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Investment Associate

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October 24, 2021
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Job Description

  • Göteborg, Sweden
  • Volvo Group Headquarters
  • Regular
  • Posted: 15 October 2021
  • Expires: 15 November 2021
  • ID: 118929BR
  • Occasional Travel

Are you passionate about investments in new technology and disruptive business models in the commercial transport and infrastructure solutions industries? Do you want to inspire and get inspired in a truly cross-functional setting at the very forefront of industry transformation? Invest in yourself and come and join our team!

About Volvo Group Venture Capital AB
With us at Volvo Group Venture Capital (VGVC) you will find a devoted group of people who loves working in high pace, ever changing business environments to bring our industry and company forward. We believe that passion and engagement is the best recipe for success and wants to share this with you.
The role of VGVC is to identify and drive investments with innovative companies at the forefront of service orientation and product differentiation. Our focus is on disruptive innovation in Logistics Services, Site Solutions and Electric Infrastructure, resulting in new solutions improving the profitability of our customers and enabling new business opportunities for the Volvo Group.
Quality, safety and environmental care are part of Volvo Group’s heritage and identity. It is therefore a key part of VGVC’s role to identify companies that can provide our customers with more sustainable and profitable solutions. At VGVC, you will get the opportunity to shape the world we want to live in.
VGVC works across all business units of Volvo Group. You will report to the head of VGVC and be part of the investment team.

Key Opportunities

  • As Investment Associate of Volvo Group Venture Capital, your will have the chance to:
  • Develop a holistic view of the exciting dynamics of the mobility space
  • Learn about Venture Capital investing from the inside
  • Understand top-management decision making in a leading international cooperation
  • Be part of a global, inclusive, fun and fast-moving team
  • Work your way towards an investor position

Key Responsibilities
As Investment Associate of Volvo Group Venture Capital, your key responsibilities are:

  • Conduct structured market analysis in the mobility space
  • Search for and screen target companies based on defined investment criteria
  • Support investment processes from start to finish
  • Prepare executive decision materials and briefs for team and board meetings
  • Support down-stream value creation with portfolio and pipeline companies

We are looking for an individual who has the drive and skills to analyze markets and companies, prepare presentations for executive team, structure investment pipeline and support strategic collaborations.

Competence Profile & Qualifications
To qualify for this role, you should have experience from:

  • Fact-based and structured analysis. You have strong structured problem-solving skills and the ability to frame and develop an approach to solve strategic or operational issues.
  • Investing. You have a strong interest to learn more about Venture Capital investing. Previous experience is merited but not mandatory.
  • Collaboration and communication. You are a social person with strong relationship and network capabilities and enjoy working with others in flexible team constellations.
  • Mobility business insights. You have an interest in the intersection between technology, transportation/infrastructure and new business models.
  • Focus area understanding. Our investment strategy revolves around new opportunities arising within the three focus areas Logistics Services, Site Solutions and Electric Infrastructure. Therefore, experience from business analysis, investing and/or service and software- based business models within these areas are considered a merit.

You have a master’s degree or equivalent as the basis for your career and a minimum of 2 years’ working experience from company, market and/or financial analysis. You have proficient English skills. International business experience is a merit. In prioritizing candidates, we will pay attention to matching your profile to team culture, experience and spirit. The successful candidate will have shown a positive attitude, willingness to learn and a collaborative mindset in combination with a strong track record and references.

Location & Timeline
The position is based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Regular travel is expected. The final date of sending your application is 15th of November.

Does this look like an interesting opportunity?
Read more about Volvo Group Venture Capital: Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Countless career opportunities are offered across the group’s leading brands and entities that share a culture of Trust, Passion, High Performance, Change and Customer Success.

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