Analyst, Investor & Media Relations

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GENERAL PURPOSE:

The Investor & Media Relations Analyst will be responsible for executing certain aspects of the company's investor-related programs, including: assisting with the preparation of earnings and board related materials, tracking consensus estimates and analysts' research reports, keeping abreast of competitive landscape, maintaining database of management interactions with the investment community, tracking stock prices, and analyzing shareholder base. This individual will report directly to the Vice President, Investor & Media Relations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Contributing to the drafting and review of quarterly earnings and board-related materials including analysis/tracking of sales, earnings, margins, ratios, stock price performance, competitor trends, and industry developments. Assisting with ad-hoc requests from management based on business needs.

• Understand the details / drivers behind key P&L lines (sales, gross margin, inventory, etc.) and make adjustments to reflect updated information.

• Responsible for maintaining a database of interactions with the analyst and investment community and reporting on quarterly changes in share ownership to senior management. Also responsible for analyzing shareholder information to help assist with developing an annual IR marketing plan.

• Monitor and prepare reports on relevant data impacting company, peers, and industry. This includes daily stock price movements with updates to senior leaders, consensus estimates, sales trends across retail peers, and relevant government data impacting the consumer space.

• Other responsibilities include managing the investor relations website and collaborating with Financial Reporting and Property Development on external media releases.

COMPETENCIES:

• Adaptable to Changing Priorities

• Effective Communication

• Analysis and Judgment

• Trustworthy with Confidential Information

• Problem Solving

• Sense of Urgency

• Collaborative

• Attention to Detail

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

• Bachelor's Degree in accounting, business, finance, economics preferred

• Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in an analytical role

• Strong finance background, solid understanding of finance and financial statements

• Strong financial and business acumen - must be able to synthesize and analyze data, reconcile own work and error check.

• Interest in capital markets and/or experience investing in stocks

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to learn multiple back end software applications (i.e., Hyperion, Factset)

• Impeccable ethics, the ability to think independently; effective at communicating and educating others cross-functionally

• Strong planning, organizational, and execution skills with attention to detail and accuracy in all work performed

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to effectively interacts and communicate inside and outside of the Department

• Ability to multi-task, prioritize, work independently in a fast-paced environment

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:

Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.
Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.
Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
This role requires regular in-office presence, including to engage in in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, client support, mentoring, coaching, and/or feedback. However, this role can perform duties effectively using a combination of in-office and remote work.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

n/a

DISCLAIMER:

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company's overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.