Manager Investor Relations

Belgium, Brussels
Group Communications & IR
Communication, Administration

Posted on 18-11-2022

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?

Your role as Manager Investor Relations (IR)

The primary purpose of the Manager IR is to ensure that Umicore’s equity story (business and ESG strategy, performance and prospects) is well understood by the financial community and stakeholders. The function holder should actively contribute to the definition and implementation of the IR strategy, and enhance and broaden the impact and reach of the IR strategy roadmap.

What you will be doing

  • Together with the Head of IR you define the appropriate IR strategy and tactics and translate these into a clear and ambitious IR strategy roadmap
  • You are fully in charge and responsible for the roll-out of specific projects within the IR strategy (e.g. shareholder targeting plan, disclosure analysis, peer benchmarking, specialist webcast events for investors, perception studies and the like)
  • Through your role you are responsible for ensuring Umicore is appropriately and strategically positioned with analysts, investors and relevant stakeholders
  • You translate together with the Head of IR, VP and the Management Board Umicore’s corporate (business and ESG) strategy into a compelling equity story
  • You analyze, create the communication content and manage Umicore’s financial (half-year and full-year results) and certain other financial and non-financial communication projects (AGM, major corporate announcements and the like)
  • You are a key contact person between the financial markets and Umicore and act as a spokesperson for the financial community, you develop investor confidence in Umicore’s vision and strategy for delivering shareholder value
  • You organize and host events for the financial community and represent Umicore on investor roadshows and conferences worldwide
  • You analyse reports on Umicore, its peers, its end markets; you also analyze and present financial trends, shareholder base developments, competitor behavior, shareholder issues and anything else that could impact Umicore’s equity story; you provide these insights to relevant senior and top management
  • You manage external IR relationships by participating in relevant sector associations and events (BELIR, Euronext…), you also work with Legal Corp to ensure compliance on regulatory matters and are in contact with the FSMA when necessary

Who we are looking for

You are an ideal candidate as you

  • hold a Master degree in a business-related discipline and have 8+ years professional experience within a relevant field (finance, communication, M&A, investment banking, sell- or buy-side analyst)
  • possess excellent verbal and written knowledge of English and are fluent in French and/or Dutch
  • have excellent communication skills, both in writing and orally and you are an engaging presenter; you have outstanding networking skills in an international context - both inside and outside Umicore
  • have a good understanding of financial and wider business/economic matters and a strong interest in Umicore’s products, technologies and end-markets
  • are able to analyse a large amount of financial, economic and technical information and translate this information into short, clear and compelling messages
  • are a fast learner, driven and enthusiastic and have the ability and experience to work independently and efficiently within regular and tight deadlines
  • are stress resistant and you deal with stress management through good planning and organisation
  • have excellent interpersonal communication skills and adapt to the audience in order to cope adequately with the contact at various seniority levels
  • demonstrate a high level of accountability and an ownership mindset
  • are hands-on, pragmatic, flexible and have a problem solving attitude
  • are open, communicative and a team player
  • are flexible and available to travel globally

What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits.

If our battery materials can power electric vehicles, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO