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Technology Commercialization Manager - RES0000960

Purpose of Position:

  • Enable GM to license their IP, and enable global R&D to commercialize new innovative technologies by the following:
  • Improve General Motors value proposition for all technology / intellectual property (IP) assets managed
  • Lead all aspects of third party royalty licensing process
  • Manage and maintain all aspects of the licensing contract management database and royalty reporting
  • Lead in the development of commercialization / IP strategies for maximum value creation for GM technologies 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and develop relationships to facilitate communications across GM
  • Enable third party royalty licensing transactions in and outside of the automotive industry as appropriate for GM
  • Support the Patent Review Boards and Record of Invention Evaluations for commercialization potential
    • Lead in identifying /cataloging IP for potential licensing
    • Lead in the identification of potential partners
    • Lead in the development of internal and external business case  and marketing packages to promote licensing
    • Lead in development of licensing terms / negotiations
    • Responsible for post deal management (royalty reports, agreement mgmt., relationship mgmt., etc.)
  • Lead as business strategy and execution advisors in the development of a business plan with actionable goals for R&D’s internal start up projects as well as other R&D technologies to ensure maximum GM value creation
    • Activities include: Competitive IP due diligence, commercialization strategies, third party strategy (support partner identification,  deal formation, negotiation, deal approvals, post deal/relationship management), etc
  • Provide general business / agreement / IP support as needed to R&D
  • Maintain and develop relationships to facilitate communications across GM 


  • Understanding of basic finance
  • Proven licensing capabilities, including 5-7 years experience in business environment.  IP/licensing experience
  • Ability to develop a business case and strategies to advance IP towards a commercial product
  • Ability to manage risk, and ambiguity
  • High level of analytic / business evaluation ability with difficult and unusual problems
  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office software
  • Excellent interpersonal and  communication skills verbal and written
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in different technology areas in a professional and time sensitive manner; good project mgmt skills
  • Able to secure relevant information and identify key issues
  • Ability to foster “trust” relationships to solve difficult problems and enable difficult discussions
  • Understanding of general automotive technology as well as technologies of interest in other industries
  • Understanding of licensing, Intellectual Property and confidentiality

Education / Training: 

  • Required: Bachelor’s in a technical field, such as science and engineering. 
  • Preferred: Advanced degree in Business Administration