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Director – Palladium Impact Capital (PIC)

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Within Palladium, Palladium Impact Capital is a leading impact investment bank, combining strengths at the intersection of impact investing, international development, and strategy consultancy. We are looking for a corporate finance professional with extensive transaction experience who can support the development of our business by taking responsibility for a specific sector or product area. The Director will be responsible for business development and project execution, supported by our pool of junior and mid-level professionals and building on our strong track record, networks, and reputation. We are filling a number of roles and are particularly interested in candidates with prior experience in energy, nature-based solutions, or financial inclusion.

We are a team of 17 corporate finance and impact investing professionals, based broadly in London, New York, and Washington, D.C., tackling global and local problems that require creative, hands-on and people-focused approaches to mobilizing capital and unlocking positive impact. There is increasing urgency to direct financial and human capital towards social inclusion and justice and environmental regeneration, and we are looking for resourceful, purpose-driven people to join our flat and rapidly growing team. We believe in equal opportunities and value diversity in our team.

Our clients are mission-driven companies from across the world, with the majority of our clients based in or focused on emerging markets, and in a wide array of sectors of the impact economy.

Location:

The position is based in either Palladium’s New York City, NY or London, UK office.  The selected individual must hold work authorization in one of these locations to be eligible for consideration.

You and Your Career:

If you are a strategic leader in impact investing with expertise in finance transactions and business development, and you are driven to have a direct impact on people and the environment, we are interested in hearing from you.

We are a learning organization and provide growth opportunities from the start.  We pride ourselves on giving you the freedom, resources, and guidance to chart a fulfilling career!

Reporting and Supervision:

The role reports to the Managing Director, Palladium Impact Capital
Key relationships will be both with the direct manager, project managers, and the wider team
This role will likely have at least one, but likely more, direct reports which will require close management in line with our performance excellence model
When working on a particular transaction, the Director will oversee a designated transaction lead

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

Business development

Develop the origination strategy for a respective business area
Establish and maintain relationships in the industry
Oversee the preparation of marketing materials, proposals/ pitch documents
Lead preparation of proposals

Mandate execution and project management

Primary responsibility for client relationships and service delivery
Lead transaction management
Oversee the preparation of client deliverables
Provide oversight to project managers through project execution

Practice building

Contribute to the knowledge base of the team and improvement of internal processes and tools
Support the raising of our profile through written thought pieces and public speaking
Supporting and guiding more junior colleagues

Management support

Support the overall management of the business, including in areas of strategy development, compliance, attracting and fostering talent and the development of best practices

The role carries a great degree of autonomy with appropriate consultation. The role is required to:

Identify and act on business opportunities
Formulate a view on the desirability of individual assignments and decide on opportunities in conjunction with the team’s leadership
Approve most client deliverables

Key Competencies Required:

Shares our values and passions

Sees impact investing as a means to shift the paradigm and transform the world of finance to work better for the world
Always looks for root causes of problems and is able to see them in their broader context
Can come up with creative solutions to complex issues and see them through their implementation
Is willing to learn and is someone who we can learn from

Has a strong work ethic

Can balance multiple demands with keen attention to detail
Displays strong initiative and ability to work independently
Can deliver consistently high levels of accuracy, efficiency and follow-through
Has the ability to exercise independent judgment and proactively ask questions as needed

Has the desire to succeed in a transaction environment and in impact investment

Track record of leading on the implementation of funding and/or M&A transactions, most likely gained in an investment banking environment
Experience operating in a regulated environment
Experience in one of the following: corporate finance, investment banking, private equity, development finance, venture capital, accountancy or related fields
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
Sound understanding of financial modelling
Ability to structure and organize datasets in Excel
Proficient in using PowerPoint and Word

Professional Expertise/Competencies Preferred:

Working knowledge of Spanish and / or French
Prior emerging market experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and Latin America

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion – Palladium is committed to embedding equity, diversity, and inclusion into everything we do. We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce; and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personal characteristics. These include: (but are not limited to) socio-economic background, age, race, gender identity and expression, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenous status.

Should you require any adjustments or accommodations to be made due to a disability or you are a neurodivergent individual or for any other circumstance, please email our team at accessibility@thepalladiumgroup.com and we will be in touch to discuss.

Safeguarding – We define Safeguarding as “the preventative action taken by Palladium to protect our people, clients and the communities we work with from harm”. We are committed to ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with Palladium are treated with respect and are free from abuse.  All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced selection process including safeguarding-focused interviews and a rigorous due diligence process.

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Job Status: Open

Job Sectors: Director

Job Type: Full Time

Regions: Europe, North America

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