The company

Elia is the operator of the Belgian high-voltage transmission grid (380 kV to 30 kV) and is responsible for developing and maintaining the grid, providing users with access to it and controlling energy flows. The Elia group is a team of 2,000 professionals who have the task of ensuring the continuity of electricity supplies in Belgium.

As owner and operator of electricity transmission networks in Belgium and Germany Elia has an important role and mission in supporting and implementing Europe's energy and climate policy.

Venture Investment & Partnerships Officer

Expertise:  Corporate
Reference ID:  3603

Function

 

Elia Group is seeking candidates role of Venture Investment and Partnerships Officer to work with the M&A and Partnerships team in Brussels.

 

Closely with the Head of M&A and Partnerships, as well as, Elia Group strategy, innovation, finance, legal, digital and business teams to:

  • Promote the creation of a venture dealflow and investment portfolio in the digital sector
  • Identify direct investment opportunities in attractive sectors of the Energy Transition landscape and develop investment cases: source, evaluate and structure investments in startups via direct outreach, diverse sourcing efforts, marketing events, referrals, and in-bound applications
  • Manage, accelerate and valorize a venture equity portfolio, managing investment agreements, delivering when necessary content and mentorship to founders and provide them with the network, tools, and education they need to succeed
  • Setup the venture investment process from origination up to closing
  • Form and foster effective relationships with founders, investors, mentors, service providers, and other ecosystem partners to build a support network around our founders and to develop sourcing and due diligence relationships
  • Scout and assist in the selection of key investment partners (VCs, funds, accelerators, transmission sector industry, other TSOs, etc) 
  • Assess Venture Capital and Private Equity funds to enhance partnerships, dealflow and cross fertilization initiatives.
  • Foster the connection between the corporate functions and the external partners (accelerators, VCs, funds, entrepreneurs)
  • Report to management, including analytics, dashboarding, forecasting and management presentations

Your Profile

 

  • Master’s degree in engineering, finance, or economics.
  • A minimum of 7-10 years of prior experience in the technology industry, consultancy firms or funds within roles relevant to this job description
  • Digital, energy and transmission sector knowledge, product development, engineering, finance, M&A, or go-to-market experience are all pluses
  • Venture investment network (funds, accelerators, startups)
  • Early stage investment process knowledge (VC-like)
  • You have unlimited capacity for and enjoyment of networking with people from all walks of life
  • Your brain buzzes with curiosity and a never ending desire to learn and improve yourself and our organization and processes
  • You’re analytically oriented - you make decisions based on data
  • You can sell - you combine credibility and chemistry to convince people to join you on your journey
  • You have a deep understanding of, empathy for, and experience with, the zero-to-one entrepreneurial process
    • have prior early-stage tech investing experience or venture scouting and acceleration,
    • or as a plus you quite likely have been or wannabe a co-founder or early employee at a startup company or involved with a successful fundraise
  • Initiative and comfort working through cross-functional teams and environments come naturally to you
  • Your integrity, transparency and honesty are unimpeachable
  • You have a strong team-oriented attitude
  • Your English verbal and written communication skills are strong; German and French are pluses.

Location

Boulevard de l'Empereur 20-1000 Bruxelles

What's in it for you?

More than offering you a mere job, we give you an exciting, ultra-professional environment, unique training and every opportunity to develop your career potential to the full, plus an attractive salary and fringe benefits. So choosing Elia means opting for a future full of promise!