Corporate Innovation Manager

Location: Alberta, Canada – Remote

The Corporate Innovation Manager will report to the Director of Corporate Innovation & will be responsible for supporting the management and execution of SVG Ventures Corporate Innovation Strategy.

The ideal candidate has a background working with Corporates on their innovation strategies, open innovation, partnership development. They are a strategic thinker, an experienced and efficient leader, have excellent people skills, business acumen and exemplary work ethics.

This is a unique opportunity to be a core member of an award-winning team and organization that is creating a lasting impact on agriculture, food production and the systems of our future.


  • Develop SVG Ventures/THRIVE Corporate Innovation Strategy
  • Manage corporate client relationships
  • Identify and understand corporate innovation needs & priorities
  • Run design thinking and brainstorming sessions
  • Manage & deliver custom innovation projects for corporate clients
  • Connect corporate clients with emerging technologies and startups that will have the most significant impact in their organizations
  • Support startups in SVG Ventures portfolio by leveraging opportunities to engage with corporate clients and partners
  • Complete market and technology trend analysis to understand key trends in agrifood tech
  • Develop the corporate program and new solutions
  • Identify new business opportunities and new client acquisition
  • Set up and lead cross value chain workshops for corporate clients
  • Support/participate in the execution of THRIVE annual events
  • Complete annual reports for all corporate innovation clients

Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Science, Technology, Agriculture or Business; (Masters Degree preferred)
  • 5 years of business development, project management or research & development experience
  • 1-2 years of technical experience in agriculture, food, science or technology
  • Familiarity with the venture capital industry and experience working with or for startups
  • Excellent communication skills, both in written, verbal and presentation
  • Self-starter with strong initiative and work ethic
  • Thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment