| April 2, 2024

Commercial Officer IV

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Website ABN AMRO

At a glance

Are you passionate about identifying innovative companies that have the potential to address the global sustainability challenges and are you eager to work in a fast-paced experienced and international environment? Join us! The ABN AMRO Sustainable Impact Fund is one of the largest private impact funds in the Netherlands and invests in companies that have a positive impact on climate and society while targeting healthy returns. With a commitment of EUR 500m and a diverse team of 14 people, we invest in a sustainable future and work with our portfolio companies to realise their fullest impact and financial potential.

Your job

As Investment Manager, you’ll be providing growth-capital to high-growth maturing sustainable companies, domiciled in North-western Europe. You will be part of the Sustainable Impact Fund and responsible for all activities related to origination, execution of investments, portfolio management and the exit of portfolio companies. You will be one of the experts in one or more of our strategic focus areas: Energy Transition, Built Environment and Sustainable Consumption.

Responsibilities

Origination and Execution

  • Develop a robust deal pipeline by continually evaluating potential target companies and investment theses within the SIF strategy
  • Drive origination activities, conduct market assessments and pro-actively reach out to potential target companies
  • Construction of financial models, including optimal capital structure, purchase price, adjustments and sensitivities to economic conditions
  • Lead the execution process for M&A transactions and investments, including financial and impact due diligence, structuring legal agreements, negotiations and work towards closing
  • Represent and drive deal approvals to the Investment Committee

Portfolio management

  • Manage and monitor portfolio company financial and impact performance and manage (quarterly) portfolio reviews and analyses
  • Collaborate with portfolio company management teams to implement value-creation strategies, reaching milestones, follow-on investments and actively manage companies to exit
  • Provide hands-on guidance and assistance to management teams of the portfolio companies in critical areas of strategy, operations, business development and governance
  • Act as Board member or Board observer on behalf of SIF

Networking

  • Proactively build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders including entrepreneurs, sector experts, consultants, policymakers, co-investors, advisors and thought leaders
  • Attend events and further build on the SIF brand awareness and recognition
    You will report to Tanja Kramer, Head of SIF.

Your profile

The ideal candidate for this position has a passion for sustainability and investing in an international environment, in particular impact investing. He/she has a university degree experience in a relevant field.

  • A minimum of 8 years of prior work experience in venture capital, private equity, corporate venturing, investment banking and / or entrepreneurial experience
  • Experience in Energy Transition, Built Environment and/or Sustainable Consumption is considered as a plus
  • A clear alignment with the impact goals of SIF and a belief in entrepreneurship and innovation as solutions to environmental issues
  • Strong strategic and tactical skills in investments/private equity, deal analysis, negotiations, and the management of advisors. Can independently play a leading/ principal role during transactions
  • Attention to detail to make sure all legal and financial matters are handled with precision
  • Naturally connects and builds strong relationships with others, demonstrating strong emotional intelligence and an ability to communicate clearly and persuasively
  • Entrepreneurial and creative way-of-working and open-minded to innovative ideas and trends
  • High degree of integrity and the ability to act in a transparent and consistent manner while always  taking into account what is best for the organisation and the team
  • Self-reflective and aware of their own limitations. Leads by example and drives the team’s performance with an attitude of continuous improvement by being open to feedback and self-improvement
  • Encourages others to share the spotlight and visibly celebrates and supports the success of the team

We are offering

  • Opportunity to make impact by investing in sustainable high-growth companies and become an integral part of a high performing investment team, with colleagues who are experts in the field of impact investing
  • Collaboration with passionate colleagues on diverse and complex transactions. The role will provide room for autonomy and to create value for the team through your own initiatives
  • Working within the team promises a dynamic environment with a healthy mixture of fun and seriousness
  • Attractive compensation and favourable secondary labour conditions. We offer “learning on the job” with excellent guidance tailored to your preferences and a training costs scheme for personal and professional training opportunities

To apply for this job please visit www.werkenbijabnamro.nl.