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Senior Consultant, Financial Communications - Healthcare & Life Sciences

Company: FTI Consulting, Inc.
Location: New York
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

About the Opportunity:

We are currently looking for a Senior Consultant to join our Financial Communications team with a focus on Healthcare and Life Sciences, where you will primarily support team members in the execution of financial communications and Investor Relations ("IR") programs. In this role, you will build the necessary subject matter expertise and proper skillset to service and advise clients ranging from startups through Fortune 500 companies on a range of company events, milestones, and complex issues. By doing so, you will learn the necessary subjects and processes to service and advise clients. You will conduct a variety of capital markets-related research projects and assist in the development of programs related to ongoing IR advisory and event-driven work including M&A, IPOs, spin-offs, SPACs, shareholder activism, C-suite transitions, ESG-related projects, and business transformations. The individual will collaborate within and across FTI's Strategic Communications practices to support and advise clients. As a Senior Consultant, you will be tasked with staying up to date on key issues and current events for their clients, as well as generally in the financial markets and relevant industries. Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

Primary Duties:

For Clients:

  • Have a thorough understanding of each client's business, narrative, investment thesis, shareholder base and sell-side analyst coverage
  • Perform detailed and accurate research to underpin all client projects and deliverables and formulate opinions or recommendations based on findings
  • Incorporate both quantitative and qualitative analysis and work with senior team members to make recommendations for companies' messaging and investor outreach strategies
  • Contribute to the strategic planning and messaging to support key financial, clinical, and corporate milestones (e.g. quarterly earnings, clinical trial readouts, regulatory approval, business development announcements)
  • Research and report key findings around peer and industry best practices
  • Monitor and report on broad financial markets, healthcare industry trends, peer companies, client stock movements and media coverage
  • Develop investor messaging to differentiate clients within their peer group
  • Complete targeting exercises and set up institutional investor meetings for clients
  • Obtain detailed feedback from institutional investors and work with senior team members to translate the commentary into useful advice for clients
  • Draft client materials such as press releases and presentations under the direction of senior team members
  • Handle the logistics surrounding the distribution of press releases, set up of earnings conference calls and webcasts, investor conference presentations, corporate access events, etc.
    For New Business Development:
    • Provide tactical support to team members as needed, including conducting research for new business pitches, participating in select new business pitches, etc.
    • Work with colleagues to produce new business pitch materials
      For the Healthcare and Life Sciences and Financial Communications Teams:
      • Assist in building efficiencies within the broader Healthcare and Financial Communications practice teams by utilizing resources and leveraging prior relevant work for new projects that arise
      • Continuously build out and improve the Healthcare and Financial Communications' internal processes and market intelligence functions
      • Assist Healthcare and Financial Communications Practice leaders to elevate FTI's Strategic Communications standing within these respective fields
        Additional Tasks:
        • Efficiently utilize research tools including but not limited to Factiva, FactSet, Capital IQ, Bloomberg, EDGAR and AlphaSense
        • Keep up to date with major stock market, business, economic and regulatory news
        • Demonstrate a high level of integrity and ask the necessary questions to manage firm and client data responsibly
        • Understand FTI's values, Code of Ethics and the Strategic Communications Rules of Practice and demonstrate a strong commitment to applying these concepts in daily interactions with colleagues and clients. (Additional information about FTI's values, Code of Ethics and the Strategic Communications Rules of Practice can be accessed here .)


          How You'll Grow:
          • Direct access to leadership with defined long-term career planning to ensure continued development of your skills as a strategic communications practitioner.
          • Partner with internal teams in various specialty areas to tackle a myriad of high visibility client challenges across industries, with an emphasis on a collaborative team approach.
          • Learn from others and share diverse perspectives and ways of working to best meet client challenges and continue to grow the firm.


