Vacancy for Portfolio Operations Partner at an Investment Firm
KPMG Nigeria – Our client, an investment firm and one of the most active financial investors in Nigeria, with a record that spans creating start-ups to providing established companies with growth capital and expertise.
Detailed Job Description
The Lagos based Portfolio Operations Partner will play a major role in assisting portfolio companies, the Portfolio Operations Group and Deal team through the entire value creation plan and execution process.
The key priorities for the senior position are:
Lead and manage the Portfolio Operations Team:
He / She will be the main representative of Helios in Nigeria, representing Helios on selected company Boards in Nigeria and across the continent.
Together with the other Portfolio Operations Partners, He / She will provide clear leadership and direction to the operating team working with portfolio companies operating across Africa.
Work with the Portfolio Operations Group to drive consistent Portfolio Management best practice.
Coach the direct reports in the operating team in London, Lagos and Nairobi in areas of development.
Ensure resources are allocated effectively across the portfolio.
Drive value creation:
Assist with identifying business value drivers through due diligence.
Develop a “100 day” plan and manage the implementation process.
Proactively work with management teams and Helios specialists – HR, Process Improvement (Lean Six Sigma) and Pricing, to prioritize and drive specific value creation initiatives.
Identify ongoing improvement opportunities, support management as required through the scoping and execution of initiatives.
Influence, provide advice and collaborate with portfolio company executives on various topics as needed and over time.
Drive alignment and superior performance in the portfolio by designing and linking senior management compensation to operational KPIs and financial performance.
Support the Portfolio Operations Group and Deal teams to proactively identify exit opportunities and co-lead the exit preparation in conjunction with the Deal Partner.
Identify and engage with the best outside experts and consulting providers as needed on the above.
Required Qualifications and Experience
Experience working in Nigeria with a leading local company or multinational.
An understanding of a transaction orientated business environment.
Exposure and knowledge of PE
Qualified accountant from one of the Big 4 and an MBA from a leading institution.
How to Apply