Venture Development Manager (m/f/d)

Business Development · Berlin · Full-time · Mid-level

Job description

Job description

Project A is the operational VC that provides its ventures with capital, an extensive network and exclusive access to a wide range of operational expertise. The portfolio includes companies such as Artisense, Catawiki, Horizn Studios, KRY, LIQID, Spryker, uberall and WorldRemit. You can find more information at www.project-a.com and on the blog insights.project-a.com.

We are looking for:

A new team member for our A-team.

Our Venture Development Team is a group of ambitious business generalists, who have two main responsibilities. First, they define and execute value-driving projects with our portfolio companies in areas such as internationalisation, commercial operations, interim management… and really anything else that we see as a business priority for one of our ventures. Second, they team up with one of our partners to manage a set of investments to success. This entails the preparation of board meetings and financing rounds, identification of support opportunities and staffing our 100+ operational experts to our portfolio companies’ needs.

What will keep you challenged?

  • Strategic definition of key targets in close collaboration with the founders of our portfolio companies as well as the operational implementation of those
  • Build up and maintenance of the close relationship with our founders as well as a deep understanding of the ventures’ current challenges and opportunities
  • Ensuring the successful collaboration of our portfolio companies and our operational teams through excellent project- and stakeholder management
  • Interim Head of positions in e.g. Operations, Business, Growth in our portfolio companies
  • Pushing our ventures to the next level through internationalization, process optimization or the build up of new organisational units
  • Planning, staffing and managing cross-functional projects 

Which traits contribute to your success?

  • High ambition and drive to achieve excellent results
  • A top-of-class degree in economics, business or in a similar field at a leading university
  • Gained relevant work experience in a business consultancy or in business development in a start-up or a similar environment
  • Deep understanding of digital business models and quick in identifying core operational challenges
  • Proven track record in project, stakeholder and change management 
  • Pragmatic, yet structured and a quick learner 
  • Feeling comfortable in a flexible, highly dynamic environment 
  • Being an entrepreneur by heart, who loves to work in teams
  • Fluency in English; German skills are preferred 

What to expect working with us:

  • An unmatched environment for learning and personal growth
  • Becoming part of a highly professional and motivated venture development team with a very diverse set of tasks
  • Having the unique opportunity to experience and shape the development of high-growth startups across Europe
  • Teaming up with one of our partners to assume full accountability for the success of our investments
  • Getting the chance to work directly with our experts in online marketing, business intelligence, product management and software engineering etc
  • A lot of independence and responsibility

Do you want to be part of our success story?
We are looking forward to your online application.