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Senior Manager - Strategic Business Development

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November 13, 2022
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Job Description

Samsung Next is an investment and M&A arm of Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest consumer electronics company and one of the best known consumer technology brands. Samsung Next invests in the boldest and most ambitious founders. Our investment areas include AI, Blockchain, Edge Infrastructure, Fintech, Healthtech, and Metaverse. The Investment Team is backed by our Platform Team which include operators, marketers, and sales and business developers who are committed to the success of every portfolio company. Samsung Next also includes an M&A team that helps founders realize their visions and bring their solutions to consumers around the world.

About the role:

The Senior Manager of Strategic Business Development is focused on accelerating growth opportunities for Samsung Next portfolio companies in the AI, Infrastructure and Healthtech sectors. This is a unique opportunity to join a strong team of operators working closely with early stage portfolio companies helping to build sector ecosystems for strategic business development.

This position reports to the Head of Strategic Business Development - Samsung Next Platform team.


The Senior Manager of Strategic Business Development will be responsible for business development support of Samsung Next portfolio companies in the AI, Infrastructure (CloudOps/DevOps, Cybersecurity, Edge Compute), and Healthtech sectors, including by:

  • Developing an engagement strategy for each sector (or across sectors)
  • Building sector-focused communities including ecosystems of builders (open source developers, data scientists, ML engineers, etc.)
  • Leveraging personal and Samsung relationships for:
  • Company-to-company introductions among Samsung Next portfolio companies
  • Internal opportunities within Samsung
  • External introductions to Partner Network and the broader ecosystem
  • Collaborating with the Head of Strategic BD to leverage the Samsung Next Partner Network to scale strategic business development opportunities for portfolio companies including but not limited to:
  • Greater engagement strategies specific to sector areas
  • Deeper penetration into functional teams & decision-makers within sector areas
  • Deployment of events, showcases, demo days, trade shows within sectors
  • Generate sector-specific insights used for company-wide consultation to Samsung leadership

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of relevant developer relations including
  • DevX expertise across technology and culture
  • Understanding of the DevOps and Enterprise IT landscape
  • Passion for cutting edge technologies and open source
  • Strong network within developers and Enterprise IT communities
  • Background in AI / Compute Infrastructure and a history of engaging in cloud native or artificial intelligence space (MLOps/DevOps communities and/or Kubernetes/Tensorflow/Pytorch).  
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts clearly to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Excitement about representing Samsung Next and our portfolio companies to broader audiences
  • Self-starter who thrives in a fast-moving startup environment managing multiple engagements
  • Computer Science or other engineering degree very strongly preferred

At Samsung Next, we envision a world in which all phenomenal ideas have an equal chance of being realized and believe a dedication to diversity and inclusion is vital to making this happen. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability, marital status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

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