Mutares actively supports and develops its portfolio companies with its own investment and expert teams as well as through strategic add-on acquisitions. The objective is to achieve a significant increase in value with a focus on sustainable growth of the portfolio company.

(Associate) Director Finance (m/f/d)

Full Time
Experienced Professional
October 05, 2023

Mutares SE & Co. KGaA, Munich (www.mutares.com), as a listed private equity holding company, acquires medium-sized companies in special situations, based in Europe, which show significant operational improvement potential and are sold again after undergoing a repositioning and stabilization process. Mutares actively support its portfolio companies with its own investment and consulting teams and through strategic add-on acquisitions. The focus is on companies with revenues of EUR 100 million to EUR 750 million from the following segments: Automotive & Mobility, Engineering & Technology, Goods & Services and Retail & Food. The aim is to achieve a clear value increase with a focus on sustainable, long-term growth of the portfolio company.

Within our OPS team, we are looking to hire a leader who has a successful track record in Finance with a continuous improvement attitude and an entrepreneurial mindset. This role will be located at portfolio companies, on site across Europe.

Your Tasks
  • Routinely lead the finance workstream and/or finance organisation on site
  • Fill interim CFO or Finance Director positions and work closely with the local CEO/CRO during the turnaround process of the portfolio company
  • Understand and analyse the core drivers of the business, develop financial turnaround concepts and lead the end-to-end implementation of the concepts
  • Prepare integrated financial plans and lead forecasting and budgeting processes
  • Implement and improve sound cash management processes and manage liquidity needs on site
  • Prepare and execute financing solutions (factoring, asset-based funding, credit lines)
  • Manage and improve the relationship to external stakeholders (auditors, financial advisers, banks, credit insurer, etc.)
  • Assess and improve the finance and controlling organisation and processes on site
  • Support the M&A team during the due diligence, after signing and with closing actions
  • Support the continuous improvement process of our Operations finance practice and develop internal standards and trainings
Your Profile
  • At least 7 years of relevant financial or operational restructuring experience gained in consulting, private equity, banking or industry
  • Finance related degree from a reputable university or business school
  • International work experience is a prerequisite
  • Proven track record of delivering value creation for a Private Equity portfolio companies
  • Understanding of the private equity industry gained from working with or for private equity firms
  • Mutares mindset: Exceptional entrepreneurship to find and implement creative solution, energy and drive to solve complex problems as well as resilience during distressed situations
  • Confident when interfacing with external and internal stakeholders
  • Ability to build, review and refine financial models quickly and accurately
  • Strong knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint
  • Willingness to travel 4 days per week
What Mutares offers
  • Working as part of a highly motivated, international, committed and agile team that enjoys working together
  • Exciting working environment with changing challenges and tasks for a continuous personal and professional development
  • Attractive remuneration combined with flexible working hours
  • Intensive on-boarding phase in a collegial environment
  • Regular team events and offsites
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