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Portfolio Operations Manager

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Location: Manchester Salary: Competitive
Sector: Industrials / Business Services / Transport, Private Equity, Retail / Consumer Goods / Dot com Specialism: Digital, Operations / Change / Transformation, Strategy
Type: Permanent Contact: Royce Tooth
COMPANY: 

We have been retained by a UK lower mid-market Private Equity house to source a Portfolio Operations Manager within their Portfolio Management team.

The fund has demonstrable investment and return track record in growth orientated B2B market, but also a successful hands on approach to value creation across their portfolio. 

Through their inclusive and highly culture-focused approach within the business, our client was the first UK private equity firm to create a dedicated impact fund, with the aim of initiating a positive impact on environment or society. In doing so, they have integrated diversity and inclusion into their framework, with a strong focus on gender balance across their portfolio and within the business.

Reporting to the Portfolio Operations Director, and with support of the Portfolio Management team, this is an excellent opportunity to enter a private equity setting and drive value creation activities and operating performance across the portfolio of 25.

ROLE: 

Within the portfolio management team, you will join a high calibre, and growing, team of value creation experts, where your primary accountability will be to focus on core value creation activities across the portfolio. These may include:

- Top line growth, pricing, commercial excellence planning and implementation
- Digital transformation / digital strategy topics – including adoption of emerging technologies (e.g. Advanced Analytics).
- Board insight and reporting
- Portfolio synergy and collaboration realisation
- Pre-acquisition due diligence and operational value creation assessment
 

With significant exposure to the Portfolio Operations Director, this role will be vital in supporting, and growing, our clients’ approach to value creation.

REQUIREMENTS:

- Top tier consulting background, preferably with a management consulting toolkit / operational experience
- Hands on approach to delivering projects
- Previous experience in a value creation / portfolio management / portfolio company capacity
- Commercial mindset
- Strong analytical skillset
- Position is based in Manchester – therefore willingness to relocate / commute is preferred.
- Strong analytical skillset