Head of Investor Relations and Strategic Finance

10x Genomics
June 14, 2022
Pleasanton, CA
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The Head of Investor Relations & Strategic Finance will be responsible for developing and executing a strategic investor relations plan to communicate 10x’s vision, strategy, and progress to the investment community. In addition, the candidate may lead financial analysis and execution for acquisition and integration projects. The successful candidate will report to the CFO and work closely with executive leadership, including the CEO, as well as collaborate extensively with senior leaders throughout the company.

Individuals applying for this position must be strategic in nature and biased toward action and driving results. They should thrive in a fast-paced environment and excel at managing multiple priorities. They should possess strong data analysis skills with the ability to glean key insights, communicate succinctly and effectively, and influence others.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Develop and lead a best-in-class Investor Relations team that aligns with 10x Genomics’ strategy, cultivates investor and analyst relationships and leverages a strong understanding of the investment community, including buy-side and sell-side areas of focus and methods for assessing company value.
  • Manage interactions and communications with existing and potential shareholders and sell-side analysts, as well as members of the scientific community and other key stakeholders.
  • Lead drafting and development of press releases, investor presentations and all related supporting materials, as well as partner with the corporate communications team on the development of strategic communications across all relevant external company stakeholders.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to analyze and synthesize business and market intelligence, including real-time insights and analysis of analyst research, investor sentiment and competitor activity, and company coverage across domains.
  • Track and analyze company and competitive sell-side analyst research.
  • Partner with the legal team to develop securities filings and other disclosures and help ensure compliance with company policies and securities regulations.
  • Support the development and execution of the company’s financing strategy; oversee routine analysis of the shareholder base, refinement of investor targeting strategy and insights reporting to the CFO and executive team.
  • Mentor and develop members of the investor relations team and finance team as a whole.

Minimum Requirements

  • Ability to digest, communicate and respond to questions about complex scientific queries from sophisticated investment community stakeholders
  • Strong knowledge of life sciences sector and broad understanding of competitive and operational dynamics
  • 12+ years of experience in investor relations, investment banking, or as an equities analyst, preferably in life sciences
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting or other scientific or technical degree required
  • 3+ years of experience managing, developing and empowering a team of finance professionals
  • Experience moving from data gathering, through focused analysis, to clear, concise and compelling storytelling of key business drivers and insights
  • Ability to work effectively with executive leadership and cross-functional partners to develop impactful communications and meaningfully advance corporate interests
  • Strong analytical rigor and excellent written and verbal communication
  • Excellent PowerPoint, Excel and Word skills
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally ~25%

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or MBA
  • Experience in life sciences in either research or commercial operations
  • Experience with ERP & financial tools (Salesforce, Factset, IHS Markit, Oracle, Anaplan)
  • Equity research experience covering life sciences or biotechnology companies

About 10x Genomics

At 10x Genomics, accelerating our understanding of biology is more than a mission for us. It is a commitment. This is the century of biology, and the breakthroughs we make now have the potential to change the world.

We enable scientists to advance their research, allowing them to address scientific questions they did not even know they could ask. Our tools have enabled fundamental discoveries across biology including cancer, immunology, and neuroscience.

Our teams are empowered and encouraged to follow their passions, pursue new ideas, and perform at their best in an inclusive and dynamic environment. We know that behind every scientific breakthrough, there is a deep infrastructure of talented people driving the life sciences industry and making it possible for scientists and clinicians to make new strides. We are dedicated to finding the very best person for every aspect of our work because the innovations and discoveries that we enable together will lead to better technologies, better treatments, and a better future. Find out how you can make a 10x difference.

Individuals seeking employment at 10x Genomics are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

10x does not accept unsolicited applicants submitted by third-party recruiters or agencies. Any resume or application submitted to 10x without a vendor agreement in place will be considered unsolicited and property of 10x, and 10x will not pay a placement fee.

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