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Senior Business Strategy Analyst

Location: London, POST-LON, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0003860
Date Posted: Sep 26, 2021
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi Europe Ltd.
Profession (Job Category): Business_Strategy_&_PlanningGeneral Management
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Senior Strategy Business Analyst

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

This role will be central to establishing the Strategy function as a driver of business success. Reporting to the Strategy Lead, you will be help shape the strategy processes, metrics and methodologies to position the business for growth. This varied role will provide the opportunity to engage with stakeholders across the business and its partners. You will be expected to critically evaluate current practices, identify opportunities for improvements and build a case for change.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

    Strategy development

  • Support the Strategy Lead, to:
    • Review existing partner capabilities and plans and identify potential synergies or risks
    • Identify potential new partners and evaluate the extent to which they could enhance the delivery model
    • Negotiate and execute partnership memorandums of understanding
    • Develop an effective set of metrics to monitor business performance and enable effective prioritisation
  • Monitor external market trends with particular reference to developments and innovation in technology, business models and customer propositions

Delivery model

  • Work with the Strategy and Delivery Leads to support customer engagements, with a particular focus on pre-sales support to assess needs and build the business case
  • Critically evaluate delivery approach and processes, and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Support resource planning


  • Support the Strategy Lead to:
    • Identify new opportunities to extend the business offer and increase value to customers
    • Develop opportunities to run as a pilot, define scope and agree partners to involve
    • Present options to the leadership team and gain buy in to run pilot

Ad hoc team support

  • Assist the Delivery and other teams as required
  • Support other ad hoc-requests and projects

Person specification: Education / qualifications / experience:

  • Degree in a relevant subject (Minimum 2.1 or equivalent)
  • Experience working in a business strategy role
  • Excellent MS Office skills, experience with other business intelligence tools an advantage
  • Strong interest in sustainability, energy and transport

Skills & Competencies Required:

  • Soft Skills:
    • Strategic thinking and analysis: ability to understand and convey complex technical concepts simply; ability to extrapolate from trends and identify implications
    • Excellent communication: ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders, tailoring content and style according to audience
    •  Time management (ability to work under time pressure; people skills (ability to challenge, influence and manage key stakeholders)
  • System Skills: Ability to acquire new skills quickly in order to interrogate systems; strong numeracy


  • Language: English speaker with additional European language or Japanese

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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