Sr. Manager, Partnerships

We partner with innovators to build ideas into products, grow products into businesses and scale businesses that leverage and transform the Samsung ecosystem.

We started in 2013 on a mission to create breakout software and services and foster a startup culture at Samsung. What began as a small group has since become a global organization working to realize this vision and the ideas of innovators everywhere. Each of our partners share our passion for building deeper connections and seamless experiences to inspire the world and create the future.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead relationships with US-based media and technology companies for integration into Samsung products and services
  • Coordinate with internal teams in Samsung NEXT and across Samsung product groups to drive technical integration and business agreements
  • Work with our Samsung NEXT portfolio companies to develop partnership strategies and counsel or lead on key strategic discussions
  • Support deals, projects and events across the other Samsung NEXT functional teams
  • Work with leading Silicon Valley companies, startups, and VC’s to help to raise Samsung’s profile in the US


Desired Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years of work experience
  • Track record of developing and managing relationships with startups and large technology / media companies
  • Work experience in internet, consumer electronics, video and/or mobile industries
  • Digital convergence business development experience
  • Track record of delivering world-class products or partnerships
  • Ability to think strategically


Skills & Attributes

  • Passion for technology and for pushing new concepts, products and services
  • Global mindset, flexible work style and comfort with ambiguity
  • Strong bias toward collaboration and ability to work effectively in a cross functional team
  • Positive attitude, self-starter, and high emotional intelligence (EQ)
  • International project or work experience preferred
  • English fluency with proficiency in a second language (Korean preferred)



  • Understanding of Korean culture (and language)
  • Willingness to travel to Korea

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