Title: R&D Strategic Planning/Operation Manager (Bilingual Korean/English)

Company: Samsung Research America (SRA)

Lab: R&D Innovation & Strategy

Location: Mountain View, CA

Overview

Samsung Research America plays a pivotal role in developing the next generation technology in software, user experience, and services for future products that can enrich the consumer’s life. R&D Innovation team is looking for a highly motivated individual to serve as a R&D Planning/Operation Manager. This role requires strong analytic skill, verbal and written language skills; both in Korean and English as the role requires regular reporting to executive level and management team. The ideal candidate will use his or her strategic planning and communication skill to facilitate operational process, executive reporting and coordination across multiple business units in Korea and US.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the cross-functional activities to support the team (Project Management, HR, Finance, Facility, Administration, PR and market sensing) 
  • Administer Samsung specific projects and programs to manage research and development project milestone tracking, performance metrics, research calendar monitoring, budget and headcount management
  • Work closely with engineering teams to ensure goals and objectives are being delivered on time
  • Manage relationships with internal/external stakeholders in business units and other research centers to align strategic directions
  • Assist in establishing operational process and procedure to provide excellent and strong operational support to research labs
  • Support management and research labs in strategic, operational planning (KPIs) and execution in company intended direction   

Necessary Skills / Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in technology or management, MS/MBA preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in strategic planning, R&D operations for major tech companies and/or business consulting
  • Strong understanding of a broad range of technologies relevant to product range from smartphones, digital appliances, TVs and smart home devices among others
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple concurrent projects and drive initiatives in a cross-functional environment
  • Analytical and strong organizational skills with excellent interpersonal, communication and public speaking skills (preferably in both English and Korean)
  • Proven experience working in a cross-cultural, multi-national corporation
  • Ability to travel both domestic and international (10%)

Samsung is an EEO/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer. We welcome and encourage diversity as we strive to create an inclusive workplace.

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