Brand Assistant - 1 Year Placement
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.
Hitachi Europe Limited has a portfolio that includes zero carbon business incubation, digital media products, industrial components and equipment, digital security systems, and research & development.
Hitachi is a company that contributes to society through the development of superior and original technology and products. We are climate change innovators – helping cities, governments and customers to cut carbon.
This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an ambitious, creative and talented undergraduate to join the European Corporate Brand and Communications team of Hitachi Europe as a Brand Assistant on a year’s paid placement.
You will mostly be working remotely with occasional meetings at our corporate headquarters in Stoke Poges and London.
The European Corporate Brand and Communications office (ECBC) is part of Hitachi Europe Ltd and is responsible for pan-European branding, advertising, and public relations. The main role of ECBC is to reinforce Hitachi’s image amongst senior decision-makers, and to deliver the Hitachi story to internal and external stakeholders. ECBC also supports corporate communications for the other Hitachi Group companies across the EMEA-CIS region, including Hitachi Rail, Hitachi Energy, Hitachi Vantara, Hitachi High-Tech, Hitachi Astemo, and many more.
Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
As Brand Assistant you’ll be joining a team that is fast-moving and hardworking, developing and delivering communications on a pan-European level, as well as supporting the needs of our local European offices. You will consequently gain exposure to a broad range of brand activities.
You will be mainly working on our online communications, maintaining and developing our corporate websites and intranet, handling external enquiries, monitoring and analysing the website performance, and working with internal and external stakeholders.
You will work closely with colleagues from Hitachi Group companies to make sure product information and web links are accurate and up-to date in multiple languages. You will also work with external website development and translation agencies to manage the online content. You will use online tools such as website analytics and link checkers, as well as our Wordpress and Sitecore content management systems. You will handle online enquiries from European customers, and either respond to them or redirect them internally as appropriate. You’ll also get involved in designing and developing new content to keep the websites looking fresh and engaging.
Skills & Experience:
- Ideally be studying for a marketing/business related degree
- Keen interest in branding and digital marketing, including social media
- Motivated team player with good organisational and communication skills, a flexible attitude and attention to detail.
- Proficient across Microsoft packages. Ability with other web tools, Adobe tools a bonus.
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
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