Triodos Food Transition Europe Fund is an evergreen venture capital & private equity fund, backing high impact businesses supporting the food transition. Motivated by our vision for Food & Agriculture, the fund invests across the lifecycle, backing businesses delivering environmental, social and economic outcomes that improve our food system. Over the past eight years the fund has built a diversified portfolio across organic food & beverages, healthy diets, 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 growing and looking for an experienced and entrepreneurial leader to take a key role in the next phase.
As a Fund Manager you lead the strategic positioning and development of this high profile fund across Europe together with the investment team. In this broad and unique role you are able to blend the fund manager activities, whilst also being an active member of the Investment Team, responsible for leading your own deals and taking board seats.
The position covers a wide range of tasks and responsibilities, such as:
o Being the face of the fund to the investor community, presenting, reporting and communicating about the fund with a range of Family Offices, Pension funds and other professional investors
o Being an ambassador of our vision on Sustainable Food & Agriculture, both within the Triodos organization and in the external community.
o Portfolio construction and maintaining a well-diversified portfolio in line with the impact-risk-return profile of the fund, in cooperation with the portfolio analysts.
o Play a key role in the strategy development of the fund, in collaboration with the Food & Agri investment team,Triodos IM management board, TFTEF’s Supervisory Board and other stakeholders.
o Supporting reviews of the fund, considering how to improve the structure and potentially support the launch of new models / fund structures
o Managing and balancing the liquidity of the portfolio and its investments
o Monitoring the investments prepared by the investment teams through reviews and valuations, challenging them and securing support for the decisions
o Building networks, driving pipeline, reviewing opportunities and executing new deals, with the support of the Investment team
o Coordinating with staff departments providing services to the fund, including finance, control, portfolio administration, marketing & communication, legal, tax, risk and compliance
This is you
o You have the affinity and personal connection with the mission and values of Triodos Bank in particular in relation to the requriement to transition to a sustainable Food & Agricultural environment as well as the capacity to communicate these and translate them into daily activities
o A result-oriented, self-starting entrepreneurial work attitude, used to work in multidisciplinary teams across companies and countries
o Strong commercial and entrepreneurial skills; building relationships and a deal-oriented attitude, excellent communication and networking skills
o Inquisitive by nature with an eye for new developments in the sector and the ability to convert this into opportunities for the fund
o A solution focussed attitude, pragmatic and with good business acumen
o Ideally, the candidate combines both fund/portfolio management and investment management capabilities. We also invite seasoned fund/portfolio managers, who wish to work parttime exclusively on fund management tasks.
Furthermore the position requires:
o Experience in portfolio/fund management
o Minimum of 8 years in VC/PE or M&A with experience of buy and sell-side
o Experience working with young / growing businesses and supporting / challenging them as they grow
o Experience in fulfilling the role of non-executive director on the board of such investee companies
o Experience with Impact Investing / ESG investing would be a plus
o Demonstrated affinity with and network in organic and sustainable consumer businesses and with transition towards sustainable food and agriculture systems;
o Academic degree (preferably in Business Economics, Finance, supplemented with CFA)
o Capability to liaise successfully with multiple stakeholders
o Experience with maintaining and developing investors relations and attracting new investors
o Fluency in English both orally and in writing – Proficiency in French / Spanish and or German is a plus
o Applicants must be nationals of a European member state or have a valid work permit for the European Union.
o Willingness to travel within Europe on average once a month
Over onze organisatie
Welcome at Triodos IM
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 12+ funds invested in both Europe and emerging markets. Over the years the business has grown to EUR 6.1 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 220 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
As a Fund Manager you lead the strategic positioning and development of this high profile fund across Europe together with the investment team. In this broard and unique role you are able to blend the fund manager activities, whilst also being an active member of the Investment Team, responsible for leading your own deals and taking board seats.
Wat we bieden
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.
- if you use public transport for commuting, you can use the mobility card for free private travels as well.
- flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home.
- reimbursement of a company bicycle to the max of € 1,500.
- 30 holiday days with 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.
- the option to join our collective health insurance.
- a working from home allowance per home office day.
- health and safety equipment of € 750 every 5 years.
Triodos Investment Management
23 september 2022