Senior Director Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis

Hitachi Data Systems Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 2 months ago

Meet our Team

The Senior Director, Corporate FP&A provides overall financial management for the Digital Solutions organization. In this role, you will partner with business leaders and assist the DS organization in executing against its organizational, operational, and financial strategies and delivery of profitable growth responsibilities including budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis, and reviewing investments among others. This leadership role is responsible for leading, mentoring and developing an effective finance team, including up-leveling existing cross-functional processes and systems.

What you'll be doing

  • Business partner to Digital Solutions Business Leader by providing insightful financial and business advice based on sound robust analysis

  • Ensure a business partner-based approach to financial management with a goal of globalization, standardization and optimization of the underlying processes

  • Implement best practices, common tools and consistent processes for a geographically dispersed organization

  • Ensure global consistency of the application of all financial policies, and standard procedures, processes, tools and systems

  • Monthly & quarterly financial reporting and forecasting financial results, trends and analysis

  • Partner with VP Strategy and Global Operations for cross-functional effective and compliant processes

  • Lead a high performing team

  • Ownership of AOP and forecast process including financial analysis and risk appraisal

  • Ownership of the accuracy of the function P&L

  • Full P&L reporting and analysis, including revenue, margin, OPEX and contribution profit

  • Ownership of all deal structuring in collaboration with controllership

  • Business decision support on ad hoc investments and other business cases

  • People management, career development, hiring, coaching and training a world class financial organization that drives results and anticipates business trends

  • Assess strategic importance and ROI for investment cases and partner with business on prioritization

  • Interacts with:

  • DS Leader and Management team

  • CFO and global finance leadership team

  • EC members

  • HR

What you bring to the team

  • Minimum 15+ years of progressive financial leadership experience

  • Experience with a multi-national, global company

  • 10+ years in hands on business partnership roles able to demonstrate partnership successes

  • MBA referred

  • IT or software industry background preferred

  • Ability to multi-task and work in a matrix environment

  • Able to work with different cultures, cross functionally and with people in all job levels, including executives

  • Demonstrated ability to coach, lead, motivate and develop a highly talented finance team

  • Superior quantitative and analytical skills

  • Strong analytical and process improvement skills with the ability to identify and implement business improvement and cost reduction opportunities on a continuous basis

  • Project management skills

  • Experience working with and developing pricing strategies/structure and price negotiation

  • Business case development and experience with large deal sizes preferred

As required by the equal pay and transparency acts, the expected base salary for this position is:

  • Tier One Location (including New York City and California Bay Area): $190k
  • 230k
  • Tier Two Location (including Colorado, Seattle, and the rest of California): $170k
  • 210k
  • Tier Three Location (including the rest of Washington State): $150k
  • 190k

The expected pay is determined based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, depth of experience in the practice area. Employees are eligible to participate in Hitachi Vantara's bonus/variable/commission pay programs, where applicable, and are subject to the program's conditions and restrictions.

Our Company

Hitachi Vantara is part of the Global Hitachi family. We balance innovation with an open, friendly culture and the backing of a long-established parent company, known for its ethical reputation. We guide customers from what's now to what's next by unlocking the value of their data and applications to solve their digital challenges, achieving outcomes that benefit both business and society.

Our people are our biggest asset, they drive our innovation advantage and we strive to offer a flexible and collaborative workplace where they can thrive. Diversity of thought is welcomed and our employee base is represented by several active Employee Resource Group communities. We offer industry leading benefits packages (flexible working, generous pension and private healthcare) and promote a creative and inclusive culture. If driving real change gives you a sense of pride and you are passionate about powering social good, we'd love to hear from you.

Our Values

We strive to create an inclusive environment for all and are open to considering home working, compressed/flexible hours and flexible arrangements. Get in touch with us to explore how we might be able to accommodate your specific needs.

We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. With Japanese roots going back over 100 years, our culture is founded on the values of our parent company expressed as the Hitachi Spirit:


  • Harmony, Trust, Respect


  • Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity


  • Pioneering Spirit, Challenge


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