UnternehmerTUM GmbH / appliedAI is looking for a
(Senior) AI Strategist (m/f/x)
Location: Munich or Heilbronn
About us
The appliedAI Initiative is Germany’s largest initiative for fostering the application of AI technology in the European industrial landscape. We shape Europe’s innovative power in AI together with leading companies and tech players. We do this through close sparring and interaction with our partners on neutral ground based on delivering a unique set of assets and individual services. We build on deep technical expertise while focusing on applicability of the solutions. We create visions in the age of AI for Germany as a society, for us in a world of climate change as well as in our economy. We guide our partners to achieve their ambition in a world we want to live in.
Your mission
We are looking for AI Strategists to help transform the business of our partner companies with AI. You have the opportunity to work in a wide variety of domains, choosing one of the following focus areas.
Strategy & Transformation: With your experience in management consulting, you will be a close sparring partner to our partner companies (mainly large or medium sized organizations) to start and/or scale their ambitions in AI. This includes guiding them in defining and setting up their AI strategies and creating an organizational setup to bring it into action. In addition to the work with individual partners, you contribute to developing, tech-enabling and managing a set of unique assets in the Strategy & Transformation space to help our ecosystem advancing in the age of AI.
SME Transformation / KI Transfer +: As part of an interdisciplinary team you are working for an exclusive program for small and medium sized businesses in Germany, with the goal to holistically guide them into the AI age. To be successful in this area, you hear and understand the needs of German Mittelstand and have the capability to take them on their very own AI journey, from strategy development to being able to introduce their first Use Cases.
Use Cases & Application: Our ambition is to enable and support our appliedAI partner companies on finding and realizing the most potential AI use cases to accelerate their own AI journey. With a background in ML/Data Science, you will work within a new team of AI experts and use your know-how and expertise in AI use cases and technology to guide our partners in ideating and realizing most valuable use cases and transforming their own business into the AI age. To achieve this, you can use the unique potential of our appliedAI ecosystem of industries, technology vendors, solution providers, startups and academia.
Successful candidates will:
Act as a sparring partner for AI strategy and innovation to our partners and customers and develop and drive the development and implementation of AI strategies in the respective context, depending on your focus area within appliedAI
Advise our partners on AI strategy development and setting-up the right organization to bring AI to scale in the organization
Conduct customer-facing Workshops about AI (e.g. AI Journey workshop) with top management and boards
Continuously develop top-notch content with and for our partners
Pro-actively involve our other internal asset teams, our technology, or academic partners in respective opportunities
Stay in touch with AI State-of-the-art research to understand opportunities and requirements
Your profile
Deep understanding of business strategy combined with a passion for (AI) technology – or the other way around
University degree with a focus on either business or technology/data science/ML (or a comparable field)
Experience in running cutting-edge workshops and developing ideas, concepts and solution guidelines
Deep understanding in at least one industry and the capability of AI in this industry
Excellent analytical, problem-solving skills and communication skills
Team player with a willingness to learn new things
Fluent English and conversational German
(Preferred) Previous experience from applying AI in companies, e.g. as a consultant from a strategy or technology consultancy
What we offer
A highly qualified and motivated team of ~70 people is on a journey to change the rapidly evolving European AI Landscape.
Flexibility to choose / switch between our amazing office space Munich Urban Colab in Schwabing, Innovation Park AI in Heilbronn and remote work

Opportunity to shape a variety of projects and the development of new, original content based on the latest developments in AI and its adoption in businesses

Want to learn about robotics, autonomous drones or smart factories? All of this is happening at appliedAI

You will have access to the newest technologies in the AI domain, budget to drive the education program and peers to develop with

An atmosphere that encourages to think and experiment in new ways with software, hardware, and processes

Hottest topics of the next decade and freedom and trust to initiate own activities

A highly visible initiative that helps you build a large and high-level network of start-ups, partners, and tech companies

Budget to visit important conferences, read up on papers and develop your skills with the team – potentially showcasing results at e.g. GTC

Internal seminar in machine learning and computer science
Please submit your application here
Hicham Samma (Talent Specialist)
appliedAI Initiative GmbH, Freddy-Mercury-Str. 5, 80797 Munich