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Position to fill Operating Partner

London, UK


About the company

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, energy, infrastructure, and real estate. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and supporting growth in its portfolio companies and communities. For additional information about KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE: KKR), please visit KKR’s website at

KKR Capstone works to deliver exceptional returns on KKR’s investments by partnering with management teams to improve the value of portfolio companies. KKR Capstone drives the most important operational issues on the CEO and Board of Directors’ agendas, including top-line growth, cost optimisation, organisational structure and capability, capital investment, and strategic M&A initiatives. KKR Capstone also assists KKR deal teams in the evaluation of potential acquisitions, weighing in on the crucial operational issues related to the asset.

KKR Capstone is a team of more than 100 full-time operating professionals dedicated to supporting KKR deal teams and portfolio companies. It is one of the largest and most experienced operations firms within the alternative investment community. With offices in the Americas, Asia, and Europe, KKR Capstone has the capacity, capability, and scale to support complex, global businesses.

About the role

KKR Capstone provides a unique opportunity for high-performing candidates to drive real operating change and value generation in a private equity environment.  

The operating team works to deliver exceptional returns on the fund’s investments both by partnering with deal teams during asset selection (~20% of executive’s time) and working with management teams to drive value creation in our portfolio companies (~80% of executive’s time).

During diligence, the operating team partners with deal teams in evaluating potential acquisitions, including weighing in on crucial operational issues related to the asset, assessing the market of the target company, and understanding consumer insights and behaviour.

  • You are expected to take ownership of key priorities and initiatives at the portfolio company, are held accountable for individual results, and are typically the primary agents of change within the organisation
  • Our integrated model fosters a deeply collaborative work environment, both within the operating team, investment team, and at portfolio companies. Executives will work closely with senior colleagues (both in the fund and portfolio companies) with significant operating and private equity experience to drive operating results
  • You will gain invaluable skills in managerial decision-making, leadership, P&L management, personnel management, prioritisation, implementation feasibility, and hands-on operational execution
  • Executives can rise within the team, transition into opportunities within KKR, or take senior operating roles inside the portfolio. Two-thirds of team members that have moved into company operating positions in the last 5 years are in C-level or president roles


  • 3-7 years of Tier-one Consulting experience (candidate needs to be at Manager or Associate Partner level)
  • Candidates should have demonstrated distinctive track record vs. peer group (top 25% ranking)
  • Line management or implementation project experience
  • Well-rounded individual with drive and passion (extra-curricular activities)
  • Internationally-minded candidate (worked in at least 4 different countries)
  • Future-oriented thinking and experience
  • Entrepreneurial and/or investment backgrounds are a plus
  • Other relevant skillsets:
    • IT/Digital experience
    • Procurement or pricing expertise
    • Restructuring, reorg., transformation experience
  • The individual should have a strong presence, a bias to action, and intuition for impact identification
  • Candidates should be fluent in English and one of the following languages: German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian

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