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Working Student Strategy and Ventures Analyst (m/f/d)

Location: Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0012862
Date Posted: Dec 1, 2022
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi Europe Ltd.
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Internship
Job Schedule: Part time
Remote: No

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Description

About Hitachi Environment Business Division

Hitachi Environment Business Division addresses the world’s most challenging social and environmental challenges. By focusing 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, working student position to support the business and strategy requirements of Hitachi’s Environment Business Division.

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

Perform business and financial analyses and work with management to identify business priorities, identify startups that meet our 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
  • Explore and analyze markets and trends in the industry and identify venture opportunity areas
  • Identify venture opportunity areas through the analysis of Hitachi’s Business Unit strategies
  • Scout databases, reports and attend conferences / meetings to identify interesting startups and track these in a structured manner
  • Meet with startups and analyze the startup’s strengths and weaknesses, assets, finances and capabilities and business models.
  • Summarize and present selected startups to Business Units and identify importance of a potential collaboration / partnership
  • Prepare 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 conference planning of relevant stakeholders

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
  • Ability to impact operations and effect change without being confrontational
  • Detail oriented, analytical and inquisitive
  • Ability to work independently and with others 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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