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Head of IR Job Description

Head of IR job description

Head of Investor Relations Job Description Overview

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Head of IR Opportunity Overview

The Head of Investor Relations will be responsible for ensuring the company is appropriately and strategically positioned with analysts, investors, and all stakeholders. This job reports directly to the CFO, and is responsible for creating the appropriate strategy, framework, and tactics, as well as delivery a very compelling investor relations road map. The position requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as being an excellent communicator and leader withing the organization. This position also requires the ability to carefully manage relationships outside the company in the equity research and investor community.


Head of Investor Relations Responsibilities

The main responsibilities for the head of investor relations 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
  • Analyse 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 IR Qualifications

The head of IR must be a seasoned professional that has extensive experience generating business results and leading teams with effective leadership and 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 or Investor Relations are:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or accounting
  • An MBA or FMVA certification would be 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 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 impact messages for inspiring employees and investors


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