Job Specification

  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Number of Vacancies: 1
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Summary

  • Location: Dammam, Saudi Arabia
  • Job Role: Investment Manager
  • Reporting line: Chief Investment Officer (CIO)
  • Preferred nationality: KSA Nationals only

The Company

Our client is a fully owned subsidiary of one of the largest companies globally.  Operating within VC, the company was established to encourage entrepreneurship within the Kingdom, investing in promising start-ups across various verticals.


Investment Managers are deal leaders, accountable for all aspects of investment circle and portfolio management. Investment Managers represent the firm in various important occasions.


  • Play a crucial role in growing and managing a portfolio of venture investment
  • Greatly contribute to the success of portfolio companies, which in turn makes impact on the overall return of the fund
  • Contribute to the firm’s organization, develop and maintain relationships with external community, senior management and investors.



  • Lead a team of investment professionals and advisors to identify and evaluate opportunities, conduct commercial/financial/legal due diligence
  • Create investment cases, investment conclusions and present to Managing Director and Investment Committee
  • Lead or assist CIO in negotiation and structuring complex transactions
  • Finalize term sheet, contracts and other transactional documents

Portfolio management

  • Represent the VC firm for board observer capacity and shareholder fiduciary duties
  • Provide comprehensive solutions to business challenges related to productivity, operational excellence, transformation, implementation, and change management for portfolio companies
  • Provide support and consultancy to portfolio companies in formulating go-to-market strategy, business development, partnership, value-enhancing initiatives, fundraising, exiting etc.
  • Monitor quarterly updates of portfolio companies and industry dynamics to make sure portfolio companies going on the right track and follow up on possible additional investments
  • Develop exit plans and actively take actions to realize those plans
  • Present exit decision to CIO, MD and Investment Committee

Fund operations:

  • Develop deep sector expertise and sector-focused networks, disseminate the expertise via internal reports, external reports and presentations
  • Represent the VC firm in roundtables, events, meetings and conferences etc.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external community, senior management and investors
  • Contribute to the firm’s organizational development and scaling internal functions
  • Support Partners on general management of the fund, including but not limited to investor outreach, fundraising, branding, marketing etc.
  • Coach and mentor a team of investment professionals, including but not limited to giving direction, providing feedback and focus resources of the most impactful investments opportunities.



  • At least 8 years of transactional deal experience in venture capital, private equity, or investment banking
  • A proven track record of success in developing long-term client relationships and providing solutions to business challenges
  • Relevant and strong academic record from a top tier educational institution
  • MBA preferred


  • Executive-level expertise to advise portfolio management
  • Contagious passion combined with demonstrated leadership in motivating people
  • Excellent work ethic and professional demeanour
  • Commercial acumen and strategic thinking
  • Demonstrated ability to plan all diligence resources including internal and external parties
  • Highly resourceful, organized and detail-oriented
  • Self-starter, pro-active ability to initiate projects and work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, deep cultural sensitivity, high emotional intelligence, keen ability to build long-lasting relationships, to influence and to collaborate
  • Extensive network of contacts in the venture community and eco-system
  • Strong interest in working with ambitious entrepreneurs and an ability to foster creativity, communication and synergies between partners and companies
  • Entrepreneurial enthusiasm to build a cutting-edge business and create changes for the better
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to synthesize complex issues and communicate into simple messages
  • Ability to learn new industries and technologies and translate value to customers

Interested candidates please send your CV and contact details to referencing ‘Investment Manager’ in the subject line.