LatAm VP at Agri/Consumer Goods PE Fund (New York City)

Our Client is seeking a candidate for full-time employment in its Latin America Group based in New York City. This is a unique opportunity to join a growing team and work with the senior management of a global and privately held firm that manages a diverse portfolio of investments in the food and agribusiness sectors.   Our Clients Latin America Team sources, analyzes, executes, and monitors a range of investments in the food and agribusiness sectors across the region. The Vice President’s role will be to help build the portfolio while managing some of the current investments and driving value creating initiatives.   Responsibilities will include co-leading the origination efforts, performing due diligence and valuation analysis on new opportunities, formulating investment recommendations, and being actively involved in post-investment strategy management. The Vice President role will involve working in a team environment, including weekly investment meetings, with exposure to our Client's senior management.  

QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and background:
  • Bachelor’s degree from a top tier college or university.
  • MBA from a top tier university preferred but not required.
  • Record of academic excellence.
  • Fluency in Spanish and demonstrated networks and understanding of Latin American culture.  
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience, ideally in both investing and operating roles, including a minimum of 2 years of direct private investment experience and a proven track record of deal-making and origination. Prior work experience in Latin America is a plus. 
  • Ability to thrive in a lean and empowering work environment with an entrepreneurial-minded team.  
  • Positive, team-oriented attitude.
  • Excellent written and spoken communications skills.
  • High integrity.

Our Client is a private company, with more than two hundred years as an operator and investor in the food and agribusiness sectors. The Firm focuses on long-term value creation through a combination of permanent and third-party capital. This Fund manages a portfolio of more than 60 investments across several different subsectors and asset classes including private equity, publicly traded securities, and venture capital. Its portfolio includes assets and operating businesses in the U.S., China and Latin America.