Charles River Laboratories Investor Relations Manager in Wilmington, Massachusetts

Investor Relations Manager

Req ID #: 34405

Location: Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

For nearly 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

We are seeking an experienced Investor Relations Manager for our Investor Relations Team located in Wilmington, MA.

The Investor Relations Manager will play in integral role on Charles River’s Investor Relations (IR) team to help execute the Company’s IR strategy and communicate with both internal and external stakeholders by:

  • Assisting in the development and dissemination of the corporate messaging to effectively communicate the Company’s strategic goals and financial performance to the investment community.

  • Maintain business relationships with investors and sell-side analysts, ensuring timely response to and resolution of requests.

  • Develop and maintain comprehensive knowledge of Charles River’s business, strategy, and financial results to assist in representing the Company to the investment community and Wall Street analysts.

  • Develop written materials, such as press releases, conference call scripts, slide presentations, and question-and-answer documents, in preparation for quarterly earnings calls, conference presentations, and related investor events.

  • Collaborate with the accounting and finance teams, operational managers, and senior management to gather and analyze information for the financial reporting process.

  • Serve as a liaison to certain investors and sell-side analysts to respond to day-to-day inquiries and provide up-to-date information about recent developments and trends affecting Charles River, in compliance with applicable SEC rules and regulations.

  • Assist in developing and executing an IR program and tracking performance based on industry benchmarks.

  • Monitor and analyze data relating to the shareholder base, trading activity, relevant industry data, and peer company performance, and make recommendations based on observations.

  • Assist with the preparation of detailed IR updates, including stock trading and shareholder information, for presentation to senior management and the Board of Directors.

  • Analyze and track peer and market trends for dissemination to senior management and for use in competitive positioning.

  • Manage meeting requests and associated logistics with investors, analysts and Charles River’s senior management team.

  • Plan investor events (e.g. investor conferences, investor days, road shows, etc.) and work with management to develop presentations and associated materials.

  • Periodically attend conferences and road shows with senior management.

  • Assist with targeting activities to identify potential shareholders.

  • Manage the IR database (including contact management system), the IR web site to ensure timely updates, and relationships with external IR vendors.

The following are minimum requirements for the Investor Relations Manager position.

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in a related discipline. MBA preferred.

  • Minimum of five years of related experience in finance and investor relations. Life science, biopharmaceutical, or related industry experience preferred.

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

About Corporate Functions

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.

About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With approximately 12,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies, hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2017, revenue increased by 10.5% to $1.86 billion from $1.68 billion in 2016.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science, and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 74% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet