Monday, June 24, 2013

Sr. Manager, Investor Relations & Programming -- BIO

JOB DESCRIPTION Position Title: Sr. Manager, Investor Relations & Programming Department: Emerging Companies Section Reports to: Director, Investor Relations & Business Development Salary Range: Commensurate with experience E-Mail Resume to: Primary Purpose of the Position: The primary purpose of this position is: 1) to serve as BIO’s conduit to the investment, venture capital, and banking communities; 2) provide the organization with knowledge about the financial sector that impacts BIO members and the biotech industry, and engage institutions in the financial sector for sponsorship and programming support; and 3) to support the development and execution of the program for BIO’s investor and business development events. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: Engagement with Investment & Banking Communities 1. Develop and maintain relationships with representatives of the buy-side, sell-side (banking) and venture investor communities to support BIO’s programs. Lead outreach and communications to investors (public institutional, sector specialists, VCs, etc.), bankers, and bank research analysts. 2. Develop and maintain relationships with corporate management, partners, sponsors, supporters, investor relations consultants, and industry experts including attending bank-sponsored and related investor events. 3. Attend Wall Street events, including banking and investment conferences and analyst days run by companies. 4. Conduct outreach (in coordination with BIO’s sponsorship team) to investment banks in order to procure sponsorship dollars for BIO’s investor focuses events. 5. Conduct research and analysis on investment and investor trends within the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. 6. Provide competitive intelligence and best practice recommendations regarding competing investor and partnering events (eg. companies presenting, format, program, logistics, etc), as well as medical society conferences. 7. Lead communications to the investment community on BIO's policy and advocacy positions. Work with BIO staff to develop conference calls with investment banks featuring BIO executives and road shows with BIO executives to investment community. 8. Support investor outreach and registration efforts for BIO’s investor conferences. 9. Organize and support investment bank sponsor outreach, communications, and benefits. Program Development & Execution 1. Research and analyze therapeutic, technology, and investment trends and developments to determine programming components at BIO’s investor conferences and other BD events as necessary. 2. Collaborate with marketing team to develop key messaging for investor and BD events and provide guidance on timing and content of conference specific marketing. Includes editing marketing pieces or press releases. 3. Develop and execute the schedule and program of BIO’s conferences, including • Identifying, recruiting and working closely with a conference-specific Advisory Committee • Determining session and plenary topics • Identifying/recruiting speakers • Moderating advisory committee and session conference calls Knowledge and Skills Required: • A strong understanding of the biotechnology industry and its unique capital formation needs. • Knowledge of who the major players are in the corporate, banking, and investor areas of the industry. • Understanding how to use financial databases for investment as well as investor information. • A strong network of investors, investor relations consultants, bankers and bank research analysts. • Entrepreneurial • Willing to both examine existing models and make adjustments or create new ones. • The candidate should be an outstanding networker and effective communicator. • Strong writing and oral communication skills • Ability to and experience managing complex projects. • Willing to travel 20% of time. Education and Experience Required: • Minimum of 5-7 years experience in the biotech industry, investor relations, expert networks, or a related industry. • BA required or equivalent years of work experience • MBA, or other advanced degree, strongly preferred. • Degree in science or medicine

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