Senior Product Manager, Business Development


San Diego, CA, US

pSemi Corporation is a Murata company driving semiconductor integration. pSemi builds on Peregrine Semiconductor’s 30-year legacy of technology advancements and strong IP portfolio but with a new mission—to enhance Murata’s world-class capabilities with high-performance semiconductors. With a strong foundation in RF integration, pSemi’s product portfolio now spans power management, connected sensors, optical transceivers, antenna tuning and RF frontends. These intelligent and efficient semiconductors enable advanced modules for smartphones, base stations, personal computers, electric vehicles, data centers, IoT devices and healthcare. From headquarters in San Diego and offices around the world, pSemi’s team explores new ways to make electronics for the connected world smaller, thinner, faster and better.

Job Summary

The Sr. Product Manager, Business Development will be experienced in technology, business, and marketing with the expertise to play an integral role in the execution of corporate strategy to enable the profitable growth of the Company. Reporting to the VP of Corporate Planning and Development, this role will be a key member of the business development team charged with delivering on corporate objectives through the sourcing, evaluating, and then successfully negotiating various alliances and collaborations with target incubator or start-up companies. Key functional responsibilities will include direct customer engagement through muRata channels, technology scouting, industry and emerging market and company analysis, competitive analysis, technology planning and business development initiatives. The initial focus will be for direct support of the WiFi and associated products and markets.


Roles & Responsibilities

This position has responsibility for:

  • Work with engineering, manufacturing, and sales to develop new technology and product concepts and launch through OCTO
  • Ensure alignment of corporate technology development strategy and planning with Murata Manufacturing Company (MMC) business units
  • Accompany Murata to end customer meeting as requested
  • Support the internal WiFi development teams at both pSemi and Murata with market, product, and development intelligence
  • Assess and evaluate existing and emerging technologies and make recommendations for acquisition, incubation, IP licensing, or other mutually beneficial partnerships
  • Research target company technology to determine synergies, alignment, and integration with pSemi technology strategy
  • Work with OCTO, engineering, manufacturing, sales, and customers to specify technology gaps
  • Develop research proposals and create Themes for pSemi’s R&D activities
  • Analyze and propose go to market options for new technologies and markets
  • Develop technical market studies for cellular RF in 4/5G smartphones
  • Support business cases generation, MRD creation, and IP portfolio management
  • Assist in market segmentation and opportunity sizing: TAM/SAM/SOM modeling
  • Document inputs on competitive and market dynamics analysis


Competency Requirements

In order to perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Critical Thinking: Skilled at finding logical flaws in arguments and plans; identifies problems and solutions that others might miss; provides detailed insight and constructive criticism into problems and complex situations
  • Working with Ambiguity: Achieves forward progress in the face of poorly defined situations and/or unclear goals; able to work effectively with limited or partial information
  • Evaluating and Implementing Ideas: Defines requirements and resources needed to implement new ideas; approaches innovation with a practical, task-oriented mindset; converts ideas from general concepts into actionable plans
  • Communicating Effectively: Expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner; tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling to the listener
  • Displaying Technical Expertise: Keeps his/her technical skills current; effectively applies specialized knowledge and skills to perform work tasks; understands and masters the technical skills, knowledge, and tasks associated with his/her job; shares technical expertise with others


Minimum Qualifications (Experience and Skills)

  • 12 years RF design and product management experience with transceivers, power amplifiers, switches, LNAs, filters, antenna tuners
  • Experience in or more of the following areas in a Semiconductor company
    • Corporate Development
    • Engineering
    • Business Development
    • Product Marketing
    • Finance
    • Research and Development
  • Demonstrated project management experience setting goals, planning, and managing projects to navigate risk, budgets, cost, time, and cross functional teams
  • Must be a strategic thinker and an excellent communicator to present, assert and speak to stakeholders both internal and external at various levels
  • Experience building internal and external relationships to influence, manage conflicts, and, navigate projects to a successful conclusion.
  • Ability to diplomatically work through corporate cultures and competing motivations to create a win-win scenarios for corporate development projects that span multiple departments and organizations
  • Strong research and strategic analysis skills are essential, including financial planning and strategy
  • Experience developing budgets
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Willingness to travel ~10% of the time

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in RF semiconductor design, applications, or manufacturing
  • Ability to understand and relay technical information to customers, engineering teams, and marketing colleagues
  • Responsive, self-driven and directed, with a strong sense of ownership
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and, written communications skills to interact with customers and internal teams
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment


Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related technical field
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration or Business Management – preferred


Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

Minimum Salary:    $164,046.52
Maximum Salary:    $228,879.27

pSemi Corporation supports a diverse workforce and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees. pSemi does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions or breastfeeding), gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver’s license issued under Vehicle Code section 12801.9), ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally-protected medical condition, military or veteran status (including “protected veterans” under applicable affirmative action laws), marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal laws applicable to the Company. pSemi also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that an employee or applicant has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

Note: The Peregrine Semiconductor name, Peregrine Semiconductor logo and UltraCMOS are registered trademarks and the pSemi name, pSemi logo, HaRP and DuNE are trademarks of pSemi Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies. pSemi products are protected under one or more of the following U.S. Patents:

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Nearest Major Market: San Diego