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Manager, Technology Strategy and Sourcing

Manager - Technology Sourcing

 

Summary

Want to be part of the “Next Big Thing” in mobile?  Samsung Mobile R&D Technology Sourcing drives both the technical and business processes to find high-value innovations, validate and commercialize the technologies that make Samsung the mobile industry leader.  Our mobile products include smartphones, tablets, wearables, mobile PC’s, and Internet of Things (IoT)/smart home devices.  The technologies include everything in our mobile products from platform hardware and software to services.  

 

The Senior Manager or Director of Technology Sourcing will use their deep understanding of  mobile technology and the industry, relationships in the technology, investment and research communities, and product management skills to find, validate, and facilitate the introduction of innovations into our global product programs. 

 

Responsibilities

Lead in the discovery, assessment, technology validation, use and business case formulation, and introduction of new technologies to Samsung Mobile R&D

Collaborate with Samsung Mobile R&D labs, product planning and marketing to identify priorities and requirements, develop plans and pursue opportunities
Cultivate and leverage relationships with investment, accelerator/incubation, and research institutions to identify early stage companies with relevant technology
Perform initial screening and introductions, technical and use case assessment, and commercial readiness evaluation
Engage labs as appropriate to validate technologies and design/perform proof-of concept projects
Engage global virtual teams to evaluate, validate and commercialize technologies through both technical/engineering and business relationship processes
Serve as a subject matter expert in one or more mobile technology categories

Develop a deep understanding of the technology category and related industry
Cultivate relationships with key players in the industry, R&D institutions, and the startup ecosystem
Create and internally communicate category insight and recommendation reports, market and industry briefs 
Identify and report important industry events and actions, trends, opportunities, and challenges
Plan and execute internal and external Technology Sourcing events and workshops including pitch days, partner events, and internal executive briefings and workshops.
Collaborate with other Samsung product-business units to identify cross-product line convergence opportunities

 

Requirements

Experience finding and evaluating a broad range of relevant mobile and wearable technologies (hardware, software, applications & services)
Technology: Possess a deep knowledge of mobile devices and technologies with the ability to quickly assess technologies for use and readiness
Industry: Deep knowledge of the mobile device industry, ecosystem, competitive situation, and key opportunities and challenges
Technology management: Successful experience managing technology in global consumer R&D organizations with complex decision processes across technical and business dimensions
Ability to successfully define and communicate the value of technologies to engineers, product and business management, and senior executives
Possess a strong personal network within the mobile industry, investment and accelerator communities, and start-ups
Frequent domestic and international travel
Minimum of 5  years of mobile product management experience
Bachelors degree in technology or engineering (Masters preferred, PhD a plus)
MBA or equivalent business experience

 

Success Factors

Fluency in Korean
Solid technical and business foundation with an aptitude for quick learning
Positive and balanced attitude, energy, persistence, and flexibility
Ability to sell technology to technical and business executives
Analytical skills to formulate and present clear and structured analysis and respond objectively to challenges and objections
Ability to prioritize and deliver on multiple assignments, short-term urgent requests, and tight schedules
Exceptional communication skills: cross-cultural, clear, patient, and well adapted to the audience and situation

 

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