Portfolio Program Manager
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Portfolio Program Manager

TDK Ventures is currently seeking a Portfolio Program Manager for its Startup Liaison function. This is an exciting opportunity to work with an award-winning, top-tier Corporate Venture Capital fund in Silicon Valley. The Portfolio Program Manager will ensure TDK Ventures brings consistent, visible and appreciated value to portfolio companies. You will continuously explore and identify potential mutual value creation scenarios (TDK Goodness and Synergies) with TDK teams around the world to further collaborations with TDK Ventures portfolio and non-portfolio companies.


  • Drive and program/project manage all synergy projects with startups, TDK teams and partners

  • Assess potential synergy possibilities and identify TDK business group or technology group to work with target Startups in the investment assessment process

  • Build and grow solid strategic partnership foundation with startups in sincere manner

  • Assess options to add mutual values before proposing to Investment Committee, for example Customer access, Channel access, Industry connections, TDK as customer, Operating expertise, NRE to align on strategic goals, Market knowledge, Ecosystem value

  • Continuously seek for potential and new values/benefits for our portfolio companies

  • Establish high quality communication and presentations back to TDK on startups we invest in

  • Identify and reach out to TDK teams that would benefit from learning about our portfolio companies

  • Introduce the start-ups we invest in, explain why we invested in them, and what are the learnings and benefits we expect from such investments

  • Update learnings and benefits that TDK group gained over time and share with TDK group


The successful candidate for this position must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation. The qualifications and working conditions listed below are representative of those required for the position.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technology related field

  • 8+ years’ experience in semiconductor or similar components technology company with engineering/technology background

  • Understand TDK’s various technologies, strategy, value proposition and understand Startup technology, strategy, value proposition

  • Proven ability to establish internal networks, be able to develop solid knowledge of TDK business and technology

  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills in the English language and ability to articulate insights, concepts and recommendations clearly and concisely

  • Ability to effectively and respectfully communicate across broad levels of people and functional roles including Startup CEOs, CTOs as well as TDK executives and engineering teams

  • Strong work ethic, accountability, and team mentality

  • Demonstrable strong interest in corporate growth strategy, open innovation and strategic business development


TDK Ventures offers competitive salary commensurate with experience, and comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, 401(k), life insurance, vacation, and paid holidays.