At BrightView, the best teams are created and maintained here. If you are searching for your next fulfilling career, picture yourself on a best-in-class team where you can grow to be your brightest. We’re looking for a Director, Investor Relations. Can you picture yourself here?
Here’s what you’d do:
The Director, Investor Relations will lead BrightView’s Investor Relations program. The Director, Investor Relations will work closely with the VP, Finance, Chief Financial Officer, and other senior business leaders across the enterprise to ensure that the story of the business is told externally to the market. This role is responsible for enhancing investor understanding and appreciation for BrightView’s business model; emphasizes strong proactive outreach and relationships with the investment community; appropriately manages expectations in the investment community regarding company performance; and manages corporate governance outreach.
You’d be responsible for:
- Strategic Investor Relations Programming: Develop investor relations goals and objectives in tandem with the CFO (and other senior management executives as appropriate) to support overall corporate business objectives. Manage message content development of strategically driven programs targeted to the investment community. Manage existing investor relationships and actively pursue expansion of prospective shareholder base to broaden investment interest.
- Investor Targeting Strategy and Programs – Responsible for developing, executing, and managing a sophisticated proactive investor targeting program to encourage investment in BrightView on an on-going basis, and in addition maintain and enhance broad investment target lists containing background data on existing and prospective analysts and investors who follow the Company.
- Proactive Investor Communications: Serve as the primary interface with key investors/shareholders and the buy- and sell-side communities. A long-term goal of the function is to strengthen and broaden shareholder interests, including targeting specific constituencies based on investor preferences and BrightView investment directives. Responsible for the over-arching strategy supporting all investor information by building and maintaining deeply rooted relationships with the investment community in general, and by managing the perception of the Company via the communication of pertinent investor information.
- Analyst/Shareholder Interface – Primary contact with the financial community to provide up-to-date information about events and market trends affecting BrightView, with the dual goal of supporting its short- and long-term valuation goals. Evaluate research reports and communicate summaries and trends of each to senior management, accompanied by any relevant strategic counsel necessary.
- Analyst/Investor Conferences – Responsible for coordination, preparation, and messaging in conferences with current/prospective shareholders; and, at times, these meetings will include the CEO, CFO, and other senior management team members. Prepare a comprehensive “play book” about the individuals with whom management will meet such that leaders will have full context about the relationships, intended goals of the meetings, history of the relationships, and myriad background content, etc.
- Financial Guidance Process and Peer Company Analysis/Industry Competitive Analysis –Track and maintain analysts’ consensus and actively participate in the financial guidance process and be prepared to conduct detailed financial analyses of competitor/peer company results. Offer strategies, if needed, to counter any industry sector news to maintain and support the positioning of the company’s share valuation.
- Quarterly Earnings Process – Ownership of the quarterly earnings process and Annual Investor Day, including the drafting of news releases and presentations, Q&A, script & deck framework. The Quarterly Earnings process will also include drafting a detailed script highlighting the quarterly “themes” to be empathized by both the CEO and CFO. Responsible for partnering internally with management to lead a comprehensive, thoughtful, and organized process.
- Share Valuation Monitoring – Monitor regularly daily and weekly activity in BrightView in terms of price movement and volume, as well as monitoring institutional trading activity to identify any patterns of accumulation, or divesting, etc. Advise management, as necessary, with strategies that will address any issues that may affect the stock valuation.
- Strategic Investor Relations Counseling: Participate with the senior management team and outside counselors to assure adherence to SEC regulations and maintain compliance with NYSE surveillance on financial reporting issues; remain current on trends in the market/market opinions, attitudes and reactions to company issues and provide strategic recommendations on investment, operating and financial decisions to senior management; observe media coverage about the company and advise the Executive Leadership Team if there are any issues that need to be addressed from an investor and financial markets corporate brand perspective.
- Board Interface – Provide to the CFO a quarterly update for sharing with the Board about myriad investor-related issues such as industry sector competitor analysis, valuation trends in the sector, feedback from the analyst community, etc. Serve as a behind the scenes advisor/partner to the CEO, CFO, and other executives as it relates to all Board presentations involving investor-related topics. Will be, at times, present at Board meetings as a means to remaining current on all strategic issues that may affect communications with the investment community. In conjunction with the CFO will present updates about the investment community’s views directly to the Board.
- Annual Shareholder Meeting – In conjunction with the overall leadership team, responsible for developing the overall strategy for the meeting, including partnering with the CEO and CFO in developing the strategy behind their presentations and will also coordinate the logistics of the actual event.
- Investor/Financial Media Relations – Partner with Corporate Communications to serve as a resource for all media-related activities as it relates to corporate positioning relative to the financial markets. Foresee and plan for responses to major events impacting the Company in conjunction with the Corporate Communications department.
You might be a good fit if you have:
- A Bachelor's degree is required in business or finance; an MBA degree with concentration in finance would be an advantageous, although comparable work experience is acceptable.
- Minimum 10 years of broad-reaching, finance-driven investor relations experience – preferably with publicly held companies that are like BrightView, or a combination of experience in the capital markets/corporate finance coupled with senior level investor relations experience; and a solid understanding of how marketing plays a role in investor relations, is a prerequisite.
- Strong analytical abilities; a solid foundation in corporate finance; a mastery of financial and investment terminology; and expertise in building models and understanding the metrics behind stock valuation. Prior experience with high-level responsibilities and executive contacts is expected, along with a demonstrated understanding and communication of complex business issues and market dynamics.
- Possess presence, poise, persuasiveness, and a quiet confidence to earn the credibility with and respect of the senior management team. A proven track record and demonstrated ability in appropriately influencing the thinking of others to effectively lead and evolve the investor relations function to support advancing future business initiatives, is required.
- Strong communication skills, and the ability to build and maintain relationships across an enterprise both at the corporate leadership team level and throughout an organization. A proven, successful track record in developing and managing highly credible relationships with Wall Street is critical, as is an astuteness about positioning and marketing a company with the financial markets worldwide.
- Exude the qualities found in a “hybrid” professional whose success is rooted in serving as both a strategic leader and active “doer.” Excellent maturity and judgment, and the ability to operate effectively across myriad organizational boundaries.
- Visionary leader and trustworthy team-builder – driven and focused, yet diplomatic and fair. Extremely professional demeanor, with the ability to provide tactful, honest counsel. Superior and demonstrated skills in managing people and processes, including managing outside resources and multiple projects simultaneously.
Here’s what to know about working here:
Here at BrightView, we’re as passionate about caring for our clients as we are about caring for each other. Though we’re the nation’s leading landscape company, we maintain a small company feel and supportive environment that makes our team members feel at home.
If you’re looking to join a team of talented go-getters who tackle big vision projects other companies could only dream of, you just might have found your match. With our range of services, including landscape design, development, maintenance and enhancements, there’s no limit to what we can do, and what you can achieve.
Like the communities we serve, you are on a constant path of discovery to shape your career and personal development. In addition to best-in-class opportunities and competitive salary, you may be eligible for benefits and perks like:
- Paid time off
- Health and wellness coverage
- 401k savings plan
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BrightView is an Equal Employment Opportunity and E-Verify Employer.