Monday, October 7, 2013

West Africa Senior Corporate Finance Originator Job in Lagos, Nigeria

Job Title: Senior Corporate Finance Originator (West Africa)

Job Code: SCFOW/RHC/130918
Number of Positions Open: 1

Reports To: Partner
Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Our client is an investment banking group operating in twenty African countries, established twenty years ago. 

The investment banking group is part of a wider investment holding group, owning and operating assets in many countries, ranging from insurance, property, retail finance, energy and other asset classes. 

It is privately held by its employees and the de Castro Family. Its focus is to build highly regarded and successful businesses in each country where it operates over the long term. 

Job Objective:

The main purpose of the role will be to build and grow a significant pipeline of highly profitable Corporate Finance and Advisory engagements, using our local presence across the region and widening this presence. 

Key to this will be the ability to leverage existing and additional networks in both the private sector and government space as well as with regulatory authorities within the region’s various countries. 

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Origination of advisory transactions that are noteworthy, sizeable and profitable.
  • Execution of a regional business development strategy.
  • Ability to understand and know the markets in great depth, and ability to gather appropriate intelligence.
  • Develop key meetings and client engagement plans.
  • Develop management reports needed to track client engagements and conversions.
  • Co-ordinate with the Advisory team (initially Johannesburg based) and oversee the development of marketing materials for specific regional transactions.
  • Oversee Advisory team efforts on Transactions and maintain key client relationships and communications throughout the execution phase of Transactions.
  • Identify new business opportunities and ensure an understanding of these opportunities throughout the Advisory Silo.
Skills and Certification:
  • Ability to engage at the highest level of decision makers in the region with ease, charisma and presence.
  • Strong competitive approach with a focus to win major mandates and internally originated transactions.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, laced with presence and charisma.
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to assess complex situations and use creativity to solve problems.
  • A self-starter who shows initiative and is able to assume responsibility for projects.
  • Proven ability to operate independently and exercise significant latitude for independent judgment, discretion and action whilst at the same time demonstrating the ability and willingness to work closely with a team of corporate finance practitioners.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • The ability to build strong relationships with team members, company management, regulators, media and clients

The company will only look at candidates with no less than FIFTEEN years working experience of which no less than SEVEN years should have been spent in a similar role in an investment banking environment or similar organisation.
The successful candidate will have excellent and demonstrable networks in both the private and government sectors across East Africa and a solid history of achieving results.
The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a good understanding of the global capital markets and, specifically, a deep awareness of the regional markets and what differentiates them. 
Solid experience in M&A or Private Equity and excellent insight into these deal drivers is particularly important. 

A proven track record in both deal origination and business development is paramount. 

An ability to interact at the highest levels is extremely important. 
A good command of English, both written and verbal is a requirement of the role.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by scrolling down and clicking on: Senior Corporate Finance Originator (West Africa)