EXPIRED! Access to finance manager

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Who are we?

EIT Urban Mobility is an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union and Europe’s largest network for transport innovation in cities.

Our mission is to accelerate change towards a sustainable model of urban mobility and liveable urban spaces.

Using cities as living labs, our industry, research and university partners will demonstrate how new technologies can work to solve real problems in real cities by transporting people, goods and waste in smarter ways.

Join our team and be part of the change!

Be part of a team where you will perform the following tasks:

The Access to Finance Manager will be part of the Impact Ventures team and will report to the Impact Ventures Director. The Access to Finance Manager will be responsible for initiating, driving, and closing series-A/B fundraising rounds for ventures in our portfolio that are looking to raise venture capital from European investors and corporate venture funds.

The responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Closing fundraising deals for our portfolio ventures with target investors across regions to meet investment targets for those ventures.
  • Building tailored investor lists and driving the fundraising process to get firm commitments on term sheets, funding amounts and deal closure timeline.
  • Preparing fundraising preparation collateral for the ventures (business plans, teasers, pitch decks) and fine-tuning their financing needs (amount, timing, use of proceeds, valuation).
  • Working with the CEO’s and co-founders of the ventures to prepare and rehearse their pitch to investors.
  • Organizing matchmaking opportunities between the ventures and target VC funds, Corporate Venture funds, family offices, and national funding agencies.
  • Executing investor engagement activities in the regions, to increase visibility & recognition of EIT Urban Mobility as a credible source of top-quality deal flow.

What you will bring along the way:

An ideal candidate would strive to generate positive environmental and social impact in line with EIT Urban Mobility’s mission. We are looking for individuals with a “can do” attitude, who are passionate about disseminating knowledge, know-how, good practices and lessons learnt.

Must-Haves:

  • An MSc in STEM[1].
  • Excellent written and spoken English (C1).
  • 5 to 10 years of relevant experience in scaleup scouting, technology selling, closing deals, venture capital fundraising in scaleup accelerators or VCs in the technology sector.
  • Strong network within the European investor community (Angel/Seed investors, Venture Capital firms, and Corporate Venture Funds) involved in impact startups within urban mobility.
  • Outstanding analytical skills and experience with startup valuation, financial modeling, and business plan creation. Experience using tools used in the venture capital industry.
  • Strong presentation and public appearance skills in English (verbal, written) and ability to convey simple and effective value propositions and messages.
  • Hands-on approach with an entrepreneurial mindset focused on delivering results.

Nice-To-Have:

  • A master’s degree in business administration.
  • Fluency in any European language other than English.

[1] Only qualifications issued by an EU Member State authorities and qualifications recognised as equivalent by the relevant EU Member State authorities will be accepted.

What’s in it for you:

  • Work in an international environment with a company culture focused on empowerment, thriving and continuous growth.
  • Join a creative and diverse team of highly driven individuals that take out-of-the-box thinking to another level.
  • Strike the right Work-life balance: On top of the flexible hours and remote working options and facilities, you will be granted 27 days of paid time-off to rest and re-energize.
  • A yearly training catalogue to support your career development.

Kindly note that this is a full-time permanent position.

EIT UM office location preferred. Other locations may be agreed.

Travel is expected.

No relocation expenses are assigned.

Application process

General Conditions:

By the closing date of this call candidates must:

  • be a national of an EU Member State or have a working permit valid to work in the country of the job location;
  • enjoy their full rights as citizens;

If you are interested this position, please submit your application before the deadline through the LinkedIn post where it is published by following the instructions below. Reminder: A COVER LETTER IS REQUIRED.

Save your CV and Motivation Letter IN ONE SINGLE PDF FILE and upload it to your application file on LinkedIn.

Equal employment opportunity statement

AT EIT Urban Mobility, we value and celebrate diversity in every aspect of life and believe that everyone deserves an equal chance to succeed.

Here we value your talents, skills and experiences, and do not discriminate on any basis –whether it be disabilities or other special needs, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or belief, age, language, political affiliation, property, marital status or any other irrelevant factor.

We are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive work environment where everyone can feel comfortable and thrive.

Data protection disclaimer

Your personal data will be processed with utmost care by the EIT KIC URBAN MOBILITY, S.L. or its subsidiaries.

The said processing will allow us to manage the recruitment of the offered positions, and more specifically:

  • to enable you to submit your CV to apply for specific jobs;
  • to match your details with the job vacancies and to eventually contact you;
  • to retain your details and notify you about future job opportunities similar to the specific role for which you have contacted us;
  • to answer your enquiries.

You can exercise your data protection rights, writing to recruitment@eiturbanmobility.eu.

You may find further information in the full GDPR Compliance privacy note for applicants available here.