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(Senior) Operating Associate (Healthcare, Europe)

Business Department:  Industry Value Creation

Zug, CH

Partners Group is a global private markets investment manager, serving over 900 institutional investors. We have USD 96 billion in assets under management and more than 1,500 professionals across 20 offices worldwide. We realize potential in private markets by financing and developing great companies, desirable real estate and essential infrastructure. We create value in our investments through active and long-term responsible ownership.

What it's about

In this position you will be part of the Industry Value Creation team responsible for working with our Healthcare portfolio companies to identify and drive value creation projects, from the due diligence through the exit process. You will work alongside the investment teams to source, assess, execute, monitor and exit private equity transactions. We are looking for an individual with strong industry expertise in Healthcare and a strong interest in moving into the private equity space.


The three core responsibilities:

Value Creation: Identify, initiate and assist management teams in our Healthcare portfolio companies in strengthening the company and growing EBITDA

Industry expertise: Collaborate with our investment teams during the investment process on operational and market due diligence

Sourcing: Analyze and characterize industry segments with transformational growth opportunities, identify attractive investment opportunities and initiate our contact to management and ownership


Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Working with management and the investment teams to assess the operational maturity of existing and potential portfolio companies in order to identify improvement areas
  • Developing and aligning operational value creation opportunities with management and initiating, planning and monitoring their execution, if necessary actively assisting on running value creation projects
  • Proactively sourcing investment opportunities from the Partners Group network as well as from your industry contacts for direct investments into companies
  • Building the knowledge base of Partners Group by structuring operational knowledge and best practices and training and coaching the investment teams in operational aspects
  • Conducting various supporting tasks including fundraising efforts, and collaborating effectively with investment teams in other asset classes
  • Striving to consistently uphold Partners Group core values of Partnership, Excellence, Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Passion
What we expect

We are looking for a person who works well in a highly entrepreneurial organization, someone who is a self-starter and possesses strong people and organization skills. The successful candidate should have the following profile:


  • Top academic credentials, with emphasis on Business, Finance and/or Engineering
  • Undergraduate degree plus 8 years of relevant work experience, or graduate degree plus 6 years of relevant work experience
  • A combination of Healthcare industry experience plus project management experience from a leading strategy consultancy
  • Extensive experience in successfully implementing change management programs that significantly increased the operational maturity and delivered measurable financial impact
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication, able to engage and motivate others across all levels of seniority, from business owners and CEOs to junior staff
  • A self-directed person, able to manage effectively and complete tasks in demanding timelines and with competing priorities
  • Strong oral and written English and plus at least one additional European language

What we offer

Partners Group is a financial institution that retains the culture, pace and agility of a start-up. As a growing firm, we offer our employees a great place to work and develop professionally where success is recognized and rewarded. Partners Group is an equal opportunity employer and supports diversity of perspectives.


If you want to become part of a very team-oriented, flat, young and dynamic organization where your contribution will be recognized and rewarded, please apply online on: