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Senior Product Owner - Hitachi Solutions Empower Product Group

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Location: CHICAGO, CHICAGO, United States
Job ID: 743999911716288HS
Date Posted: Jul 10, 2023
Segment: Digital System & Service
Business Unit: Hitachi Services & Platforms
Company Name: Hitachi Solutions Ltd
Job Schedule: Full-time

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Company Description

Hitachi Solutions is a global solutions integrator passionate about designing, developing, and delivering cutting edge cloud solutions to help our clients innovative across their entire business. Our firm develops the business services and technology powering some of the products you use every day - and is closely aligned with Microsoft and other leaders in the cloud computing space.

What sets Hitachi Solutions apart is both our industry focus, and the intellectual property that we bring to our customers. Recognized for our achievements year after year, we strive to be the trusted advisor of large and medium sized enterprises alike - helping them move fast to achieve strategic business initiatives with distinguished engineering, hard work, and compassion. With over 3,000 team members across 14 countries, in our 18 years of focus our company has seen explosive growth and high customer satisfaction

A part of Hitachi, Ltd., our company has a long and rich history of innovation, financial strength, and international presence of one of the world's largest companies. Since 1910, Hitachi, Ltd. has been a leader in manufacturing innovative products and solutions that support industry and social infrastructure around the globe supported by 303,000 employees in over 100 countries and across 864 companies.

Job Description

This is a high-visibility, high-impact, full-time role in our Empower Product Group for professionals with a proven history of execution, and a desire to rapidly expand a product organization. Technical acumen and domain experience in data engineering, Azure, SaaS, and Data Analytics are strongly preferred.

Who you are:

  • Experienced. You have experience building solutions involving data or analytics in product management or similar roles. You have a strong background in enterprise software.
  • Customer and user focused. You have the ability to put yourself in a users' shoes and understand their needs. You listen closely to all avenues of feedback. You love to be the voice of the customer.
  • Passionate. You love the intersection of building software, deeply understanding customer needs, bringing products to market, and data science technologies. You have strong product and design instincts that inspire confidence.
  • Leader. You inspire trust with team members and are able to drive change in a positive and productive way. You anticipate problems and mitigate risks.
  • Growth mindset. You enjoy learning new things and see challenges as growth opportunities. You excel at mastering technical products and being the go-to person in your domain.
  • Strong communicator. You are comfortable representing your team & product, presenting vision & priorities to internal stakeholders, customers, and partners. You enjoy speaking opportunities and have a proven experience presenting to large teams and leadership.
  • Data Enthusiast. You have a strong desire to help people see and understand data.
  • A Ruthless Prioritizer. You treat time as a team's most valuable asset.
  • Entrepreneurial. You solve problems for your customers while jumping on opportunities to strategically add new lines of business.


Your responsibilities:
  • Execute. This means being constantly biased towards action, knowing the data, being in the details, setting a high bar and building strong collaborative relationships with other teams, thinking boldly, disambiguating, always thinking of the customer first, and rapidly iterating towards something demonstrably awesome.
  • Creates a culture of self-reflection and actively seeks out two-way feedback within their team and direct stakeholder group.
  • Participates in the interview process and applies a consistently high bar with well-articulated feedback.
  • Achieves proper balance between taking direct ownership for work versus creating leverage through effective vision setting and delegation.
  • Sets ambitious but realistic goals, and productively challenges others to do the same.
  • Re-frames problems in outcome-oriented terms and identifies creative solutions that optimize speed-to-value while setting up for long-term sustainability.
  • Regularly identifies, experiments with, and implements new practices and processes that improve team performance.
  • Autonomously leads cross-functional delivery for the broad business strategy they are accountable for and aligns around OKRs to achieve key business outcomes.
  • Regularly reflects on and revises priorities to ensure optimal overall value delivery. Creates focus for team(s) and sets boundaries with stakeholders as needed across cross-functional initiatives.
  • Leads definition of 12 - 15 month vision for one or more roadmaps with technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates deep subject matter expertise in their product domain, acting as functional level lead for problem investigation and solution design. Understands adjacent product areas and associated business and technical integration dependencies and risks.
  • Uses objective decision making frameworks with well-defined criteria for deciding among a number of valid options, helping structure ambiguity and complexity into clear paths to decision making and forward progress.
  • Demonstrates subject matter expertise and thought leadership in their product and business domain, and advocates compellingly for their point of view.
  • Demonstrates sound, independent decision making in the areas of prioritization, trade-offs, upward/outward communication, expectation setting, etc.
  • Communicates effectively with stakeholders who may not be familiar with domain - can build frameworks to communicate complex ideas to unfamiliar audiences.
  • Proactively defines appropriate communication mechanisms, like reporting and status updates, for their domain and ensures follow-through.
  • Can lead and/or facilitate cross-functional interactions with varying audiences. Clearly defines purpose and objectives and drives towards them.
  • Builds influential relationships with senior partners and stakeholders (Directors, VPs) and can persuade cross-functional teams to accept required work to achieve desired goals.
  • Able to effectively influence across teams to create shared alignment for vision and goals, key requirements, overall prioritization, and timing.

Additional Information

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Please note: Although this is a Remote / Virtual / Work-From-Home career opportunity, candidates MUST reside, and be authorized to work without sponsorship, in the US.

Beware of scams

Our recruiting team may communicate with candidates via our domain email address and/or via our SmartRecruiters (Applicant Tracking System) [email protected] domain email address regarding your application and interview requests.

All offers will originate from our domain email address. If you receive an offer or information from someone purporting to be an employee of Hitachi Solutions from any other domain, it may not be legitimate.
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