Verdane is a specialist growth equity investment firm that partners with sustainable, tech-enabled Northern European businesses to help them reach the next stage of international growth. Verdane can invest as a minority or majority investor, either in single companies or through portfolios of companies, and looks to deploy behind three core themes; the Digital Consumer, Software Everywhere and Sustainable Society. Verdane’s nine funds hold more than €3bn in total commitments and have made over 120 investments in fast-growing businesses since 2003. Verdane’s team of over 80 investment professionals and operating experts, based out of Berlin, Copenhagen, Helsinki, London, Oslo and Stockholm, is dedicated to being the preferred growth partner to tech-enabled businesses in Northern Europe.

Market Research Manager

Market Research Manager for one of the Nordic region's most active PE companies

Verdane is looking for a market research professional to join Elevate, our specialist in-house team of operational experts. Elevate team members partner with investment teams in due diligence processes and with Verdane holdings in value creation and operational excellence projects. Verdane is a heavy user of market research services related to commercial due diligence projects. As a market research manager, you will be responsible for building inhouse market research capabilities and provide expertise and services to our investment teams and portfolio companies. You will provide end-to-end guidance and project execution, for both your own projects and by facilitating and managing outsourced projects. You will have full domain ownership, but will be working closely with investment professionals, portfolio company professionals, and your peers from the Elevate Team.

Key contributions from the person filling this role will be:

  • Deliver world-class market research services for the Verdane ecosystem
  • Capture and create market research framework, content, and execution models
  • Educate investment teams and portfolio companies within your domain so that we as a company become better at leveraging market research
  • Identify, establish and build relationships with external partners, sub-contractors as well as full-service providers
  • Be the domain owner and go-to-person for any project or request related to market research
  •  Track and stay on top of trends and new technologies within your domain

Professional background and qualifications 

  • A few years relevant experience from the market research industry, ideally in an international context
  • Broad market research skills: project scoping, info collection methods, survey design, interviews, competitor intel, market sizing, data management, analysis and presentations
  • Solid project management capabilities, experience from due diligence projects is an advantage
  • Good interpersonal, and communications skills including consolidating research and presenting findings
  • Solid statistical, analytical, and commercial skills
  • Data-oriented mindset
  • Relevant education

 You will be part of a high-performing team at Verdane, giving yourself the chance to excel based upon your expertise, knowledge, capacity, and motivation. Verdane offers you a key role in the team and the opportunity to collaborate with the most prestigious companies in their industries and help develop and push them to the next level. You have a growth mindset and want to work within an international environment. As a person, you collaborate well in a down-to-earth and value-based culture that is committed to creating long-lasting relationships. You have a can-do attitude and great ability to scope, conduct, analyse and present your work. You feel comfortable with a high-paced environment and the shifting workload of project-driven work and are ready to build a team to further scale your domain and the services you provide

The position is based in Stockholm or Oslo.

Apply before August 22nd, 2021

Feel free to contact Partner & Global Sector Lead Geir Lislerud at Mercuri Urval at geir.lislerud@mercuriurval.com, or Daniel Hansen, Verdane Elevate CMO at daniel.hansen@verdane.com for further inquiries.  

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