Corporate Strategy - Innovation Manager


Santa Clara, CA

Industry: Telecommunications


Less than 5 years

Posted 171 days ago

  by    Recruiter One

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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 the company's 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.

Other knowledge/skills

  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills with ability to work with internal 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 the company
  • 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

Ability to understand the use cases and application of technology with the company

Knowledge / Skills

Communication Skills

$92K - $103K