AI Sweden is now looking for an Ecosystem and Partner manager to further strengthen our ability to support our partners' journeys towards solving key societal and business challenges by the use of AI.
Artificial intelligence is transforming society. AI Sweden is the national centre for applied artificial intelligence, jointly funded by the Swedish government and our partners, both public and private. Our mission is to accelerate the use of AI for the benefit of our society, our competitiveness, and for everyone living in Sweden.
We are now looking for new colleagues to take the next step in the development of AI Sweden, and our ability to support our partners' journeys towards solving key societal and business challenges by the use of AI.
For the roles of Ecosystem and Partner manager we are looking for individuals that can make significant impact on organisations ability yo apply AI by combining general knowledge of AI methods, systems and implementation with a deep understanding of organisations and change management.
The Ecosystem and Partner managers greatly impact on how Sweden uses AI to build a great society and are key positions at AI Sweden.
About the position
Your main responsibilities will be to support a number of AI Swedens partners to generate sustainable value using AI and contribute to building the overall AI ecosystem in Sweden.
You will work closely with our partners (corporates, municipalities, regions, authorities, SME:s, Startups, and Academia) and enable them to generate maximal value from the partnership of AI Sweden. This includes a wide range of activities such as
Building relations with relevant decision-makers, changemakers and practitioners throughout our partner's organisations
Match-making partners' individuals and teams with other partners and AI Swedens activities
Identifying high impact challenges and opportunities
Conceptualize solutions or applied research- and innovation projects
Generally support partners in their AI maturity journey.
Contribute to the overall development of AI Sweden
We collaborate in everything we do, and an essential part of your daily work will be to promote and facilitate collaboration across organisations.
Depending on the your personal experience and preferences, the role will include responsibility for a certain category of AI Swedens partners, such as startups, regions, municipalities or authorities. The role also includes managing part of AI Sweden's organisation in Western Sweden (Västra Götaland och Halland) and supporting the AI Sweden partners in Western Sweden with AI change management.
In Western Sweden AI Sweden has offices at Lindholmen, Gothenburg and in Halmstad, including a co-location arena at Lindholmen where partners come to collaborate and learn from each other’s. The position for the role is Gothenburg.
We believe that as a person you’re
an energetic and curious leader with exceptional skills in building relationships, strong social, communications and management skills, as well as a commitment to making real difference.
A basic to good understanding of AI methods and how they can be applied, and relevant experience of change management, key account management or complex sales will certainly improve your chances to succeed.
We also believe that you are
A generalist rather than a specialist. Curious and eager to learn when it comes to new tools, platforms, and technologies.
Dedicated and likes to take responsibility for your work; from ideation through production and over the finishing line.
Good at paying attention to details as well as seeing the broader picture.
Ready to undertake any tasks, large as small
And workwise, you bring
Minimum 5 years of experience in relevant environments/roles where change or transformation of some sort has been a dominating aspect
High-level understanding of different AI technologies and how to apply them in practice
Ability to explain technical solutions and project results for non-technical audiences
Capability to quickly understand different domains and organizations and their challenges
Preferable experience of personnel management
Proven project management skills and experience of leading both with and without formal authority.
A structured way of working and enjoying building and maintaining good relations with different type of roles and organisations.
A constructive approach to finding synergies between initiatives and to maximizing values for partners.
Fluent in both Swedish and English
Who we are
To us, artificial intelligence is not only about tech, it’s a force for positive societal change. To work here, you don’t need to know “everything” about AI, but you need to believe in its potential to help shape our society for the better. Some of our colleagues are leading AI experts, but far from all of us are as technically well versed. You'll be working alongside journalists, linguists, policy professionals, leading AI-scientists, historians, entrepreneurs, change leaders, and many more.
Why work for AI Sweden?
At AI Sweden, you’ll be part of a diverse and highly skilled team with inspiring colleagues all working with a higher purpose in mind than “just” tech.
As an organization, we’re uniquely positioned at the sweet spot of governmental oomph and startup nimbleness. Small enough to stay adaptive and have fun but backed by and in close contact with both state and industry, both private and public. A hybrid, just like you.
And, we can most certainly be a platform helping you realize your ideas. Bring a good one, big or small, and we most likely will support and co-create with you.
In short, we like to believe we offer our staff a place to grow, an environment for personal development.
Listen to Johanna, Vinutha, and Martin to hear what they say about working at AI Sweden.
An equal and fair working environment
We strongly believe in diversity and inclusion and are acutely aware of the skewed gender balance in our industry. We actively strive to put together a diverse team in terms of age, gender and background.
Naturally, we’re under a collective agreement (“kollektivavtal”) and offer everything that comes with it in terms of annual leave, pensions, wellness allowance (“friskvårdsbidrag”), and such.
AI Sweden does not accept unsolicited support and kindly ask not to be contacted by any advertisement agents, recruitment agencies or manning companies.
AI Sweden is the national center for applied artificial intelligence, jointly funded by the Swedish government and our partners, both public and private. Our mission is to accelerate the use of AI for the benefit of our society, our competitiveness, and for everyone living in Sweden.
To achieve this, we run projects of national interest in areas such as information-driven healthcare, AI solutions for the Swedish language, data-driven journalism, and AI to help tackle climate change. We provide targeted training for our partners and the general public. Our Data Factory enables our partners to make available and access data and make use of computing power and storage capacity in AI projects.
Listen to Johanna, Vinutha, and Martin to hear what they say about working at AI Sweden in this podcast episode on Spotify!