’s the daily challenges and fluidity of my diary that I love.

Also, I like the fact that I’m not just a people manager – I am also part of the team driving business forward. I get to meet people, talk to customers and drive the development of my team as well as the opportunity to be hands-on.

What surprises you most about your job?

I would say it’s often how nice people are that surprises me. Having been in sales for so many years, you can come across some less than savoury characters, but there are so many nice people within the company as well as just genuinely lovely customers.

What would you say to other women considering a career at Hilti?

Hilti is an amazing place to work and whilst the construction industry is often a male dominated environment, I’ve never considered that to be an issue for me. I knew nothing about the industry when I joined, so I would say that people shouldn’t let that be a barrier for them – it's a really supportive culture at Hilti.

Interested in #PressforProgress? Read Sam Lane's Hilti experience from this series...

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