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Venture Scout Analyst (Greentech)

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Location: Remote -, POST-BER, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0012810
Date Posted: Feb 21, 2023
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi Europe Ltd.
Profession (Job Category): Project/Program Management
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: Yes

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About Hitachi Environment Business Division

Hitachi Environment Business Division addresses the world’s most challenging social and environmental challenges. By focussing on more efficient usage of assets and systems, we extract value to reach outcomes that matter for business and society – what we call the double bottom line. Combining 100+ years of experience in operational technology (OT) and 60+ years in IT, we harness Hitachi’s broad capabilities in R&D to deliver cutting edge AI and IOT solutions in the core areas of transport, manufacturing and energy.

Role Overview

6-months, home-based contract to support the business and strategy requirements of Hitachi’s Environment Business Division.

As a Strategy & Ventures Junior Project manager, you will be representing Hitachi and regularly interacting with Startups, (Corporate) Venture Funds and internal Business Units.

You will also operationally manage Hitachi’s Corporate Venturing Office Europe which has the responsibility to work with the management of different business units to identify business priorities, identify startups that meet these requirements and create new partnership opportunities. All of these activities are performed within the ‘Environment’ theme.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assess ecosystems and competitive dynamics, partner needs, competitive players
  • Coordinate market analyses and identify venture opportunity areas
  • Coordinate the identification of venture opportunity areas through the analysis of Hitachi’s Business Unit strategies
  • Scout databases, reports and attend conferences / meetings to identify interesting startups and manage the tracking of these startups in a structured manner
  • Meet with startups and analyze the startup’s strengths and weaknesses, assets, finances and capabilities and business models.
  • Lead financial analysis of startup and investment ROI
  • Prepare PoC budgets for a potential collaboration with Business Units
  • Manage the summary and presentation of selected startups to Business Units and identify importance of a potential collaboration / partnership
  • Prepare and coordinate regular update reports and other communication materials for internal stakeholders
  • Communicate with Venture Funds’ stakeholders and represent Hitachi in the investor scene
  • Support ad-hoc projects such as presentations and other analyses.

Skills & Competencies Required

  • Bachelor's Degree and / or Masters in an area such as Finance, Business Administration, Sustainability Strategy, Technology & Information Management or equivalent work experience
  • Preferably 3-4 years of project management or venture scouting / corporate venturing experience
  • Ability to impact operations and effect change without being confrontational
  • Detail oriented, analytical and inquisitive
  • Ability to work independently as well as guide interns in a (virtual) team
  • Extremely organized with strong time-management skills
  • Experience of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Big Picture Thinking
  • Works Well Under Pressure
  • Confident and credible communication skills displaying both technical knowledge and commercial understanding
  • Problem Solving abilities
  • Critical Thinking
  • Strong Relationship Building skills
  • Proficiency in English

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