Director Group Development

  • CrossLend
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Jul 16, 2017
Full time Banking

Job Description

About CrossLend:

CrossLend is a cutting-edge FinTech company: We are reshaping the European lending economy by connecting the loan origination of banks to institutional money. CrossLend purchases single loan receivables in different asset classes from banks, securitizes them one-by-one and places the resulting bonds to institutional investors. This way, CrossLend offers a flexible and efficient balance sheet relief mechanism for capital constrained banks and helps to actively manage the banks' loan books. Banks can increase their operational efficiency and reduce their costs of capital and customer acquisition costs with CrossLend.

CrossLend’s vision is to establish the first European Debt Exchange. CrossLend is backed by a reputable array of equity investors from Europe and the U.S. such as Lakestar, CME Ventures and the Luxembourg Future Fund with a wide range of experience and extensive networks.

About your role: 

  • As an Assistant to CEO, you will work directly with our founding CEO Oliver Schimek on business strategy and company development
  • You help manage our CEO´s day-to-day business, you are involved in key strategic decision making processes. you identify business opportunities and you help analyse growth markets
  • You will provide outstanding executive support through administration duties such as preparing content for meetings and conferences before and after
  • You will represent the CEO during meetings and present to an audience in the absence of the executive
  • You will manage the CEO´s database through working with confidential information on a daily basis, working on new projects and maintaining the contact database list
  • You will provide detailed reports and regular analysis of data
  • You will be working closely internally with all heads of department at CrossLend to monitor company performance
  • Support the business by working closely with HR
  • You will hold Chief of Staff responsibilities when it comes to advising the executive, strategic planning and facilitating effective decision-making
  • Prepare relevant documentation and information for monthly/quarterly ´All hands meetings´

About your profile:

  • You have an MBA which is from a top university
  • 3-5 years relevant experience preferably in the financial services industry (ideally banking) in corporate development or similar roles or as management consultant with one of the top-tier strategy consulting firms
  • Exceptional analytical skills with high standards of quality, detail-oriented with passion for excellence
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and time-sensitive deliverables with a high degree of quality and accuracy
  • Good team player, enables collaboration among different stakeholders with excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Strong understanding of regulations around structured finance and bank regulations
  • Work with diligence
  • Extremely fast thinker in all relevant topics
  • Ability to work independently in an extremely organised fashion
  • Fluent in German and very strong English
  • You will be working with confidential data and will be expected to remain discreet at all times


  • CrossLend offices are located in one of the most vibrant and exciting capitals
  • Very relaxed working culture with flexible working hours
  • International team of more than 40 highly skilled people from 20 different countries
  • Innovative, fast-paced and exciting working culture with modern offices
  • Concrete learning and development opportunities
  • Weekly meditation classes and bootcamp around Tiergarten
  • Friday drinks every week and a big get together with food and beer every month