Head of Marketing (m/f/x)

About us

The appliedAI Initiative elevates Europe’s industry to become shapers in the age of AI, creating a future that we desire to live in. Through our ecosystem of strong partners, comprehensive programs, services and solutions we advance companies holistically on their AI journey. With our uniquely diverse, interdisciplinary, and driven team, we build on deep technical expertise while specializing on applicability of the solutions. We share a mindset of collaboration and openness with our ecosystem of leading companies and tech players. Our common goal is to strengthen the European landscape, jointly creating unique knowledge for applying trustworthy AI.

Your mission

As our Head of Marketing you will be a part of the Business Development, Marketing and Loyalty department leading our marketing efforts. In your role you combine your excellent expertise across brand, product and growth marketing. Together with our team you will build a world-class marketing function at appliedAI and define an iconic brand for possibly one of the most important AI ecosystems in Germany and Europe. Your role is crucial as we aim to ensure that the European industry remains competitive and relevant in the age of AI by keeping up in the global race for AI market leadership.

As the Head of this accomplished team, you will be responsible the following tasks:

  • Define and evangelize our brand and how it presents itself to different types of audiences externally: customers, press and our ecosystem
  • Develop and drive implementation of a comprehensive product marketing communication strategy that covers all aspects of the Buyer Journey as well as our relevant verticals and segments where appliedAI is active
  • Develop and drive implementation of effective growth marketing (focus inbound) to meet our growth goals
  • Build a scalable Marketing Operations function that enables better data-driven decision making, usage of AI and more efficient execution at scale
  • Build and lead a world-class agile marketing team. Coach, and develop members of the Marketing function
  • Act as strategic thought partner especially to our Sales Lead, the offering leads as well as our CEO in all aspects of marketing
  • Oversee and steer budget planning as well as Performance Controlling

Your profile

  • You're a marketing expert and leader that is deeply thoughtful about the role of marketing and brand (particularly on narrative)
  • You have already played a key role in defining exceptional brands as well as impressive narrative building driven by companies purpose and brand positioning
  • You have a strong track record in Growth Marketing achieving MQL conversion of ~31% or higher
  • You have a pulse what is cutting the edge in marketing and in our industry
  • You have a bachelor of Business or Communication and preferably a Masters degree in Business, Marketing or a related field
  • You have worked extensively with agencies and freelancers and know how to complement internal and external capabilities
  • Minimum 10+ years of experience within a senior marketing role covering brand, product marketing communication as well as growth marketing
  • You have a proven experience in a leadership role (min. 5+ years)
  • You have a proven track of experience in collaborating with multiple internal stakeholders from different domains
  • You have a track record of strategic marketing planning and direct execution within a technical industry or even AI industry
  • You have experience in data driven marketing and performance controlling
  • You know how to make use of agile methods combine this with OKRs, drive your team and agencies to get the job done  
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • You work hands-on, with strong team spirit and a positive attitude having experience to work cross-functional with different teams
  • With your adaptability and pragmatism, you feel comfortable in a dynamic environment 
  • Proficient command of both German and English (e.g., C1 level)

What we offer

A highly qualified and motivated team of ~120 people is on a journey to change the rapidly evolving European AI Landscape

  • Flexibility to switch between our office space in Munich, Heilbronn and work from home
  • 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
  • Further benefits include egym wellpass membership, public transport subsidy, JobRad leasing option, etc. 


Myriam Warzecha - Senior People & Culture Specialist
appliedAI Initiative GmbH, August-Everding-Str. 25, 81671 Munich