Head of Unit / Senior Expert - Group Venture Portfolio Management (f/m/d)

Deutsche Börse AG • Frankfurt am Main

Learn. Develop. Grow. But always: Share value

Join our international team that drives positive change, united by a spirit of openness and curiosity. We empower you to have an impact and to grow – personally and professionally. With us, you work at the heart of financial systems and evolve the way markets operate. We’re excited about the future because we are the ones shaping it. Let´s do this together by sharing value!

Who we are

Tracing its origins to 1585, Deutsche Börse Group has become one of the world’s leading exchange organisations and an innovative market infrastructure provider. In this role, we provide investors, financial institutions and companies access to global capital markets. By creating trust in the markets of today and tomorrow we foster growth and contribute to the prosperity of future generations. What’s your part in all this? With your commitment you contribute to the success of our unique business model: offering a wide range of products, services and technologies, covering the entire value chain of global financial markets.

Frankfurt am Main

Your career at Deutsche Börse Group

Field of activity 
The Group Venture Portfolio Management (GVPM) team of Deutsche Börse Group is responsible for DBG’s Corporate Venture Capital arm (DB1 Ventures). DB1 Ventures’ vision is to be to be a strategic partner of choice for early to growth-stage companies, which are core or adjacent to DBG’s strategy, generate attractive investment returns and add strategic value to DBG’s growth plans. The team is Deutsche Börse Group's “eyes and ears” in the venture ecosystem. Its focus is set on areas of strategic interest in the Group to help the company drive innovation along its defined investment strategy: 

  • Geography agnostic 
  • Minority investments
  • Lead and co-participant in investments
  • Focus on early- to growth-stage companies (post Series A)
  • €5-20 million investment size
  • Return targets: 1) Financial KPIs; 2) Strategic value

 

Tasks/responsibilities

  • Management and further strategic development of Deutsche Börse Group’s venture portfolio and the Group’s venture capital arm DB1 Ventures 
  • End-to-end responsibility for venture transactions across the complete investment lifecycle, including the coordination of all project stages and stakeholders involved
  • Presentation of investment decisions to the Group Executive Board and senior executive management of Deutsche Börse Group
  • Identification and proactive sourcing of potential investment opportunities for the Group along the defined investment strategy 
  • Proactive development and management of strong business relationships with portfolio companies, company founders, and market influencers
  • Active support to our portfolio of investments including the participation in board meetings of portfolio companies
  • Leading and developing the Group Venture Portfolio Management team (5 FTE)

 

Qualifications/required skills

  • University degree, preferably in business/economics/corporate finance/investment management
  • A minimum of 8 years of professional working experience, ideally including experience within the venture capital/investment banking/private equity/corporate venture capital/M&A sectors
  • Prior experience in a leadership role and/or an entrepreneurial role is a definite plus
  • Entrepreneurial and outgoing personality with excellent communication and networking skills 
  • A deep understanding of and interest in the financial and technology markets as well as a strong affinity for new technologies 
  • Highly committed, intrinsically motivated / driven by curiosity and strong conceptual skills in strategic management
  • Fluency in English (German is a plus)
     

Why Deutsche Börse Group?

We are committed to providing a work environment which makes our employees both feel at ease and reach their full potential. Our standards go far beyond simply matching candidates with the right position.

Careers with a future

Whether you are an apprentice, a trainee, a young or experienced professional – with us your career is off to a good start that holds many different paths to develop and reach the next level. Your professional future is in your hands – as a manager, expert or project manager. You can count on our support as well as further education and training measures.

Diversity & Inclusion

We embrace diversity. As the cornerstone of our success, your contribution counts – irrespective of gender, nationality, ethnic or social background, religion or worldview, disability, age, sexual preference and identity.

Exciting, cutting-edge projects

“Boredom” is a concept unknown to us. With us you are part of a company that is shaping the future and where you can make a difference and actively participate – by supporting companies and start-ups going public, developing trading technologies or designing the cloud infrastructure for a highly regulated environment.

Guiding principles

We at Deutsche Börse create trust in the markets of today and tomorrow. Our collaborative efforts are defined by integrity, responsibility and transparency as well as by mutual respect and appreciation, both within our organisation and externally.

International environment

Our market infrastructures are connected globally: whether in Singapore, London, Chicago, Luxembourg or Dubai – working with us means collaborating with colleagues and teams across 40 locations from more than 100 nations

Meal allowance

We take care of your culinary well-being. With our meal allowance you can choose from a variety of dishes in our staff restaurant or get your breakfast or snacks in the bistro for that extra boost of energy in between. Drinks such as tea, coffee, water and juice are available free of charge.

Pension scheme

We top up your pension! You will be registered at BVV, to which we pay a monthly pension allowance for you. Furthermore, you have the option to pay an additional part of your salary to increase the amount of your future pension payment.

Security and growth

Our company is experiencing healthy growth, not least due to our diversified business model. As a globally active exchange organiser, we provide market participants with consistently safe infrastructures that stimulate growth along the entire value chain. For you this means: a secure and promising workplace!

Team spirit

Our employees work in great teams and therefore enjoy working with us. This is reflected in our annual employee surveys. No matter how great the challenges posed by the markets might be – we support each other, work together closely to successfully complete projects and face change with a positive, collaborative approach.

Work-life balance

We offer a work environment, in which professional and private life can interact individually. Flexible working time models, allowance for childcare, working remotely, studying alongside your job or part-time models – we give you the opportunity to adapt your job to your life situation.

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