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Head of Communication – Marketing & Sales (Global)

Location: Wallisellen Switzerland
Job ID: R0009209
Date Posted: May 6, 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.

With a mission to deliver the best experience to employees and customers you will be joining a global team setting the standard for excellence and innovation in Marketing & Sales (M&S). 

What you’ll be doing

To ensure sustainable growth and profitability in digital and green through the Social Innovation Business, Hitachi is undergoing a major transformation to establish a customer centric business model (incl. alignment of global processes and common digital tools).

The Head of Communication for the M&S function will be responsible for driving the communication of a global transformation program. This is a role for someone with advanced skills in both planning and delivering effective communication across organizations. You’ll develop a communication program to support a global M&S transformation including proposing the relevant process and tools to drive & support change effectively.

Some of the responsibilities of this role include:

  • Build up a M&S communication management practice across Hitachi, animating a functional global community

  • Define & implement change management communication processes & tools

  • Develop and implement a M&S transformation communication plan

  • Work directly with the CMO and develop the communication strategy for a global M&S transformation

  • Live core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business

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 include:

  • More than 10 years of successful M&S related Communication working experience

  • Management experience in animating global functional teams

  • Digital tools (especially CRM) proficiency

  • Excellent leadership skills for calibrating with various (executive) stakeholders and driving a global transformation program. Results orientated, self-motivated and driven

  • Cultural sensitivity and openness to work in an international business environment across all timezones

  • Master’s degree and above. MBA in Sales & Marketing will be an added advantage.

  • Excellent English level. Japanese proficiency a great plus

This is a global opportunity and we welcome applications from all locations.

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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