Principal

Location San Francisco, USA

Pacesetting. Passionate. Together. Since 1899, HELLA, one of the leading automotive suppliers worldwide, has shaped the industry with innovative lighting systems and vehicle electronics. In addition, the company is one of the most important partners of the aftermarket and independent workshops. What motivates us: Shaping the mobility of tomorrow and fostering the central market trends such as autonomous driving, efficiency and electrification, connectivity and digitization as well as individualization. Every day, 39,000 employees worldwide are committed to this with passion, know-how and innovative strength.

YOUR TASKS

In this position, you will be responsible for:

Helping to identify automotive related technologies and new business models that will change the future of the automobile industry. Working with top-tier Silicon Valley start-ups and Venture Capital companies to develop the next generation of these world-changing technologies and business models. Will also be working with both internal and external customers and must be able to communicate efficiently and effectively with both.

  • Utilising own network (VCs, accelerators, etc.) to source top-tier HELLA applicable venture deals (not limited to automotive focused companies)
  • End to end deal flow resposible
  • Critical thinking and analysis on HELLA fit and VC backing ability
  • Analysis of market sizes and trends
  • Lead due diligence data collection and evaluation
  • Leads deals independently and aligns with Partner / Head of Venture Unit on key deal terms
  • Assigns tasks on current deals to Associate
  • Decide whether to pitch a company to one of HELLA’s business units (BU)
  • Create momentum on HELLA executive level (BU + Investment Committee (IC)) to support a deal
  • Utilize relationships at HELLA to create deal momentum within executive and engineering environment
  • Structure & negotiate PoCs and Deals
  • Portfolio Management
  • Taking Board Seats and Board Observer roles
  • Representation of HELLA VENTURES and public speaking
  • Support Partner in continuous development of the HELLA Ventures investment and long-term strategy
  • Networking within the Silicon Valley start-up community.
  • Have a curiosity for latest mobility trends including autonomous vehicles, electricifcation, connected cars, alternative mobility business models, etc.

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors Degree and/or Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or related subject area
  • Must have minimum of 3-5 years of Corporate Venture Capital experience (1-2 of those as Associate / Senior Associate)
  • Alternatively founding team member of successful startup
  • Knowledge of automotive industry
  • MBA preferred

Additional Must Haves

  • Strong team player, independent, organized and able to work in a fast paced dynamic environment.
  • Can-Do mentality, pick up tasks as they arise (occasionally also outside of job description)
  • Stong communication skills – written, speaking, presentation
  • Strong Power Point and financial modeling skills
  • Domestic and international travel 10-20%

Take the opportunity to reveal your potential within a global, family-run company that offers you the best possible conditions for progressing in your career.

Please send us your application through our careers portal, citing reference number 90057716.

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YOUR CONTACT

HELLA Ventures Silicon Valley
Mr. Dwayne Harris
44 Montgomery Street, Suite 3055
94104 San Francisco, CA