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Gunvor Group

in Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 01 Aug 21
Gunvor Group

in Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 01 Aug 21

Summary of Company

Gunvor is one of the largest independent energy trading companies in the world operating in over 100 countries, with its main trading offices in Geneva, Singapore, London, Dubai, Shanghai and Houston. Gunvor Group Ltd, the group holding company, is based in Nicosia, Cyprus.

As one of the world's major independent commodity trading companies, Gunvor is a market leader in the trade, transport, storage and optimization of oil and other energy products. In 2020, Gunvor traded 191 million tons of commodities and generated revenue of USD 50 billion, with shareholders’ equity in excess of USD 2.0 billion.

Main responsibilities:

  • To act as key member of the Portfolio team based either in Geneva, supporting the Head of Portfolio, Portfolio Director and Portfolio Manager in managing / executing investment / M&A, asset management and strategic projects for the group

Investment / M&A Activities

  • To work closely with business development team and trading desks in screening and initial evaluation of potential investment / divestment opportunities (including in connection with existing portfolio), including:
  • Active involvement in project teams across full deal execution process (RFPs, due diligence, valuation, legal / transaction documentation, closing and post-deal monitoring)
  • Coordination with other departments / teams (e.g. finance, legal, tax, compliance) to obtain all relevant inputs for transaction evaluation and execution process

Asset Management Activities

  • To support team in overall effort to optimise investment portfolio performance and implementation of initiatives to generate value for the group, including:
  • Monitoring performance of portfolio, including coordinating with all stakeholders (finance, controlling, trading, HR, etc.) as required
  • Monitoring compliance of portfolio investments with all applicable group policies including, inter alia, HSEC, compliance and internal audit
  • Develop and recommend strategic initiatives, including, e.g. capex / investment, divestment, partnership opportunities, and supporting implementation thereof where approaved by group management

Strategic Initiatives

  • To be a key member of project management team in execution and implementation of group strategic initiatives, e.g. internal cost optimization programmes, development of group strategies

Cross-Activity Duties

  • To be responsible for financial modeling / review of financial models and valuation / returns / cost-benefit analysis
  • To work with senior members of team in preparation of internal and external presentations related to investment / deal execution, asset management or strategic initiative activities
  • To assist team in project related administrative tasks (e.g. arranging project related meetings, preparing meeting agendas, monitoring project related costs and invoices)

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with a transaction services / corporate finance / investment banking / private equity background to be part of a small but dynamic team involved in the execution of the Group's strategy.

Profile / Key Skills:

Ideal candidate will have around 5 years of experience in a transaction services / investment banking / corporate finance or private equity team, with experience of the natural resources / oil and gas / utilities sector preferred.

Financial Modeling and Valuation

  • Strong understanding of financial analysis (including understanding financial statement analysis)
  • Strong financial modeling skills / strong MS Excel skills
  • Solid valuation technical skill set, with a focus on cash flow modelling and analysis, including debt modelling, with an ability to work with less structured information and processes (including driving desktop review / due diligence processes to produce required analysis / deliverables)
  • An ability to articulate valuation / returns analysis including an ability to make reasoned judgements and to identify and understand key valuation drivers / sensitivities / risks
  • Exposure to the natural resources / oil and gas / utilities sector preferred

Project Management / Organizational Skills

  • Ability to work independently with respect to assigned project workstreams, and to obtain required inputs from a range of sources (other departments, business development team, traders, external counterparties)
  • Ability to take on a number of tasks and prioritise in order to reach best outcome
  • Flexibility to travel (approximately 25-30% of time), potentially on short notice
  • Ability to work under pressure, to tight deadlines Other Skills
  • Excellent capabilities in PowerPoint and other MS office applications
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills
  • Fluent in English, additional languages (e.g. Spanish, Russian) useful
  • Motivated, reliable and self-starter; team player with a positive and entrepreneurial attitud
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