Investment Associate

Job description

Who is scale ai

scale ai is an investment and innovation hub for AI applied to supply chains. We are dedicated to building the next-generation supply chain and boosting industry performance by leveraging AI technologies. We work with leading businesses in Canada to accelerate their adoption of AI technology and to build expertise to conquer international markets.

Our focus is on helping the transformation of supply chains with 5 target industries:

  • Consumer goods and retail
  • Industrial goods and manufacturing
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Infrastructure and construction
  • Intrahospital logistics

In order to accomplish our vision, we are organized in 4 different internal teams working closely together, each aimed at implementing AI at different levels of our target industries:

  • Investment team: supporting high-value add, collaborative projects seeking to accelerate the deployment of AI technology through the strategic deployment of funds
  • Ecosystem team: launching industry-wide transformation initiatives to develop an advanced AI ecosystem in collaboration with scale ai members
  • Talent team: accelerating the development of AI fluency and upskilling of Canada’s workforce
  • Membership team: engaging with scale ai members and promoting interactions between various AI and supply chain players

We are located in the heart of the vibrant AI community in Montreal acting as a bridge between the most innovative startups and leading Canadian businesses. Our team is made up of successful tech executives, top consultants, and industry experts, providing you with the ideal environment to grow, learn and stay at the edge of AI advancements. Our unique structure and market position combines the flexibility and agility of a startup with the resources and network of a large business to realize our ambitious vision.

If you’re looking to make your mark in the AI industry and are motivated by fast-paced, no-nonsense environments, we want to hear from you.


About the role

Our investment team is looking for an associate who is motivated by new challenges and eager to join a fast-paced environment. Reporting to the Investment Director, the associate will work closely with the investment team in order to see projects through.

In collaboration with the team, your main responsibilities will include:

  • Support the Investment Director throughout the investment process, from opportunity identification to project completion: 
    •  Identify investment opportunities and assess their eligibility; 
    • Provide advice to organizations to facilitate and expedite the development of their project proposal; 
    • Assist in the preparation of submissions and the presentation of projects to scale ai ’s selection committee and board; 
    • Make the required follow-ups for projects throughout the entire process; 
  • Contribute to the development and evolution of scale ai ’s investment thesis and portfolio strategy

As scale ai is starting and growing, the responsibilities of this role will evolve over time. This is a full-time position based in our Lab in Montreal and working closely with other scale ai team members.


Who we’re looking for

At scale ai, we’re looking for people who are eager to build great things. We operate in a constantly evolving industry and want to collaborate with driven individuals capable of getting stuff done. To enjoy and be great at this job, you’ll need 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience.

You would bring tremendous value to our team if you combined some of the skills and experiences below: 

  • You’re experienced in banking, investing or management consulting 
  • You have knowledge of supply chain, technology, and artificial intelligence domains 
  • You have a technical degree (engineering, data science) or in finance 
  • You’re bilingual in French and English

You will be successful and enjoy working with us if you are: 

  • Self-sufficient - able to work autonomously, seeking help and resources whenever you need them
  • Structured - you are capable of setting clear goals and measures of success 
  • Driven - a very strong bias towards action, you want to get things done and do whatever you need to do to reach your goal while staying structured and organized 
  • Excellent communicator - you’re can effectively convey your message to different kind of audience 
  • Collaborative - you have great people skills, want to learn from others and love working in teams 
  • Eager - to join and shape the AI movement in Canada