Private Equity Operations Director and/or Manager (m/f/d)

German Private Equity Fund specialized in Operational Value Creation

The Company

Our client is an established German private equity fund with a focus on operational value creation as many portfolio companies are underperforming from an operational perspective. For their portfolio management team, they are interested to hire Operations Directors and/or Managers who should either support the CEO in the portfolio firm during the transformation or take on an executive management role in the portfolio company themselves.

Your Tasks

  • Pre-transaction: Participation in the deal process and due diligence, especially on operational, strategic and management matters including development of robust improvement/restructuring concepts and business cases
  • Post-transaction: taking on an executive management position in a specific portfolio company either as a wing-man to support the CEO or in an interim executive management position on their own
  • Mid-term career perspectives: to become a CEO of a future portfolio company

What You Bring With You

  • 2-10 years of professional experience from a Tier 1 strategy consulting firm and/or additional experience from a corporate management position with a background in operations management (product development, procurement, manufacturing, supply chain)
  • Ideally mid-market (German ‘Mittelstand’) exposure or at least “mind-set”
  • Outstanding academic credentials and steady & consistent career progression
  • Willingness to travel and work on-site at the portfolio companies
  • Highly ambitious and motivated
  • Hands-on, ‘get-things-done’ type of person
  • Excellent German & English language skills