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Senior Specialist, Business Strategy

Mountain View, CA 94041

Position Summary

We are looking for a talented strategist to support the North American Services Business NX Product teams with strategy development, utilizing strategy frameworks, first principles based structuring/story-telling and modeling to enable decision making that considers all critical factors of the products short term and long term goals. Strategist will support vertical strategy work in Gaming, Media, and/or Commerce and advance Samsungs Service Business growth holistically. Role will also be responsible for new business opportunity exploration when need arises.

Role and Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain foundation strategies for verticals, which will provide a direction/plan, the rationale for it, and guiding principles that will support strategic decision making The foundation strategy will manifest as presentation slides
  • Develop and maintain financial models that consider all variables of the product/business and produces key business values (e.g. users acquired, user engagement, users retained, revenue, costs) that determine levels of product success
  • Support the exploration of opportunities or the resolution of key challenges together with the product team(s) leveraging the tools/skills of the strategy team: frameworks, models, competitive analysis, user analysis, etc.
  • Serve as strategic thought leader for the product topic, participate in leadership discussions and provide perspective and recommendations
  • Develop and continuously improve methods/processes for new business opportunity exploration
  • Work on the continuous improvement of strategy team tools and methods to help the strategy team improve performance and efficiency
  • Influence the perspectives of key stakeholders within Samsung, and sometimes partner stakeholders
  • Communicate regularly with Samsung North American Service Product teams as well as Samsung HQ Product teams. This includes the business, engineering, and product, legal, marketing, finance, etc. teams.
  • Conduct presentations to key executives, from local team execs to HQ (Korea) senior executive team
  • Participate in all levels of product decisions, together with the product lead(s) and head of products
  • Support Sr. Strategists on projects where they are teamed up with them


  • Bachelor Degree and MBA preferred
  • Knowledge: SW/Services Businesses, SW/Services Product Development and Operations, Media, Product Management
  • Skills: Strategy Frameworks, First Principles Based Decision Facilitating, Business Revenue and Cost Modeling, Competitive Analysis, User Profiling, Target User Demographic Analysis, Ideation Workshop Facilitation, Market Research, Build vs Buy vs Partner Analysis, Presentation Creation and Delivery
  • Experience: Strategy related work experience. Strategy consulting experience preferred

Skills and Qualifications

Desired Characteristics

The candidate should be a good cultural fit within the organization. The following characteristics define a candidate that will succeed in our culture and for this position.

Curiosity: has a naturally curious mind, loves to explore and nurture intellect; knows how to observe and identify patterns and key insights; knows how to ask the right questions to uncover key information that can be made actionable; an avid observer and follower of popular culture and social trends

Creativity: an innovative and resourceful person who thinks and acts outside-of-the-box; a left brain/right brain mindset; recreationally, they are likely to nurture their creative passions and hobbies across multiple categories, such as film, games, music, art, design, fashion, comics, literature, and news; pushes and challenges limitations

Grit: a focused and persistent driver of new initiatives that can weather a gauntlet of resistance from a variety of stakeholders. Able to continuously reassess throughout the process, taking into consideration new information and risks, nimbly, efficiently and effectively, while maintaining relationships and objectivity

Technology Forward: has a passion for technology, tinkering under the hood, and enjoys being a sought-after authority that others turn to for emerging media and technology concepts

Communication: excellent oral and written communication skills; a great presenter, an active listener with consultative capabilities; skillful communicator in tough situations where striking a balance between being direct/forceful and diplomacy is necessary

Open-Minded: approach to listening and problem-solving is inclusive and open-minded

Action-Oriented: self-motivated; self-starter who can take limited direction and produce tangible results; capacity for learning on ones own

Decision Making: makes good decisions in a timely manner based on analysis, sound judgment, and experience

Team Oriented: works well in collaborative team

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Posted: 2022-05-13 Expires: 2022-06-12

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