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Contribute to SONY Corporation innovation by building partnerships with external high-tech companies across the EU in strategic areas. Support in venture capital investments as part of Sony Innovation Fund.
Key Responsibilities & Scope For Decision Making
- Identify emerging technologies and trends in strategic areas
- Use desk/field research as well as personal networking with industry leaders to scout for tech companies to identify promising start-up companies and/or university research
- Perform technical analysis of scouted companies to understand core strengths and developments
- Present companies and explain technical aspects to different level of audience (mostly senior executives from Sony business units)
- Build relationship with SONY groups in Japan by understanding their motivators and strategic direction
- Planning and organising as well as execution of tech tours for Sony Corp Management in EU and at key industry trade fairs (e.g. IFA, CES and MWC)
- Be the local project interface for Japan, towards third parties, and project manage each side to achieve success
- Regular teleconferences or F2F meetings to track project progress, deal with problems and find solutions
- Handle queries from partners and seek right people within Sony to resolve
- Understand, translate and communicate key messages from partners or from SONY Japan
Market intelligence reports
- Prepare market intelligence reports on high-tech industry trends to recommend to Sony’s groups on which area they should look at and on which companies they should invest
Qualifications & Experience
- BSc/MSc with excellence from universities with technical background (preferably Electrical-Engineering or Physics).
- 2-3 years work experience in technical-business role (technology analysis and negotiation with start-ups)
- Familiar with Japanese culture
- Good experience in competitors analysis and market intelligence reports
If interested, please apply here.