On behalf of our client, we are seeking an analytical and hands-on Executive Advisor (EA) to support the CEO of Maj Invest, a leading private equity and asset management firm. This role will expose you to all the business areas and key stakeholders in Maj Invest on a strategic level. In addition, you will also be responsible for a range of down-to-earth tasks, such as conducting research, coordinating meetings, and taking notes and the successful candidate will be comfortable with both aspects of the role.
You should ideally have personal interests in politics, climate, and technology, as well as the ability to simplify complex issues (both in writing and speech). Social skills are important, and you will be involved in collaborations across the entire organization, both at the top management level and with other employees. There will be sessions with external consultants and experts to gather information in areas related to politics, climate, and economics.
Tasks and Responsibilities
C-level support and execution:
Serve as the CEO’s right-hand and thought partner providing support to ensure that priorities, projects, decisions, and deadlines are met.
Proactively follow through on objectives amplifying CEO productivity by preparing and reviewing tasks and deliverables and driving everyday business practicalities in operational details.
Collaborate closely with the CEO’s Personal Assistant to facilitate smooth operations and maintain an overview of activities. Provide mutual backup support during absences.
Research, gather feedback, input, and ideas from expert teams on various topics, analyse and consolidate them into concise summaries to guide decision-making, communications and resolve concerns.
Play a crucial and joint role in driving business development efforts with other team members, leveraging strategic thinking and market insights to identify opportunities for growth.
Act as a point of contact and coordinator for operational matters and issues requiring the CEO’s attention using sound judgment to prioritise while ensuring the CEO remains accessible as needed.
Meeting preparation and participation:
Prepare CEO for lectures, board, investor, and customer meetings.
Examine and summarise briefing materials and pre-read documents before the CEO’s meetings. Create concise memos and suggestions to facilitate well-informed participation in meetings and events. When necessary, prepare discussion points for the CEO.
Participate in leadership and board meetings if needed, recording tasks, and ensuring effective communication with stakeholders.
Evaluate, decline, and represent the CEO in meetings, addressing critical topics and recognising potential opportunities.
Content Creation and Review:
Produce high-quality materials and slide presentations for clients, lectures and investors that integrate the company’s vision and messaging by gathering input and expertise from across the team.
Ensure the accuracy and reliability of data and sources used in all content-related materials and projects by conducting rigorous quality checks and analyses.
Solicit ideas, data, input, and feedback from various specialised teams and synthesise this content for the CEO and the Board.
Stay informed about industry trends, market developments, and competitor activities to inform strategic decision-making.
Perform other duties to support the CEO and contribute to the organisation’s overall success.
Mindset & Competencies
You are relentlessly organised and structured, ensuring nothing falls through the cracks.
A thinker and a doer, serving as a strategic partner while being an exemplary practical operator. Flexible and eager to tackle any tasks, big or small.
Outstanding social skills enjoying collaboration with colleagues at all levels of the organisation to drive cross-functional initiatives and projects.
Adept at fostering a teamwork culture, promoting open communication to achieve shared goals, and ensuring alignment.
Comfortable managing multiple work streams with significant financial impact to the organisation.
Unique skills in analysing, processing, and integrating data and perspectives, identifying patterns and relationships, and effectively communicate findings both in writing and verbally.
5+ years of relevant business experience, with a preference for a management consulting, banking, or business operations background.
Good financial and commercial understanding.
Fluency in Danish and English. Excellent financial writing and ability to clearly articulate complex ideas, analysis, and data.
MSc degree with excellent grades in Economics, Finance, Business Administration, Strategy or similar.
Exceptional PowerPoint skills, as the ability to create appealing and informative presentations is critical for success in this role.