VC Manager @ Centrica in Windsor, Great Britain

Are you an Investment Manager with exposure to accelerator programmes & start ups?If so we have an exciting opportunity for you within the Centrica Innovations team where you will be responsible for finding, supporting & preparing new enterprises to present to the Centrica Innovations Board (Linkedin, Crunchbase) for Investment.

The Role

  • Work with Head of Start-Up Labs to build network of contacts in accelerator programmes and start-ups
  • Supervise enterprises through incubator and accelerator programmes, internal or external.
  • Advise and support potential investees on business plan creation, financial forecasting and social impact measurement.
  • Participate in necessary due diligence activities to assess the commercial opportunity, the financial model, the calibre of the team, and evaluate key risks.
  • Write investment papers and updates; present investment cases to the Innovations Board; and, deal effectively with robust challenges from committee members.
  • Manage the on-going relationship with investees and ensure the completion of quarterly reporting and repayments.
  • Actively promote Centrica Innovations both within Centrica and within the start-up sector.
  • Key Success measures will include: performance of the seed investments they are responsible for, volume of seed investments made, number of pilots and other commercial relationships formed between the incubator cohort and Centrica.
  • Candidate will also be responsible for the ongoing portfolio management of some existing investments made through the Ignite fund

The PersonCompetencies

  • ‘Entrepreneurial spirit’, a self-starter who is open minded, experimental, keen to develop ideas and who is not afraid to fail.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to influence, motivate and inspire the wider organisation at all levels.
  • Excellent relationship management skills, able to tactfully engage and gain buy-in from the Businesses.
  • Poise and presence, able to hold their own in meetings and with senior stakeholders and entrepreneurs.
  • A strong understanding of business strategy and the ability to diligence business plans and financial models
  • An understanding of the legal contracting process is desirable but not essential
  • Experience understanding where/how technology or new business models can address key challenges in the business whilst having the ability to balance strategic imperative with financial returns.

Work Experience

  • Experience in consultancy, advisory or similar activities which have led to strong commercial skills
  • Experience of reviewing business plans and strategy at an organisation/company level
  • Understanding of broad business processes (marketing, technology, finance, management etc.)
  • Strong commercial acumen and financially literate
  • Experience in a start-up, Private Equity, Venture Capital or M&A would be a benefit
  • A keen interest in, and some experience of social enterprise or the “Third Sector” would be a benefit

If interested, please apply here.

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