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VP Investor Relations

Company: ExecuNet
Location: Springfield
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

The Vice President of Investor Relations will develop and manage the company's proactive IR activities. S/he will conceptualize and lead an IR platform that is outward facing in engagement with the marketplace and investors, provides insight and influence to the management team, and adds value to the business overall. This leader will understand the company's competitive positioning and competitive dynamics, and will balance vision and bottoms up economics drivers in creating the organization's IR strategy and approach. This function will collaborate cross-functionally within the organization, and specifically will partner closely with the company's leadership team, business leaders, and the finance, legal, operations, and communications teams. This executive will be expected to take a strategic, highly collaborative, and energetic approach toward the execution of the IR function. A "big picture" mentality is critical, coupled with the ability to make connections to company-level strategy and development. S/he will need to be investor- and market-savvy, and "sharpen the message" to position where the company is now and where it is going. The VP of Investor Relations will identify the key financial and operational metrics prioritized by the investment community, and subsequently align the Company Solutions investor relations strategy where appropriate. The VP of Investor Relations will have oversight over all investor relations consisting of shareholder communications, financial media relations, and internet and intranet investor content. This executive will oversee the day to-day formulation and execution of short- and long-term external and internal investor communications plans to support the company's strategic business objectives. Specifically, the VP of Investor Relations will be expected to:

  • Conceptualize and implement a strategic public company investor relations function that clearly articulates Company Solutions' priorities, goals, strategic plans, roadmap, investment, capital allocation, and financial performance.
  • Develop deep working relationships with the equity research analyst community and drive appropriate interaction and communication with all existing and potential shareholders.
  • Serve as the primary interface with buy- and sell-side analysts and shareholders. A long-term goal of the function is to improve shareholder interests, including targeting specific constituencies based on investor preferences and Company Solutions' investment profile.
  • Ensure consistency and alignment of the company's messaging and participation on quarterly earnings calls, investment conference calls and in-house meetings, roadshows, analyst days, and one-on-one meetings.
  • Develop investor messaging/marketing communication in alignment with Company Solutions' business model. Partner closely with the finance team to derive critical financial analyses related to framing the company's financial metrics for the purpose of communicating with the Street.
  • Work with the CEO, CFO, and leadership team to refine and implement the company's overall Investor Relations strategy, including creation/modification of the company's financial communications story, the external and internal messaging, scheduling of events (e.g. conferences, investor/shareholders days, etc.), ensuring all communications are integrated and consistent.
  • Lead strategic communications development such as preparing presentation decks and creating management Q&A's and conference call scripts. Additionally, contribute to the creation of the annual report and earnings releases.
  • Liaise with senior leadership and other business managers to direct the positioning of the company's financial reporting messages, including the annual report, quarterly filings, and other shareholder materials.
  • Provide external audiences with an accurate and timely view of the company's performance and prospects. This will be accomplished through various avenues such as shareholder meetings, regular and ad-hoc meetings/conference calls with investors and analysts, website content and other electronic means, and other telephone and personal contacts.
  • Provide senior executives and board members at the company with accurate and timely updates of the company's positioning with analysts and key shareholders.
  • Constantly gather intelligence and information in the marketplace, and inform, educate, and coach the company's senior leadership regarding the near-term and long-term dynamics of the investment and trading marketplaces, providing insight on the potential impact of these market forces on the company's business success.
  • Advise management on the potential impact of business initiatives on the market and shareholders, and how to most effectively communicate these to the investment community.
  • Present and articulate the investor point of view to the executive team, and make recommendations as necessary and appropriate.
  • Collaborate with colleagues throughout the company in establishing the strategy development, operating plan, budget, and the detailed execution of the IR operating plan.
  • Closely coordinate with internal and/or external public relations and communications professionals to support efficient and effective dissemination of the Company's strategy and message.
  • Measure the effectiveness of the company's investor relations program through the quality and accuracy of external analyst research and earnings estimates, an increase in analyst coverage, the addition of new institutional owners, and growth in value relative to industry peers and relative to the market in general.

Keywords: ExecuNet, Springfield , VP Investor Relations, Executive , Springfield, Illinois

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