Senior Director Investor Relations

New York City Metropolitan Area, New York, United States
Oct 30, 2020
Pharm Country
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
The Position

The Senior Director will report to the CBO/CFO to execute an investor/public relations strategy that enables the organization to cultivate meaningful relationships with targeted external audiences through communications, positioning and media coverage. He/She will help create content for internal and external communications and handle Ovid's day to day IR/PR operations.

Additional Responsibilities

· Manage content development for Ovid stakeholders, investor presentations, materials for management scripts, Board of Directors and other disclosure-related documents (including Q&A for quarterly earnings calls, prep for meetings with analysts and investors and contribution to SEC documents, etc.).

· Support CBO/CFO in day-to-day management of inquiries from investors and stock analysts, ensuring that information provided follows applicable SEC rules and regulation.

· Manage writing of press releases, compose corporate and IR slide decks, prepare materials for external communications and analyze effectiveness of all IR/PR efforts.

· Plan and ensure execution of key analyst and investor events and communications, including road shows, and/or analyst and investor meetings.

· Develop timely, accurate, differentiated messages, and learn about effective strategies for communicating with the investor community.

· Maintain database of the investor community and record all investor interactions and feedback.

· Maintain investor relations, corporate website and social media sites to ensure that content is updated.

· In partnership with other departments, monitor competitor and broader external environment to understand potential impact on Ovid's business and update the senior management team.

· Leverage social media to educate and engage audiences through innovative initiatives.

· Drive deliverables with Investor and public relations agencies.

· Under the direction of the CBO/CFO manage communications activities that promote, enhance, and protect the organization's brand reputation.

· Actively drive strong teamwork and collaboration with an enterprise-wide perspective.

· Understand and values importance of compliance.

Credentials, Knowledge & Abilities

· 3+years' experience in all phases of investor and public relations for internal and external audiences, in public companies within the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry.

· Advanced scientific degree a plus, with a preference for a PhD and/or MBA. Must enjoy exploring new scientific ideas and learning about and helping drive new and compelling ways of expressing innovation in the company.

· Possess very strong English language, grammar and writing skills and experience across multiple communication platforms, including print, online and social media.

· Demonstrated experience in executing a comprehensive and superior investor and public relations strategy to articulate the organization's mission, accomplishments and goals.

· Exceptional interpersonal skills with proven ability to build, enhance and maintain relationships with senior executives, investors, analysts, and the media.

· Extensive successful externally focused writing and editing experience with a variety of print and online communications media.

· Exceptional oral and presentation skills.

· Ability to grow in a role, work independently, show flexibility, and be willing to demonstrate accountability for execution of responsibilities.

· Sparkling, compelling personality. Positive optimistic worldview and ability to consistently act and speak with utter honesty, realistically but with positive emphasis. Must take a highly ethical stance and behave with the highest standards of integrity.

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