Principal Strategic Venture Manager

Posted on Oct 10, 2019 by Request Technology

Northbrook, IL 60062
IT
Immediate Start
$170k - $180k Annual
Full-Time

A prestigious fortune 500 company is on the search for a Principal 1 Strategic Ventures Project Manager. This person will manage 2 people in charge of strategic ventures assisting with structuring, negotiating, and managing investment opportunities. This person needs good leadership skills and can identify and execute strategic transactions. They will create and manage comprehensive financial models for individual startups as well as venture capital portfolio as a whole. These will be 1-10 million dollar projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Directs screening processes to vet deals through strategic, financial and investment value considerations and provide recommendations
  • Manages all stages of the venture investment process and deal flow, including: identification, origination, valuation, due diligence, and investment recommendations including preparation of transaction documents and supporting materials
  • Creates and manages comprehensive financial models for individual start-ups as well as venture capital portfolio as a whole
  • Executes development of comprehensive Investment Memos and Presentations for the Investment Committee
  • Monitors the development of networks within the VC community, accelerators, universities and research centers in North America and Europe
  • Helps with marketing efforts designed to generate awareness and increase deal flow
  • Facilitates efficient portfolio company/parent partner engagement by acting as a project manager during engagements and POCs
  • Oversees on-going relationships with portfolio companies and provides access to the business with the goal of identifying synergies across the enterprise and enhancing strategic and financial benefits to Company
  • Monitors portfolio post-closing including business and financial analysis and quarterly accounting reporting
  • Possesses necessary skills required to sit on Boards as an Observer and provide direct assistance to Portfolio Companies
  • Actively mentors and develops junior resources
  • This job will have 1 to 2 direct reports

Job Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • 10 or more years of related experience; preferred candidates will have experience in venture capital/private equity investing, investment banking, top tier management consulting or working for an accelerator or start-up in more senior capacity
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience; preferred candidates will have Master's degree

Functional Skills

  • Familiarity with the start-up/VC environment
  • Significant and proven experience in business and financial analytics supporting identification, analysis and closing of strategic transactions
  • Technology and operational experience
  • Meaningful, relevant industry expertise
  • Demonstrable experience in performing qualitative and quantitative analysis in tight timeframes and simultaneously juggling multiple workstreams

Reference: 770935113

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