Corporate Strategy and Innovation Manager


Santa Clara, CA

Industry: Technology


Less than 5 years

Posted 164 days ago

  by    Emily Russo

This job is no longer available.

Job Title: Corporate Strategy and Innovation Manager - Direct Hire / Full Time / Perm

Job Location: Santa Clara, CA

Job Type: Full Time / Perm / Direct Hire + Benefits

"US citizens and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor H1b candidates at this time."

Job Description:

  • The Corporate Venturing & Innovation team within Corporate Strategy aims to establish a world class corporate venturing program with the ability to incubate disruptive ideas. 
  • The team works to significantly enhance clients ability to keep pace with evolving technology / business landscape and create revenue opportunities as well as long term IP.

Minimum qualification & experience:

  • Have a degree in Engineering, Business or Finance; MBA with familiarity in financial analysis
  • Have 2-4 years work experience; demonstrated experience in Corporate Innovation or working with the start-up ecosystem is preferable
  • Possess a proven interest and understanding of the innovation ecosystem and technology; be familiar with concepts like Lean Start-up methodology, VC investment philosophy etc.
  • Knowledge of products, technology and platforms preferable

Other knowledge/skills:

  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills with ability to work withinternal and external stakeholders at various job functions and titles
  • Be well-organized with strong project management skills; self-motivated and can work independently as well as part of a team
  • Have a research orientation when working with universities to explore new areas of innovation for client
  • Should have comfort with ambiguity and change

Key Responsibilities:

  • Help drive the internal innovation contest called 'Shape the Future'
  • Track the progress of our internal start-ups and manage their quarterly review meetings with their investment board
  • Prepare investment decks to pitch our start-ups to external investors
  • Forge and manage strategic relationships with our innovation partners including Universities, VC Funds etc
  • Participate actively in Innovation team and organizational planning and activities.

Technical Competencies:

  • Should possess an active interest in exploring new / disruptive technologies and trends
  • Abilty to understand the use cases and application of technology with client