Director - Helsinki, Finland

As part of Verdane’s growth, the company is looking to recruit a Director with an entrepreneurial mind-set and a strong drive, who has a passion for building successful businesses in Northern Europe. The ideal candidate has a strong interest in how technology can be a growth enabler for building successful companies.  

As a person, you collaborate well in a down-to-earth and value-based culture that is committed to creating long-lasting relationships. You have strong interpersonal as well as analytical skills, plus a genuine interest in developing companies and in making business deals and investment decisions. In addition, you need to be able to work at a high pace in a professional manner, both independently and in teams. 

Processing of all applications will commence in August 2020, meaning any communication on the progression of your application will be made starting then.

Get in touch

Blenda Lagerkvist
HR Strategy Advisor

blenda[dot]lagerkvist@verdane.com

Responsibilities

  • Evaluate new opportunities and conduct reviews covering areas such as strategic, commercial and market analysis 
  • Conduct financial and business analysis independently, as well as assist in project management 
  • Participate in due diligence and transaction processes 
  • Participate in the management of existing portfolio companies together with senior Verdane colleagues (the candidate is however expected to quickly learn and develop to be able to soon take on a more independent role, e.g. representing Verdane funds on the board of portfolio companies) 
  • Oversee and participate in preparations of analysis and draft presentations prior to e.g. meetings in the Investment Committee 
  • Form an active part of Verdane and contribute to the development of an outstanding and sustainable firm

Professional Qualifications

  • Degree in Finance and/or Accounting /or Industrial Engineering  
  • Combination of hands-on experience from a technologydriven entrepreneurial growth company with a solid financial, analytical and strategic skill set.  
  • Alternatively, you have worked with technology enabled growth businesses in a management consulting or investment banking role, or in e.g. a business development or M&A function in a more established technology driven company 
  • 4-7 years fulltime professional experience 
  • Industry expertise within software or e-commerce is an advantage 
  • Experience from transactions, including valuation and due diligence, is an advantage 
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken, is required; knowledge of a Scandinavian language or German is a plus  

Personal Competencies

As a successful Verdane candidate you are goal-orientated and highly motivated.  You have a strong financial, analytical and strategic skill set and possess a deep interest in Verdane’s business and investments.  You know how to focus and produce superior quality work while also being an agile team player with exceptional interpersonal skills. You have an entrepreneurial spirit and are proactive – you are a doer and don’t wait for the opportunity to find you.  Every day, you love and live the Verdane core values.