Associate, Partners’ Office at Verod Capital Management Limited – TDPel Jobs
Verod Capital (the “Firm” or “Verod”), founded in 2008, is a leading West African private equity firm that focuses on high-growth businesses in Anglophone West Africa, particularly Nigeria and Ghana. The firm invests in a range of industries including consumer products and services, education, agriculture, financial and business services with investments ranging from $10 million and $25 million. Our competitive edge arises from our unique approach of sourcing opportunities through proprietary research and a deep local network as well as offering hands-on support to partner (portfolio) companies to ensure sustainable and responsible value creation.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Associate, Partners’ Office
Location: Lagos, Nigeria (frequent travel may be required)
Employment type: Full Time
The Associate, Partners’ Office role at Verod is an extension of the Partners (Executive Committee or ‘ExCo’). She or he is a highly motivated individual who will work directly with the ExCo to provide strategic support in a one-on-one working relationship in addition to handling special and/or special projects requiring analytical rigour and strong business acumen.
This role presents a unique opportunity to engage in challenging work in internal strategy, firm building as well as business development for an emerging markets private equity firm. This will comprise assisting the ExCo with on the go analytics/ research assistance through strategic planning, budgeting, scheduling, overseeing special projects to build lasting relationships with numerous internal and external stakeholders including investors, regulators and IC members.
She or he will accompany and work directly with the ExCo in their interactions with portfolio companies, target companies, existing and potential partners.
The role will occasionally extend to support the Management team with coordinating and agenda-setting for Management meetings as well as leading projects oriented at firm-building.
Summary of Responsibilities
Assess strategic options for the firm’s growth and development while working on special projects for the Partners
Be in charge or budgeting for special projects and scheduling meetings for the Partners
Enable cross-functional efficiency & ways of working – Liaise with the Management team and all levels of the workforce as required to collect data and produce a variety of documents for the ExCo’s review
Position Verod as a front runner in advancing the cause of governance, trust and institution building in the sector
Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Engineering or related subjects
Embody 5-7 years’ experience in a combination of the following disciplines: investor relations, corporate development, marketing and communications, preferably within asset management, corporate finance or investment banking. A mix of international and African markets focus would be advantageous
Experience and interest in internal and external communications, partnership development, and fundraising
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point)
Tech-savvy with ability to learn new tools and concepts quickly
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, partner companies and leverage partners to execute and deliver or exceed targets;
Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail;
Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
Adaptable working style cognizant of situational requirements;
Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be independent
Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response
Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
An entrepreneurial mind-set cognizant of market trends leveraging key innovations and a quick learner of facts;
Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions;
Exceptional integrity, work-ethic and humility across all relationships
Remuneration package will be highly competitive based on qualification, experience and profile of the candidate.
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