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Director - Rabobank

Location: Utrecht
Employment: Full-time

Director Rabo Corporate Investments - Direct Investments Netherlands


Our Rabo Corporate Investments (RCI) department is part of the Global Corporate Clients business unit, within the Wholesale & Rural division of Rabobank. RCI currently has circa EUR 1 billion assets under management and has the ambition to grow the asset base to EUR 2.2 billion in 2023. Direct Investments actively originates transactions in the Netherlands and monitors, adds value and creates cross sell to its existing portfolio of Dutch SME enterprises.  Being a long-term and sustainable partner for our Dutch and global F&A clients we help them transform through growth and innovation with our capital solutions, leveraging on Rabobank’s knowledge and network. As Director, you will be responsible for originating and executing Direct Investments in the Netherlands ranging from straight equity to subordinated debt.  A responsibility with impact, which you shape with high energy, work ethic, and desire for excellent execution and team work.

Making a difference

  • Deal team captain for direct equity and subordinated debt together with medior and junior colleagues, providing high risk/high return funding solutions.
  • Contributes through own network to the origination of transactions and roll-out of a value creation roadmap for new investments
  • Ensuring a high performance culture and environment, actively coaching and stimulating enabling personal development of the deal team members you are leading.
  • Building relationships with management of key portfolio companies striking the right balance between supervision and co-operation.
  • Maintain a network in PE and amongst M&A advisors in the Netherlands, thereby increasing brand awareness and stimulate the origination effort
  • Leading in internal/external discussions and presentations, including Presenting investment Proposals and Quick Scans to the investment committee in impactful/convincing manner.
  • Ability to diligently communicate and involve key stakeholders in an investment process, including risk, control, legal and compliance
  • Lead investment processes including negotiation, documentation and due diligence

With each other

Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do.  With you as Director and part of the Rabo Corporate Investments (RCI) department with >30 colleagues in the Netherlands, you will co-operate with diverse colleagues in a variety of roles.  The team has a hands on approach, focussing on extending our network and co-operating with various teams outside RCI.

With you

Being able to work in a complex and matrix environment with a strong market & customer focus and having a strong personality are clearly essential for the role of Director. As a senior within Rabobank you take responsibility, facilitate and inspire other team members, you actively seek for in- and external collaboration with stakeholders and you make the difference for the community. Proactively goes the extra mile, and demonstrates good communication skills. In addition, it's important that you recognise everything in the checklist below:

  • master’s degree, preferably in Finance / Economics / Accounting / Business Administration
  • at least 10 years industry experience in Private Equity/M&A/Acquistion finance (preferably experience in all three);
  • proven track record in successful PE deal origination and relevant PE network in the NL.
  • Experience in leading deal teams
  • Having had final responsibility for portfolio companies;
  • Proven capability of successful execution of transaction as deal team captain;
  • Thought leader on opportunity to create value at portfolio companies, with a focus on a long term partnership
  • Strong Boardroom skills
  • Excellent knowledge of Private Equity market and equity investing;
  • Fluent financial statement analysis and modelling
  • Strong analytical skills being able to assess business models and define equity stories
  • Proactively goes the extra mile, self-starter, needs little guidance and takes ownership
  • Strong network including Private Equity firms, F&A sector knowledge is a clear pre;
  • Fluent in English and Dutch (spoken and written).

Growing a better world together

You'll already be aware that Rabobank is a financial services provider for more than 8.5 million customers in 40 countries. But did you know that we aim to contribute to real change with our 'Growing a better world together' mission?  As an equity investor, we leverage and monetise Rabobank’s comprehensive, broad and deep expertise and network to support the success of such relevant companies. Hence, being an added value partner beyond bringing along capital.


Do you want to become the best version of yourself? We would love to help you achieve this by continuously focusing on your growth, development and investing in an environment where you keep learning every day. We create an environment to innovate and initiate. This way, we offer you numerous opportunities to grow, exceed your expectations and to do the right thing exceptionally well. In addition, you can also expect (on the basis of a 40 hour working week)

  • a gross monthly salary between € 5.325 and € 7.608 (scale 11);
  • a thirteenth month and holiday pay;
  • an Employee Benefit Budget (10% of your monthly salary). You decide how to spend this budget. This may include purchasing extra leave days, making extra pension contributions or even receiving a monthly cash payout;
  • a personal budget that you can spend on activities related to your personal development and career;
  • flexible working times and location-independent working;
  • 100% reimbursement of commuting costs if you travel by public transport within the Netherlands! Do you still prefer to travel by car or motorbike? Then choose a commuting allowance;
  • a pension scheme, to which your contribution is only 5%.

Let's meet

Are you the person we're looking for? Are you ready to join Rabobank/our team as Director and make a difference to yourself, our customers and to society? We look forward to receiving your application for this vacancy in Utrecht.

Good to know:

  • Applications are open until 27th October 2020. Apply via the “Apply now” button. Responses will be handled in accordance with our vacancy management policy.
  • If you have any questions about the specific details of this position, please contact Thijs Friederich , Head of Direct Investments RCI at 0653379033, or Anne-Mieke Martyn, Executive Recruiter, would be happy to answer any questions about the application procedure via +31 (0) 6 12078097 or
  • The application process includes screening. Based on the screening procedures in place at Rabobank, we assess whether new staff are reliable enough to work at Rabobank.
  • Your privacy is important to us. Do you want to know more, click on this link.
  • Everyone is different, and it is exactly those differences that help us become an even better bank. That's why we want to know who you really are!

Information and application:


Please send your application for Director at Rabobank in Utrecht including your CV via our website.

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Job posted

02 november 2020
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More information:

  • If you have any questions about the specific details of this position, please contact Thijs Friederich , Head of Direct Investments RCI at 0653379033, or
  • Anne-Mieke Martyn, Executive Recruiter, would be happy to answer any questions about the application procedure via +31 (0) 6 12078097 or

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