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Director DS Finance

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Location: Remote
Job ID: 1010691HV
Date Posted: May 25, 2021
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Vantara
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
Profession (Job Category): Finance
Remote: Yes

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The Role

The Digital Solutions Global Markets Finance Leader provides financial support to the DSBU Business - Sales organization, with a focus on Go To Market and sales productivity. This role supports the DSBU Global Markets EVP and the management team.

In this role, you will partner with business leaders and assist the DSBU organization in executing against its organizational, operational, and financial strategies and delivery of profitable growth responsibilities including budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis, and reviewing deal profitability among others. This leadership role is responsible for leading, mentoring and developing an effective finance team, including up-leveling existing cross-functional processes and systems. Tight collaboration with all other finance sub-functions (Controllership, Tax - Treasury) to ensure accuracy of the financial statements and implementation of corporate policies.

  • Business partner to DSBU Business Leader by providing insightful financial and business advice based on sound robust analysis
  • Ownership of all deal structuring in collaboration with controllership
  • Ensure a business partner-based approach to financial management with a goal of globalization, standardization and optimization of the underlying processes
  • Implement best practices, common tools and consistent processes for a geographically dispersed business - sales finance organization
  • Ensure global consistency of the application of all financial policies, and standard procedures, processes, tools and systems
  • Monthly - quarterly financial reporting and forecasting financial results, trends and analysis
  • Partner with VP Sales Ops for cross-functional effective and compliant processes
  • Lead a high performing team of geography finance support
  • Ownership of AOP and forecast process including financial analysis and risk appraisal
  • Ownership of the accuracy of the function PL
  • Full P-L reporting and analysis, including revenue, margin, OPEX and contribution profit by geography
  • Collaborate with Sales Operations in defining and maintaining customer segmentation, quota setting, introduction of any SPIFF's - QBR's
  • Collaborate with HR, Global Finance, - the America's leadership team to provide input on the global sales compensation plan design that incents and drives the right behavior aligned with the company's strategy
  • Business decision support on ad hoc investments and other business cases
  • People management, career development, hiring, coaching and training a world class financial organization that drives results and anticipates business trends

Interacts with:
  • DSBU Leader and DSBU Management team
  • CFO and global finance leadership team
  • EC members
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  • Minimum 10-15 years of progressive financial leadership experience
  • Experience with a multi-national, global company
  • 7+ years in hands on business partnership roles able to demonstrate partnership successes
  • MBA, CPA or equivalent preferred with current understanding of IFRS
  • IT or software industry background preferred
  • Experience in FP-A and Deal Pricing preferred
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a matrix environment
  • Able to work with different cultures, cross functionally and with people in all job levels, including executives
  • Demonstrated ability to coach, lead, motivate and develop a highly talented finance team
  • Superior quantitative and analytical skills
  • Strong analytical and process improvement skills with the ability to identify and implement business improvement and cost reduction opportunities on a continuous basis

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

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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