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Senior Investment Manager Triodos Organic Growth Fund

Bedrijfsdetails

Do you want to be part of an organization that has as mission to make money work for positive social, environmental and cultural change? Money has the power to get things done.

Triodos IM is a globally recognised leader in impact investing. Triodos IM currently manages 16+ funds invested in both Europe and emerging markets. Over the years the business has grown to EUR 4.9 billion. This growth is the result of Triodos IM’s deep market sector insights and knowledge in combination with the sustainability objectives and commitment of our partners. We work with around 200 co-workers; diversity is key which is mirrored in an international group of people where authenticity is valued.

We have an open, non-hierarchical and transparent corporate culture. We prioritise professional and personal growth and believe in education and training on the job. The formal language is English. More information? See https://www.triodos-im.com

The Food & Agriculture team is part of the private debt & equity activities of Triodos IM, across the three transition themes of Food & Agriculture, Energy & Climate and Financial Inclusion. By adopting the principles of Agile, we aim to optimize value for investors and investees and realize positive impact. Next to investment activities for TOGF, this team provides financing to smallholder farmers in Emerging Markets.

More information on the fund and its impact objectives can be found in the online: https://www.triodos-im.com/press-releases/2019/triodos-bank-calls-for-complete-change-of-food-and-agriculture-systems

Functie

Triodos Organic Growth Fund (TOGF) is an evergreen venture capital & private equity impact fund, driving positive impact in the food transition in Europe. Delivering on Triodos’ vision for Food & Agriculture, the fund targets a range of environmental, social and economic impact and facilitates investor access to this rapidly evolving and growing market. Over the past seven years the fund team has built a diversified investment portfolio in a variety of segments such as organic food & beverages, e-grocery, plant-based meat alternatives and circular packaging. It currently has a portfolio of ten companies across Europe and a strong forward pipeline. The fund is poised for future growth and looking for an experienced and entrepreneurial team player to take a key role in the next phase.

Profiel

As Senior Investment Manager Triodos Organic Growth Fund (36-40 hours a week) you will be part of a unique impact investing fund with a long-term focus in an evergreen structure. You will participate in both late stage venture and private equity deals and will be supporting frontrunners in the sustainable Food & Agriculture sector. The team consists of 2 Senior investment managers and 2 investment managers working closely together across pipeline and portfolio management.

Your responsibilities

  • Originate investment opportunities in the target markets of the fund
  • Structure and negotiate all aspects of transactions including purchase price and the full set of legal documentation
  • Undertake risk, return and impact assessments, perform due diligence together with team members and external experts
  • Write investment proposals and present to the Investment Committee
  • Help manage the investment portfolio through being non-executive director on the board of investee companies
  • Develop and broaden specific product and market knowledge, as well as being on top of developments in food transition sector
  • Initiate, maintain and deepen contacts with businesses supporting the food transition and other key stakeholders such as investors, accelerators and sector bodies
  • Be a representative of Triodos Bank, our mission & the fund externally, building our profile and networks
  • Support the team members in their development, continuously working to improve team effectiveness and dynamics
  • Coordinate with staff departments providing services to the fund, including financial administration, investor relations, marketing and communication and legal and compliance

The position requires

  • Academic degree, preferably Business Economics or Accounting / Finance
  • Significant working experience in venture capital / private equity or corporate finance (minimum 6 years), preferably including structuring, documenting and executing late venture and/or private equity investments in small and medium sized companies
  • Demonstrated affinity with organic and sustainable consumer businesses and with transition towards sustainable food and agriculture systems
  • Fluency in English both orally and in writing, additional language German or French preferred
  • Willingness to travel in Western Europe on a regular basis (on average twice per month during normal times)
  • Applicants must be nationals of a European member state or have a valid work permit for the European Union

You will have an advantage if you

  • Have a relevant international network in the organic and sustainable consumer market
  • Have experience in fulfilling the role of non-executive director on the board of investee companies

This is you

  • Feel personally connected to the mission and goals of Triodos Bank
  • Able to have mature conversations at senior level of investee companies
  • Strong commercial and entrepreneurial skills
  • Good at building relationships and a deal-oriented attitude, excellent communication and networking skills
  • An energetic team player who prioritizes optimal team results
  • Highly developed analytical skills and a willingness to share knowledge and expertise with the aim to support team members in their development
  • A result-oriented, open and professional work attitude

Aanbod

Location

The brand new, sustainable office is based in Driebergen, the Netherlands at the Estate Reehorst, just 3 minutes’ walk from the train station.

Remuneration

Impact on society is the number one priority, both for us and for you. Our employment conditions reflect this vision. This includes:

  • a salary appropriate to the position, our remuneration policy and your capabilities
  • an attractive pension policy
  • 100% remuneration of commuting expenses when using public transport
  • a company bicycle scheme
  • 29 holiday days on the basis of a 40-hour working week, plus the option of buying 2 weeks of extra holiday days
  • extra leave to contribute to voluntary work
  • a range of education and training opportunities
  • flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home
  • the option to join our collective health insurance

Interested?

For more information about this position, please contact Adam Kybird via email Adam.Kybird@triodos.nl

Interested in joining our team? Please send in your cover / motivation letter (in English) including CV before 25th November 2020 to the attention of Dorette Hollestelle – Geesink, Sr. HR Advisor Triodos IM.

Please note that the first round of interviews will take place on December 1st, 2020.

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated.

  • Online op:do 5 november 2020
  • Locatie: Driebergen-Rijsenburg | Triodos Investment Management

Triodos Bank N.V.

Nieuweroordweg 1
3700 AB Zeist
Nederland

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