            What Are We Looking For?
            • 2 years of experience working in sell-side research, equity asset management, investment banking, investor relations, or other communications roles at a publicly listed company within the healthcare industry
            • Experience analyzing public company financial data via 10-k / 10-Q documents, earnings reports, investor presentations and other company materials
            • Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills
            • Excellent written and oral presentation skills
            • Ability to learn new concepts quickly and possess a service-oriented attitude
            • Developed ability to multi-task while maintaining strong attention to detail
            • Ability to absorb constructive feedback and grow from a variety of experiences
            • Ability to stay well organized, remain adaptive under pressure, and manage multiple project timelines / deadlines effectively
            • Proficient skills in Word, PowerPoint and Excel
            • Demonstrated proficiency in some financial and investor relations systems
            • Travel required to clients and to FTI office(s)
            • COVID Vaccine required*


              Preferred Skills:
              • Ability to recognize, explore and use a broad range of ideas and practices, thinking logically and creatively without influence from personal bias
              • Ability to establish positive relationships with a wide variety of individuals
              • Ability to manage priorities between multiple client assignments
              • Ability to connect the dots and leverage existing materials to create efficiencies in deliverables


                About Strategic Communications:

                The Strategic Communications segment of FTI Consulting is one of the world's most highly regarded communications consultancies with a 30-year track record of designing and executing communications strategies for clients managing financial, regulatory and reputational challenges. The Strategic Communications segment serves as trusted advisors to management teams and Boards of Directors seeking to seize opportunities, manage crises, navigate market disruptions, articulate their brand, stake a competitive position, and preserve their permission to operate. Services of the Strategic Communications segment include financial communications, corporate reputation and public affairs, with specialty offerings that include M&A communications, crisis communications, issues management, litigation communications, corporate governance, shareholder activism, proxy advisory, restructuring communications, employee engagement, change communications, strategy consulting, research, as well as digital and creative communications.

                About FTI Consulting:
                FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 4,100 professionals in 25 countries, we work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management and restructuring. Our professionals are some of the most experienced leaders in their fields including: certified turnaround professionals, forensic accountants, corporate investigation specialists, intellectual property specialists, former political leaders, former chief executives, Nobel Laureate economists, banking and securities professionals, certified public accountants, e-discovery professionals, corporate, financial and crisis communications specialists, chartered financial analysts and industry experts. Since our founding in 1982, clients have turned to us for high-stakes issues that require specialized expertise. We are the company engaged to work behind the headlines on some of the biggest news stories of the last two decades including the Bernie Madoff investment securities scandal, the Stanford Financial Group investigation, the 2010 Gulf oil spill crisis, the Major League Baseball steroid investigation, and high profile corporate restructurings including Lehman Brothers, General Motors and CIT, just to name a few.

                • Individuals seeking an exemption from this requirement for medical or religious reasons should complete a request for accommodation form by contacting recruitingsupport@fticonsulting.com .Our Benefits
                  Apart from the well-structured career path and excellent team environment, our employees enjoy a variety of perks and benefits. Our benefits include, but are not limited to:


                  • Competitive salary and bonus plans
                  • Generous paid holidays, time off and parental leave
                  • Full package of benefits plans
                  • Company matched 401K
                  • Annual paid volunteer hours
                  • Corporate matching for charitable donations
                  • Potential for flexible working arrangements
                  • Free snacks and drinks
                  • Upscale offices close to public transportation
                  • Pet insurance


                    About FTI Consulting

                    What makes us unique? With more than 6,250 employees located in offices in every corner of the globe, we are the firm our clients call when their most important issues are at stake. Regardless of what level you are, you will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from top experts in your field on high-profile engagements that impact history. Our culture is collaborative, and we value diversity, recognition, development and making a difference in our communities.

                    FTI Consulting is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and has been recognized as a Best Firm to Work For by Consulting magazine and one of America's Best Management Consulting Firms by Forbes . For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter ( @FTIConsulting ), Facebook and LinkedIn .

                    FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

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