Associate - Corporate Finance

  • Paris
  • Full-Time
  • Start Date: 02 September 2024
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planetary is powering the bioeconomy. We are a venture capital backed bioeconomy company operating across Switzerland, EU and the UK, building industrial-scale biomanufacturing capacity and fermentation IP globally using our proprietary BioBlocks (TM) platform.

Starting with food, we build, own and operate a network of industrial-scale precision fermentation facilities globally for our partners.
In addition, we produce mycoprotein as a B2B food ingredient using biomass fermentation.

Going forward, planetary will expand its footprint into the development of sustainable, fermentation-based bio-materials and cosmetics.

Job Description

  • Reporting directly to the CFO, the Corporate Finance Associate will have the opportunity to drive future capital raising efforts and allocation strategic decisions for planetary

  • The intern will benefit from direct exposure to all outward-facing finance activities, including supporting communication with equity investors, current and prospective lenders, and the rapidly expanding set of ESG oriented pools of capital

    This is a unique opportunity to work very closely with the senior leadership team, to help drive both planetary’s growth and sustainability missions

    Main tasks:

  • Suppport the CFO in the execution of all type of engagements within the scope of the Corporate Finance department

  • Preparation of business cases in the context of the Group’s organic development

  • Support for the management of cross-functional projects

  • Implementation of a quarterly reporting format for investors and creditors

  • Prepare presentations and reports to C-suite and Board of Directors

  • Draft presentations and other documents for both internal external stakeholders

  • Participate in due-diligence meeting

  • Work on the valuation of investment opportunities

This role is based at Station F, with possibility for a hybrid working model. Possible relocation in the Geneva region in the next 2 years

Preferred Experience

  • University degree in Finance or leading business school

  • Motivated to join an impact-focused industrial firm, seeking to do well by doing good and scaling up the alternative protein industry

  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills, sound attention to details

  • Between 1-2 years in corporate finance role (including M&A, Investment Banking, Venture Capital, Private Equity)

  • Strong oral & written communication skills in both English & French (English is working language and strong fluency is required). German / Spanish / Portuguese a plus

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

  • Sound knowledge of corporate finance, private equity and venture capital principles

  • Knowledge of the alternative protein industry, venture capital ecosystem and start-up life is a plus

Recruitment Process

Up to 4 rounds of interviews with CEO, CFO and rest of management team, including technical questions

Ideal start as early as September

Flexible remote working, though not ideal if you wish to learn

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Start Date: 02 September 2024
  • Location: Paris
  • Education Level: Master's Degree
  • Experience: > 1 year
  • Occasional remote authorized
  • Salary: 50000€ / year