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Business Development Director - Local Government

Location: London United Kingdom
Job ID: 743999919483963HS
Date Posted: Jul 19, 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 Europe is a global Digital, Data and Technology consultancy, Microsoft Gold partner and Cloud Services partner, specialising in end-to-end transformation. We build services that are user centred and accessible, designed by our brilliant agile teams, capable of harnessing the power of the latest technologies.

Our capabilities include Dynamics 365, Power Platform and Azure including CRM, Application Modernisation, Modern Data Platform, Performance & Analytics, Fraud and Error, Grants, User Centred Design, Accessibility and Agile DevOps.

Be part of our Hitachi family

We place value on collaboration, open communication, and transparency. We emphasise the importance of team spirit, cohesion, and appreciation - And through our talented people, innovative culture, and technical and business expertise, we deliver game changing outcomes every day. Our learning culture and flat hierarchy are our recipes for success. But don't take our word for it - Have a look at what our employees are saying: Hitachi Solutions: Recruiting the best talent and offering outstanding career opportunities (

Diversity and Inclusion at Hitachi Solutions

Diversity is the wellspring of our innovation, and we believe that creativity is fuelled by inclusivity. Our collective success is achieved by fostering and respecting our employees' and customer's individualities coming together as One Team. Hitachi strives to create an environment not only where genders, races, cultures, sexual orientations, and identities can work together, but where the beliefs and views of those participating feel equally represented. You can read more about Hitachi's mission and values here:

What to expect, your benefits

Hitachi Solutions offers competitive compensation packages (incl. bonuses), pension and benefits plans. Work/Life balance is an essential part of our culture, and all our employees are home workers, although you will be expected to come into our or customer's offices regularly. We operate a comprehensive career development programme that includes mentoring and training plans to ensure that you will continue to grow and develop your career at Hitachi.

Job Description

We are looking for ambitious, collaborative and commercially minded individuals with an understanding of digital, data and technology transformation within Local Government. We're looking for someone with a passion and understanding of how technology and transformation has a role to play in Local Government, Health and Blue light sector to help this ambitious team make its mark in this growing market.

What does this role involve?
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with senior stakeholders within Local Government, Blue-light, Health and Housing organisations.
  • Helping to support your customers and their organisations to digitally transform services, including moving to the cloud, developing target operating models, digital by design, design by data.
  • Helping support customers to realise the benefits of transforming services, and guide them through complex technology decision making process.
  • Seeking out and developing new business leads and opportunities or growing new leads within an existing customer.
  • Be responsible for accounts, articulating a clear vision and achievable goals and supporting Hitachi's teams to develop and iterate products, strategies and roadmaps
  • Leading engagements with customers and stakeholders and representing Hitachi Solutions in a range of public arenas.
  • Keeping up with the changing digital and technology landscape and the opportunities they provide to improve the delivery of public services in the UK.
  • A desire to collaborate with delivery team and service delivery managers and to learn and improve both personally and for the benefit of our orgainsation.
  • Strong communication skills that enable you to engage with people through a range of channels and explain what you are doing and how you are doing it in clear and compelling ways.


What do you need to succeed in this role?
  • Relevant industry experience across business development, public sector digital transformation and the technology sector.
  • Experience of operating within pre-sales and sales and working closely with delivery and consulting teams.
  • Demonstrable experience developing and managing public sector tenders and framework bids.
  • Demonstrated experience of building and maintaining relationships with senior executives within both Hitachi and client organisations.
  • High-level understanding of modern technologies used in delivery of cloud-based software products - and able to explain the purpose and constraints of these technologies to non-technical people.
  • Commercially aware.

If you are interested and want to know more about this opportunity, apply directly and have a chat with us.

Additional Information

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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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