Our culture

We maintain an open, collaborative and respectful company culture to bring the very best out of our people. A flat organisational hierarchy offers plenty of scope for autonomy and entrepreneurialism, while encouraging the contrasting views and perspectives we believe result in a more creative, adaptive and incisive way of achieving our strategic goals.

At DIF we have a diverse, inclusive and inspiring working environment for all employees. We work hard to create a fulfilling working environment enabling personal fulfilment and development. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As a global organisation with an increasingly mobile and flexible workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements.

 

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A diverse global business working as one

170+
People
20+
Nationalities
35%
Female
39
Average age

How we work

A global diverse business working as one

DIF is a unified team, and is more than a group of talented individuals located in different countries worldwide. We work closely together following the same investment philosophy, setting ourselves the same high standards and sharing the same entrepreneurial mindset.

Opportunities

Opportunity is at the heart of our culture. We provide our people with the opportunity to take responsibility and make decisions. To access the tools they need to develop and get the best out of themselves. And to propose fresh ideas that will help our business to evolve and grow.

Balance

We value our people based on what they achieve. So, while we work hard and to the highest of standards, we also understand the importance of a healthy work/life balance, offering a number of initiatives that support our employees in making that a reality.

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Career development

We are very supportive when it comes to the training and development of our team. We regularly discuss training needs with our people, including as part of our yearly review process. We have a training curriculum to support this, which contains 4 types of trainings: technical hard skills, generic hard skills, soft skills and DIF specific trainings. While we seek to ensure that people are suitably qualified and experienced, we encourage people to be proactive in proposing training that will help them in the development of their careers.

Current opportunities

As we are frequently recruiting new staff, feel free to send us your open application at careers@dif.eu.

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HR – Learning & Development Associate

Due to our rapid growth we are looking to expand the HR team in the Netherlands with a Learning & Development Associate. The L&D Associate will be, together with the L&D Manager, responsible for further building out L&D initiatives within DIF. As the Learning & Development function is currently being set up and established, this is an exciting time to join the team. We are currently building the curriculum and sourcing a supplier for a Learning Management System, that then needs to be implemented in 2022. In addition to the Learning and Development role, you will support in other HR activities related to the employee lifecycle. Recruitment, Onboarding, Compensation & Benefits, People Development, Training, Employee Engagement, HR Policies and offboarding are subjects you’re familiar with.

The HR team is a five-person team based in Schiphol with a hands-on mentality to support all the teams around the world. You will be based at Schiphol but the role will have a global coverage of DIF’s activities.

Job profile – L&D Associate HR Schiphol (NL)

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Schiphol/Amsterdam Permanent DIF/LDA

CDD Specialist

The CDD Specialist will be responsible for the identification and mitigation of integrity risks, as part of DIF’s first line supporting the client-facing teams with their CDD needs. In the role you will perform detailed CDD and assess the money laundering, fraud, sanctions and terrorist financing risks of new and existing customers. Should your investigation identify a potential risk, then you objectively determine and advise on whether such risk stand in the way of a relationship with DIF. You will occasionally have direct contact with DIF’s diverse international “customers”, which are professional investors, co-shareholders, buyers and sellers of our investments, and other business relations. You will also have continuous contact with various colleagues across the globe.

The CDD team is a five-person team based in Schiphol with a hands-on mentality as part of the first line supporting the Investments, Investor Relations & Business Development and Exit teams based around the world as well as supporting CDD on DIF and its funds. You will be based at Schiphol. The role will have a global coverage of DIF’s activities.

Job profile – CDD specialist Schiphol (NL)

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Schiphol/Amsterdam Permanent DIF/CDD

Investment Analyst

The Analyst will be working in the Investment team and will take ownership of relevant aspects during each phase of the origination and investment process up to closing and beyond, with a focus on buy-side transaction execution. In short, daily activities include analysing investment markets, legal, technical and financial data, developing financial models, preparing investment committee proposals, reviewing and processing contract documentation and management of investments in the portfolio. The large majority of DIF’s investments are made outside the Netherlands. When working in the Schiphol team at least 75% of the projects on which the successful candidate will work will be located outside the Benelux. Analysts are expected to work on both the DIF VI and CIF II investment strategies.

Job profile – Analyst Investment – Amsterdam/Schiphol

Schiphol/Amsterdam Permanent DIF/IA