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Vice President, Digital Partner (Rail)


FR, GB + 1 more
Hitachi Digital Services

Job Description

Our Company
We’re Hitachi Digital, a company at the forefront of digital transformation and the fastest growing division of Hitachi Group. We’re crucial to the company’s strategy and ambition to become a premier global player in the massive and fast-moving digital transformation market.

Our group companies, including GlobalLogic, Hitachi Digital Services, Hitachi Vantara and more, offer comprehensive services that span the entire digital lifecycle, from initial idea to full-scale operation and the infrastructure to run it on. Hitachi Digital represents One Hitachi, integrating domain knowledge and digital capabilities, and harnessing the power of the entire portfolio of services, technologies, and partnerships, to accelerate synergy creation and make real-world impact for our customers and society as a whole.

Imagine the sheer breadth of talent it takes to unleash a digital future. We don’t expect you to ‘fit’ every requirement – your life experience, character, perspective, and passion for achieving great things in the world are equally as important to us.

The team
This team is responsible for creating, developing and driving our AI initiatives; fostering innovation, and ensuring the successful deployment of cutting-edge generative AI technology and products that power sustainable connectivity.

The role
The Digital Partner’s primary objective is to drive digital transformation within the rail sector by leveraging Hitachi’s digital capabilities and offerings. This role focuses on integrating services and solutions from various Hitachi digital companies, collaborating with subject matter experts from Hitachi Vantara, Hitachi Digital Services, GlobalLogic, Hitachi Cyber, and other relevant entities within the Hitachi group, to deliver comprehensive and innovative solutions tailored to the rail industry.

The role will act as a strategic consultant, collaborating with stakeholders to enhance operational efficiency, safety, and customer satisfaction in rail transportation and is pivotal in fostering innovation, ensuring cohesive execution, and aligning efforts across the organization to achieve Hitachi’s strategic objectives and market success.

  • Leading Strategic Digital Transformation in opportunity identification and Strategy Development within the Rail Sector
  • Support Hitachi Rail to develop and articulate a digital strategy that aligns with Hitachi’s vision and rail industry needs
  • Engage with key stakeholders from Hitachi digital companies (Hitachi Vantara, Hitachi Digital Services, Global Logic, and Hitachi Cyber) to align their offerings with the rail sector’s requirements
  • Facilitate collaboration and ensure cohesive integration of services and solutions
  • Design customized digital solutions that address the specific challenges and goals of rail industry clients
  • Leverage Hitachi’s digital technologies, including IoT, AI, data analytics, and cybersecurity, to create innovative solutions
  • Conduct market analysis to understand trends, challenges, and opportunities within the rail sector
  • Develop business development plans and strategies to expand Hitachi’s digital footprint in the rail industry
  • Build and maintain strong relationships alongside Hitachi Rail with rail industry clients, acting as a trusted digital advisor and partner
  • Ensure ongoing client satisfaction and identify opportunities for continuous improvement and additional value creation

What you’ll bring
The suitable candidate will have strong experience in Sales, Consultancy and Digital Transformation of Operational Technology (OT) Industry including Rail from a Services/Consultancy Industry in Digital/IT.

  • Experience in the technology sector, preferably with a background in Operational Technology (OT), Information Technology (IT), and/or digital services
  • Deep experience in the rail industry (or comparable mission-critical, safety-critical industry such as aviation or defence), with a strong background in digital transformation and consultancy services
  • Proven track record of managing complex & international projects involving multiple stakeholders from different business units
  • Proven experience in Digital GTM
  • Experience working with or within Hitachi digital companies is a plus
  • Experience and ability to lead and facilitate workshops and knowledge transfer sessions effectively
  • Highly motivated, with excellent leadership, organisational, communication and people skills
  • Must be an excellent communicator managing internal and external communications, expectations and requests
  • Ability to work and lead in a multicultural environment
  • A Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Engineering, or a related field is required

About us

We’re a global, 1000-strong, diverse team of professional experts, promoting and delivering Social Innovation through our One Hitachi initiative (OT x IT x Product) and working on projects that have a real-world impact. We’re curious, passionate and empowered, blending our legacy of 110 years of innovation with our shaping our future. Here you’re not just another employee; you’re part of a tradition of excellence and a community working towards creating a digital future.

Championing diversity, equity, and inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are integral to our culture and identity. Diverse thinking, a commitment to allyship, and a culture of empowerment help us achieve powerful results. We want you to be you, with all the ideas, lived experience, and fresh perspective that brings. We support your uniqueness and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply and realize their full potential as part of our team.

How we look after you

We help take care of your today and tomorrow with industry-leading benefits, support, and services that look after your holistic health and wellbeing. We’re also champions of life balance and offer flexible arrangements that work for you (role and location dependent). We’re always looking for new ways of working that bring out our best, which leads to unexpected ideas. So here, you’ll experience a sense of belonging, and discover autonomy, freedom, and ownership as you work alongside talented people you enjoy sharing knowledge with.

We’re proud to say we’re an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, age, disability status or any other protected characteristic. Should you need reasonable accommodations during the recruitment process, please let us know so that we can do our best to set you up for success.

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Jul 11, 2024


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