Sr. Manager - Technology Sourcing and Strategy

Less than 5 years experience  •  Retail & Consumer Goods

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 06/18/18
Mountain View, CA
Less than 5 years experience
Retail & Consumer Goods
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 06/18/18

Responsibilities • Identify technology categories that Samsung should address and proactively identify potential use cases, technologies, and providers • Evaluate technologies, and propose appropriate actions to Samsung’s executive decision makers. • Participate in global virtual teams to discover, evaluate, and commercialize technologies through both technology and business relationships • Serve as an industry subject matter expert in one or more mobile technology areas. • Collaborate with Samsung R&D, Product Planning, and Product Marketing to develop plans and pursue opportunities • Understand and influence Samsung Mobile’s business & technology strategy and opportunities • Cultivate relationships with technology and investment communities • Understand industry and technology trends and challenges • Plan and execute internal and external Technology Sourcing events and workshops • Track competitors’ strategy and market plans and provide timely competitive analysis to Samsung Mobile strategic planning teams • Develop market intelligence briefs and reports for use by Samsung product and planning teams • Define Proof-of-Concept projects and manage engineering for prototyping and validation of emerging technologies • Collaborate with other Samsung product-business units to identify cross-product line convergence opportunities
Necessary Skills / Attributes Must have successful experience managing technology in R&D organizations with complex decision processes. • Must know how to successfully define and communicate the value of technologies to engineers and scientists, mid-level product and business management, and executive management. • Possess a deep knowledge of relevant technologies and the competitive dynamics of the mobile device industry • Experience finding and evaluating a broad range of relevant technologies (HW, SW, Services) • Computer vision and Augmented Reality product domain experience a significant plus • Experience in strategic R&D planning and/or Business Development • Strong personal network within the mobile industry and mobile start-up communities • Domestic and international travel is required • Minimum of 3 years of mobile product management experience • Bachelors degree in technology or engineering (Masters preferred, PhD a plus) • MBA or equivalent business experience

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