Senior VC Associate @ The Kraft Heinz Company in Chicago, IL

The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we’re transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion – and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen – there’s only one thing to do join our table and let’s make life delicious!

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration

We’re not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level – from entry-level intern to senior leader – to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners – to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz – which we apply to every situation, every day.

As part of Kraft Heinz, you’re supported to grow and achieve. You’re expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level – and you’ll be rewarded. You’re given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won’t do it alone. You’re supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.

Description & Requirements

The Senior Manager position at Evolv is a high-profile role with great growth potential. We are an ambitious and thoughtful team with a very flat structure- and exposure to some of the best operators and investors in the industry.

Evolv Ventures is a single LP $100m fund- backed by KraftHeinz- the 5th largest food and beverage company in the world. We make early-stage investments in everything from food tech to industrial technologies to new consumer models changing the way consumers engage with food products and retail.

The team is already comprised of venture and food tech veterans and is looking for a Senior Manager to grow and build the fund. This is a true startup opportunity to be a part of a young and hungry team and to work on transformative investments for a fund that has profound advantages in a highly competitive venture market.

Evolv leverages the power of one of the largest CPG companies in the space to identify and support great investments- while also having the autonomy and financial structure to be competitive and align our incentives with great founders. Compensation is competitive- and includes base- bonus and carried interest.

Responsibilities will- include

  • Market Research / Deal Sourcing / Deal Diligence — help identify and diligence investment opportunities in new and growing markets- including engaging with entrepreneurs and subject matter experts
  • Deal Execution and Support – help execute new and follow-on financings (investment memos- deal structuring- legal diligence- etc.) and help run deal support (quantitative analysis- legal documentation- etc.)
  • Portfolio Support — help portfolio companies with strategic / financial analysis- working to build community amongst companies- and attend board meetings- as well as lead portfolio reporting and analyses
  • Financial Diligence- Modeling and Team Support – Senior Manager will be responsible to develop financial models- investment committee materials and general fund support
  • Strategic Internal Engagement – Work closely with functional leaders and C-suite execs across the KraftHeinz organization to unearth opportunities and spark innovation in alignment with corporate goals and strategic initiatives

The Ideal Candidate Has The Following Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience with rigorous financial- market and strategic analysis- preferably as an analyst or associate who has completed a robust training program at a top tier investment bank or management consulting firm.
  • Strong written- oral- and analytical skills for deal analysis
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence tailored to interacting with entrepreneurs- partners and corporate leaders
  • Strong financial modeling and slide presentation preparation abilities
  • Deep sense of ownership over one’s work and results
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment- and with limited management and oversight
  • Passion for technology and 100% all in on venture capital

If interested, please apply here.

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