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Investment Analyst

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July 3, 2022
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Job Description

Closing Date: 06/07/2022

Salary: $60,000.00 - $105,000.00

Job Type: Permanent - Full Time

Location: Melbourne

Job Category: Other

About Breakthrough Victoria  

Breakthrough Victoria Pty Ltd has been established to manage the Victorian Government’s landmark $2 billion Breakthrough Victoria Fund.  

Victoria is home to some of the best scientific, digital and knowledge institutes, businesses, and founders in the world - all sharing a mission to discover the next breakthrough. Whether it’s the next generation of medical tech, designing sustainable food sources, or uncovering new ways to take action on climate change, Victorian innovators are already developing the research, technology and ideas that will have a positive impact for Victorians and transform our lives for the better.  

Breakthrough Victoria will target investments across five sectors; Health & Life Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing, Agri-food, Digital, and Clean Economies and across every startup stage from Translational Research, Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, and Series B+.  Earlier stage investments will be coordinated by the Executive Director - Development and later stage investments by the Executive Director - Growth.

Our Mission: 

Drive Commercialisation: Mobilise and drive the commercialisation of IP to solve complex problems; 

Impact Investor: Invest across the spectrum from platforms supporting deep tech and product development all the way through to startups to help create jobs for Victorians and economic growth for the State 

Commercial Returns: Deliver commercial returns to ensure Breakthrough Victoria is sustainable beyond its 10-year remit 

Patient partner: Invest patiently and viably over the long term 

Catalytic Capital: Act as a catalyst to grow local and global investment into innovative Victorian research and technologies 

About the role  

Nominally reporting to one of the Directors in the Development or Growth groups, Investment Analysts will contribute to the analysis and investigation of the investment pipeline of Breakthrough Victoria. They will support the development of early-stage breakthrough ideas by leading internal due diligence on investment opportunities through the construction on financial models, ecosystem and competitor scanning and leading the development of internal briefing documents for Management Investment Committee and the Board Investment Committee.  

A key focus will be to work both autonomously, across teams/groups and closely with internal stakeholders to analyse proposals, prepare advice and reporting, and communicate progress of the analysis to reporting managers in the Investment groups of the company.

Experience working in the investment industry, financial modeling, conducting due diligence and preparing advice and reporting will be crucial accountabilities for the roles. Our ideal candidate will be collaborative, driven and possess well developed analytical and problem solving skills.

Desired Skills and Experience

Key Accountabilities

  • Understanding of investment, venture capital, private equity or the financing and delivery of projects
  • Experience in investment, business development, and account management, including the ability to analyse complex agreements, contracts or investment proposals
  • Analyse investment proposals, prepare reports for senior stakeholders on the viability and validity of the proposals
  • Conduct due diligence on the pipeline of proposals and identify potential areas of conflict, error, legalities and/or opportunity
  • Utilise strong investment analysis and financial background to generate reporting and advice on the potential progression of investment proposals
  • Provide timely and authoritative advice to senior executives and the Board on the progress of investments, including risks which may impact investments and potential mitigants

Key Selection Criteria:

The Investment Analyst will be expected to possess the following key skills and experience:

  • Investment Management Experience: Strong experience in investment, business development, and account management, including the ability to negotiate complex agreements, contracts or investments.
  • Innovation and Start-ups: Understanding of the commercialisation challenges confronting start-ups, industry innovation and innovators, as well as the best-practice programs and initiatives being used globally and/or nationally to assist them.
  • Capital: Knowledge of the early-stage funding challenges for translational research and emerging technologies, from angel investing through to pre-seed investment.
  • Communication: Outstanding influencing, communication, negotiation, conflict resolution and interpersonal skills;  
  • Team Work: Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, written and verbal and an ability to work as part of a motivated and driven team
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher in commerce, economics, business or like discipline.

Please submit your resume/CV and a brief cover letter addressing the knowledge, experience and critical skills required. Applications can be submitted via Seek or LinkedIn by 5pm Wednesday 06/07/2022.

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