Managing Director – Tyson New Ventures
SUMMARY:Responsible for defining and operationalizing the portfolio and pipeline/business development strategy for a fully functioning Corporate Venture unit. This will include translating the Fund's long-range financial goals and consequent interim financial and operating targets into implications for the size/shape of Tyson Ventures' portfolio and business development pipeline; building a strong ecosystem of VCs, angel investors, entrepreneurs, research firms, academics, and industry thought leaders to build Tyson's reputation and access to deal flow; building a robust pipeline of high-potential early to mid-stage companies that fit Tyson's strategic and investment criteria; identifying high potential relationships with 1-5 Venture Funds, Incubators or Angel Investors particularly focused on the spaces prioritized by Tyson New Ventures (TNV), developing them into strategic partnerships for sourcing of deals; defining and living the winning culture by which TNV interactions with entrepreneurs will be known; building trust-based relationships with founders and management teams of target companies such that TNV is positioned as a partner of choice and given preferential access to investment opportunities; executing due diligence, executing deals and structuring investments ranging from minority indirect to 100% acquisition, working with the incubation team and internal Tyson contacts to assess the unique value proposition offered by target, as well as the ways in which Tyson can add value to the emerging business; formalizing criteria for “readiness” of investments to move through the portfolio pipeline for increased levels of investment, spinoff or outright acquisition, as well as movement out of incubation into the appropriate part of Tyson Foods' core businessREQUIREMENTS:Education: Bachelor's degree and MBA (or other advanced degree) required.Experience: Combined 10-15 years in strategic Corporate Venture Capital investing, however M&A, PE, Venture Capital, and/or senior corporate finance and operating roles will also be considered. Demonstrated experience working across all stages of deal development and across a spectrum of deal constructs is required. Significant knowledge of and direct experience in the food sector — branded retail, foodservice, and commodity, as well as food or agricultural-related tech, strongly desired. Experience must include demonstrated ability to add value to early stage companies, identifying practical ways to enable growth; GM experience a plus.Computer Skills: MS OfficeCommunication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, includingsharing ideas and information across diverse audiences and making presentations inorder to drive business decisions. Confident and able to be influential and assertive.Ability to synthesize clearly and simplify the complex.Travel: 50% or greaterSupervisory Responsibilities: Leads a team of junior analysts to accomplish business development and portfolio management objectivesSpecial Skills:Superior strategic thinking and decision making skills. Strong financial acumen, marketresearch skills, and broad-based operational savvy important. Ability to pivot from thestrategic to operational with ease. Results-oriented, takes initiative, implementssystems and frameworks to make strategic decisions; comfortably builds partnershipsacross functional expertise; is resourceful where others only see obstacles; and hashigh commercial acumen. Change catalyst – ability to create and articulate a vision,and implement systems in partnership with the business. Comfortable working in acollaborative, values-driven environment. Excellent team builder and people leader,with track record of building the knowledge, talent, processes, and systems to developnew institutional capabilities and high performing teams.POSITION REPORTS TO: VP/GM, Tyson New VenturesTo view a full job description and submit your resume for consideration, click APPLY TO THIS POSITION below and follow the prompts.Apply for this job.