Sr. Strategy & Planning Specialist
San Jose, CA 
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Job Description

Sony Corporation of America, located in New York, NY, is the U.S. headquarters of Sony Corporation, based in Tokyo, Japan. Sony's principal U.S. businesses include Sony Electronics Inc., Sony Mobile Communications (USA) Inc., Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC., Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Sony Music Entertainment, and Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. With some 900 million Sony devices in hands and homes worldwide today, a vast array of Sony movies, television shows and music, and the PlayStation Network, Sony creates and delivers more entertainment experiences to more people than anyone else on earth. To learn more: .

Position Summary:

Sony Corporation of America currently has an opening for a Technology Strategy & Planning Associate in its Strategy and Planning Office, U.S. Research Center, located in San Jose, CA. As a Strategy & Planning Associate, you will be involved in performing a key support role in the open innovation strategy and planning process for the research behind future products and services and the creation of innovative and new capabilities to support business growth. You will also directly support the Sony Research Award Program and other evolving initiatives that are focused on forming collaborations with faculty in leading universities throughout North America and beyond.

Required qualifications:

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field.
  • Five or more years of related professional experience in a technology products company
  • Excellent Office software skills including Word and Excel proficiency.
  • Ability to work independently and/or in a team environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills including proficiency with PowerPoint.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally on occasion.
  • All candidates must be authorized to work in the USA.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Three (3) years or more of experience negotiating university agreements/contracts.
  • Experience applying for and obtaining U.S. Government research grants.
  • Experience interfacing with U.S. university professors and their staff.
  • Experience with Japanese culture and counterparts.
  • Experience with Salesforce, other CRM software package, and defining CRM best-practices.
  • Experience in website management and database management.

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, military status, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or family status, genetic information, medical condition, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation.

Disability Accommodation for Applicants to Sony Corporation of America

Sony Corporation of America provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. For reasonable accommodation requests, please contact us by email at or by mail to: Sony Corporation of America, Human Resources Department, 25 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010. Please indicate the position you are applying for.

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected category.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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