Senior AI Strategist (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

We are looking for AI Strategists who want to actively shape the role of appliedAI as a leading partner in supporting our partner companies to transform the business with AI. 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.

  • Act as a sparring partner for AI strategy and innovation to our partners and customers - from DAX to larger “Mittelstand” companies -  and develop and drive the development and implementation of AI strategies 
  • Advise our partners on AI strategy development and setting-up the right organization to bring AI to scale in the organization and guide implementation
  • Manage strategy engagements with our partner companies communicating with top management and C-level executives
  • Own a topic within the strategy & transformation space, be recognized as thought leader for this topic and further develop top-notch assets that allow for scaling our offering
  • Become a trusted partner for our partner companies
  • Stay up to date and in touch with relevant strategic AI questions and 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
  • Previous experience from applying AI in companies, e.g. as a consultant from a strategy or technology consultancy or as leader within an enterprise
  • Outstanding academic record - tech or business related subject preferred but not required
  • 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

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 choose / switch between our amazing office space House of Communication in Munich, 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


Hicham Samma (People and Culture Specialist)
appliedAI Initiative GmbH, August-Everding-Str. 25, 81671 Munich