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APAC Public Relations Manager

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Location: Remote Singapore
Job ID: 1026044HV
Date Posted: Oct 24, 2023
Segment: Digital System & Service
Business Unit: Hitachi Services & Platforms
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
Profession (Job Category): Sales, Marketing & Product Management

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The Role
Hitachi Vantara is looking for a passionate and proven Public Relations Manager to help us develop and promote the company's narrative in support of the Asia Pacific region. This person is a natural storyteller with a talent for managing multiple projects, budgets, and stakeholders across markets, who possesses an ability to drive the best media coverage possible. The successful candidate understands evolving market trends, maintains media relationships, and can connect the dots across a portfolio of data-centric hardware, software, and services to create compelling storylines. S/he is a strong writer and communicator who loves to roll up their sleeves, working cross-functionally with internal stakeholders and managing our local PR agency partners to deliver top results.
The primary objective of this role is to help Hitachi Vantara build brand awareness as a leading provider of technology solutions and platforms for customers seeking to advance their data-centric business initiatives. Our portfolio spans data storage, hardware, software, and services addressing all aspects of the data lifecycle. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to use their creativity and story development skills to drive external communications for an established but evolving global business.
This position reports to the Director of Global Public Relations and sits within the company's Global Corporate Marketing and Communications organization. Location for this position is flexible but ideally be based in Singapore.

*Develop and drive Hitachi Vantara's Asia Pacific PR programs for the company's technology, infrastructure, and partner program to address business, tech and vertical media
*Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with top-tier technology, business, and channel partner media
*Provide counsel to executives, spokespeople, and communications management on how to message and position the business and its innovations
*Develop thoughtful and interesting content for communications opportunities including press releases, messaging documents, FAQs, blogs, byline articles, and speaking opportunity abstracts and presentations
*Lead and collaborate with cross-functional teams including product and revenue marketing, as well as customer advocacy, partner marketing, analyst relations and social media to proactively engage on communications content and media opportunities
*Manage local APAC PR agency partners to develop media strategies and execute program elements
*Provide PR and media support around executive visits, company events, and local speaking opportunities
*Work with agency partners to identify, manage and oversee local award submissions, as confirmed
*Oversee and track budgets for PR agency partners including creation of SOW/PO and receipt of invoices

*Minimum of 5-8 years' experience managing public relations programs; in-house and/or public relations agency experience required
*Experience in large, global B2B technology, software, services companies a plus
*A content master - strong writer and storyteller that can draft compelling messaging for use in press releases, messaging documents, press presentations, bylines, blogs and FAQs
*Knowledge of the technology and data trends landscape to develop rapid response to breaking situations that require messaging or external media activity
*Experience working with distributed global PR and agency partners to ensure global consistency and alignment of messaging and campaigns
*Ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities, assignments, and deliverables
*Demonstrated ability to create high-quality work, calmly and with good judgment in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
*Familiarity and comfort managing budgets, including PO and invoicing processes
*Bachelor's degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience; MBA or advanced degree a plus

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.

Our Company

Hitachi Vantara is part of the Global Hitachi family. We balance innovation with an open, friendly culture and the backing of a long-established parent company, known for its ethical reputation. We guide customers from what's now to what's next by unlocking the value of their data and applications to solve their digital challenges, achieving outcomes that benefit both business and society.

Our people are our biggest asset, they drive our innovation advantage and we strive to offer a flexible and collaborative workplace where they can thrive. Diversity of thought is welcomed and our employee base is represented by several active Employee Resource Group communities. We offer industry leading benefits packages (flexible working, generous pension and private healthcare) and promote a creative and inclusive culture. If driving real change gives you a sense of pride and you are passionate about powering social good, we'd love to hear from you.

Our Values

Research tells us that some applicants, especially those from underrepresented groups, can be put off from applying for roles if they need flexibility or feel they don't meet all of the set criteria. We strive to create an inclusive environment for all and are open to considering home working, compressed/flexible hours and part-time arrangements. Get in touch with us to explore how we might be able to accommodate your specific needs.
We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. With Japanese roots going back over 100 years, our culture is founded on the values of our parent company expressed as the Hitachi Spirit:

Wa - Harmony, Trust, Respect
Makoto - Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity
Kaitakusha-Seishin - Pioneering Spirit, Challenge
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