VC Manager @ Munich Re Ventures in San Francisco, CA

Munich Re Ventures invests in and partners with innovative companies to develop growth opportunities for Munich Re, including its subsidiaries Hartford Steam Boiler and ERGO Group. Munich Re is one of the world’s largest reinsurance company, with a global platform spanning all aspects of primary insurance and reinsurance.  
Munich Re Ventures is responsible for corporate venture capital activities that deliver both strategic and financial value through minority investments and business partnerships. Our current areas of focus include the Internet of Things, Cyber Security, InsurTech, Autonomous Vehicles/Mobility, AI, Digital Health and more. We are active investors who frequently lead rounds and our syndicate partners include top tier venture capital and corporate venture capital firms.
Internally, the team works hand-in-hand with leaders in the Businesses, Engineering, Product Development, Innovation & IT to develop and execute on investment and partnership strategies. Externally, the team works with venture capital firms, incubators / accelerators, universities, entrepreneurs, and other corporations to develop technologies, companies and management teams that help us to strategically grow and transform the business.

The Role:
In this position you will support the strategy, partnership/business development, and program management for MunichRe Ventures by developing processes and driving value through investments, business partnerships, and acquisitions. In addition, assist in the development of new business models as well as fortifying existing models with superior data, analytics, and services their own work without step by step instructions.

The Portfolio Development Manager will:
• Develop strategic theses at the portfolio and individual investment level.
• Identify and assess potential investment areas including overall market size & attractiveness, key trends & drivers, winning & losing business models, and risks & trends.
• Facilitate and own strategic workshops with business, helping them partner more effectively with portfolio companies.
• Support the business / project planning and program management of strategic engagements with portfolio companies.
• Collaborate with portfolio companies to understand and translate their business and product strategy into successful partnerships with Munich Re.
• Own the delivery and continued refinement of the Munich Re Ventures Quarterly Report.

The Person: Successful Candidate
•2+ years of experience, including 2 years in management consulting, corporate strategy, or equivalent.
•Mastery of deckbuilding and storytelling.
•Experience with performing market assessments, particularly in emerging markets or areas where there is unclear or missing information.
•Strong demonstrated business/financial modeling expertise across a variety of methods, business types, and desired outcomes (e.g., sizing a market, developing financial projections, and modeling cash flow & P&L).
•Ability to perform “deep dive analysis” on highly technical subject areas surrounding technology, analytics, etc.
•Disciplined execution capability with demonstrated ability to develop workplans and facilitate execution across a small team, as well as the determination to find creative solutions in the face of challenges or “no”.
•Ability to be self-sufficient, resonating out logical approaches to solve without step by step instructions.
•Ability to draw conclusions from complex and/or incomplete information.
•Superior oral, written and visual communication skills.
•Superior Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel Skills.
•Superior proactive networking and relationship development skills.
•Proven teamwork skills both as a leader and cross-functional team member.
•Self-motivated with high initiative.
•Willing to travel 25% of the time including internationally.


We are an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

The work environment characteristics, and any physical and mental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice


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