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Global Research & Cost Lead

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Location: Kraków Poland
Job ID: R0003399
Date Posted: Feb 2, 2022
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi Europe Ltd.
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Our Company

Since its founding in 1910, Hitachi has supported the development of society and the improvement of people's lives.  Throughout the world, Hitachi Group employees exemplify outstanding teamwork that transcends the boundaries of geographical regions and business fields.  Together, we share the Hitachi group identity and put it into practice worldwide.

At this exciting time in our growth Hitachi has established its Global Business Services (GBS) function to be the strategic partner for transforming and delivering business operations across the Hitachi group.  With a mission to deliver the best experience to employees and customers you will be joining a global team known for excellence and innovation. 

What you’ll be doing

The Global Research and Cost Lead is responsible for leading a team that provides guidance on global total rewards research. They are the expert in total rewards leading practices and research, creating models and evaluating benefits, compensation, and retirement options as part of Hitachi’s Total Rewards Strategy. Their team conducts competitive market analysis and understand the global and regional rewards partner landscape. The Global Research & Cost Lead partners with the Total Rewards COE and the Business to design and maintain a competitive total rewards strategy for Hitachi.

This role will be a mixture of remote working and based from Hitachi’s office in Krakow.

What you bring to the team

We’re looking for a team player, who is motivated by delivering great work and the Hitachi vision.  Some of the skills and experience we look for includes:

  • Leads and provides guidance to the Global Research & Cost team

  • Partners with the Total Rewards COE the development of Total Rewards (benefits, compensation, and retirement) strategy, programs, and policies

  • Identifies internal and external data sources for model simulations and competitive analysis

  • Conducts regular global internal rewards (including compensation) analysis

  • Analyzes external compensation, retirement, and benefits market benchmarks against current Hitachi practices

  • Evaluates internal rewards equity across key demographics and benchmarks

  • Assists with regulatory compliance and documentation, including compensation information

  • Scouts and establishes relationships with global, regional, and local rewards partners in partnership with the Total Rewards COE

  • Researches and proposes total rewards updates based on leading practice findings and competitive market analysis

  • Assesses impacts of changes to rewards strategy and policies

  • Utilizes analytics and reporting to align Total Rewards programs and policies with budget requirements

  • Collaborates with Total Rewards COE and the Business to define Hitachi’s Global Total Rewards Strategy 

  • Serves as a subject matter expert and point of escalation for rewards research and cost modeling inquiries

Our Values

We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to any factor that doesn’t impact your ability to do the job, including race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.  We are proud of Japanese heritage, with our values expressed through the Hitachi Spirit:

Wa – Harmony, Trust, Respect

Makoto – Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity

Kaitakusha-Seishin – Pioneering Spirit, Challenge

If, like us, you’re motivated by delivering first class services, thrive in a fast paced and supportive environment and want to help Hitachi to drive social innovation, we’d love to hear from you.

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