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Portland Holdings, an affiliate company is currently looking for a Manager, International Business Development.

Manager, International Business Development, Portland Holdings

Headquartered in Canada, Portland Holdings is a privately held investment company which manages public equity, private equity as well as having direct ownership interest in a collection of diversified businesses operating in sectors that include media, tourism and financial services. Overarching all of our investments are our interest principles; own a few high quality businesses; thoroughly understand these businesses; ensure these businesses are domiciled in strong, long term growth industries, use leveraging prudently and hold these businesses for the long run.

As investors, we have two investment objectives: to preserve and grow wealth.

A unique opportunity awaits a dynamic, innovative, experienced, and entrepreneurial leader who has demonstrated academic excellence and professional achievement.

Supporting the Chairman, Michael Lee-Chin and in conjunction with the various senior management teams, through a job shadowing and mentorship term, you will have the ability to define and implement the actions needed to achieve his vision for growth through existing and new markets by:

  • Researching and identifying new customers and growth opportunities
  • Evaluating growth opportunities from a strategic standpoint, by conducting analysis on industry, market, and competitive landscapes
  • Building/reviewing financial models that support investment, negotiations, pricing and other deal terms
  • Preparing executive presentation and presenting to executives

This role is designed to give exposure to both sell side and buy side as well as underwriting and placing equity and debt offerings for public and privately held companies in the healthcare sector.

Job Requirements:

  • MBA strongly desired, along with prior academic and/or professional experience in the field of healthcare or biotechnology
  • At least 5-7 years experience in the financial services industry, , and at least 2-3 years of experience in biotech/pharma/healthcare equity research
  • Conduct extensive financial modeling and valuation
  • Assess industry research, trends and economic data to formulate investment reports
  • Utilize research processes for disciplined evaluation of corporate strategy, valuation, profitability, capital management and governance
  • Work with internal teams to address investment ideas and concepts
  • Use research and analytical skills to build sector coverage in biotechnology, and source and build relationships with industry contacts
  • Full understanding of financial statements
  • Strong business acumen and critical thinking
  • Passionate and relentless about growth, you’re not deterred by setbacks and enjoy the process of building high value relationships over time
  • Self-starter with strong time management skills and self discipline
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Innovate/creative problem solver
  • Self confident and able to act on constructive feedback
  • Exceptional organizational skills and an attention to detail
  • Frequent international travel, especially to the Europe, Caribbean and Latin America
  • Additional languages considered an asset such as Spanish

This position will be based out of our Burlington Head Office. We offer competitive compensation including an excellent group health benefit and vacation plan, training and development reimbursement, health and wellness programs as well as free onsite parking.

Qualified applicants should email resumes along with a cover letter to

We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

We respect the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should any accommodation be required.

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