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Iron Mountain, Inc.

Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications

Iron Mountain, Inc. - Boston, MA

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 \u2013 records and information management, data management, digital solutions, data centers and secure destruction \u2013 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\u2019s 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\u2019s 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 

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\u2019 perceptions and opinions, security analysts\u2019 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\u2019s 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\u2019s 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\u2019s 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 \u2013 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 \u2013 able to address a variety of audiences in a
credible and powerful fashion e.g. the Board, investment community, senior management
Drive Change \u2013 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 \u2013 act as a true leader, anticipating future opportunities and challenges and
ensuring the team is lined up against them
Results Leadership \u2013 ensures customer focus, optimizes execution, drive organizational success, leads boldly
Personal Leadership \u2013 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

 

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Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications Iron Mountain, Inc. - Boston, MA, United States

   

Location: Boston, MA

Company Profile:
Iron Mountain is a storage and information management company, assisting more than 156,000 organizations in 32 countries on five continents with storing, protecting and managing their information. Publicly traded under NYSE symbol IRM, Iron Mountain is an S&P 500 company, a member of the FORTUNE 1000 (currently ranked: 712), and a member of FTSE4Good index. Organizations in every major industry and of all sizes—including more than 94% of the Fortune 1000—rely on Iron Mountain to store and manage their information.