Innovation Project Management Lead in Mountain View, CA

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Retail & Consumer Goods   •  

15+ years

Posted 6 weeks ago

Position Summary

The Director of Innovation Project Management reports directly to Managing Director of Product Innovation Team and will lead the New Concept Development capability and develop consumer insight driven product concepts for Samsung Electronics' product lines. In addition, will lead critical innovation projects that require deep strategic thinking, execution, and serves as the "Subject Matter Expert" in assigned product category (i.e. home appliance, mobile devices)Role and Responsibilities

  • Innovation Project Management Lead: Direct and advise all core innovation projects across Samsung product lines; Present project results and new concepts to SEA and SEC executives; Ensure timely delivery of all innovation projects to stakeholders
  • Global Innovation Intelligence Gathering: Understand innovation projects going on across Samsung to look for opportunities to connect the dots between initiatives and fill in the gaps with business opportunities that haven't been addressed
  • Project Sourcing and Development: Inspire executive leadership across Samsung to start new projects, adopt new concepts, and follow recommendations for future directions produced by the Innovation Team
  • Innovation Coaching and Training: Create innovation-specific and project management skills training program for all new concept development team and measure individual progress over time
  • Recruit and Retain Innovation Talent: Develop and manage innovation team to deliver impactful results and establish a culture of innovation
  • New Concept Design – design of new concepts in assigned category(ies) (existing appliances: washer, dryer, air conditioners, mobile devices, PCs Cameras and emerging categories: smart appliances, small appliances) based on the above research activities and in collaboration with the PIT team
  • Business model and partnership development – lead discussions with external ecosystem partners such as CPG, consumables companies and content providers to formulate new business opportunities. Organize and manage collaboration efforts with other Silicon Valley and global Samsung innovation organizations such as SRA, CDC, SDIC, and Global PIT offices.
  • Process and knowledge Development in Innovation Management – Leveraging industry experience, develop best practices in innovation and innovation to commercialization process and multi department collaboration process that will work for Samsung

Skills and Qualifications

  • Knowledge/expertise/experience

Minimum: 15 years of relevant industry or field experience in an innovation role

Must have genuine interest, understanding, and passion in consumer driven new concept generation and business development activities

Ability to work independently at senior level, managing output and contents

Excellent written, verbal, presentation communication skills