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Product Specialist / Product Manager

Location: Lilydale, Victoria, Australia
Job ID: AU52909766
Date Posted: Feb 13, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Entry Level
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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General information:

We are currently looking for a highly capable Product Specialist / Product Manager to join our High Voltage Products team in Lilydale. As Product Manager and Digital Platform Lead for Hitachi Energy’s Power Quality Products digital and controller product solutions, you are responsible for overseeing all aspects of the respective products/systems life cycle. This includes (but not limited to) identification of market needs and product development requirements, product launch activities, strategic planning and roadmap development, and managing direct or indirect resources to accomplish identified goals. You are comfortable working in a cross-functional role encompassing electronics hardware, software development, M2M and remote communications, as well as cloud computing and architecture fundamentals. You are instrumental in leading and coordinating the product lines’ digital transformation based on a clear vision for the future. Come as you are and prepare to get better as you learn and grow. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and plug into a team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation Hitachi Energy is a pioneering technology leader. We are helping to increase access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. We help to power your home, keep industry and factories running, and our hospitals and schools open. We offer power and automation products, systems, service and software solutions across the generation, transmission, and distribution value chain. That is what we do – Why we do it – sustainability. We are advancing the world’s energy system to be more sustainable, flexible and secure. We are playing a significant role in enabling a sustainable energy future – for today’s generations and those to come.


  • Develop and drive the implementation of strategic product and solution roadmaps for the subject portfolio.

  • Provide technical leadership and direction on the digital product portfolio and support customer implementation activities.

  • Coordinate cross-functional resources (locally and globally as required) to achieve the subject portfolio objectives. This includes, but not limited to; marketing and sales teams, local operations (SCM, OHSQ&E, manufacturing), R&D resources, as well as specialist team functions (i.e., Cybersecurity, 3rd party developers, etc).

  • In conjunction with Global Product Management and Global Technology Teams, identify and coordinate funding and resources required to achieve product development objectives. Support project execution accordingly.

  • Provide technical, training, and production support as required.

  • Perform market analysis related to the subject portfolios to identify new market opportunities. Translate the analysis into business plans and strategies in line with global product line priorities.

  • Live the Company core values of safety, Quality, and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

Your background

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (electrical, electronic, computer science, robotics/mechatronics preferred) with working electrical systems knowledge.

  • Min 3 years relevant experience. Experience in leading product development projects highly valued.

  • Familiarity and experience with embedded and PC based software languages / programming and communication protocols advantageous.

  • Highly organized with a focus on timeliness and the ability to meet deadlines amidst changing priorities and activities.

  • Ability to implement change and influence people throughout the organization.

  • Experience in coordinating stakeholders in diverse functional areas; Relates well to people at all levels.

  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.

  • Proactive, flexible, and with demonstrable problem-solving skills.

  • Basic knowledge of business financial and commercial aspects. Comfortable tracking project planned costs vs. actual.

  • A strong focus on learning – we offer multiple options to upskill in both your professional field and areas of interest. In addition to the standard EAP offering we fund access to specialist help lines for our people in the following fields of expertise – First Nations People, LGBTIQ+, Domestic and Family Violence, Eldercare and Disability and Carers.

  • Wellbeing support – a range of initiatives to support wellbeing including webinars, RUOK?365, mindfulness programs, resilience programs.

  • Career opportunities – we encourage people to build their career here and roles in Australia are advertised internally and communicated weekly. Flexible working for roles that can accommodate. Genuinely multicultural workplace.

  • The opportunity to purchase additional leave to support you integrate home and work. Paid parental leave.

  • Additional leave including charity, compassionate, serious illness.

  • The ability to swap public holidays for religious days that have meaning for you.

  • A global organization focused on sustainability and harnessing the power of renewable energy.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. High attention to detail.

About Hitachi Energy

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 38,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD. Hitachi Energy is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and recognizes the importance of attracting the right people for the right job. We are actively seeking to increase the diversity of our team and encourage applications from people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, women, the LGBTQI+ community, people living with disability/ies and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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