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Digital Product Owner (EV Fleet – Vans/LCV)

Location: London, POST-LON, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0003845
Date Posted: Jan 20, 2022
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi Europe Ltd.
Profession (Job Category): IT, Telecom & Internet
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Digital Product Owner (EV Fleet – Vans/LCV)

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

We currently require a Digital Product Owner for EV Fleets (Vans / LCVs) to work as part of the Social Innovation team in its newly formed ‘Intelligent Fleet Decarbonisation’ Business.  You will assist the Head of Digital Product in developing and validating the Product Roadmap, identifying business requirements and developing Features for subsequent delivery by technical teams and/or partnering with external software vendors.  The role requires the ability to operate at both the strategic level, but also navigate and clearly document complex details.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Efficiently research and professionally present market-level insight, across vendors, competitors and the regulatory landscape to form recommendations for future products
  • Liaise with customer-facing teams (BD, Sales, etc.) to illicit feedback from customer opportunities on business requirements
  • Ability to create a Product Vision, taking a market opportunity and/or customer painpoint and developing concept(s) for consideration into the Product Roadmap
  • Work with Proposition, Commercial and Operational teams on developing digital products which can be packaged, sold and operated aligned to their respective strategies
  • Document Product Features for subsequent delivery by technical teams and maintain a suitable prioritised backlog
  • Owning the interface into Software BAs and/or third-parties, as required, to support Product Development

Skills & Competencies Required

  • Experience in fleet management, understanding the main operational challenges fleets manage; direct exposure to fleet electrification / charging and/or telematics advantageous
  • Experience in the Product Management lifecycle
  • Ability to logically break-down complex problems into digestible components
  • Ability to present complex ideas in Powerpoint, for internal audiences
  • Confident use of Excel and being financially numerate
  • Exposure to agile delivery methods a bonus
  • An appreciation of data science capabilities will be beneficial

Individual Skills

  • Strong collaborator and team player, but comfortable to be self-directed
  • Strong communication skills with comfort in speaking with business stakeholders
  • Strong problem solver

Mindset & Behaviours

  • Passion to challenge the status quo and find new solutions and drive out of the box ideas – loves and embraces change
  • Not afraid to ‘roll up the sleeves’ and seeks to go outside comfort zone to learn – pushes teams to do the same
  • Experimental mindset to drive innovation
  • Passionate about working in social innovation, and in particular environmental sustainability

Benefits Package

Company Funded Benefits

  • Market competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement - with the option to buy up to an additional 8 days per year
  • A Holiday Banking scheme allowing you to bank untaken holiday to use another year
  • Group Personal Pension
  • Private Medical Insurance with self-funded option to cover family members
  • Employee Assistance Programme available to all employees
  • Personal Accident Insurance

Voluntary Benefits (funded by employee) including;

  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Gym membership
  • Dental insurance with option to include dependent children
  • Health screening
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