Director, Investor Relations

Job Description


With Kohl's focus on evolving to be a world class Omni channel retailer, the Director, Investor Relations will lead the development of our Investor Relations strategies. They will safeguard the company's financial reputation and develop key messaging on financial performance for internal and external stakeholders.


Primary Responsibilities:

* In partnership with Senior Executives, develop a robust IR program and strategy leveraging IR best practices to maximize stock liquidity.

* Continuously assess investor perception to inform strategies and coordinate an investment community schedule of various Investor events, conferences and meetings to maximize confidence in the stock.

* Implement positioning strategies for analyst discussions in preparation for and in reaction to earnings releases, investor events and annual report. Evolve the Company's policy on forward looking statements to include earnings guidance, in partnership with Legal and Media Relations.

* Develop key investment messages regarding financial performance, business conditions, strategies and growth fundamentals. Build strong partnerships with Senior Executives, Legal and PR.

* Advise and train internal partners on financial communications to the investment community; communicate the investment community's view of Kohl's strategy and financial outlook to Senior Executives. Assist the SVP Finance and the CFO in preparing earnings guidance.

* Write quarterly Earnings Releases, Letters to Shareholders, Annual Reports and quarterly conference call scripts. Thoroughly prepare the CEO and the CFO for questions and answers prior to investor meetings. Meet with key management team well in advance to understand quarterly business drivers in preparation for drafting materials.

* Develop investor presentations for road shows, conferences and investor meetings.

* Manage capital markets and media expectations regarding earnings announcements, leadership changes, acquisitions and other critical business events. Provide guidance in managing the sell-side community.

* Monitor and assess changes and trends in the ownership of the stock. Track and report on market conditions, opinions, attitudes and reactions to Kohl's and the retail sector.

* Conduct investor perception study focusing on the company's strategy, capital allocation and structure, management and IR communications strengths and weaknesses as well as investor investment theses to determine if or when an investor day may be appropriate.

* Establishes and maintains the company's disclosure policy and monitors disclosures of competitors to ensure fair relative valuations.

* Ensure compliance with all regulatory guidelines to mitigate company financial risk.

* Collaborate with internal and external partners to provide relevant analytics on market share. Develop on-going rigorous, analytical processes to continually monitor analyst models and reports.

* Develop a strong quantitative analysis of our investor base to continually analyze changes in our shareholder base, as well as in our competitors.



* 7+ years experience in investor relations or finance/accounting, preferably in retail or, alternatively, a consumer-focused industry, with at least 5+ years experience in a multi-billion public company leading an IR function.

* Bachelor's Degree with MBA or equivalent experience.

* Proven track record of success in building trust and respect with C-suite and Senior Leaders