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Special Situations Portfolio Group Vice President

Bain Capital

Bain Capital

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Established in 1984, Bain Capital is one of the world's leading private investment firms with approximately $180 billion in assets under management. Bain Capital manages a range of strategies including private equity, special situations, public equity, credit, venture capital, real estate, life sciences, and impact investments. Our competitive advantage is grounded in a diligence-intensive, value-added investment approach that enables the firm to deliver industry-leading returns for its investors. Headquartered in Boston, Bain Capital has offices in Chicago, Dublin, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Melbourne, Mumbai, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, and Tokyo.


Bain Capital Special Situations has invested $28 billion in more than 850 deals across a balanced geographic mix of investments in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific since its founding in 2002. We provide bespoke capital solutions to meet the diverse needs of companies, entrepreneurs, and asset owners - in all market cycles. The strategy brings together equity and credit expertise, as well as corporate and real asset expertise, to provide solutions which cannot be met by traditional providers. Our dedicated, global team of approximately 140 investment and portfolio professionals contribute the local expertise and capabilities that enable these diverse investments.


Bain Capital has a dedicated global Portfolio Group within the firm’s Special Situations business. The Portfolio Group is responsible for fund and asset management and leads the strategy and analysis on fund construction, risk, and opportunities for the Special Situations funds ($20B AUM).

The Portfolio Group works side-by-side with Special Situations leadership and deal teams to provide extensive support, whenever and wherever needed on analytical, strategic, and operating issues. These capabilities help to optimize Bain Capital funds through leverage, cash management, and portfolio construction, and develop and execute strategies in underlying portfolio companies to gain competitive advantage and achieve superior growth. We are currently hiring a Vice President to work as part of the Portfolio Group in our Boston office.


  • Build out and maintain management system for tracking fund information for the entire Special Situations business, including asset allocations, capital activity, investor composition, returns history and trajectory, fund financings, risk factors, and value creation initiatives

  • Develop financial and operating reports to drive visibility into fund level performance for Bain Capital leadership

  • Discrete project management of key business initiatives across fund management, investor relations, and finance

  • Be integral part of team that optimizes pipeline planning and portfolio construction, cash management, fund financings, risk management, and overall GSS P&L


  • Strong academic credentials and a demonstrated track record of successful work experience; MBA/MA/MS from highly regarded institution a plus

  • 5-10 years management consulting, investment banking, corporate finance, or operating experience

  • An analytically driven approach to value creation with strong analytical/problem-solving capability and process management skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively in team environments and strong relationship-building and influencing skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with ability to synthesize complicated issues concisely and to articulate insightful conclusions compellingly. Open to spirited debate over ideas.