Senior Manager, Partnerships

Partnerships Mountain View, California

About Samsung NEXT

Founded in 2012, our mission is to transform Samsung through software and services innovation. We accomplish this via four key functions:

  • Partnerships - Developing relationships with a wide array of companies from the Fortune 500 to growth stage technology firms to create unique commercial opportunities through innovative software and services.
  • M&A - Acquiring startups to connect and scale with Samsung
  • Ventures - Investing in early stage startups to explore new technologies and business models..
  • Product - Building new software and services businesses in-house

We operate across offices in Mountain View, San Francisco, New York City in the United States; Tel Aviv in Israel; Berlin in Germany; and Seoul in South Korea.

We are looking for a Senior Manager to join our Partnerships team. The role will primarily be based in Mountain View (with some work at our office in San Francisco).

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work cross-functionally with internal teams in Samsung NEXT and across Samsung product groups to develop new growth strategies and drive new partnerships: research, strategy, internal evangelism, partner outreach, and developing business agreements -- with a focus on companies whose software or services complement Samsung’s own offerings
  • Work with our Samsung NEXT product development teams to develop partnership strategies and lead partnership efforts
  • Work with our Samsung NEXT Ventures’ portfolio companies to develop partnership strategies and counsel or lead on key discussions
  • Support other projects and events across the Samsung NEXT functional teams


Desired Skills & Experience

  • Undergraduate degree with a strong academic record
  • 10+ years of professional experience, including at one or more of the following: management consulting firm, an investment bank, or in business development or corporate development at a top-tier technology company
  • Demonstrated passion for technology through work experience or non-work activities
  • Ability to formulate insights around complex business problems
  • Strong skills in strategy development, presentation development and effective communication of business proposals to upper management
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills & executive presence: confidence and poise in presenting to executive management
  • Extraordinary focus on detail, accuracy, and quality
  • Experience working with cross-functional project teams
  • Some domestic and international travel required

Samsung is an EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity)/Veterans/Disabled/LGBTQ employer. We welcome and encourage diversity as we strive to create an inclusive workplace.