Managing Director, Capital Markets Communications: Healthcare & Life Sciences -- Strategic Communications

New York City, NY, United States

About FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 4,600 employees located in 28 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated $1.81 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2017. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.

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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 the Opportunity
We are currently looking for a Managing Director to join our Capital Markets Communications team in our New York office, working in the Healthcare & Life Sciences sector. The Managing Director will be expected to develop and execute client engagements related to M&A;, IPOs, shareholder activism, among other issue and event-based work, as well as ongoing IR advisory. The individual will work with a team to service and advise clients and will also be a primary client contact for senior level investor relations officers and C-suite executives. The individual will also participate in new business development initiatives including directly pitching engagements as well as networking among potential referral sources. A successful Managing Director will also be confident in an entrepreneurial environment, stay abreast of industry developments, as well as help continually innovate the firm's offerings.

What are we looking for ?
  • BA or BS in Finance from accredited college or university
  • 12 years of relevant experience in the capital markets with a concentration in healthcare & life sciences industries: sell side experience preferred; open to buy side, analyst, agency, banking and investor relations experience, etc.
  • Superior strategic thinking, writing, and presentation skills required

    Preferred Skills:
  • Ability to concisely articulate and competently support a company's equity story.
  • Analytical skills to identify and diagnose key issues, misperceptions and factors impacting a company's valuation as well as the communications solutions to fix/mitigate them.
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills - both in a large group and smaller meetings.
  • Ability to learn new concepts quickly and possess a service-oriented attitude.
  • Strong project management, quantitative and qualitative research skills.
  • Developed ability to multi-task across client programs, firm initiatives and sales opportunities.
  • Ability to recognize, explore and use a broad range of ideas and practices, thinking logically and creatively without influence from personal bias.
  • Capacity to adjust behavior to meet client needs and personalities and to establish positive relationships with a wide variety of individuals both internally and externally.
  • Ability to direct a project from concept to conclusion and manage all levels of employees, including support staff, peers and senior managers.
  • Ability to generate and lead new business development efforts, including direct client pitches and networking with potential referral sources.
  • Effectively lead account teams on complex client communications challenges and actively manage, develop, inspire, and motivate staff to excel.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Proficient skills in PowerPoint and excel

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