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Vice President Sustainable Investments

ING Nederland

ING Nederland

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2023

More about the role

Are you passionate about investing and environmental sustainability? A growing number of scale-ups and established companies have adopted sustainable business strategies to ensure their long-term profitability. As a result, new business models and innovative technologies are emerging that require creative structuring solutions and technology/business assessments. Frequently these exciting companies need growth capital to roll-out their strategy. This offers Sustainable Investments with solid business opportunities which, over time, will contribute to a sustainable global economy.

Our team is part of ING Corporate Investments and is the center of expertise for all tailor-made financial solutions related to sustainable businesses, ranging from subordinated debt to minority equity stakes. In addition, Sustainable Investments plays a central part in ING’s strategy by enabling our clients with their sustainable transition.

We are looking for a proactive and enthusiastic Vice-President who is ready to work in a dynamic commercial environment. Do you have the relevant experience, a commercial antenna, excellent presentation skills and in-depth sustainability knowledge?

Then you can be part of it!

Job description:

In this role you will play a key role in the structuring and execution of complex sustainability-focused equity and debt transactions. The job involves:

  • Acting as subject matter expert, thereby supporting knowledge and expertise building related to new sustainable business models and markets across ING’s global network;

  • Preparing complex financial models and credit/investment proposals as well as coordinating internal approval processes;

  • Assuming responsibility for output generated by junior staff (e.g. presentations, market- and financial analyses, internal reporting, shareholder meeting preparation);

  • Strengthening our network by engaging with (prospective) clients, external advisors (e.g. corporate finance/debt advisors, lawyers, consultants) and co-investors in respect of origination and execution of transactions;

  • Collaborating with our internal relationships within Wholesale Banking (i.e. Capital Markets & Advisory and Sector teams) and ING’s Business Banking franchise;

  • Proactively contributing towards the team’s origination efforts in identified areas like circular economy, energy transition and water management; and

  • Enhancing our internal & external visibility by putting the Sustainable Investments initiative on the map for employees, clients, peers, and other stakeholders.

Who are we looking for?

A candidate who can support us in expanding Sustainable Investments.

  • A (post)graduate degree in Finance, Economics or Law from a top-tier university;

  • 6 - 10 years of relevant work experience in a transaction driven and client facing environment;

  • Intrinsic motivation to “dig deep” and truly understand sustainable technologies, companies and underlying market dynamics;

  • Solid understanding of both debt- and equity products;

  • Excellent numerical, modelling, and analytical skills;

  • Strong planning, time management and organizational skills;

  • A profound understanding of the Bank’s organization and (approval and other) processes and in-depth knowledge of other high value products within the Bank;

  • Extensive experience with Excel and Powerpoint;

  • A commercial, pro-active and entrepreneurial mind-set with the willingness to go the extra mile;

  • A proven team player who knows that cooperation within your team and across ING departments will improve the Bank’s client offering; and

  • Fluency in English with basic command of Dutch with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Who are we? 

ING Sustainable Investments supports scale-ups with a proven concept that have a positive environmental impact. The initiative forms part of ING’s wider sustainability strategy, which aims to accelerate sustainable businesses in areas including the energy transition and the circular economy. In order to create a diversified portfolio, we received a EUR100 million commitment from ING that will be gradually invested over time. Sustainable Investments is part of Wholesale Banking.

What do we offer?

Sustainable Investments offers a high-performance environment in which talented, energetic, self-starting and ambitious individuals will thrive. The Vice President position will be based in Amsterdam.

The benefits of working with us include: 

  • The team is unique in offering a wide variety of financial products, providing the opportunity to develop a solid understanding of both equity and debt instruments;

  • The chance to really have an impact and help sustainable innovative companies get through the initial challenging stages;

  • Exposure to a highly professional, international environment;

  • Next to learning on the job, a large selection of trainings through the ING Academy/Wholesale Banking Business School;

How to succeed

We hire smart people like you for your potential. Our biggest expectation is that you’ll stay curious. Keep learning. Take on responsibility. In return, we’ll back you to develop into an even more awesome version of yourself.

Rewards and benefits

We want to make sure that it’s possible for you to strike the right balance between your career and your private life. You can find out more about our employment conditions at https://www.ing.jobs/netherlands/Why-ING/benefits.htm

The benefits of working with us at ING include:

  • 24-27 vacation days depending on contract

  • Pension scheme

  • 13th month salary

  • Individual Savings Contribution (BIS), 3.5% of your gross annual salary

  • 8% Holiday payment

  • Hybrid working to blend home working for focus and office working for collaboration and co-creation

  • Personal growth and challenging work with endless possibilities

  • An informal working environment with innovative colleagues

About us

With 60,000 employees and operations in approximately 40 countries, there is no shortage of opportunities for people with initiative who want to help people take a step ahead in life and in business. Do you want to work at the cutting edge of what’s possible and at the same time ensure you work with integrity and hold the customer’s interests at heart? Do you want to be surrounded by progressive, inspiring, diverse and supportive colleagues? Then there is no better place to invest your talents than at ING. Join us. Apply today.