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Strategic Transformation Manager

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Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 44818
Date Posted: Apr 9, 2020
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): Repair & Maintenance
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: Optional

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Are you looking for opportunities to work on high profile rail projects and advanced technology alongside experts from the UK, Europe and Japan? Come and join the fastest growing rail business in the world!


Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 13,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions. We are working to Inspire the Next – and this is your chance to be part of it.


Your new role

Hitachi Rail are currently looking to recruit a Strategic Transformation Manager to work within the Business Improvement Group to provide financial evaluation of group-wide strategic projects and major investments.

Main responsibilities:
  • Support S&M strategy and improvement initiatives across EMEA, EMEA sub-regions and countries.

  • Support Service & Maintenance business leaders to make Value for Money (VfM) decisions during equipment and infrastructure lifecycle.

  • Support and validate Investment Appraisals (IA), concentrating on time and cost estimates in order to ensure information provided in support of key decisions is robust and as accurate as possible

  • Identify, interrogate and prioritise margin incentives with an estimated RoI value of £0.7bn.

  • Proactively identify possible scenarios, risks and opportunities around Service & Maintenance business performance.

  • Design and develop data modelling, including use of a variety of tools and techniques.

  • Challenge and create recommendations based on your analyses at Director and GP COO level.

  • Work closely with project sponsors and change management teams to understand and measure impact of schedule risk on cost.

  • Mentor and coach others within Business Improvement Group in order to deepen cost analysis and commercial awareness.

  • Support Service & Maintenance organisational design by involving appropriate stakeholders to identify opportunities in employee capability (direct and indirect roles).  

  • Close co-ordination with external EMEA leadership teams – Sales, HR, Legal and Finance.

About you

Essential Requirements:

  • A proven track record of helping customers and teams bring rigour, structure and objective quantification to issues with multiple stakeholders, complexity and uncertainty.

  • Experience with developing, defining and implementing corporate strategies with a focus on cost reduction, transformation and improvement.

  • Experience in cost analysis and Investment Appraisals and Business Cases.

  • Experience of developing, drafting and presenting effective and technically complex financial information.

  • Confident, independent and commercial, strong communicator; able to lead and develop high quality relationships with all stakeholders

  • Strong analytical skills, comfortable with building complex models in Excel and presenting these in PowerPoint.

  • Highly organised, ability to multi-task, schedule and project manage; can correctly prioritise multiple issues and opportunities

  • The right attitude for a start up: strong attention to detail, logical, systematic, resilient, large capacity for getting things done, and above all a growth mind-set.

  • Ability to work flexibly and, travel extensively and effectively within the UK.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of SAP and BI tools a strong advantage

  • Experience of operational excellence and business process improvement methods (including Lean, Six Sigma).


  • Excellent academic qualifications, with a degree in a numeric or business related subject (or equivalent)

  • Degree in Business, Economics or Finance (MBA accepted).

  • Advanced Excel (SQL/VBA).

Why Hitachi Rail Limited?


At Hitachi Rail Limited, you will find a passionate and collaborative environment. We operate according to our values of Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit. As such, we work closely as a team and empower our colleagues to take ownership and become creative in our pursuit of excellence. We take pride in the contribution we make to society and we always act with integrity and fairness towards our customers, suppliers and colleagues.


We offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. This includes a pension scheme with contributions up to 9%, health insurance, generous annual leave and many more perks for you to choose from within a flexible plan that will meet your specific needs and lifestyle.


If you like the sound of the above and feel energised by the idea of joining a great brand at a moment of exciting expansion, please apply now. We look forward to hearing from you!

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