Venture Development Manager with focus on Private Equity co-investments (m/f/d)

Job description

Job description

We are looking for:

A new member for our Venture Development team at Project A: 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-value drivers for our support in close collaboration with the C-level of our Private Equity co-investments (e.g. Lampenwelt, Windstar Medical Group, or Perfect Drive Sports Group)
  • Build-up and maintenance of close relationship with the C-Level and other stakeholders of our Private Equity Co-Investments as well as a deep understanding of their current challenges and opportunities
  • Ensuring the successful collaboration of our portfolio companies and our operational teams through excellent project and stakeholder management
  • Preparing and leading recurring Steering Committees for your portfolio companies together with our operational teams
  • Operational support in our startups and Private Equity co-investments in e.g. Operations or Business Development
  • Planning, staffing, and managing cross-functional projects
  • Acting as an operational sparring partner to one of our partners (managing directors) and our principal overseeing all Private Equity co-investments

Which traits contribute to your success?

  • High ambition and drive to achieve excellent results
  • Fluent in English and German
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • A top-of-class degree at a leading university
  • 2-3 years work experience in a consultancy, a start-up, private equity, or corporate environment
  • Being comfortable to lead discussions with stakeholders across all seniority levels
  • Good understanding of digital business models and operational processes
  • Experiences in change management, project and stakeholder management, taking full responsibility for your projects
  • Ideally, solid know-how about cross-functional projects (ie. data, IT, or marketing) or showing a strong interest in the latter
  • Pragmatic, yet structured and a quick learner
  • Feeling comfortable in a flexible, highly dynamic environment
  • Being an entrepreneur at heart, who loves to work in teams
  • Please note that we are looking for support in our Berlin office. Eligibility to work within the EU is required as well.

What to expect working with us:

  • Growing in an inspiring team of bright minds
  • Have a steep learning curve, take responsibility from day one
  • Take advantage of discount opportunities from our portfolio companies
  • Stay mindful with the mental health platform Unmind (free membership)
  • Mentoring network within our portfolio with 250+ participants
  • Brainfood sessions with inspiring topics and paid company lunch (even remote!) & team events
  • Mobile work policy Germany-wide or option to work from a modern office (with rooftop terrace in the heart of Berlin)


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

The most important ingredient for startups are exceptional founders.
We aim to be the best choice of partners for them
by being conviction and integrity driven investors
by providing access to operational excellence in product, growth, data and people

 

Project A is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity and encourages people of all ethnic & racial origins, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions & ideologies, socio-economic statuses, educational backgrounds, ages, and individuals of all abilities to apply.

Project A is an operational venture capital firm that invests in early stage companies from a variety of industries such as digital health, robotics, and mobility amongst others. Our portfolio includes over 60 companies with different business models including B2C, B2B, SaaS, e-commerce and more. Within our company of over 100 professionals, over 15 teams offer their direct support to our portfolio companies with software engineering, marketing, sales, business intelligence and many other fields. In 2020 Project A was named Germany's best VC by Business Insider magazine.

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