Finance Director, Capital Markets

at 
Lilac Solutions
Posted on 
19 Jan

Lilac Solutions is a lithium extraction company unlocking brine resources to provide essential raw materials to the battery industry. Lilac’s unique ion exchange process eliminates the environmental impact of conventional lithium extraction while boosting production. The company was founded in 2016 by a team of engineers passionate about delivering innovations to the mining sector to minimize environmental impact and support the clean energy economy. Lilac is committed to diversity and inclusion.

Job Description

Lilac Solutions is seeking the first member of our Capital Markets team. Reporting directly to the CFO, you will evaluate and lead complex, international corporate finance, project finance, and M&A transactions. You will also support cross-functional teams throughout the project development process, including providing guidance to other functional areas as they negotiate key contracts or develop strategies that affect the financeability of projects.

The ideal candidate has a track record of successfully juggling multiple tasks under tight deadlines and is excited by the prospect of working in a high-growth, high ambiguity environment. It is critical for the role that the candidate is highly analytical, a strong verbal and written communicator, and possesses a passion for personal accountability.

Candidate Qualifications
- 7+ years experience in a private equity, investment banking, project finance, consulting, and/or corporate development roles
- Experience financing large projects in the energy, infrastructure, oil & gas, mining or other commodities industries. Experience in Latin America is preferred.
- Demonstrated deal negotiation experience as the principal commercial lead on multiple transactions
- Expert proficiency in financial modeling for large, complex assets
- Experience with international tax structuring and tax advantaged transactions
- Significant professional network in the capital and project finance markets, as well as proven track record cultivating and maintaining banking and investor relationships
- Demonstrated experience influencing and communicating effectively across all levels and teams across an organization
- A bachelor’s degree in finance, engineering, accounting, economics, or a related field
- English fluency is required; bilingual English/Spanish is preferred

Compensation
- Salary range: $200K-$250K annually (commensurate with experience)
- Stock options
- Health, dental, and vision insurance
- 401k program
- Long Term Disability Insurance 
- Flexible time off policy
- Eight weeks of Paid Parental Leave
- Daily catered lunch and On-site gym for Oakland Employees
- Monthly Phone Stipend

EEO Statement

Lilac Solutions is committed to providing a professional work environment free from discrimination and harassment, including discrimination and harassment based on a protected category, and an environment free from retaliation for participating in any protected activity. Lilac Solutions is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

Job Description

Lilac Solutions is a lithium extraction company unlocking brine resources to provide essential raw materials to the battery industry. Lilac’s unique ion exchange process eliminates the environmental impact of conventional lithium extraction while boosting production. The company was founded in 2016 by a team of engineers passionate about delivering innovations to the mining sector to minimize environmental impact and support the clean energy economy. Lilac is committed to diversity and inclusion.

Job Description

Lilac Solutions is seeking the first member of our Capital Markets team. Reporting directly to the CFO, you will evaluate and lead complex, international corporate finance, project finance, and M&A transactions. You will also support cross-functional teams throughout the project development process, including providing guidance to other functional areas as they negotiate key contracts or develop strategies that affect the financeability of projects.

The ideal candidate has a track record of successfully juggling multiple tasks under tight deadlines and is excited by the prospect of working in a high-growth, high ambiguity environment. It is critical for the role that the candidate is highly analytical, a strong verbal and written communicator, and possesses a passion for personal accountability.

Candidate Qualifications
- 7+ years experience in a private equity, investment banking, project finance, consulting, and/or corporate development roles
- Experience financing large projects in the energy, infrastructure, oil & gas, mining or other commodities industries. Experience in Latin America is preferred.
- Demonstrated deal negotiation experience as the principal commercial lead on multiple transactions
- Expert proficiency in financial modeling for large, complex assets
- Experience with international tax structuring and tax advantaged transactions
- Significant professional network in the capital and project finance markets, as well as proven track record cultivating and maintaining banking and investor relationships
- Demonstrated experience influencing and communicating effectively across all levels and teams across an organization
- A bachelor’s degree in finance, engineering, accounting, economics, or a related field
- English fluency is required; bilingual English/Spanish is preferred

Compensation
- Salary range: $200K-$250K annually (commensurate with experience)
- Stock options
- Health, dental, and vision insurance
- 401k program
- Long Term Disability Insurance 
- Flexible time off policy
- Eight weeks of Paid Parental Leave
- Daily catered lunch and On-site gym for Oakland Employees
- Monthly Phone Stipend

EEO Statement

Lilac Solutions is committed to providing a professional work environment free from discrimination and harassment, including discrimination and harassment based on a protected category, and an environment free from retaliation for participating in any protected activity. Lilac Solutions is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

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