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Business Development and Ecosystem Strategy Intern

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Location: Santa Clara, California, United States
Job ID: 45743
Date Posted: Sep 25, 2020
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi America, Ltd.
Profession (Job Category): Marketing
Job Type (Experience Level): Internship
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: Yes

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Business Development and Ecosystem Strategy Intern

Company: Hitachi America, Ltd.

Division: Social Innovation Business (SIB)

Location: Remote work with up to 10% travel (as needed)

Status: Intern, full time

Duration: September 2020 – March 2021 

About Hitachi Social Innovation
Hitachi Social Innovation addresses the world’s most challenging social and environmental challenges. By focussing on more efficient usage of assets and systems, we extract value to reach outcomes that matter for business and society – what we call the double bottom line. Combining 100+ years of experience in operational technology (OT) and 60+ years in IT, we harness Hitachi’s broad capabilities in R&D to deliver cutting edge AI and IOT solutions in the core areas of transport, manufacturing and energy.

Role Overview
6-month Internship to support the business requirements of the Social Innovation Team. 
Perform business analysis and reporting for assigned projects and work with management to identify business needs, challenges and opportunities to meet business strategy.
Recommend business improvements based on market and competitive trends and develop action plans to overcome business challenges.
Main Tasks & Responsibilities
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Support business objectives by studying business functions; gathering information; evaluating output requirements and formats
  • Provide sales and business development support
  • Provide solutioning criteria and collect information
  • Develop PPT decks for verticals and for specific opportunities
  • Construct workflow charts and diagrams; studying system capabilities; writing specifications
  • Define project requirements by identifying project milestones, phases and elements
  • Monitor project progress by tracking activity; resolving problems and publishing progress reports
  • Maintain user confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential
  • Research information about customers and potential solutions
  • Work on ecosystem development
  • Prepare reports by collecting, analysing and summarising information and trends
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • Conduct and coordinate financial, product, market, operational and related research to support strategic and business planning within the various departments and programs
  • Interpret, evaluate and interrelate research data and develop integrated business analyses and projections for incorporation into strategic decision-making
  • Plan and coordinate the development of primary and secondary market research studies in support of strategic planning and specific marketing initiatives, as required and presents findings of studies
  • Create informative, actionable and repeatable reporting that highlights relevant business trends and opportunities for improvement


Skills & Competencies Required 

·         IN PROCESS Bachelor's Degree and / or Masters in an area such as Business, Management, MBA, technical writing  or equivalent work experience

  • Ability to impact operations and effect change without being confrontational
  • Detail oriented, analytical and inquisitive
  • Ability to work independently and with others in a team
  • Extremely organized with strong time-management skills
  • Knowledge of Process Improvement
  • Experience of Microsoft Word, Access and PowerPoint
  • Big Picture Thinking
  • Works Well Under Pressure
  • Excellent Communication skills – verbal and written
  • Problem Solving abilities
  • Critical Thinking
  • Strong Relationship Building skills


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