Head of IR Job Description

Head of IR job description

Head of Investor Relations Job Description Overview

This is a typical example of a Head of Investor Relations job description based on real postings from public companies.  To prepare yourself for this job, launch our financial analysis courses online!  See our Head of IR job description below.


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Head of IR Opportunity Overview

The Head of Investor Relations will ensure the company is properly and strategically positioned within the investor and analyst community. This position reports to the CFO, and will create the necessary framework, strategic plan, highly captivating and Investor Relations plan. The job requires very strong interpersonal and communication skills, a well-developed network, and the ability to manage external relationships in the professional investorcommunity.


Head of Investor Relations Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of this investor relations role are:

  • Build investor confidence in the company’s vision to deliver shareholder value
  • Develop a comprehensive Investor Relations framework and strategy
  • Build and maintain a powerful reputation through clear and consistent two-way communication
  • Manage relationships with analysts, investors, and individual shareholders
  • Provide market insights to the Executive management team, including financial trends, shareholder concerns, competitor actions, and anything that might impact the company
  • Oversee and manage quarterly earnings calls as well as preparation of the Annual Report


Head of IR Qualifications

The head of IR requires a seasoned professional with experience in driving business results through effective leadership and inspiration of a team.  The job requires someone who is an entrepreneur and looks into the future to see what is possible.  Importance is placed on collaboration, detail and and effort to be successful.

Specific qualifications for the Head or Investor Relations include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline; and MBA would be an asset
  • 10+ years of experience with a strong record of building positive long-term relations with Equity Research analysts and the investors
  • Excellent understanding of securities disclosure rules as well as regulations and filing requirements
  • Thorough knowledge and expertise in capital markets and performance metrics for public companies
  • Very familiar with valuation and financial modeling techniques used by investors and analysts
  • A deep understanding of trends in capital markets, macroeconomics, competitors and customer trends
  • Someone who is entrepreneurial in orientation, as well as having a client-service mentality; must be able to excel under pressure, as well as meet short deadlines
  • Possesses excellent written communication skills, with the ability to craft powerful and engaging messages that inspire others


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