BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Diabetes Care “NewCo” Vice President, Investor Relations in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Job Description Summary
Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) recently announced its intention to spin the Diabetes Care business into a public company, “NewCo”. The Diabetes Care business of Becton, Dickinson and company is the industry pioneer and leader in diabetes injection devices. The Diabetes Care business unit has a long history within BD and is unique in that it focuses on one important disease state which is a threat to world health. BD Diabetes Care has an unequalled reach and connection to diabetic patients and has well-established relationships with key diabetes stakeholders and influencers worldwide. BD Diabetes Care has leveraged deep expertise and advanced technologies to continuously innovate their portfolio specifically tailored to the needs of type 2 diabetics. Their products are diligently designed to enable people who are living with diabetes will benefit from comfortable, effective diabetes care.
Reporting to the CFO of NewCo, the NewCo VP of Investor Relations has direct responsibility for all of “NewCo”’s financial communication. This includes day to day contact with Wall Street, quarterly earning release, annual reports and investor presentations. This role will work closely with the company’s CFO and CEO and other members of the executive leadership team to communicate the company’s strategy, growth opportunities and business initiatives in a way that creates clarity, consistency and widespread understanding among investors and analysts.
Primary spokesperson to the financial community for Diabetes Care “NewCo”; manages relationships with Wall Street research analysts, maintains buy-side relationships and creates new relationships with prospective investors. Responsible for maintaining existing shareholder base. Responsible for creating and executing an enhanced Investor Relations strategy in order to continuously improve the Diabetes Care “NewCo”’s perception in the analyst community. Works closely with the CEO, CFO, General Counsel to communicate the Diabetes Care “NewCo”’s strategy and growth opportunities externally. Will work with the CEO and CFO to develop and communicate the Diabetes Care “NewCo”’s story through institutional conferences, road shows, earnings releases, conference calls, and printed and other visual media including investor presentations. Develop and maintain a proactive investor communications program that allows for dissemination of key information to the financial community including investor communications. Advise senior management and the Board of Directors, including participation in meetings as they relate to investor issues including concerns that impact valuation, guidance and shareholder return policies. Develops investor relations materials for the CEO and CFO
Maintain deep operating knowledge of company operations and anticipate and respond to specific Wall Street questions and issues.
Work with key finance and business leaders within the company to develop financial and business metrics that communicate the financial story for Newco to Wall Street.
Provide additional departmental interface with business units and corporate finance to analyze company operating trends, industry trends, competition, and business strategies.
Coordinate efforts of external firms including surveillance experts, consultants, floor traders and NYSE/NASDAQ to ensure understanding of current trends impacting publicly traded companies and to maximize the efforts of the Investor Relations department.
Coordinate with the Corporate Communications department on key communication issues to ensure the company is delivering a consistent message and adhering to applicable SEC Regulations on Financial Disclosures.
Prepare other senior executives for interaction with investors and analysts.
Reports and synthesizes materials for Newco Board members and “Newco” leaders which analyze competitive dynamics and business trends in the healthcare industry.
Qualifications and Experience
The Successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:
An undergraduate degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or Economics. A CPA, CFA and/or MBA highly desirable.
A minimum of 10 years experience in Investor Relations and at least 15 years in Finance.
Ability to understand and communicate extremely complex financial issues including internal and external financial models.
Proven track record with Wall Street.
High level comfort and experience in dealing with CEO’, CFO and Board of Directors.
Excellent communication skills. Ability to write cogently and persuasively, speak articulately, think quickly in fielding questions in a public setting and create powerful presentations. Able to rapidly and accurately distill complex information and transform it into a concise and readily understandable message.
Strong analytical and financial acumen. Ability to grasp the full meaning of interrelationships among key financial indicators. Use financial analysis to evaluate and create shareholder value.
Drives results. Ability to set and pursue aggressive goals and demonstrate a strong commitment to organizational success.
Ideal Candidate will possess
Impeccable personal and professional integrity
Results oriented and strong work ethic.
Outstanding leadership, organizational and management skills.
A style that establishes trust and respect and gains the confidence of others both within and outside the corporation.
Demonstrate initiative and a self starter.
OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION: CORE COMPETENCIES
The following key competencies are required in this role:
Strategic Agility . Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; can articulately create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
Financial Acumen . Strong financial analysis skills and the ability to convert analysis into tactical actions and recommendations. Ability to define improvements in financial reporting that adds value and drives change. Experience in improving and managing multiple financial processing applications.
Judgment/Continuous Improvement. Ability to demonstrate sound business judgment with a keen eye for continuous innovation and improvement.
Leadership and Team Building . Able to motivate and inspire a diverse group of employees and stakeholders by translating corporate financial objectives into something meaningful and tangible. Ability to attract superior talent and develop that talent for future growth.
Driving for Result s. Ability to thrive in a very high growth, entrepreneurial atmosphere and achieve results by understanding and managing the key levers of the business.
Communication and Influence. Must communicate confidently with people at all levels of the organization. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, capturing and expressing reasoning behind. Recommendations and assumptions. Successfully lead consensus building at all levels.
Primary Work Location
USA NJ - Franklin Lakes
Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.