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Program Manager, Digital Transformation

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Job ID: R0038321
Date Posted: Dec 2, 2023
Segment: Connective Industries
Business Unit: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems
Profession (Job Category): IT, Telecom & Internet
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Summary of the position:

The Program Manager, Digital Transformation is responsible for the successful planning and execution of our organization’s Digital Transformation projects to support multi-channel  products with cross-functional teams. The successful candidate will develop, lead and drive the project schedule and monitor / report progress on all key performance metrics (schedule, scope, finance, and risk) on a regular basis.

This position may be located at Hitachi Global Air Power US, LLC at 8700 West Bryn Mawr, Chicago, Illinois; remote within the USA; or hybrid. 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop the overall project scope, schedule with detailed sub-workstreams by function, and timing ensuring committed owners’ delivery of all actions and work product deliverables
  • Drive digital business requirements and use cases, features, go-to-market strategies in an agile manner.
  • Lead, communicate and drive project objectives and actions cross functionally through all applicable stakeholders
  • Identify risks to project execution, schedule, or scope and facilitate the mitigation of those risks with the appropriate team
  • Employ analytical skills to evaluate data and resolve issues to meet project requirements & targets
  • Identify deviations from project targets (cost, timing, specification, scope) and coordinate functions to develop and implement counter measures / mitigation actions
  • Strong ability to solicit, understand and document business requirements, processes and workflows, and translate into process design and development.
  • Create and maintain project document structure and data repositories/tracking tools used to document all program related work product
  • Serve as subject matter expert and consult with internal and external stakeholders in defining, conceiving and advocating “next generation” IoT solutions, web portals, dashboards and UI/UX features.
  • Leverage knowledge of multiple tools, technology and experience to solve unusually complex problems with a high degree of innovation and ingenuity.
  • Schedule, conduct, document, and disseminate minutes for all project related meetings
  • Escalate time sensitive issues to the appropriate decision makers outside of the established review cadence
  • Prepare and present the appropriate materials for the monthly executive reviews
  • Guide stakeholders in the timely and comprehensive delivery of their work packages
  • Present all aspects that cannot be decided on at the working level to the appropriate leadership team members, secure approval, document and drive the decision back into the project team



  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree

Professional experience:

  • 5-10 years of experience in project/program management are required
  • Proficient with Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Experience in New Product Development Phase Gate Design Process
  • Effective & strong communication and presentation skills

Key behaviors:

  • Leading through influence without authority and successful collaboration across the matrix organization
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task and be highly organized for effective project execution
  • Act with a sense of urgency and the ability to influence others to act with urgency

Direct reports:

  • N/A

The successful candidate is responsible for complying with Hitachi Global Air Power US Code of Ethics and related policies. In performing the job, the incumbent shall take all steps necessary to comply with our safety rules and requirements and must actively support the organization's efforts to meet and exceed its goals of creating and maintaining a safe workplace.

This description is to serve as a guide. It is intended to be flexible and will continue to evolve over time with business needs and demands and may be updated periodically and at the Company's discretion.

Hitachi Global Air Power US is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate based on race, religion, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or other protected categories under applicable law, whether in recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, compensation, or other conditions of employment.

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