Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications

US-MA-Boston
Requisition #
2017-15682
Category
Finance
Type
Full-Time
Work From Home (Virtual)
No

Overview

Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is the global leader in storage and information management services. Iron Mountain is committed to storing, managing and transforming what our customers value most, from paper records to data to priceless works of art and culture. Providing a full suite of solutions – records and information management, data management, digital solutions, data centers and secure destruction – Iron Mountain enables organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and protect their data and assets from a complex world. Visit the company website at www.ironmountain.com for more information.

 

Iron Mountain is an equal opportunity employer, and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity characteristics or expression, disability, medical condition, U.S. Military or veteran status or other legally protected classifications in making employment decisions.

Responsibilities

 

Based in Boston, the Director Investor Relations will support the Senor Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications in the following capacities:

  • Drive the development of strategic, integrated communications programs that support short- and long-term business objectives and enhance the company’s reputation and brand image
  • Ensure consistency of messages and positioning on a global basis
  • Partner with senior leaders to refine the Investor Relations Strategy, support strategic initiatives by leveraging current and future programs, and lead decision support on ad hoc requests
  • Analyze financial results and emerging business trends; compile data to support financial communication efforts and respond to inquiries from shareholders, investors and analysts
  • Direct an experienced staff of communication professionals responsible for delivering the company’s story through expansive communication channels (media relations, analyst relations, internet, etc.).
  • Provide professional development and coaching to communications staff

 

The successful candidate must be able to:

  • Influence at all levels of the organization and work with management across the company
  • Advise senior level management with confidence and serve as a communications expert
  • Take initiative and show leadership to advance complex projects within the Investor Relations and Corporate Communications group 
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Specifically, the Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications will be involved with: 

  • Group analyst meetings and conferences
  • Developing messaging for major announcements, investor meetings, quarterly results conference calls, source data and update presentations 
  • Directing workflow from all communication pillars to support major announcements and events
  • Managing logistics related to conferences and events such as property tours and Investor Day

 

Financial analysis

  • Direct and execute collection, analysis, and presentation of feedback to the company of investors’ perceptions and opinions, security analysts’ positions and summarize relative stock price movements and periodic ownership analysis
  • Determine investor information gaps and recommend enhancements to  supplemental and other financial disclosures Ongoing tracking of analyst NAV models/estimates/price targets Evaluate incoming requests to determine if recurring themes are evident which should be addressed in company’s communications materials
  • Develop system for analyzing peer company financial and operating results Prepare comparative schedules and related materials for inclusion in Board materials, Sustainability Reporting
  • Collect information to support inclusion in Socially Responsible Investing Indexes

 

Verify Accuracy of published information

  • Ensure accuracy of historical financial information available from on-line resources
  • Support consistent corporate messaging through review of marketing press releases, supplemental, analyst reports, investor presentations, shareholder reports and reconcile discrepancies

 

Investor / Broker / Retail Contact

  • Handle day-to-day broker and retail investor requests and coordinate resolution of matters with transfer agent
  • Develop relationships with analysts and investors in order to provide back up to SVP, IR 
  • Prepare and distribute periodic investor updates to management and Board 
  • Assist in fact checking analyst reports
  • Work with vendors to identify investor targets and support target meeting calendar
  • Perform ad hoc analyses in support of quantitative inquiries
  • Schedule, coordinate and lead one-on-one and group meetings, where appropriate
  • Use IR CRM database to monitor and record contact with institutional investors
  • Coordinate and analyze effectiveness of initiatives aimed at brokers, i.e., broker fact sheet programs, virtual forums, e-zine fulfillment

 

IR Social Media Presence / IR Website Management

  • Develop strategy and maintain company’s IR social media presence
  • Coordinate social media calendar with Corporate Communications and recommend content suitable for investors
  • Develop investor fact sheet template to reflect REIT positioning
  • Manage IR portion of website for timeliness and accuracy/coordinate updates 
  • Respond to inquiries received from IR mailbox
  • Monitor technology advances and recommend adoption, where appropriate
  • Develop relationships and manage contracts with IR service providers

 

Financial PR / Internal Communications / Other 

  • Support financially related media information requests
  • Draft and edit news releases 
  • Manage distribution of press releases over wire service and to IR-related distribution lists
  • Work with EFP&A to manage budget and payables

Qualifications

Ideal Experience/Education

  • 7-10 years of work experience preferred; 5 years required 
  • #2 Investor Relations/Corporate Communications role at a public company during an aggressive change agenda and within a complex, matrixed environment 
  • Experience managing staff in varied communications roles, including corporate, customer, internal and public relations. Exposure to government affairs a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA preferred (ideally with one degree in finance)

Position Requirements:

Effective Communicator & Experienced Program Developer within an Investor Relations Environment:  In a global and matrixed environment, the Director will partner closely with colleagues to craft solutions and gain key stakeholder support (including Executives) by:

 

  • Revealing a high level of emotional intelligence; listening sincerely and adapting accordingly

  • Communicating ideas effectively to a broad range of audiences through formal and informal means (presentations, meetings, one-on-one).  S/he will:

  • Calibrate communication style to be most effective with a variety of personalities, audiences and circumstances

  • Adapt and respond appropriately to the needs, feedback, and capabilities of different people in different situations

  • Be tactful, compassionate and sensitive, and treat others with respect

 

  • Analyze current state within the Iron Mountain Investor Relations group and collaboratively recommend/build peripherals

 

 

Influential and Collaborative Partner and Team Player: Within a $4 billion, geographically dispersed and matrixed company, the Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications will gain buy-in internally by:

  • Engaging, motivating and influencing leaders at all levels via superior communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills to achieve buy-in

  • Teaming effectively with other leaders and functional heads to understand how to best engage and influence outcomes Being approachable, assuming the best of colleagues, and working closely with them to find solutions



Critical Competencies:

 

  • Global Outlook – ability to operate in a global business, understanding the importance ofcultures. Ability to navigate a complex business & highly matrixed organization
  • cultural diversity while at the same time being able to drive effective change across different
  • Compelling Communication and Influencing Skills – able to address a variety of audiences in a
  • credible and powerful fashion e.g. the Board, investment community, senior management
  • Drive Change – in the face of resistance and conflicting views, have the ability to push through
  • new ways of thinking and work both within their team and the wider finance organization
  • Anticipate the Future – act as a true leader, anticipating future opportunities and challenges and
  • ensuring the team is lined up against them
  • Results Leadership – ensures customer focus, optimizes execution, drive organizational success, leads boldly
  • Personal Leadership – respected and trusted leader with proven track record of achievement, adept management skills, reputation as a leader of change and passion about speed and simplicity. Ability to rapidly develop strong rapport and build relationships with individuals and teams at multiple levels of the organization

 

Compliance Obligations:

 

It is the responsibility of every Iron Mountain employee:

  • to comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and company policies
  • to exhibit ethical behavior in accordance with our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct 
  • to complete required training within the allotted time frame