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Global Head of Communications - High Voltage Products (f/m/d)

At Hitachi Energy our purpose is advancing a sustainable​ energy future for all. We bring power to our homes, schools, hospitals and factories. Join us and work with fantastic people, while learning and developing yourself on projects that have a real impact to our communities and society. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and be part of a global team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation

As the Global Head of Communications for Business Unit (BU) High Voltage Products, you are responsible to lead the BU communications across geographies and stakeholder groups to maximize visibility and support global business strategy and growth. You are also responsible provide strategic guidance for global internal and external communications programs, in line with Company Communications strategy and positioning, ensure executional excellence in all communications measures for the global business and support the BU leadership in all communications matters. You will report to the Global Head of Communications, Hitachi Energy and to the Managing Director of BU High Voltage Products.

Your responsibilities

  • You will provide leadership, define strategy and support implementation in all areas of Communications across the Business Unit
  • You will develop and ensure a coherent, integrated communications strategy and brand positioning throughout the Business Unit
  • Developing communications programs, positioning and messaging for internal and external stakeholders is also part of your job responsibilities
  • You will establish media and content strategy for the Business Unit, coordinate and supervise media relations work in alignment with Company Media Relations, Regions and Countries
  • As a consultant to the global Business Unit leadership team you will ensure timely key communications opportunities (e.g crisis communications)
  • You will manage the communications budget for the global business unit and recommend communications programs to maximize efficiency and minimize overlap within the business unit
  • You will lead a team of 4 Communications personnel based in various locations across the globe including mentoring, directing and developing individual and team capabilities

Your background

  • Masters or Bachelor's degree in Communications, Business, Marketing or other relevant related discipline
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant global experience with proven track record, and an interest in technology, preferably in energy sector
  • Strategic, analytical and creative thinking combined with hands-on approach to translate plans to actions that are measurable
  • Cross functional communication skills (i.e. internal, external, media, digital, marketing communications)
  • Ability to handle complex projects to meet demanding deadlines
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details
  • Experience in change management and transformation a plus
  • Business knowledge in energy industry an advantage
  • Fluency in English - both spoken and written. Other languages are an added advantage

More about us

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD. #LI-CSE1

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Ubicación Zürich, Oerlikon, Zurich, Switzerland
Tipo de empleo Full-Time
Tipo de rol Senior professionals ( > 5 years of work experience)
Contrato Regular/Permanent

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