Platform Operations Management

Investments Mountain View, California

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.

Samsung NEXT Investments is focused on investing in early-stage (seed, Series A, Series B) software and services companies that are strategically relevant to Samsung's various business units.  Our target investment areas include VR/AR, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Autonomous Systems, Payments, Digital Health and Security.

The team is seeking an exceptional, detail and execution-oriented Platform Operations Management individual who can thrive in an open, entrepreneurial environment. The team is a growing group with members in Silicon Valley, New York, Tel Aviv and Seoul and works collaboratively with the rest of Samsung NEXT and the broader Samsung organization.

The Platform Operations Management role is a full member of the Investments team reporting to the head of the team. The right individual will have the opportunity to guide investment strategy, develop strong ties to the venture and startup community, collaborate with multiple Samsung business teams around the world and gain full exposure to venture investing.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Internal business development and engagement
  • Guide investment strategy and scope by developing and managing programmatic outreach to internal business units to understand priorities
  • Monitor and facilitate strategic collaborations and partnerships between investment portfolio companies and business units
  • Manage and scale team operations, metrics, processes and systems
  • External business development and engagement - Engage venture capital firms, entrepreneurs and others in the startup ecosystem to develop and manage relationships in a structured way to source deals and identify trends and insights
  • Assist in sourcing, due diligence, management and development of portfolio companies

Required Background/Experience

  • 2+ years of work experience managing operations or projects in consulting, startups or corporate environments

Necessary Skills & Attributes

  • Strong execution and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to guide teams formation of strategy, insights and planning
  • Ability to keep teams and individuals on plan and be forceful when necessary
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills - able to communicate complexity simply
  • Comfortable working in teams in a complex environment, building relationships and interacting with colleagues at all levels; high emotional intelligence (EQ)
  • Positive attitude, independent and self-starting