Posted on :
3 Aug, 2021
At Blue Label Distribution, our brand philosophy is that we can create and distribute anything that is able to be digitised. Our Blu-approved brand is the face of our service offering and is underpinned by a world-class technology platform for both online and offline commerce. With a point of sale network of approximately 150 000 devices, we provide a distribution footprint across all income groups. 85% of our income comes from merchants in the informal sector.
Job Title: Investor and Media Relations Manager
Location: Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
Reference #: B074
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Market Related
The Investor and Media Relations Manager is responsible for ensuring the company is appropriately and strategically positioned with analysts, investors, and all stakeholders. The holder of this job reports directly to the CEO, and is responsible for creating the appropriate strategy, framework, and tactics, as well as for providing a very compelling investor relations road-map.
Investor Relations Management
Develop investor confidence and belief in the company’s vision and strategy for delivering shareholder value.
Develop a robust investor relations strategy and framework.
Provide insights on market activity and present them to the leadership team.
Analyze and present financial trends, competitor behavior, shareholder issues, and anything else that could impact the business.
Responsible for overseeing and managing quarterly earnings and conference calls.
Work with legal counsel to ensure compliance on regulatory matters.
Responsible for effectively communicating the key messages to the prospective as well as the existing investors.
To implement, co-develop and update the organization’s corporate messaging across different formats like making presentations, press releases, employee meetings, etc.
To determine the organization’s position in the market and to provide the leaders with a proactive assessment and any other relevant feedback and guidance that is needed
Develop and implement stakeholder engagement strategies and plans across the program to identify relevant stakeholders, to create mutually supportive working relationships, and to ensure that each stakeholder has an appropriate share of voice.
Create and manage a strong reputation by demonstrating consistent and clear communication between internal and external parties.
Manage equity research and investor relationships.
Media Relations and Communications
Act as the main point of contact and primary source of information in the company for investors and analysts.
Work closely and in partnership with Finance to ensure Best in Class Disclosure and Reporting to enable the market to attribute maximum value to the business and communication strategies aligned to this.
Work closely with communications team in developing and delivering the narrative and key messages which reflect overall business strategy and can be used in various external communications including quarterly briefings.
Utilise opportunities to communicate appropriately with the investment community integrated with the communications media flow.
Create a series of messages that help to build confidence in the company and incorporate the messages in all communications.
Issue press releases about events that influence the company’s financial position, such as new product releases, acquisitions, major investments or senior executive appointments.
Reporting annual and quarterly results.
Prepare press releases and oversee the production of regulatory filings and annual reports for shareholders.
Assist in creating content for the Integrated Annual report, particularly the operating review, focusing on issues that communicate the image of a financially-sound, well-managed company.
Brief company executives before interviews or conference calls with journalists and stock analysts.
Through effective inspirational leadership, facilitate the creation of accountable, full service teams who understand and strive to meet the needs of all stakeholders.
Role model behavior and motivate team members in line with the core values
Take full responsibility for performance of all direct reports, motivating and managing them in relation to quality standards and agreed benchmarks and
objectives, focusing on all aspects of sound people management.
Provide support and guidance on career path planning, on-the-job training, coaching and mentoring to direct reports.
Develop, promote and direct the implementation of equal opportunities policies in all aspects of the company’s work.
Communicate and maintain trust relationships with shareholders, business partners and authorities.
Follow through to ensure that personal quality and productivity standards are consistently and accurately maintained.
Demonstrate consistent application of internal procedures.
Plan and prioritise, demonstrating abilities to manage competing demands.
Demonstrate abilities to anticipate and manage change.
Demonstrate flexibility in balancing achievement of own objectives with abilities to understand and respond to organizational needs.
Plans and Aligns
Builds Effective Teams
Drives Vision and Purpose
Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Finance or relevant discipline
Minimum 7 years experience in investor relations, public relations, financial investment, accounting, legal, and other related fields.
Preferred experiences within a publicly traded company that operates under the regulatory framework regarding investor information disclosure laws
Application Deadline: 16/08/2021