Mediahuis is one of Europe’s fastest growing media and marketplaces organizations with over seventy exciting brands in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Ireland, the UK and Germany,. Our high-performance Marketplaces team is responsible for the growth of our innovative platforms in recruitment, real estate, mobility and personal fintech. We strengthen our existing brands Zimmo, Jobat, CarsIreland, Jellow, Jaap, and we expand through M&A and investments in the most promising companies in this space.
Our goal is to build a portfolio of companies with new and emerging solutions in our four core markets. As an investment analyst you will be part of a highly collaborative team of five that leverages the broad network and expertise of all Marketplaces brands of the Mediahuis Group.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for an Investment Analyst (M/V/X) with a distinct analytic mindset, getting to the heart of every challenge and able to structure all the gathered information and attractively present clear insights to the rest of the team. You set high demands for your own work and constantly search for opportunities to raise the level of your work. You like to support your colleagues to achieve team results and do this with an exemplary drive and enthusiasm.
You like to dive deep into the markets we are active in. You show sincere interest in other people’s needs. Furthermore we would be looking for the following:
A bachelor or master degree in Economics, Finance, Business Administration (or same level by experience) gives you a sound base to analyze enterprises in their financial and business performance.
This could be your first working experience, but the position certainly fits somebody with a track record wanting to step up.
A passion for the markets we are active in, loving the search for and contact with promising international scale-ups and doing everything to make them part of the Mediahuis Marketplaces portfolio.
Somebody combining an analytic mindset with the ability to do heavy lifting when necessary and make things happen
Good communication and presenter skills
Complete fluency in written and spoken English. Preferably also fluent in Dutch.
What will you be doing?
In a typical week, you will be:
Scavenging the internet, online databases and newsletters to spot potential investment targets. Draft a first analysis and present your findings to the team for further diligence
Understanding the markets we are active in (mobility, recruitment, real estate, personal fintech), its stakeholders and dynamics, trends, emerging tech and disruptive business models through market and industry research
Reaching out to founders, scheduling meetings and assisting to them, digesting important information to presentable documentation, and gathering evidence to evaluate their fit with our investment thesis
Supporting the team in its due diligence activities and producing the initial market and financial analysis that lead the team on deciding on the next steps
Developing and updating sanity checks, unit economics and other financial models
Co-creating the information decks to support in meetings with executives and investment committee
Adding value with your expertise in business development projects within the Marketplaces teams.
How will you add value to our business?
Due to your excellent work, you will have spotted the right investment opportunities for Mediahuis Marketplaces and you will have been part of the team effort to turn these opportunities into actual investments and making them part of the Mediahuis ecosystem. In doing so you will have worked closely with your team members, but also with external advisors, key decision makers and of course the founders and key persons of the companies themselves.
Using your expertise and competences, you will be seen as a key player of our compact and efficient team and doing so you will see direct result of your efforts.
You will be able to meet and work together with other knowledgeable and inspiring people of the Mediahuis group. In our team we work hard, but give a lot of freedom and independence to organize how you work. And we have fun together, day after day.
What we have to offer
An inspiring work environment (location: Antwerp and/or Amsterdam) where everyone feels at home. (And not because in the case of this Covid pandemic you sometimes literally work from you own home).
A position full of challenges within an inspiring team and ambitious workplace.
Access to “De Academie”, our inhouse university, with a wide range of courses for your own personal and professional development.
Of course a good salary, benefits, laptop and telephone.
If this inspires you and you would really love to be part of this, don’t hesitate and apply now. We would love to receive a full application with resume and an inspirational motivation letter. For any questions regarding this vacancy you can reach out to our recruitment department by email (email@example.com), WhatsApp of by phone at +3188-8247721.