Senior Project Manager, Product Innovation

    • Mountain View, CA

Position Summary

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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