Strategic Business & Technology Open Innovation Manager

    • Job Tracking ID: 85350-278761
    • Job Location: Menlo Park, CA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Masters Degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: December 21, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Hyundai America Technical Center Inc. (HATCI) is looking for a Strategic Business & Technology Open Innovation Manager to join the Hyundai CRADLE team in Menlo Park, CA. You would work in collaboration with the Strategy & Technology Division (STD) of Hyundai Motor Company (HMC). In this role you will:


  • Research industry and technological trends in order to identify and preempt shifts in technology and/or opportunities to innovate to differentiate CRADLE’s portfolio offerings.
  • Leverages assessment of CRADLE’s portfolio gaps to develop new concept opportunities for future investments or internal development.
  • Proactively identifies, proposes, and plans projects to explore new business model and technical competencies relative to HMG’s current core technology and business practices.
  • Responsible for assessing the feasibility of development ideas and for collaborating with engineering team to determine design limitations and opportunities.
  • In partnership with CRADLE’s corporate venture capital (CVC) investment managers, plans technology assessments and proof-of-concept projects in collaboration with potential or current portfolio companies.
  • Writes pre-project budget and planning reports for technology assessment and proof-of-concept type of projects. These reports include objectives, relevant background information, team roles and responsibilities, scope of work, deliverables, budget estimates, and schedule.
  • Finishes projects with the appropriate documentation. Includes demos, videos, an assessment of the technology, experiences working with the startup, and recommendations for next steps.
  • Leads team of engineers in the development of new concept ideas and leverages broad technical expertise to ensure CRADLE is at the forefront of technological innovation.
  • Oversees direct reports and provides on-the-job coaching and mentoring to develop resources.
  • Collaborates with STD to identify opportunities to leverage STD-developed technology into CRADLE investments or to build upon and improve existing technology owned by HMG.
  • Seeks and develops relationships with outside sources of grants are in alignment with CRADLE’s area of interest. Authors or co-authors proposals for external funding when appropriate.
  • Travel 30% Domestic and International

Experience and Skills:

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business, Science, or Economics

5 years of business development, brand awareness, communications, and research & development experience

Valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.

Candidates applying for positions with Hyundai Kia must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

HATCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Disabled and Veteran. VEVRAA Federal contractor


Experience in Venture Capital (VC) or Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) preferred.