Senior Associate

Full Time
California
Posted 13 days ago
Job description

Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $4 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.

PURPOSE STATEMENT

Rich Products Ventures is actively investing in companies that will address many of the most pressing challenges we face as a society such as climate change, food waste and animal welfare. We are looking for an individual who is self-driven and highly motivated to join our team.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES

  • Proactively source and screen potential investments based on the fund’s established criteria
  • Develop marketplace landscapes and prioritize target companies based on assessment of market dynamics
  • Lead and coordinate due diligence efforts for new investment opportunities – including evaluation of business model, financial analysis, competitive review and engaging with the management team
  • Build financial models and returns analysis for proposed investments
  • Develop drafts of internal Investment Memos that clearly summarize our diligence, insights and investment recommendation
  • Lead review and completion of deal documentation working with both internal and external counsel
  • Work closely with the management team and other board members at select portfolio companies to understand business operations as the company grows, track execution, engage with company to support its growth
  • Monitor operational and financial performance of portfolio companies, facilitate quarterly performance analysis of full investment portfolio
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • B.A./B.S. (finance, economics); MBA highly desired
  • 5+ years of professional experience in venture capital, investment banking, private equity, strategy consulting, corporate development or other applicable fields
  • Exceptionally organized with strong project management skills and a process orientation
  • Entrepreneurial mindset: Self-motivated, pro-active, ability to anticipate next steps
  • Ability to build and maintain good relationships with colleagues and entrepreneurs; must be a phenomenal teammate with low ego
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; able to clearly communicate new concepts and connections
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical abilities; advanced Excel skills
  • Experience in food industry is strongly preferred, but not required. A strong passion and interest and desire to learn about the food industry is a must

Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.


Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department at [email protected] if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

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