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      Head of Investor Relations Job Description

      The Head of Investor Relations is responsible for ensuring the company is appropriately and strategically positioned with analysts, investors, and all stakeholders. The individual in this role will:

      • Report directly to the CFO
      • Be responsible for creating appropriate strategy, framework, and tactics
      • Provide a very compelling investor relations roadmap
      • Require excellent communication and interpersonal skills
      • Require the ability to carefully manage relationships outside of the company in the equity research and investor community

      Head of IR Responsibilities

      The main responsibilities for the head of IR position are:

      • Develop investor confidence and belief in the company’s vision and strategy for delivering shareholder value
      • Develop a robust investor relations strategy and framework
      • Create and manage a strong reputation by demonstrating consistent and clear communication between internal and external parties
      • Manage equity research and investor relationships
      • Provide insights on market activity and present them to to the leadership team
      • Analyze and present financial trends, competitor behavior, shareholder issues, and anything else that could impact the business
      • Responsible for overseeing and managing quarterly earnings and conference calls
      • Work with legal counsel to ensure compliance on regulatory matters
      • Help prepare the company’s Annual Report and 10-k

      Head of Investor Relations Qualifications

      The head of IR must be a seasoned professional who has extensive experience in generating business results and leading teams with effective management skills. The job requires a corporate professional who also has entrepreneurial skills and looks to the future with optimism to envision what could be possible. Success in this role requires collaboration, communication, leadership, and vision.

      Qualifications desired for the Head of Investor Relations are:

      • A Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or accounting
      • An MBA or FMVA certification is an asset
      • 10 or more years experience dealing with investors and a strong track record of creating positive relations with the investor community and Equity Research Analysts
      • Strong understanding of SEC laws and securities disclosure requirements, as well as filing requirements
      • Deep knowledge and understanding of the capital markets, as well as a thorough understanding of key metrics for companies in the industry
      • Intimately familiar with financial modeling techniques and valuation methods used by analysts and investors
      • A strong understanding of macroeconomics, capital markets trends, competitor activities, industry dynamics, and customer trends
      • A professional who is also entrepreneurial, and has a client-minded focus
      • Must be able to perform in a high-pressure environment, and be able to meet tight deadlines
      • Has superb written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to draft engaging and impactful messages for inspiring employees and investors

      Head of Investor Relations Job Description: Company Benefits, Culture & More

      We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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