Business Manager / CEO Support (Associate) Business Manager / CEO Support (Associate) …

Partners Group AG
in Zug, Zug, Switzerland
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 28 Mar 20
Competitive
Partners Group AG
in Zug, Zug, Switzerland
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 28 Mar 20
Competitive
Business Manager / CEO Support (Associate)
Partners Group is a global private markets investment manager, serving over 900 institutional investors. We have USD 94 billion in assets under management and more than 1,400 professionals across 20 offices worldwide. We realize potential in private markets by financing and developing great companies, desirable real estate and essential infrastructure. We create value in our investments through active and long-term responsible ownership.

What it's about
PG Impact Investments is a global impact investment firm backed by Partners Group, one of the largest private markets investment managers in the world. Its mission is to harness the efficiency of private markets and entrepreneurship to alleviate poverty and address pressing social and environmental challenges.

PG Impact Investments follows an integrated investment strategy aimed at generating both impact and market rate financial returns. The firm invests across all sectors and geographies with a focus on housing, education, healthcare, financial services, energy access, and food and agriculture in emerging markets. The firm has executed transactions in the private debt and private equity markets as well as in funds and customized mandates.

The role
A role has arisen for a highly motivated and experienced individual (Associate level) to support our CEO in the management of PG Impact Investments' global investment platform. The successful candidate will support the CEO on a range of business activities, ensuring tasks and projects are planned, managed and delivered effectively. The role will be based in Zug, and will involve limited travel.

Key duties:
The candidate will play a key role in coordinating, progressing and managing many projects and tasks, ensuring that the Company's investment platform is running smoothly and corporate projects are delivered on time, following up where conflicts arise and bringing urgent issues to the CEO's attention. The key duties will be divided across the following areas:

  • Support CEO in the management of the global investment platform:
    • Co-ordination and support of Board meetings across the platform to ensure decision making and regulatory compliance of our various advisory and GP/manager entities;
    • Ensure a smooth running of the firm operations: the candidate helps to unblocks road-blocks experienced within the firm and/or its service providers (Partners Group, Alter Domus, etc.).

  • Support CEO in the management of the firm:
    • Co-ordination and support of the Executive Committee ("ExCo"): the candidate organizes and oversees the well-running of the ExCo, including setting and reviewing the agendas, occasionally participating in discussions, taking minutes and following-up on all action items
    • Co-ordination of Global Functions: the candidate co-ordinates and ensures timely delivery of end products of the Firm's various Global Functions

  • Planning & controlling:
    • Ensure timely, accurate, collaborative and transparent financial planning and budgeting cycle in close co-operation with the CEO and ExCo;
    • Ensure adequate financial controlling in close co-operation with accounting and fund administration;
    • Co-ordinate & support audits.

  • Risk management & Internal Controls:
    • Ensure update/annual reviews of Enterprise Wide Risk Management ("EWRM") and Business Risk Assessments in close co-operations with Partners Group's risk experts;
    • Manage and further develop the firm's Internal Control System ("ICS").

  • MIS
    • Build firm-wide MIS and key management reports for ExCo. The candidate will analyse and interpret data and KPI metrics to help guide ExCo decisons;
    • Support operating units in the development of unit-specific management reports.
What we expect
We are looking for a professional with the willingness and ability to excel within a highly entrepreneurial organization.

The successful candidate should have:

  • Degree from a top-tier university, preferably with a focus on Business Administration, Accounting, Finance and/or Economics and excellent academic record
  • 2-3 years of relevant work experience with a leading private equity firm (preferred) or management consulting firm
  • Good understanding of private equity funds, processes and operations
  • Highly-developed interpersonal and communications skills (written/verbal)
  • Results/action-orientation project and stakeholder management skills
  • Organizational and political agility; developed negotiation skills
  • Unquestionable personal code of ethics, integrity and trust
  • Able to work independently and to successfully navigate with limited guidance in a highly complex, international and fast-paced environment
  • Strong strategic and analytical skills
  • Business fluency in English required

What we offer
  • Opportunity to contribute to the building out an impact investing organization with the aim to reach an industry-leading position
  • Opportunity to work with CEO and senior leaders of the firm on a broad range of topics (strategy, products, business development, operations, regulations) in a high paced, international environment
  • Opportunity to gain unique insights in how an impact investment firm works, how to work with senior management, how decisions are made, and how to successfully build a leading impact investment firm
  • Opportunity to deepen your skills in project and stakeholder management, leadership and teamwork
  • Fostering work environment with a passionate and talented international team in a fast-growing, ambitious company
  • Highly professional, intellectually demanding and stimulating work environment
  • Flat management structure with significant exposure to senior leaders and decision makers
  • Access to Partners Group's global network, investment know-how and specialist resources


Please apply through the Partners Group Careers website

www.partnersgroup.com

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