Are you passionate about innovation, startups and sustainability? Keen to bring your expertise – and learn more – about the future of digital transformation in key sectors such as energy, mobility and industry? Then we want you to be Aster Fab’s new Consulting Team Lead. You will work for the very first French innovation & sustainability consulting firm backed by a Venture Capital fund. We offer a unique opportunity to learn more about the key drivers shaping tomorrow’s world and to contribute to the growth of a small – but pioneering – consulting firm.

About Aster Fab

At Aster Fab, we make innovation the driving force of a sustainable economy. Driven by the belief that innovation and sustainability go hand in hand, we help customers of all sizes transform even the most traditional of industrial sectors.

As a spin-off of Aster, we exist at the nexus of Venture Capital and Consulting. We leverage Aster’s deep roots in the startup ecosystem – that we have cultivated for over two decades – to stay at the forefront of technological trends. Working together with Aster’s investment team, we benefit from unparalleled access to startups, innovation trends and a rich network. Our team of seasoned professionals (consultants, entrepreneurs, investors) ensure that we provide a unique approach to consulting.

After a successful launch in the second half of 2018, Aster Fab has engaged with several clients across Europe, Africa and North America. A few examples of past projects:

  • Design and launch of a leading Oil&Gas firm’s Corporate Venture Capital fund
  • Design and implementation of the Open Innovation department of a $10bn US company
  • Market and technology studies
  • Startup due diligences
  • International expansion strategy

Our Values

  • Think forward: we must look into the future and adopt a forward-looking vision of the world. Flying cars, artificial intelligence, clean energy and waste valorization are our day to day.
  • Be humble: we are very grateful to work with smart and inspiring people, whether they are colleagues or clients. Respect of each other and each other’s opinions is at the heart of our working culture.
  • Add value: prospective and innovation studies can quickly become vague and intangible. We put a strong emphasis on achievable goals and impact-first projects.
  • Be caring: whether among colleagues or with our clients, we work hard to provide the best possible working atmosphere. Support, collaboration, and improvement are the roots of our business.
  • Never stop learning: we are passionate learners and we are always excited to welcome someone new who can bring new perspectives and share new ideas.
  • Take a stance: we are opinionated and we say it out loud.

 

What you will accomplish

  • As a Consulting Team Lead, you will:
    • Be a project manager to support our clients:
      • Animate the relationship with the clients along the different projects and be responsible for the quality of the deliverables
      • Manage a team of consultants and/or freelancers
      • Dive deep into innovative sectors through primary and secondary research to perform market analyses
      • Conduct analysis and contribute to our clients’ satisfaction by developing client-ready deliverables of the highest caliber.
      • Conduct interviews with market experts and entrepreneurs

     

    • Be a key leader in Aster Fab’s development
      • Improve and run business development efforts
      • Take part in our offering definition and launch of new services

     

    • Support Aster Fab’s junior consultants in their professional development
      • Be a dedicated manager to current and future team members
      • Take care of recruitment and training of newcomers

    You will work directly with Aster’s management team to further develop your role.

Who we are looking for

You are enthusiastic about the idea of taking part in the development of a pioneering business in France and beyond!

You are eager to learn and grow your skills

You are rigourous, analytical and organized

You are autonomous, proactive and flexible

You are familiar with the startup and venture capital world

You are concerned about climate change and savvy on the topic

You are fluent in French and English (written and spoken) – French is a must-have

You are service-oriented and obsessed with customer satisfaction

You have an entrepreneurial spirt and you are eager to take and lead initiatives

You show strong interpersonal skills and empathy, you are an active listener

You identify with the values of Aster Fab

You have a first experience in managing teams in the field of Consulting, Venture Capital, Corporate Innovation, CSR or Strategy.

 

Experience in energy, mobility or industry is a plus but is not mandatory.

A degree in Engineering, Natural or Environmental sciences is preferred.

 

Additional information

  • Location: 26 avenue de l’Opéra, 75001 Paris – a modern office in a quintessentially Parisian building in the heart of the city
  • A relaxed but results-driven work environment, right in between the Opéra and Musée du Louvre. We work hard and have fun thanks to young, enthusiastic, and talented colleagues. We are also happy with a flexible remote work arrangement.
  • Contract type: full-time position, permanent contract
  • Education Level: Master’s Degree from a top-tier university (Science, engineering, business, political sciences school)
  • Experience Level: 5+ years of experience
  • Salary: depending on experience

 

Send CV and cover letter at jobs@aster.com

Aster

We are a leading European Venture Capital firm with offices in Paris HQ, San Francisco, London, Tel Aviv and Nairobi. For over 20 years, we have partnered up with visionary founders driven by the ambition to transform the Energy, Mobility and Industry 4.0 sectors.

Aster is not a traditional VC; we are an ecosystem VC. We bring together startups, corporates and industry experts to everyone’s benefit. To read more about our model and our Investment scope: link.

What you will do (same expectations as a full-time analyst)

  • Finding new investments for Aster
    • Screen the market and source new opportunities relevant to our investment scope (through participation to events, LinkedIn, press, etc.)
    • Track opportunities in our CRM and reconnect at the good timing
    • Keep up to date with the latest news in the ecosystem
  • Evaluation of new investments and market research
    • Lead first meetings with entrepreneurs and articulate clear recommendations on investments
    • Perform analysis on investment opportunities (market and competitive analysis, product, business plan, exit opportunities, valuation, etc.)
    • Support the whole process from the first meeting to deal negotiation, including the draft of investment memos
  • Supporting our limited partners (LPs), Alstom and Plastic Omnium
    • Work on market reviews or sourcing of startups that would serve our LPs strategic priorities
    • Provide support to our LPs on other specific topics

Who we are looking for

  • You study business or engineering in a top-tier “Grande Ecole” or equivalent
  • You already have demonstrated an interest in startups through first internships or other commitments
  • You have very strong analytical and organizational skills
  • You are proactive and autonomous
  • Very good spoken and written English is a must, and minimum proficiency in French is preferred

How does the recruitment process look like?

  • 1st step: screening call with investment analyst / associate
  • 2nd step: startup investment business case
  • 3rd step: interview with Aster’s partners

We receive a lot of candidatures each year. If your profile will catch our interest, we will get back to you within 2 weeks. If you don’t hear from us within 2 weeks, we probably moved on with other candidates who better match with our expectations for the role.