Operations Analyst, Amsterdam

Goodwell Investments is a pioneer in impact investment, dedicated to generating opportunities for all, by focusing on inclusive growth in sectors providing basic goods and services, and by creating income-generation opportunities for underserved communities in both Africa and India. Since 2006, Goodwell has managed four private equity funds with over 310m € in capital. We invest in early and growth-stage businesses in India and Africa and our 35+ portfolio companies reach over 330 million people across 47 countries globally. Our investors are a unique mix of private investors, family offices, development finance institutions, banks, pension funds, and other institutional investors.  

 

Job summary

In this role, you will be working directly with the Operations Manager, providing support on various projects with clear deliverables. You will help contribute to the growth and development of Goodwell’s business needs today and in the future. This role encompasses all functions related to an Operations Analyst. Specifically, you will provide support in researching, developing, and standardizing various policies and processes across all Goodwell teams. Not only will you gain valuable experience, but you will also receive regular training from a team of investment experts and operations professionals. 

 

Responsibilities and duties

  • Business Process Optimization 
    • Support in documentation, research, and administration of the BPO project. The BPO project has been established to achieve higher efficiency in order to process increasing volumes of output and create scalable and future-proof processes.
    • Liaise with various process owners and different teams across the organization to coordinate follow-up on workshops and ideas.
    • Assist in ensuring all processes are in check in respect to receiving an AIFMD (Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive) license.  
  • Risk management 
    • Key responsibilities include documenting, measuring, and monitoring all identified risks within the existing Risk Management Framework. For each identified risk, you will determine where the organization’s responsibilities lie, in accordance with the RACI model.  
    • Assist with the execution of processes and procedures to strive toward operational excellence.  
    • Analyze and review risk indicators to ensure a clear overview. 
  • Investor Relations (IR) projects and Operations
    • Support in Project management for planned fundraising activities, e.g., preparing and coordinating IR roadshows. 
    • Operations manual and support implementation of operational processes, documenting new standards/processes/roadmaps in the Operations Manual. 
  • Audits 
    • Support in planning, arranging, and guiding the annual audit process.
  • Support on other occurring activities 
    • Additional research, operational or administrative ad-hoc tasks related to different teams/team members, for example conducting research on internal overhead costs (IT & Marketing). 

 

Qualifications

  • Education and working experience
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Law or Business Administration. 
    • Interest in sustainable investments or investments in emerging markets. 
    • Proactive team member, interested in working in an international setting and capable of navigating between different teams and cultures. 
    • Excellent communication skills, able to proactively provide constructive feedback. 
    • Ambition to grow in a new role in a fast-growing specialized PE firm. 
    • Meticulous, high level of accuracy and excellent PC/MS Office skills. 
    • Fluent in Dutch and English. 
  • Personal Characteristics
    • Confident communicator: excellent presentation and negotiation skills, personable and articulate with clients and team. 
    • Proactive: takes initiative and ownership. 
    • Entrepreneurial: have a “can-do spirit”, and brings new ideas to the company. 
    • Inclusive and empathetic: interested and comfortable in working across cultures and in an international setting. 
    • Life-long learner: committed to ongoing learning and curious about the world around them. 
    • Willing and able to proactively provide and receive constructive feedback. 

 

Our offer 

Joining Goodwell in Amsterdam means you will be joining an international and inclusive culture, where like-minded people naturally work together to achieve ambitious goals. 12 different nationalities are represented in our team of 25. Therefore, the ability to navigate efficiently and empathetically between different teams and cultures is required. Promoting company values, contributing to a positive culture, and supporting a happy workplace is expected of all Goodwell Investments employees. 

  • A market-related salary.  
  • 35 days of leave per year (based on full-time).  
  • Opportunity for personal development (including training).  
  • Flexible work hours based on a full time (40 hour) work week. 
  • Office based in the city center of Amsterdam. 

 

Application Process 

If you can picture yourself in the above role, then we would love to hear from you. To apply, please send your CV to HRM@goodwell.nl along with a short motivation video. The video gives you the opportunity to present yourself in your own unique way! The video should be no longer than one minute. Please send this via www.wetransfer.com to  HRM@goodwell.nl including your name and the reference ‘Operations Analyst – Your Name.’ 

 Both CV and video need to be received in order for your application to be considered.  

 The application deadline is 30th December 2022.

 

Note

Goodwell Investments supports diversity and is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions are decided on the basis of merit, competence and business need. Goodwell Investments does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other non-merit factor covered by appropriate law.

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