The Investor Relations Manager will deliver our strategic objective to increase investment in the UK’s innovative life sciences and biotech sector.

The role is our first in investor relations and an exciting opportunity for an ambitious self-starter to make a significant impact. The holder will develop and deliver a comprehensive programme of work including direct engagement with key investors, events, online content production and media activity.  

In doing so, you will be helping deliver the next generation of medicines and other biology-driven technologies to solve global challenges, from disease to hunger, to climate change. You will be at the heart of a world-leading industry that will drive the global economy in the 21st century.  

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategy

  • Map the investment community to identify the right investors to target and develop a strategy for engaging with them
  • Use matrix management to deliver the strategy through joined-up BIA activities across policy, events and communications
  • Work with civil servants to link government and BIA activities
  • Support BIA member groups as required
  • Working with the Head of Policy and Public Affairs, support the development of new policy initiatives to increase investment in life sciences

Events

  • Deliver a programme of BIA events that raise investors’ understanding and interest in the sector and provide networking opportunities for BIA members with investors
  • Lead on the BIA’s co-organised events with strategic partners, such as the Office for Life Sciences, Department for International Trade and Office for Investment, the London Stock Exchange, MedCity, and others

Communications

  • Develop online (website and social media) content to make the BIA the go-to organisation for domestic and foreign investors wanting to understand and connect with the UK life sciences and biotech sector
  • Working with BIA colleagues and external data providers, support the production of authoritative and impactful reports to promote investment in and understanding of the sector

As a small organisation, flexibility is a key value all team members need to work toward. As such the above duties and responsibilities are subject to change as informed by needs of the team, organisation and changes in the external environment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Strong interest in and good understanding of the finance and/or life sciences sectors
  • Proven project management skills to drive projects through from conception to output
  • Excellent written skills with an ability to grasp complex issues quickly and how to distil these for a variety of external audiences
  • Collaborative team player who is flexible to changing business needs and supports colleagues effectively
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrative ability to develop good working relationships with a range of stakeholders
  • Ability to represent the BIA and its members in person and through oral and written communication

Desirable

  • Investor relations experience
  • Event management experience
  • Understanding of how financial issues link with wider sector issues (e.g. healthcare, innovation, science and the business environment)

APPLICATION PROCESS

If you are interested in applying for the position, please can you submit your CV and a cover letter outlining why you feel you are suitable for the role, including your current salary and salary expectations.

Applications should be submitted to Riana Potamitis by email [email protected] before Friday 18th November 2022.

Salary: £35-40,000 per annum – subject to experience

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Membership Management

Working with Membership to:

  • Plan and oversee the monthly membership renewals processes – reminders, invoicing, follow up and subsequent reporting requirements
  • Deliver an efficient and timely onboarding and engagement process for new members, providing new membership packs, log on details, and collecting relevant info from membership organisations
  • Develop and produce regular membership reports for senior management and BIA Board
  • Record relevant consent from new members for the BIA business solutions programme, assisting with identification and roll out to potential members of the programme
  • Work with wider membership team and credit control to identify and overcome any invoicing issues regarding membership and with the finance department to ensure accuracy of membership data and financial reporting
  • Respond to existing member enquiries, coordinating with colleagues as necessary and ensuring appropriate and timely responses
  • Remain fully up to date with BIA activities and initiatives and evaluate the relevance for members

CRM/CMS Management

Working across the organisation to:

  • Be an expert user of the BIA’s CRM (Microsoft Dynamics) and the CMS where relevant.  Ensure records are updated, all member records are accurate, up to date, and obtained/recorded in accordance with current data protection regulations
  • Act as advisor for scoping and implementation of development work with suppliers of CRM and CMS to increase member benefit.
  • As required lead on development projects of CRM, providing supporting role for CMS developments that feed into CRM
  • Assist with development and curation of CRM data to maximise target pipeline
  • Work across BIA teams to develop use of CRM to track key member engagement
  • Assist with exporting of membership lists, data and reports in various formats
  • Assist with management of mailing lists for impactful campaigns

Membership Intelligence and Outreach

Working with Marketing and Membership to:

  • Initiate new tactics and best practices to identify, recruit, and retain prospective members
  • Export membership lists, data and reports in various formats
  • Scope and manage mailing lists for impactful campaigns
  • Establish annual goals and metrics to evaluate membership acquisition and engagement
  • Support new member recruitment activities within the wider Business Development and Membership Services team as agreed

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Delegate requirements

  • Experience of managing membership databases and interlinking online functionality
  • Experience of scoping online projects and working with selected suppliers to deliver to time and to budget
  • Experience of managing system issues through to resolution with external suppliers
  • Excellent oral and written communications
  • Experience in using all standard Microsoft programmes is essential
  • A self-starter who can work independently and as part of a team
  • Attention to detail essential
  • Able to demonstrate an analytic approach to data

Education and work experience

  • Degree level education or equivalent
  • 5 years’ experience of database management/CRM, ideally within a membership organisation, NFP or trade association

Desirable

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics CRM
  • A strong understanding of running a Corporate Membership scheme
  • An interest in Life Sciences and/or willingness to learn about the sector

To apply, please send both a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role and your CV to Riana Potamitis.

Salary: £25-30,000 per annum - subject to experience

MAIN PURPOSES OF THIS JOB

Content Marketing and SEO Executive will assist in the implementation of the BIA’s marketing strategy by delivering engaging content across digital communication channels to attract new and engage existing audiences.

Reporting to the Head of Marketing and Membership Communications, the post holder will support creation, curation and repurposing of the brand, sector and member-specific content and monitor its effectiveness to gain audience insight and help BIA maximise its reach and impact.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your skillset with a dynamic trade association and help drive brand awareness through compelling digital content and marketing campaigns.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This is a new role which will report to the Head of Marketing and Membership Communications.

  • Support development and implementation of the content marketing plan as part of the BIA’s marketing strategy
  • Author engaging content for the BIA websites and digital channels, monitoring consistency of brand tone of voice and style guidelines
  • Using SEO knowledge, ensure content is optimised for search and in line with the key audiences’ interests/topics to deepen rankings and BIA’s digital footprint
  • Maximise outreach by promoting content on social media channels, utilising the trends and developments that support increased engagement in online content
  • Manage Google Analytics and content management system, monitoring online performance and KPIs
  • Analyse website performance (rankings, traffic and on-page engagement) to identify opportunities to improve online user journeys and improve website engagement
  • Identify media opportunities and draft news articles, statements and press releases that appeal to national and regional media to ensure the best possible distribution opportunities
  • Develop media lists, create coverage reports (social, online and print) and build relationships with key editors, journalists, content contributors/collaborators
  • Collate sector and member news for dissemination through BIA channels (via Marketing team) and feed into the Content team where appropriate. Where required assist and collaborate with the marketing and content teams to deliver cross-channel, integrated campaigns, in line with the marketing strategy

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • A confident self-starter with an ability to grasp complex issues quickly and how to distil these for a variety of external audiences
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a variety of stakeholders
  • Attention to detail and ‘can do’ attitude
  • Great copywriting and experience of web content management systems (CMS) Degree or equivalent

Desirable

  • Previous experience of SEO and Google Analytics Previous academic or work experience in life sciences or healthcare
  • Experience of working with journalists across print, broadcast and online media to deliver impactful media coverage

To apply, please send both a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role and your CV to Riana Potamitis. The deadline is Friday 23rd December 2022 at 5pm.


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