Senior Investment Associate – Jhb

Finance/Accounting
JHB North, Johannesburg – Gauteng

Senior Investment Associate
 
Johannesburg North
 
Reports to the Fund Manager
 
Responsibilities:
Business Development / Transaction Origination
    • Pro-actively develop business development strategies and pursue new business development through excellent understanding of market and stakeholder networks.
    • Identifies lucrative market opportunities through an excellent understanding and interpretation of sector analyses, including market structure, supply and demand aspects, competitor environment, and gap analysis and taking actions accordingly.
    • Actively participate in formulating, developing and implementing the business development strategy to generate new investment opportunities in the South African BEE financing market.
    • Engage in the activities and efforts required for the implementation of the business development plan.
    • Conduct business development in response to new markets, products and clients.
    • Develop strategic relationships with financial institutions, corporate finance advisors, other intermediaries and BEE groups.
    • Participate and represent the company at investment conferences and roundtable discussions.
    • Engage in activities that ensure the investment initiatives are in support of broader South African economic development strategies and/or government BEE strategies.
 
Transaction Execution
    • Act independently in all spheres of project management, expert in deal structuring and negotiations.
 
Acknowledged as a very experienced deal maker/ transactor both within and outside of the organization:
    • Mobilize, coordinate and guide internal and external resources to appraise transactions/project/applications.
    • Manage and influence internal decision making and transaction processes to obtain investment approval.
    • Utilize expert knowledge (of BEE market, financial market, macro-economic environment sector) as to support, lead tea in identifying and suggesting/recommending appropriate mitigation measures on key risk issues.
    • Conduct comprehensive due diligence investigations on approved transactions by providing input on scoping and partaking in due diligence exercises with minimal support.
    • Recommend, develop, negotiate innovative/optimum/appropriate finance and legal structures for each investment deal ensuring long term sustainability/viability of the project to the benefit of the client.
    • Provide advice, guidance to legal department on the commercial terms in the preparation of legal documentation.
    • Negotiate with clients/co-financiers on an acceptable deal structure, financial terms, security to ensure successful deal closure incorporate and writing reports.
    • Ensure the timeous execution of legal documents in accordance with approved term sheets
    • Acknowledged reputation within and externally based on successful deal closure and expertise.
    • Act as a mentor to Investment Associates and Investment Analyst.
    • Oversees and manages the implementation of projects through timeous disbursements paid out to the satisfaction of the client.
    • Provides expertise on structures recommended to FMCD IC by Investment Associates.
    • Pro-actively identify potential areas of non-compliance, increased risk and set-up/initiate an action programme accordingly.
 
Deal Sustainability / Risk Management / Portfolio Management
    • Responsible for surveillance, compliance, pro-actively anticipates and implements corrective actions, lead discussions in negotiating possible solutions:
    • Makes recommendations on effective solutions to sustain client relationships in the event of a default without causing a dilution in the asset value.
    • Represents on Boards of Directors of selected investee companies.
 
Experience/Skills:
    • 5 years similar experience in private equity/project finance/structured finance
    • Deal structuring
    • Project management
 
Qualifications:
    • BCom degree in Finance/ Accounting  
    • Post Grad added advantage
 
Attributes:
Cognitive Competencies
    • Analysis and Attention to Detail
    • Focus & Sustained Attention
    • Judgement and Decision Making
    • Problem Solving & Learning Agility
    • Tolerance of Ambiguity
 
Intrapersonal Competencies
    • Assertiveness
    • Drive and Result Orientation
    • Decisiveness & Action Orientation
    • Ethical Judgement
    • Excellent / Quality Orientation
    • Resilience and Stress Management
    • Rule Orientation
    • Time and Self- Management
    • Objectivity
 
Communication/Interpersonal Competencies
    • Building Relationships
    • Building Strategy Relationships/ Networking
    • Customer Service Orientation
    • Engaging Diversity
    • Interpersonal Agility
    • Teamwork
    • Conflict Management
    • Influencing & Impact (incl. Negotiation)
    • Presentation and Facilitation
    • Strong Verbal and Written Communication
    • Persuasiveness / Selling Skills
 
Functional Competencies
    • Anticipating and Managing Change
    • Building the Brand
    • Business insight and Risk Awareness
    • Commercial and Financial Acumen
    • Consulting / Advising
    • Environmental Scanning
    • Knowledge Sharing
    • Organisational Awareness
    • Mathematical Acumen
    • Research Competencies
    • Process & Tech Competence
    • Programme & Project Management
 
Please Note:  Should you not receive feedback within 3 months, please consider your application as unsuccessful.