Head of Transformation / Portfolio Manager Private Equity (m/f/d) – eCommerce – “Unternehmer in spe”

German Private Equity Fund focused on Operational Value Creation

Dusseldorf area

Private Equity


Das Unternehmen

Our client is an established mid-cap German private equity fund with a focus on operational value creation. For one specific portfolio company they plan to hire a Head of Transformation (m/f/d) who will support the CEO/CRO (a former operating partner of the PE fund and ex-consultant) in all aspects of the transformation process of the portfolio firm (sales, process & production optimization, internal processes, etc.). You will act as a Portfolio Manager on behalf of the private equity fund with the perspective to take over general management roles in the fund.

The specific portfolio company in this case is an eCommerce company with € 200 million revenue that has been acquired recently.

Ihre Aufgaben

  • Responsible for developing entrepreneurial initiatives and the operational execution of projects aimed at the sustainable stabilization, profitability improvement, and expansion concerning the company's profitability, liquidity, and revenue
  • Overseeing projects from analysis to implementation to create sustainable corporate value
  • Focus on value enhancement and optimization of business processes, particularly in the areas of top-line growth (pricing, business development), cost optimization, as well as M&A and post-merger integration activities
  • Developing and implementing sales and marketing measures to increase brand awareness and revenue growth
  • Close collaboration with the management team and reporting to the private equity investor
  • Promoting innovation projects and expansion into new business areas
  • Building and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Mid-term career perspectives: to become a future CEO of a portfolio company in the private equity fund with shares

Das bringen Sie mit

  • 4-7 years of professional experience, from top-notch strategy or operational consulting firm. Additional experience from a role in an eCommerce company could be helpful, but is not a must
  • Functional focus on general marketing & sales, transformation
  • In-depth know-how in eCommerce
  • Profound management- and leadership skills in difficult situations requiring change: good combination of soft skills (motivating people in a consensual company culture) and clear target focus
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and passion – high drive to become a future CEO and shareholder
  • Absolute flexibility, willingness to travel (you will have to work on-site at the portfolio companies for 3-4 days/week over a longer period)
  • Ideally mid-market (German ‘Mittelstand’) exposure or at least ‘mind-set’
  • Hands-on, ‘get-things-done’ type of person who likes to work in small-cap environments
  • Excellent German (native speaker) & English language skills

Andreas Christl

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