An exciting opportunity has arisen to join this FTSE-listed transport organisation as Investor Relations Analyst, reporting to the Head of IR.
The successful candidate will be highly numerate with excellent financial skills, a self-starter and great team player. In-house or agency-side IR experience would be beneficial, but equally someone coming with a background in finance who is looking to progress into a career in IR could work well.
Key responsibilities include:
Help develop, draft and manage all shareholder-related materials (including market announcements, Annual Report, results presentations, speeches and other investor materials, including the IR section of the corporate website) in line with best practice and the evolving needs of shareholders (including ESG-focused investors)
Assist in managing, planning and executing a comprehensive IR programme to build a strong investor base, including roadshows, site visits and other events
Help respond to incoming queries from investors/ analysts in a timely, accurate and thoughtful manner, liaising with colleagues including senior divisional management across the Company
Maintain and interrogate database of analysts’ forecasts and valuation consensus; critically assess analysts' research and provide regular feedback to senior management on consensus
Market intelligence gathering including trading in the Company’s shares, sector news and competitor analysis; contribute to reports to the Board and throughout the Company
Monitor peer group IR activity, industry best practice and key issues affecting investors including macroeconomic trends to contribute new ideas to the Company's IR activities
Develop the capabilities and knowledge over time to support senior management in investor and analyst meetings.
Ensure the Company’s strategy, performance and key messages are effectively and consistently communicated to investors, analysts and other stakeholders, ensuring transparency and understanding in the market
Manage and deliver the Company’s financial calendar events (results, trading updates, ad hoc regulatory announcements, capital markets days, etc) as well as the Annual Report (in conjunction with other departments)
Deliver an effective investor relations programme (including investor targeting, roadshow management, feedback and responding to questions from analysts and investors)
Manage in-house analyst consensus and provide timely updates to senior management
Participate in and contribute to investor-related corporate finance activities including M&A processes, as well as ongoing defence and activism preparedness plans
Work closely with external advisors, comms colleagues across the Company to ensure consistent messaging through multiple channels to a wide range of internal and external audiences.
To support the Group’s Vision, strategy, and Values.
To comply with all Group safety policies, and role-model the principles and behaviours of the Safety programme.
To maintain a comprehensive knowledge of the Group’s objectives and business plans.
Access to IR Society membership and the Society’s IR training courses will be provided
To establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues throughout the Group.
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