AURELIUS is a publicly-listed Special Situation private equity firm, with offices in Munich, London, Stockholm and Madrid. We focus on the acquisition of companies with operational potential across Western Europe. AURELIUS is an investor for complex deals including turnarounds and the acquisition of profitable underperformers or business portfolios from corporates, owner managers, entrepreneurs, private equity investors, banks & funds. Our current portfolio comprises 23 businesses across the following sectors: industrials, chemicals, business services, consumer, food & beverages and TMT. We look to improve the performance of our portfolio businesses by providing management capabilities and the necessary financial resources for investment.
Due to the growth in our portfolio we are strengthening our Operations Team in the UK and are therefore looking for an
Operating Partner / Chief Transformation Officer (m/f/d)
Immediately after the acquisition of a new investment through AURELIUS, you will take over the full responsibility for the transformation of the company. Your main task is, together with the established management, to elaborate and implement the strategy, the equity story and a comprehensive added-value concept in the company. Throughout this journey you have the possibility to support the value creation plan from the analysis to the final implementation and be engaged in driving change as well as increasing the overall competitiveness, profitability and sustainable increase of the company value. You will be able to rely on the support of the AURELIUS’ task force and the extensive toolset of the AURELIUS’ operating model.
Well-experienced and pragmatic manager with at least five years of leadership responsibility in a medium-sized and/or private equity backed company.
Consultancy background paired with a profound understanding of commercial, sales and technical topics.
Experienced in change processes and a proven track record in the operational, strategic, structural and cultural transformation of companies.
Self-confident and determined as well as a pragmatic “hands-on” result-oriented mentality with an eye for the big picture.
Excellent negotiation and communication skills combined with a confident, convincing and entrepreneurial personality.
Analytical / strategical thinking, highly developed sense of responsibility and strong teamwork.
Cost awareness, an instinct for business and the ability to implement.
Experience in building up and developing management teams and the capability to lead these through critical transformations with the required sensitiveness and speed.
Extensive travel and presence on site is a prerequisite.
Fluent in English, further language skills welcome (German is helpful, but not required).
You will be working in a highly dynamic environment with core values such as entrepreneurial spirit, pragmatism and a no-blame and no-politics culture. We offer an attractive development path through the AURELIUS Academy and the opportunity to eventually build up your own investment portfolio as a Vice President.
Further to your base renumeration and in accordance with the entrepreneurial assignment you have the possibility to participate in the value growth of “your” company and thereby profit from your own success.
Please apply online including all relevant application documents and stating your earliest possible starting date and salary expectation.