BIC New Ventures Lead

BIC New Ventures Lead
CA - Foster City

Job Description

Our team of entrepreneurs, founders, innovators, and industry experts is nearly doubling in the months to come. We’re looking for team members who get (really) excited by the future of technology, who embody the go-getter entrepreneurial mentality, who are passionate about building new businesses and driving impactful organizational change.

While we’re part of a global company, we act like a startup. We embrace agility and the culture of Silicon Valley. Perks include: regular lunches, flexible workplaces, leading technology, professional development, happy hours and offsite events, healthy initiatives including onsite gym and delicious food, and a central location in Foster City, CA. From our strategic global location, we harness innovative technologies to expand Konica Minolta’s core business in the areas of healthcare, next generation enterprise solutions, workplace of the future, robotics, connected intelligent ecosystems (IoT), and digital marketing.

As an integral member of the Business Innovation team, the New Ventures Lead is an entrepreneurial individual who will identify new business lines for Konica Minolta, develop strategies to enter the market and support business model development, source partners for executing on the strategy and perform investment due diligence to support expansion in the new areas. The lead will also perform general business development, market research, and financial analysis within the technology sector.

On any given day:

  • Identify emerging business opportunities to support the charter of the innovation center and drive the digital transformation for the company
  • Lead all aspects of business structuring: analysis, modeling, due diligence, structuring, documentation, negotiation, legal considerations, and investment committee presentations
  • Develop and manage rigorous execution plans that define a successful roadmap for implementation of agreed plans between BIC & KM business units based on an agile and iterative model
  • Assist business units with market and business case analyses to determine alignment of new opportunities to strategy
  • Monitor and troubleshoot execution of technical and commercial collaborations, including assistance with market and business case analyses to determine attractiveness of new opportunities as well as oversight of pilots as needed
  • Act as liaison to key counterparts including but not limited to business unit leaders, and other executives
  • Develop necessary ecosystem of partners and advisors in the areas of business focus
  • Identify startup investment opportunities and develop thesis for the investment
  • Attend industry conferences and venture capital events to diligence new ideas
  • Present to senior KM executives

    Job Requirements

    To ace this role you will need to have:

  • Ability to set a bold vision and execute on the vision based an iterative, milestones based approach
  • Ability to develop strategies in emerging areas and execution plans to innovate in the new
    target domains
  • Startup like founder mentality with on excuse execution mindset
  • Ability to energize, develop, and build rapport at all levels within an organization
  • Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication presentation skills
  • Strong judgment and the ability to analyze options and their implications
  • Ability to lead and participate in strategic discussions
  • Experience interfacing with both internal team members and external partners as part of a solutions-based process
  • Passion for knowledge, drive for excellence, demonstrated leadership capabilities, well developed executive presence and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate internally and externally and a track record of
    positively contributing to the team values and culture

    Does this sound like you?

  • Minimum of 8+ years successful experience in a similar role, startups or corporate innovation centers a plus.
  • Domain expertise in tech and business development
  • Experience with strategic planning, process management and finance a plus
  • Strong project and relationship management skills
  • Ability to multitask while maintaining attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct market analysis and competitive landscaping
  • Experience managing large, complex, strategic collaborative relationships
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor's degree with MBA

    We’re hiring fast so reach out soon! Email bic@kmbs.konicaminolta.us with 140 characters on why you are the perfect fit. Show your excitement by following us on social media J Twitter @km_bic + LinkedIn /konicaminoltabic



    The Business Innovation Center (BIC) aims to transform Konica Minolta’s core business by harnessing innovative technologies to expand into new markets. The BIC drives corporate innovation by managing the entire lifecycle of new business development, from ideation to actual business realization. Partnerships with startups, research institutes, accelerators and incubators, venture investment firms, and thought-leaders help the BIC identify future trends and incorporate disruptive technologies into a growing portfolio of solutions. One of 5 BICs worldwide, the Silicon Valley BIC focuses on healthcare, next generation enterprise solutions, workplace of the future, robotics, and connected intelligent ecosystems (IoT), and digital marketing. http://bic.konicaminolta.us

    Konica Minolta offers:
  • Competitive compensation program.
  • Outstanding benefits package (including medical, dental, life insurance).
  • 401(k) plan with matching company contribution.
  • Excellent holiday/vacation plans.
  • Tuition reimbursement.
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program.
  • Ongoing training opportunities.
  • Visible, exciting work supporting the sales of cutting edge technology and workflow solutions.

    KMBS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, disability, alienage or citizenship status, marital status or partnership status, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

    Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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