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Public Relations Manager

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Location: Remote
Job ID: 1021462HV
Date Posted: Oct 19, 2022
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Vantara
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
Profession (Job Category): Sales, Marketing & Product Management
Remote: Yes

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Meet our Team

US REMOTE

We represent Hitachi Vantara to enterprise clients across industries, establishing business relationships to understand customer challenges so that we can deliver profitable business for Hitachi products, services and solutions. We collaborate as a team and cross-functionally to ensure the success of our customers; success that is celebrated and shared. Our solutions bring value to every line of business and we need people like you to build those deep relationships and to passionately articulate our value proposition.

What you'll be doing

Hitachi Vantara is looking for a passionate and proven Public Relations Manager to help us craft the next chapter of the company's narrative. This person is a natural storyteller who lives to get the best media coverage possible. The successful candidate understands evolving market trends, maintains media relationships, and can connect the dots across a portfolio of data-centric hardware, software and services to create compelling storylines. S/he is a strong writer and communicator who loves to roll up their sleeves, working cross-functionally with internal stakeholders and PR agency partners to deliver top results.

The primary objective of this role is to help Hitachi Vantara become known as a provider of technology solutions for clients seeking to advance their data-centric business initiatives. Historically, we've have been best known for data storage, but our portfolio now spans hardware, software, and services addressing all aspects of the data lifecycle. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to use their creativity and story development skills to drive external communications for an established but evolving global business.

This position reports to the Director of Global Public Relations and sits within the company's Global Corporate Marketing and Communications organization. This is a fully remote position based in the U.S.

Responsibilities
  • Develop and drive Hitachi Vantara's PR programs for the company's technology, cloud and services portfolio to address business, tech and vertical media
  • Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with top-tier U.S. media
  • Provide counsel to executives, spokespeople and communications management on how to message and position the business and its innovations
  • Develop thoughtful and interesting content for communications opportunities including press releases, messaging documents, FAQs, blogs, byline articles, and speaking opportunity abstracts and presentations
  • Lead and collaborate with cross-functional teams including product, solutions and services marketing, customer advocacy, partner marketing, analyst relations and social media to proactively engage on communications content and media opportunities
  • Work closely with PR agency partners to develop media strategies and execute program elements

What you bring to the team
  • Minimum of 8 years' experience managing public relations programs; in-house and/or public relations agency experience required
  • Experience in large, global B2B technology, software, services companies a plus
  • A content master - strong writer and storyteller that can draft compelling messaging for use in press releases, messaging documents, press presentations, bylines, blogs and FAQs
  • Knowledge of the technology and data trends landscape to develop rapid response to breaking situations that require messaging or external media activity
  • Experience working with distributed global PR and agency partners to ensure global consistency and alignment of messaging and campaigns
  • Demonstrated ability to create high-quality work, calmly and with good judgment in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience; MBA or advanced degree a plus

Our Company

Hitachi Vantara is part of the Global Hitachi family. We balance innovation with an open, friendly culture and the backing of a long-established parent company, known for its ethical reputation. We guide customers from what's now to what's next by unlocking the value of their data and applications to solve their digital challenges, achieving outcomes that benefit both business and society.

Our people are our biggest asset, they drive our innovation advantage and we strive to offer a flexible and collaborative workplace where they can thrive. Diversity of thought is welcomed and our employee base is represented by several active Employee Resource Group communities. We offer industry leading benefits packages (flexible working, generous pension and private healthcare) and promote a creative and inclusive culture. If driving real change gives you a sense of pride and you are passionate about powering social good, we'd love to hear from you.

Our Values

We strive to create an inclusive environment for all and are open to considering home working, compressed/flexible hours and flexible arrangements. Get in touch with us to explore how we might be able to accommodate your specific needs.

We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. With Japanese roots going back over 100 years, our culture is founded on the values of our parent company expressed as the Hitachi Spirit:

Wa - Harmony, Trust, Respect

Makoto - Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity

Kaitakusha-Seishin - Pioneering Spirit, Challenge
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