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DESCRIPTION

Date posted:
12 April 2016
Location:
Johannesburg
Department:
Creative
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THE ROLE

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REQUIREMENTS

Responsibilities you can expect in this role:

  • Leading the development of ustwo adventure’s strategy including investment thesis and approach
  • Appraising new venture proposals, potential founders, and start-ups
  • Negotiations, management of lawyers, reviews of legal documents and standard venture terms and concepts; you’ll be performing a broad range of business deals, including exits
  • Develop ustwo adventure’s communication strategy through use of relevant tools, channels, networks; both internal and external
  • Support fundraising initiatives for ustwo’s portfolio and investments
  • You're responsible for the operational and financial well being of ustwo adventure managing the annual operating and investment budget
  • Supporting the connection, in all studios, between 'inventure' (our internal investments, small time allocations) and 'adventures' (external investments)
  • Regular support to the individual studios with their inventures activities; including but not limited to internal policy, sharing best practice, coaching and mentoring
  • Collaboration with our Central Team, to ensure ustwo adventure activity and budgets (per above) align ustwo fampany’s group strategy

These are the experiences and skills we expect you to come with:

  • You have first-hand expertise of working in a start-up environment at a Director level; you understand how each part of the business operates, independently and together. We want to hear the joys, pains and all the insights in between
  • You're a friend of Finance. Natural fluency with the commercials, having acted as budget owner across multiple business areas
  • Analytical by nature. Your eye is on the detail, but always seeks to understand big picture context
  • You're known for your warm and honest approach to building relationships, that comes from being you at all times
  • A clear and versatile approach to communication; that translates and empathises across formal senior c-suite partners, our informal founders and multi-disciplinary teams of all backgrounds
  • Genuinely human approach and resilient; you can demonstrate your ability to work in both structured and highly unstructured environments