Senior Project Manager, Product Innovation

    • Mountain View, CA

Position Summary

The Samsung Product Innovation Team is looking for a Senior Project Manager, Product Innovation. Samsung's Product Innovation Team (PIT) develops truly innovative products not only solve key challenges, but does so in meaningful and exciting ways. Every day, the diverse team of Engineers, Designers and Researchers, work together to bring the "wow" to imaginative products that tangibly improve users' lives
Role and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Samsung's Innovation Labs and Strategy teams to discover emerging product and experience opportunities
  • Develop world-class new product concepts that solve strategic business challenges and emotionally excite consumers
  • Identify new market, consumer and technology trends to generate compelling, actionable insights
  • Bring concepts to life by through experiential prototypes, engaging presentations, and thought-provoking experiences
  • Generate new growth opportunities and ideas for the visual display and digital appliance business based on market insights
  • Supervise and manage new concept development projects to discover emerging product, experience, and business opportunities for Samsung
  • Manage internal and external projects to identify new market and consumer trends and translate into actionable product directions
  • Build working-level relationships with internal research, design, engineering and product planning teams to solve critical issues related to new product development
  • Manage multiple projects to drive innovation and creativity while maintaining schedule and budgetary guidelines
  • Design and execute research plans to generate insights and answer key stakeholder questions
  • Conduct secondary research on industry trends and market changes to inform innovation team leads, managing director of PIT and counterparts in headquarters
  • Generate insights from analysis and synthesis of primary and secondary research
  • Contribute to creative ideation process with multiple collaboration partners to generate new concept ideas
  • Build presentations with creative assets, compelling narrative and coherent logic flow
  • Build working-level relationships with internal research, design, engineering and product planning teams



    Skills and Qualifications
    • Minimum 6 years of experience in product design, development, or management with strong project delivery expertise.
    • Background in Customer Research environments required.
    • Critical, creative and strategic thinking capability.
    • Ability to manage and mentor junior team members.
    • Learning mindset with ability to ask provocative questions that uncover new ideas.
    • Demonstrated empathy for consumer needs, mindsets, and behaviors.
    • Eye for design that can turn a "napkin sketch" into a more polished concept.
    • Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative research by creating actionable frameworks.
    • Ability to craft well-designed deliverables and documents in PowerPoint and Adobe CS.
    • Good understanding of the new concept development process.
    • Excellent writing and communication skills.
    • Experience with top design, innovation, or business consulting or market research firms a plus.
    • Bachelor's Degree required. Master's Degree or MBA preferred.

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