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German Speaking Portfolio Management & Operations Associate for Large Cap PE fund

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Location: London Salary: Competitive
Sector: Private Equity Specialism: Strategy
Type: Permanent Contact: Harry Chamberlain
COMPANY:

We are working with a leading Large US Private Equity Fund, who are growing their Portfolio & Operations team in Europe, and are specifically looking for a German speaker. The successful candidate would be working closely with a team of former strategy and transformational consultants. You will gain exposure to the investment team through due diligence projects on future investments, as well as extensive post acquisition work on newly acquired businesses across Western Europe, with a specific focus on the DACH region.

ROLE: 

Our client is seeking a top performing consultant who enjoys their job but is looking to have more impact in their next role

- 30% of time on diligence projects, this will be at the late stages of a potential deal, giving individuals a chance to interact with the investment team but not putting too heavy an emphasis on the pre-deal work

- 70% on portfolio company work; involvement in portfolio companies will typically be for the first 12-18 months post-acquisition. Post-acquisition, working in accordance with the Board and management team, to ensure delivery of the investment plan, and on an ongoing basis, operational improvement, restructuring or re-engineering the business to maximise value

- Associates will be supported by senior individuals in the team in their early time at a portfolio company, interacting closely with management to drive value for the     business

- 360-degree performance review provided, including feedback from portfolio companies, our client is focused on rewarding good performance

- Travel across Europe is required, but Associates will gain more flexibility and input around their schedule.

REQUIREMENTS: 

- 3 – 7 years of experience in a top strategy consulting house

- Fluent German speaker, this person will need to drop into businesses in the DACH region and interact with management

- Line management of implementation project experience

- Extra-curricular experience

- Business proficiency in a second European language (German preferred)

- Experience of working in several countries

- Ranked in the top 25% in their consulting firm

- Open to acting as a generalist and travelling extensively.

NICE TO HAVE: 

- Tier 1 Business School Degree

- Entrepreneurial experience

- Investment Experience

- Finance Background

OTHER RELEVANT SKILLS:

- IT/Digital experience

- Procurement or pricing expertise 

- Restructuring, reorg., transformation experience