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Head of Pre-Sales AI (m/f/d)

Tech & Engineering
Remote Germany + 5 more locations
Full Time
Permanent
Experienced Professionals

Head of Pre-Sales AI (m/f/d)

When applying for this position, you will have the opportunity to indicate your preferred work location from the following: Remote Germany, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Munich


Grow with us – Start your career at IU-University! Eager to leverage the potential of Conversational AI to create the most customer-centric and personalized Student Customer – Journey? Are you a fan of startup environments where you can bring your ideas to life? Join us now either remotely or in our offices e.g. in Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Cologne in full-time as Head of Presales – AI (m/f/d)!

Key Responsibilities:

  • You will own and drive the go-to-market AI transformation strategy in line with the overall business strategy.

  • As Head of Pre-Sales – AI, you will create the roadmap for applying our in-house built Conversational AI Solution “Syntea” to our Pre-Sales journey.

  • You’ll be responsible for defining the scope, envisioning the strategic direction, and calculating the business case for your AI initiatives.

  • You’ll play a critical role in generating business value and represent your department confidently in executive meetings.

  • Facilitate and drive cross-domain initiatives and collaborations, aligning diverse business stakeholders and technical teams to deliver successful projects, and ensuring clear communication and synchronization across domains.

  • As an experienced leader, you will closely monitor your OKRs and ensure that everything is on track while building, leading and motivating your team.

  • Stay abreast of the latest advances in AI technologies for go-to-market solutions, customer experience best practices, and industry trends.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, or a related field.

  • A minimum of 5 years working in AI with hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge of the state-of-the-art in GenAI technology.

  • A proven track record of generating business impact with AI technology for user facing products.

  • Deep understanding of analytics, statistics and business intelligence.

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, with the ability to translate business requirements into technical solutions.

  • Agile/Scrum certification or significant experience working in agile development teams.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in English. German is a plus.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.

We offer

  • Shape your career: Rapid growth opens up many new opportunities for you. Tell us about your dream career and we’ll help you make it happen.

  • Work from wherever you want …: Modern tools and video meetings make it possible: with IU, the boundaries between here and there blur. You want to work from abroad for a while? No problem thanks to our WorkFlex benefits.

  • … and flexible time: It’s your job: We trust you and give you the greatest possible freedom to organize yourself.

  • You have the choice: You are free to choose your equipment, because everyone has its own preferences when it comes to hardware.

  • Take your knowledge to a new level: Benefit from a 100% discount on tuition fees for an IU combined degree in the tech sector and many other free training courses. There is always something new to learn.

  • Get a good rest: we push ourselves every day to go above and beyond. But we also take the time to recharge our batteries: with 30 days of annual vacation for all employees and an additional day off on your birthday! Need some time off? How about a sabbatical?

  • Reach your destination sustainably: Germanys 9 euro ticket is history, we got the DeutschlandTicket for 7 €. You prefer to travel by bike? Then a Jobrad (bike leasing) might be the right choice. We offer many environmentally conscious options to be mobile both professionally and privately.

Join our Team at Germany’s largest university with over 100,000 students! We are passionate, competitive, open to anything new – and we live to develop anything that makes our students’ digital education experience and our IU services better to achieve our vision “Everybody can access education to grow”.

Sounds like the perfect job for you? Then apply now!

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Christina at christina.neugebauer@iu.org

Words are followed by actions: We take our “Culture Of Everyone” very seriously and would like to take this opportunity to expressly point out that you are welcome to join us, regardless of your origin, religion, gender, age or sexual orientation. Even if you have a disability, our doors are wide open to you. We look forward to a diverse community here at IU!

Your personal contact

Your personal contact - Christina Neugebauer

Christina Neugebauer

Teamlead Talent Acquisition

IU asked me in my interview what I wished to do—today I’m doing it. I have the freedom to work as I please, develop what I feel is needed, and I am fully supported with my career development plan.
Gamechanger Student
Anton Stangl
Software Developer
What we’ll do for you
Shape your career
Rapid growth opens up many new opportunities for you. Tell us about your dream career and we will help you make it a reality.
Reach your destination sustainably
Germanys 9 euro ticket is history, we got the DeutschlandTicket for 7 €. You prefer to travel by bike? Then a Jobrad (bike leasing)might be the right choice. We offer many environmentally conscious options to be mobile both professionally and privately.
Use your own technology
You can choose your equipment freely. Because everyone has their own preferences when it comes to hardware and IDE.
Work wherever you want...
Digitalization is part of our DNA. So decide for yourself which place sparks the most productivity in you. You love remote work? No problem! Would you like to work abroad for a while? Our WorkFlex Benefit makes it possible.
...and flexible in terms of time
It's your job: We trust you and give you the greatest possible freedom to organize yourself.
Take your knowledge to a new level
Where if not with us? Enjoy free access to all our e-learning platforms. In addition, we will finance you a complete technology course of your choice<strong>.</strong>
Rest well
We make an effort every day, but we also take the time to recharge our batteries: with 30 days of annual vacation plus an extra day of vacation on your birthday. Do you need a longer break? How about a sabbatical?
Enjoy our brand of social
We love spending time together. Whether it’s yoga, team events, brown bag lunches or partying—there is something for everyone.
World’s best colleagues
We give each other a leg-up when needed, and we collectively go beyond expectations.
The location
Happy student smiling and learning
Remote Germany
With our positions, you don't have to decide where to work. Whether you want to work from home, at one of our offices across Germany or up to six months abroad. Enjoy maximum flexibility!
About the team
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Tech & Engineering
We push the outside of the envelope, challenge what exists, and do what hasn’t been done before—building an unbreakable connection between people and education. That’s how we roll in Tech & Engineering at IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU).

Unrestricted access to learning is a life-changing concept. We build solutions for digital education that are accessible wherever we go. They’re mobile, always on, and everywhere. Advancing through AI, NLP, Big Data Analytics, IoT, Cloud platforms, and Software Development, we are leading the digital transformation of education in the era of Industry 4.0.
Our core values
#1

Make collaboration standard practice.

We aim for the best solution as a team and have fun with it - without ego or politics.
#2

Be courageous and take risks.

We make courageous decisions and take calculated risks.
#3

Embrace innovation always.

We are always looking for ways to improve our offers for our customers.
#4

Strive for the empowerment of everyone.

We support each other’s development to become the best version of ourselves.
#5

Adopt a growth mindset for scale.

We aim to improve ourselves in everything we do and work hard to do so every day.
#6

Focus on getting things done on time.

We implement things quickly, pragmatically, effectively and goal-oriented.
#7

Put customer focus first.

In everything we do, our customers come first.

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    Tech & Engineering FAQs

    How many days paid holiday will I get per year?
    All employees working a 5 day week are entitled to 30 days paid holiday per year.
    Can I apply for multiple jobs?
    Of course you can! Apply for each position separately and together we will find the job that suits you best.
    Can I work remotely for the Tech-Team?
    Of course! We value flexibility and support remote working 100% wherever possible.