Investment Associate

Job description

  • This is a unique opportunity for an entrepreneurially minded investment professional to grow with a VC-backed start-up on its mission to become the next LATAM consumer goods giant
  • As an Investment Associate you will work as a member of the Investment Team to acquire leading consumer goods businesses & brands in Latin America
  • You will be involved in the whole due diligence process from start to finish
  • Specifically, you will focus on preparing financial, business, product and market assessments on specific M&A targets, create financial models, and work closely with all departments across the company to explain and justify the potential investment opportunities
  • Aside from this, you will be involved in structuring the acquisition transaction, work together with the Integration/Ops team to integrate the target into the VALOREO infrastructure post-closing and work closely with the Brand Management Team to prepare a Value Creation Plan to improve and grow the acquired business under VALOREO ownership.

Job requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, Economics, or related fields from leading university and/or equivalent practical experience
  • 2+ yrs of experience in a similar role, with experience in a Private Equity, Venture Capital, M&A, or Management Consulting (Due Diligence) environment preferred at associate level
  • Strong analytical and financial modeling skills; ability to analyze and build P&L statements/models
  • Number-crunching mindset to get to the bottom of things
  • Solid project management, planning, and organization skills, including ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment; ability to prioritize tasks
  • Ability to lead and navigate through ambiguity
  • Able to synthesize information from a variety of different sources
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office (Excel, Powerpoint, Word)
  • Attention to detail
  • Outstanding written and verbal skills
  • Fluency in English & Spanish, Portuguese language skills is a plus
  • Understanding of/experience with MercadoLibre, Amazon and other marketplaces is a plus
  • This role is based in Mexico City (flexibility with regards to remote working)