MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE - AMSTERDAM

Sarona Asset Management (“Sarona”) is a private investment firm, investing growth capital in companies, private equity funds and private debt funds in Frontier and Emerging markets. Sarona seeks to achieve strong financial returns for its individual and institutional investors, while promoting positive ethical, social and environmental values. The firm has a long history of investing in small to mid-market companies across Africa, Emerging Europe, Asia and Latin America, with staff in Kitchener and Amsterdam.

Sarona is currently recruiting for the position of MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE.  The Marketing and Communications Associate will report to the Head of Business Development and Investor Relations, Europe and will be a member of the Business Development and Investor Relations team.   This position is a full time, permanent position located in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The Marketing and Communications Associate has the following accountabilities and responsibilities:

  • Updating and drafting content for marketing and presentation materials for prospective and existing investors and ensuring that all materials are accurate, kept up-to-date and consistent across different documents
  • Completing and coordinating production of RFPs (request for proposals) and DDQs (due diligence questionnaires)
  • Drafting content and updating Sarona’s website and LinkedIn
  • Editing and proofreading quarterly investor reports
  • Coordinating and contributing to writing and editing of Sarona’s annual Values Report
  • Reporting and updating Sarona’s information for external partners and platforms and ensuring information is up-to-date
  • Providing support with ad-hoc requests from existing and prospective investors, Salesforce updates and outreach to prospective investors
  • Coordinating external marketing, communication and branding relationships
  • Implementing, and periodically refreshing, existing brand and style guidelines and ensuring firm-wide adherence to existing guidelines
  • Ensuring that compliance requirements are followed at all times
  • Time-permitting, supporting PR functions to increase Sarona’s visibility and working on newsletters, press articles, press releases and various announcements

Sarona’s expectations:

Sarona values Creativity, Excellence, Integrity, Honesty, Kindness and Respect.  The successful candidate will display a commitment to Sarona’s culture and values.  Sarona’s success rests not only on raising and investing capital but also on its ability to attract and retain people who are passionate about what Sarona does and are motivated to do it well.

Required qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in communications, investor relations or marketing roles within financial industry with prior experience updating investor materials and presentations
  • Strong writing skills with a specific focus on the investment concepts
  • A keen understanding of, and interest in, Sarona’s core areas: private equity, emerging markets and impact investing
  • Exceptional attention to detail, with focus on accuracy, consistency, timeliness and quality in all deliverables
  • A multi-tasker, with a proven track record of working well under pressure and managing time effectively to coordinate inputs from a variety of sources to deliver high-quality, comprehensive materials that meet the needs of users
  • Confident, independent worker who thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Quick learner who responds positively to feedback and can incorporate this feedback to enhance output
  • Technical proficiency with MS Office including a high level of competency and experience creating PowerPoint presentations
  • Excellent command of the English language, native speaker would be an asset

To succeed at Sarona, the successful candidate in this role will need to demonstrate:

  • A commitment to quality and service
  • A strong intellectual curiosity and desire to learn
  • An exceptional level of professionalism
  • A respect for others

Supervisor:  Head of Business Development and Investor Relations, Europe

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Expected travel:  Infrequent (< 10%)

Type: Full time, indefinite term (subject to satisfactory completion of introduction period)

Start date: ASAP

Please submit your candidacy by 24 November 2017 at 11:59pm CEST to careers@saronafund.com.   Your application must include a cover letter, resume and writing sample (written within the last 1-2 years).  Your cover letter should convey a) your eligibility to work in the Netherlands and b) your fit for the role.  We thank all applicants but will only contact candidates selected to advance in the hiring process.