Portfolio Manager

Lundin Foundation
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Have you always dreamed of investing in – and working with – the most exciting SME’s in East and Southern Africa? Do you have an understanding of investment financing mechanisms? Do you have relevant industry or management consulting expertise?

The Lundin Foundation – one of the premier African impact investment funds – is looking to hire a new portfolio manager, ideally with a background in retail/FMCG, to work out of their Nairobi office. In this role you’d help their team originate and vet new investment opportunities across East and Southern Africa, and help manage Lundin\’s existing portfolio of investments. This job is ideal for a highly personable, detail-oriented, number-loving with approximately between 5-10 years of experience.

The successful candidate will play a key role in the Lundin Foundation’s impact investment activities in East and Southern Africa.

Responsibilities will include:

1. Monitoring, developing and executing remediation and value creation strategies for current portfolio companies;

2. Sourcing high potential opportunities for equity, debt and mezzanine investments;

3. Coordinating and managing the full cycle investment process as a valued member of the Nairobi investment team;

4. Building and maintaining a systematic contact network and relationships with key counter parties in East and Southern Africa (entrepreneurs, professional services, government, regulators other investment funds/family offices and co-investors).

Skills Requirements:

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate: Five to ten years of relevant and high quality professional experience in industry, impact investment, private equity or advisory/consultancy;

Outstanding analytical, presentation and interpersonal skills;

Business development mindset and strong executor;

Prior experience working in East/Southern Africa;

Experience working in the retail and/or FMCG sectors is a huge plus.

Does this sound like you?

Strategic and analytical – an ability to see and connect things at a high level, quickly frame analytics and draw insights to make data-driven decisions

Eye for detail and operational efficiency – relentlessly detail orientated, obsessed with tracking and measuring, able to connect threads and dependencies in complex products

A team player – able to work with a diverse and globally distributed team. Able to listen, build on ideas constructively and motivate people towards common objectives.

A fantastic communicator – superlative written, oral, and presentation skills. Able to communicate complex ideas simply. Able to quickly build trust and rapport amongst a diverse range of stakeholders.

A multi-tasker – able to work across multiple portfolio companies while seeking out and verifying new opportunities.

Additional Information

About the Lundin Foundation:

Established in 2005, the Lundin Foundation is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada with regional offices in Nairobi and Accra. The Foundation invests both directly and through pooled investment vehicles in high potential for-profit SMEs capable of delivering impact at scale. The primary thematic focus areas for investments are financial services, agribusiness, energy access, and management education.