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Senior Associate, Strategic Portfolio Development - TELUS Ventures


Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Calgary, AB, CA Edmonton, AB, CA Montreal, Quebec, CA Toronto, ON, CA

Req ID:  26044
Jobs by Category:  People & Culture, Finance and Corporate Affairs
Job Function:  Finance
Status:  Full Time
Schedule:  Regular



Want to get into Venture Capital Here is your chance!


Join our team and what we'll accomplish together


Since 2001, TELUS Ventures, one of Canada’s leading Corporate Venture Capital funds, has invested in and helped more than 100 market transforming companies tackle some of tomorrow’s biggest challenges. We invest globally in the world’s most innovative entrepreneurs. In 2021 alone, we invested in excess of $100M in companies in Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia. It’s a fast paced, exciting, dynamic and entrepreneurial team, supported by the wider TELUS organization and community.


TELUS Ventures helps companies achieve their potential by combining our technological expertise, market-leading services and extensive ecosystem with a sound and customized approach to creating value so that mutual success is realized.


This is a rare opportunity to jump in and be a major contributor to taking our impact as a strategic venture outfit to the next level. We are looking for a special, high performing, driven individual to join our team and help make the Future Friendly!

Here's the impact you'll make and what we'll accomplish together


The Senior Associate, Strategic Portfolio Development is a key member of a team that works closely with TELUS business units (Health, Agriculture, Business Solutions, Home Solutions, Consumer, Technology Strategy and Digital Platforms) to build beneficial relationships, understand their strategic aspirations and directions, and translate those learnings into actionable roadmaps and investment opportunities, whilst providing critical support post investment to ensure that value creation opportunities with our portfolio companies are adequately being realized.


You will play a key role in engaging directly with key stakeholders across our TELUS organization - and the entrepreneurs we invest in - to help their teams build and align on strategic priorities and execute against business plans. You will provide much needed support, guidance and meaningful insights that the TELUS Ventures team can bring to the operations of both groups of stakeholders.

Here's How


  • Develop, track and influence the TELUS Ventures team’s ongoing investment strategy by supporting the development of key business unit relationships with senior leaders from across the organization
  • Provide day-to-day executionary support to a thoughtful and well-researched engagement program lifecycle with TELUS business units; identify key stakeholders and provide bi-directional input into their future plans, including definition of capabilities needed to execute against these ambitions
  • As part of the above, stay up to date on trends in the technology industry and the current and future challenges facing TELUS, with a view to directly influence and / or provide constructive input into the future long-term strategic plans of our business units
  • Manage the curation and distillation of strategic reviews from across the Company, help determine key priorities amongst Horizon 2 and 3 initiatives, and define clear investment theses in close collaboration with the TELUS Ventures investment teams and the sponsoring TELUS Stakeholders
  • Assist in the undertaking of potential investee due diligence, including the development of business cases and post-investment commercial activation / value creation plans, in light of our overarching purpose and intent behind the investment
  • Play a key role in the successful execution, performance measurement / tracking, and assessment of active commercial activities with the broader TELUS organization by aiding the business units in resolving any key risks / roadblocks in a timely fashion, ensuring that sustainable value is being created, and evolving partnership forward as per plan





What you bring


  • 2-3 years of experience in strategic management consulting (ideally in telecom, health or technology innovation) with top tier firm or progressive responsibility in corporate development (5+ years) or driving external partnerships/Large Complex Sales in top tier technology based organization (5+ years)
  • Proven experience in establishing and managing key stakeholder relationships, becoming their trusted advisor
  • Ability to understand technology and / or business objectives, translate those to actionable outcomes, and subsequently provide oversight / management to achieve objectives
  • Excellent presentation skills including exec briefings via PowerPoint and in person briefings
  • Exceptional project management capabilities with ability to coordinate multiple, simultaneous projects and initiatives and work within a fast-paced environment of rapid change and evolving priorities
  • Ability to push for results among peers and stakeholders external to the team, while building consensus and buy in amongst all levels
  • University degree in Technology (Computer Science/Engineering) or Business, or similar



A bit about us

We’re a people-first, customer-first, purpose-driven team who works together every day to innovate and do good. We improve lives through our technology solutions and foster a culture of innovation that empowers team members to solve complex problems and create remarkable human outcomes in a digital world. When you join our team, you’re helping us make the future friendly.

We’re committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability—your unique contributions and talents will be valued and respected here.

The health and safety of our team, customers and communities is paramount to TELUS. Accordingly, we require anyone joining our team to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.





People & Culture, Finance and Corporate Affairs

Across People & Culture, Finance and Corporate Affairs, we are the diverse and talented team responsible for making sure TELUS is managed as a world-leading organization. ​

We are honoured to be recognized

2021 engagement score

Team members worldwide

# of years voted One of Canada’s Best Corporate Citizens


TELUS is proud to foster an inclusive culture that embraces diversity. We are committed to fair employment practices and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

We offer accommodation for applicants with disabilities, as required, during the recruitment process.