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Strategy and Open Innovation Manager

Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.
San Jose, CA 95002
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Samsung Semiconductor Inc. (SSI) is advancing the worlds technology. As a leader in Memory, System, LSI and LCD technologies, our US teams contribute to breakthroughs in 5G, SOC, memory and display. By seeking the diverse perspectives of our counterparts around the world, we collaborate to make a global impact. We are looking for team members who share our commitment to learning and growth as well as our desire to build personal connections along the way.

SSI is headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley and is a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.- the #1 employer in the world (Forbes, Oct 2020) and top patent-holder in the U.S. Want to advance the worlds technology with us?


Job Title: Strategy and Open Innovation Manager

Req ID: 40124

Location: San Jose


SAIT creates disruptive technologies as well as new technology convergence by combining Samsung's most advanced technologies. SAIT also conducts science-based research in promising new areas to generate novel, powerful solutions to pressing global problems.

And we are approaching in various aspects on selecting research domains.
On one hand, we analyze global mega trends, for example, socio-economic, industrial and market trend. On the other hand, we forecast potential breakthroughs driven by technology evolution or revolution such as convergence, nanotechnologies, etc.

After going over our own core competences and then combining the two approaches previously mentioned, that is, market pull and technology push, and then we choose our research domains by examining strategic fit.


Samsung develops impactful products and seeds new industries because we research and develop new technologies that improve users experience by making computing more powerful.

As the Strategy and Open Innovation Manager, you will be responsible for overall strategy and competitive intelligence in: (1) artificial intelligence and how it impacts hardware, (2) the future of computing, and (3) other emerging technologies on an as needed basis.

You will be expected to perform as the subject matter expert to develop recommendations for research collaborations and R&D strategy. You will manage, build, cultivate and sustain relationships with semiconductor and AI & SW industries, universities, and other stakeholders to enhance open innovation at Samsung. In this role, you will work with internal executives and researchers from conception to development by connecting technical and business inputs

Learn more about our team at: https://www.sait.samsung.co.kr/saithome/research/what.do


  • Identify gaps and competitive threats; stay up-to-date on latest research, understand macro/micro market trends and competitive threats to provide insightful strategic recommendations in artificial intelligence and high tech
  • Work with senior executives to communicate key trends and developments in AI in light of hardware/semiconductor roadmaps
  • Be the authority on the AI landscape towards identifying applications and how that would impact Samsungs future competitiveness
  • Explorer and navigate new technical areas to provide strategic insights
  • Build formal or informal programs to connect university researchers with our Samsung teams
  • Develop and steward a wide range of academic relations for Samsung
  • Manage, identify and advance relationships with relevant universities to support and enhance research collaborations
  • Interface directly with university departments or centers to support and enhance the open innovation
  • Establish strong strategic partnerships to supplement and support Samsungs research efforts


  • MS, MBA, or PhD degree preferred in relevant engineering or science disciplines
  • 6+ years proven experience in high-tech or electronics industry with significant strategy experience
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to convey complicated or intricate ideas in a clear and concise manner
  • Strong analytical skills to identify opportunities towards improving the future of computing
  • Experience in crafting formal or informal programs to connect university researchers with Samsung researchers
  • Passionate about leveraging emerging technology to solve hard problems
  • Ability to build relationships, collaborate, and influence without authority
  • An ability to navigate complex multinational/multicultural organizations
  • In-depth knowledge of AI algorithms as well as understanding of computer systems architecture
  • Travel (when appropriate) to stay current on relevant technical topics including product innovations and competitor research by attending seminars, trade shows, and other pertinent events

Additionally, we look for the following universal qualities in all candidates:

  • Resourceful Achiever: self-driven and proactive, you apply logic and reason to effectively solve problems and manage risks.
  • Avid Learner: you eagerly take on new challenges and seek out opportunities to grow and stretch
  • Passionate Owner: you are energized by your work, taking ownership and delivering results without ego
  • Committed Collaborator: with a positive attitude and commitment to get to the best result, you welcome ideas from others and drive processes forward in an inclusive manner



Samsung Semiconductor Inc (SSI), an equal opportunity employer, is a world leader in Memory, System LSI, and LCD technologies. Headquartered in San Jose, California, SSI is a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.- one of the largest semiconductor manufacturer in the world and the industry's volume and technology leader in DRAM, NAND Flash, SSDs, mobile DRAM and graphics memory. It is one of the largest providers of system logic, imaging and LED lighting solutions, as well as providing advanced process design and manufacturing for fabless companies. Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. also has a research and innovation center with numerous labs providing product design and research in: logic, memory, image sensors, displays and mobile technologies. In addition, the company supports Samsung Display Company, the largest producer of LCD and OLED displays. SSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is SSIs policy to comply with all applicable national, state and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity, and hiring decisions are made accordingly.

Learn more about Samsung Semiconductor here.

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Posted: 2021-02-18 Expires: 2021-03-21

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