Managing Director

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka

Suan Capital


Vacancy title:
Managing Director

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Business Management and Administration , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

Suan Capital

Deadline of this Job:
Thursday, May 16 2024

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka, South – Central Africa

Position Summary The Managing Director (MD) will lead all the firm’s investment activities and should have extensive knowledge and experience in setting-up and operating Private Funds in Zambia. The Managing Director (MD) will also lead the design and execution of all the firm’s alternative investment strategies. Responsibilities: Investing Activities
• Lead the team that will find, structure, develop, support and monitor portfolio investments

  • Co-ordinate and chair Investment Committee meetings to review and structure prospective investments, to report on investment progress and to discuss portfolio strategy
    • Develop and manage fund governance structures
    • Work closely with team members to coach them in diligence, deal structuring and post-investment management.
    • Ensure adequate financial and social impact monitoring of portfolio companies as well as compliance with appropriate local regulations
  • Fundraise: the MD will be actively involved in raising funds for the various alternative investment strategies Strategic Management of Funds
    • Help to translate the vision into design and strategy of all funds
  • Develop a strategy to identify new sources of capital, and play an active role with investors on both fundraising and around the financial performance of investments
  • Help raise follow-on capital for portfolio companies where appropriate
    • Build and maintain a positive team culture; lead, guide and motivate team members Background and experience
    • MBA (focus on Finance) or equivalent post-graduate professional qualification in a Finance-related field
  • Significant experience working in commercial banking, corporate finance, investment banking, M&A and investment advisory and/or investment management.
    • Proven track record of originating equity, debt and/or mezzanine deals within the local market
    • Existing relationships within the local business, investment banking, lending, DFI, MFI and PE communities
    • Experience working with international development institutions (World Bank, IMF, Africa Development Bank, etc.) Technical skills
    • Strategic, analytical, and problem-solving skills
    • Commercial judgment and ability to assess risk and opportunity in potential investments
    • Gravitas to interact effectively with promoters, management, government, prospective business partners, etc.
    • Strong people skills, with the ability to network and develop productive relationships locally Personal qualities
    • Ability to open doors with senior business leaders, to get the firm into the right investment discussions and to prepare the ground for the firm’s investment teams
    • Ability to work to deadlines and manage multiple projects effectively
    • Outstanding business communication skills, including written, verbal and presentation. Comfort communicating with all levels of management internally and externally
    • Experience working collaboratively as part of a team, facilitating information-sharing and organizational learning, with the capability and perseverance to work in a small team
    • Ability to operate independently with minimal supervision and limited on the ground support The ideal candidate will have:
    • Best-in-class experience in managing alternative investments. Demonstrated track record managing alternative investments in emerging markets, with experience in setting up and operating private funds in Zambia.
    • Exceptional people leadership and collaboration skills. The MD will lead a top-tier team, manage multiple stakeholders, gain buy-in and ensure support within the organization and externally. How to apply:

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months:

Level of Education: Bachelor Degree

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