Principal Business Advisor (Full-Time OR Contract)

Full-time Remote position USA

About Hitachi Solutions

Hitachi Solutions is a global Microsoft solutions integrator passionate about developing and delivering industry-focused solutions that support our clients to deliver on their business transformation goals. Our industry focus, expertise, and intellectual property is what truly sets us apart.  We have earned, and continue to maintain, a strategic relationship with Microsoft.  Recognized for our achievements – teaming with our clients to deliver innovative digital solutions and services – is how we have achieved year after year recognition.

As their trusted advisor, we support our clients to deliver on their strategic business initiatives as they unify, automate, and modernize their data and operations to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance their customer’s experience. Our over 3,000 team members across 14 countries, and our 18 years of 100% focus on Microsoft technologies and business applications, is how we deliver excellence through expert services and industry-focused cloud solutions. 

As a part of Hitachi Ltd., our company has a long and rich history of innovation, financial strength, and international presence of one of the world’s largest companies. Since 1910, Hitachi, Ltd. has been a forerunner in manufacturing innovative products and solutions that support industry and social infrastructure around the globe supported by 303,000 employees in over 100 countries and across 864 companies.

Job Description

Principal Business Advisors are strategic quilt weavers – bringing together strategy, business value, and design thinking to help clients envision, plan, and build their organization’s future state. Principal Business Advisors are adept at identifying pain points, inefficiencies, and opportunities across enterprise organizations. They keep up with industry news and insights by scouring Harvard Business Review, Forrester, and Gartner and bring extensive expertise to each client engagement.

As a Principal Business Advisor, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. The skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Partnering with client executive teams (C-suite, VPs) to clarify and define organizational strategy and goals related to business and digital transformation
  • Collaborating with business executives and Subject Matter Experts (SME) to define, prioritize, and baseline business value measures
  • Leading cross-functional teams of experts in digital strategy, human experience, process and governance, and organizational change to develop people, process, and technology roadmaps and plans
  • Providing ongoing guidance in client relationships as a most trusted partner
  • Identifying and implementing opportunities to scale efficiencies and new ways of working across multiple projects and environments
  • Expanding Hitachi Solutions’ footprint by partnering with internal sales team to identify and pursue new client opportunities


  • A direct and practical work history in a management consulting firm and/or digital agency is desired for this lead role
  • Proven ability to not only be an “executive whisperer,” navigating complex situations and conversations with the most senior executives in an organization but able to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences at all levels
  • Ability to skillfully facilitate large-scale workshops, stakeholder interviews, and focus groups to both senior group and large groups within an organization
  • Expertise in drafting business cases for people, process, and technology initiatives as they impact the future state of a client
  • Significant familiarity with enterprise/business systems, preferably Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Dynamics, and Microsoft Power Platform
  • Go-to-market/sales expertise, including solution selling and maintaining a portfolio of projects under management

Additional Information

(This position can be based anywhere in the USA or Canada though travel will be required.)

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Base Salary Pay Range*: USD $125,000 – USD $180,000

*The current applicable Base Salary Pay Range for this role is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills relevant to the role, internal equity, alignment with market data, or other law.  

Other Compensation / Benefit Overview

In addition to Base Salary, the successful candidate may be eligible to participate in the following plans / programs, upon satisfying all hiring requirements:

  • Bonus Plan
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Life Insurance and Disability Programs
  • Retirement Savings with Company Match
  • Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Work Arrangements including Remote Work

Beware of scams

Our recruiting team may communicate with candidates via our domain email address and/or via our SmartRecruiters (Applicant Tracking System) [email protected] domain email address regarding your application and interview requests.  

All offers will originate from our domain email address. If you receive an offer or information from someone purporting to be an employee of Hitachi Solutions from any other domain, it may not be legitimate.