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.
Head of Unit / Senior Expert - Group Venture Portfolio Management (f/m/d)
Deutsche Börse AG • Frankfurt am Main
Who we are
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
- 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)
- 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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.