LG Electronics USA, Inc. Software R&D Strategy and Operations Associate (Bi-lingual Korean) Contract in Santa Clara, California
Software R&D Strategy and Operations Associate (Bi-lingual Korean) Contract
Location Santa Clara, California
Department (Org 2) Silicon Valley Lab - E60001
Job Requisition 21448
At LG we make products and services that make lives better, easier and happier through increased functionality and fun. Put simply, we offer the latest innovations to make “Life Good” – from home appliances, consumer electronics, vehicle components and mobile communications to business innovations in digital signage, air conditioning, solar and LED lighting. As a global leader, we strive for greatness in product leadership, market leadership and people leadership to realize our growth strategies.
Talk about a mantra. Life’s Good with LG!
R&D Strategy and Operation Associate (Contract)
LG is looking for passionate and talented technology strategist who will work on R&D strategy and LG US R&D operation. Reporting to the head of Innovation Strategy, you will dealing with US R&D strategy, project and program planning and operational issues. The Strategy team is working on fundamental strategy at LG US R&D including developing business cases and product roadmaps, sourcing and building key industry partnerships, detailing competitive analysis and industry models. This position will contribute both on strategy and execution.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Drive a rigorous and structured approach to identifying and solve technology business problems that lead to strategic insights
Lead value analysis to generate technology insights and identify value creation opportunities
Deliver effective presentations and recommendations to multiple levels of stakeholders, effectively conveying technology and market opportunities to drive changes to our products and research roadmap.
Engage with the Silicon Valley ecosystem by attending technology and business conferences, and meeting with founders, investors, and academics.
Communicate with internal and external partners on various R&D and operation issues
Create communication materials and presentations on various un-organized ideas
Overseeing R&D and risk management activities
Build partnerships with various global R&D and business partners
Drive the annual business planning process in collaboration with HR, Finance and Research teams and manage/update complementary project operation plan
Negotiate with multiple stakeholders in headquarters to align strategic directions and secure required resource commitments
Participate in mid-long term growth strategy process, integrating technology development roadmaps across the project portfolio
Provide operational dashboards with project progress, resource allocation and communication status
Develop policies and processes to scale with the organization
Facilitate regular project reviews to assess business alignment and identify areas for improvement
Develop the agenda and conduct management meetings to communicate and resolve operational issues, and showcase outstanding technology developments
Position does not manage a team. Very hands-on approach is required.
Bachelor’s degree in technology or engineering (Masters preferred, PhD a plus)
Bilingual English / Korean required
Technology management: Successful experience managing technology in global consumer R&D organizations with complex decision processes across technical and business dimensions
3+ years’ experience in a combination of engineering, business development, innovation, strategy and/or product management roles
Deep technical knowledge of market trends, innovation and technologies
Excellent communication and collaboration skills with the ability to convert technical concepts into customer value stories and create and deliver Executive-level presentations
Superior strategic and critical thinking and ability to create compelling presentation materials
Superior presentation skill including MS office skill
High tolerance dealing with ambiguous and complex topics
LG Electronics, USA Inc.; LG Mobilecomm USA, Inc., LG Mobile Research USA LLC, and Zenith Electronics LLC provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the Company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics.