R&D Process Specialist

R&D Process Specialist
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.

Our global R&D organization is looking for R&D Process Specialist. In this role you will oversee the development and continuous improvement of the methods, processes, tools and systems used for the deployment of policies and processes supporting effective product development. You will act as the advocate of high standards in process efficiency, exemplified by your own work attitude and deliverables. The R&D Process Specialist position reports to the Global Function R&D Quality and Processes Manager. We are open on hybrid work in this role.

Your responsibilities
  • Identify opportunities to increase clarity, efficiency, effectiveness and quality of R&D processes.
  • Drive process standardization, simplification and improvement across the global R&D organization.
  • Develop standardized process maps and document templates for product development to maximize efficiency.
  • Leverage Lean and Six Sigma methodologies for effective process definition, measurement and control.
  • Utilize software tools to design, deploy and visualize processes and metrics.
  • Monitor R&D organization metrics and KPIs.
  • Apply benchmarking and best practice sharing methods.
  • Maintain contents on SharePoint sites and Company Intranet.
  • Support the development and maintenance of company technical standards.
  • Support the development of policies and processes that are effective in developing a culture of quality.
  • Facilitate communication with R&D community to ensure proper understanding and application of global policies and processes.
Your background
  • Engineering degree (MSc in Electrical, Mechanical or Software Engineering preferred).
  • At least 5 years’ professional experience in process management or product development (electrical equipment / technology preferred).
  • Work experience in international teams.
  • Highly competent with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Experience with process mapping, standardization and optimization.
  • Experience with Excel programming (Visual Basic), Celonis, Power BI and Adonis software.
  • Previous experience with SharePoint sites programming preferred.
  • Experience with JavaScript object model programming, Planview and Adobe Experience Manager will be an advantage.
  • Ability to work with various levels of leadership and employees in a large global organization.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Self-organized, self-starter, deadline focused, customer oriented, paying attention to detail.
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 38,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD. www.hitachienergy.com