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Strategy and Partnership Lead or Manager for Sony AI

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Full Time

Tokyo

General Information

Sony AI is a new organization with the mission to unleash human imagination and creativity with AI. Importantly, Sony AI will boost AI technology across Sony's existing and future businesses. Sony AI has announced 3 high-profile flagship projects: gaming, sensing and gastronomy. Other projects will be added over time. In order to drive these projects, Sony AI will recruit global top talent in Machine Learning and other strategic areas.Primary role of this position is to ensure that Sony AI develops and maintains strong and effective partnerships with various stakeholders globally to realize its mission. Potential partners include business partners (from large corporations to startups), development partners (in industries and acamedic realms), government and other institutions.We offer

  • Diverse global team
  • Fast paced, dynamic team with flat hierarchy
  • Interaction and collaboration with the best talent in the world
  • Exciting projects in gaming, sensing, gastronomy

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Work experience:
    ・5-7+ years of work experience in areas such as business development, partnerships, strategy, communication or other similar functions
    ・ Experience working in multinational and/or multicultural environment
  • Has a good understanding of the latest technology trends and how they impact the world, particularly SW and AI
  • Create strategic recommendations based on industry/market/competitive analysis
  • Good team player and ability to coordinate and lead initiatives involving cross functional teams and multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent communication and relationship management skills to represent Sony AI to external partners and to gain support from internal teams
  • Negotiate and handle legal processes from beginning to end
  • Navigate in dynamic and evolving situations with entrepreneurial spirit
  • Strong organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills

Other Required Knowledge

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English & Japanese
  • Interested in interacting with a global team of top AI researchers and engineers and feel comfortable working in an international, dynamically evolving environment.

Working Location

Tokyo

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