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Account Manager — Job ID 202205


Date Published:

April 14, 2022

Application Deadline:

May 23, 2022

About ventureLAB

ventureLAB is a not-for-profit leading global founder community for hardware technology and enterprise software companies in Canada. Our organization is led by seasoned entrepreneurs and business leaders with decades of industry experience in building IP-rich start-ups, scale-ups, and global multinationals to help businesses scale. Located at the heart of Ontario’s innovation corridor in York Region, ventureLAB is part of one of the biggest and most diverse tech communities in Canada. Since 2011, ventureLAB has enabled over 2,000 tech ventures to create over 4,000 jobs and raise more than $200 million in investment capital through our initiatives focused on raising capital, talent retention, technology and IP commercialization, and customer acquisition. Together with our community of entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and partners, we enable technology startups to accelerate the commercialization of transformational products on a global scale. ventureLAB is home to the Hardware Catalyst Initiative — Canada’s only lab and incubator for hardware and semiconductor-focused companies. At ventureLAB, we grow globally competitive tech titans that build-to-scale in Canada — for global markets. 

Our Mission

We grow globally competitive tech titans that build-to-scale in Canada.

Our Vision

Born Global. Built to Scale. Inclusive by Design. Inspire a new generation of global founders who choose Canada to scale IP-rich tech titans creating innovative hardware and scale-ready enterprise software solutions that transform communities and establish a blueprint for a more sustainable, inclusive tech ecosystem.

Our Values — Team RIVIR

ventureLAB is made up of passionate, driven individuals, and is growing quickly. It is a fast-paced, flexible environment where individual contributors make a big difference and work collaboratively to achieve shared goals. We are proud to be one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures and a Great Place to Work®.

Position Profile

Reporting to the Head of Business Development and Partner Engagement, this role is responsible for the day-to-day management and growth of ventureLAB’s private sector partnerships to deliver an exceptional partner experience to ensure the short and long-term sustainability of ventureLAB programs and operations.

The successful candidate will be both the internal liaison providing clear guidance and direction to all teams, acting, and the external point person with partners, ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of contracted partner engagements.  The position requires a demonstrated ability to collaboratively build relationships, manage complex projects and competing priorities, as well as track, report and optimize the performance of industry partnerships. The Account Manager will also be a strong communicator and be able to demonstrate a high degree of drive, focus and purpose, as well as to convert strategic partnership goals into profitable, multi-year, revenue-generating partnership plans. 

The successful candidate requires proven account management skills in the Hardware or Enterprise Software sectors and the ability to quickly identify and address key roadblocks and risks to ensure the timely delivery of agreed targets and KPIs.


The Account Manager will:


How to Apply

Apply by May 23, 2022 to quoting “Partnerships Account Manager – Job ID 202205” in the subject line. Include your resume, salary expectations, and a brief note telling us why you’d be a great addition to the ventureLAB team. Early submissions are encouraged as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

In addition to salary, ventureLAB offers a comprehensive benefits package, learning and development opportunities, 4 weeks vacation, and 2 weeks holiday time in December.

At ventureLAB, we value diversity, inclusion, and respect. Diverse experience, perspectives, and backgrounds bring great ideas and create stronger teams — we embrace it, because we know that by including everyone, we all thrive. Accommodations are available on request for candidates with disabilities taking part in the recruitment process.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Additional Information

This is a contract position starting immediately to December 23, 2022, with the possibility of extension.

Response to COVID-19

Effective December 1, 2021, all newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination (first and second dose) against COVID-19 of a vaccine currently approved by Health Canada or provide documentation to support an exemption based on grounds covered by the Ontario Human Rights Act (i.e. medical exemption).