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The Director of Analyst Relations is responsible for helping manage the relationship between Medidata and Industry Analyst researchers, their research and their firms, including Gartner, Forrester, IDC, Everest and others. Analyst Relations (AR) plays a significant role in Medidata’s Industry Strategy team in leveraging Analysts as a “voice of the customer” in strategic planning and decisions, research placement, and Analyst interactions at events, through briefings and inquiries and interactive strategy sessions. The position works with many stakeholders within the business in order to develop and execute Analyst communication strategies and ensure that Medidata is reflected the most positively in the eyes of Analyst influencers.
The very first responsibility is to assume a proactive and positive leadership role for interactions with Industry Analysts.
Manages the process in all AR initiatives and guides them to completion.
Supports the objectives and KPIs for the AR function and works with other members of CSS and marketing to establish techniques for measurement and optimization
The individual also plays a key role in creating and developing annual strategic AR plans for the business and executes key elements of the plan while simultaneously providing guidelines, tools, templates, and role delegation for elements to be executed in the plans.
Performs day to day AR leadership functions and provides guidance to team members among business stakeholders. Helps establish and follows up on the department’s strategic direction, as well as defining priorities and coordinating cross-functional initiatives.
The Director of Analyst Relations is responsible for helping create a business-wide AR strategy that aligns with the goals of all senior leadership team members within the business. This is to ensure that every department in the business is represented and supported effectively to/with Analysts.
In addition, this role regularly assesses the effectiveness of the business’s AR Programs and puts in place measures that will create awareness and momentum as well as test the effectiveness of AR activities in the business.
Growing the capability and identifying other areas of opportunities. It is also the individual’s objective to challenge the status quo of the business and seek out new creative and innovative ways and opportunities for elevating the business’s brand.
In this capacity, this individual also identifies and promotes newsworthy stories and topics of interest on the business’s behalf ahead of the curve, which establishes the business as thought leader, increasing the business’s popularity with the audience.
The AR Director is also tasked with building relationships with appropriate members of the leadership team and other key stakeholders, also contributing messaging for topics including policy, culture, initiatives and other areas of strategic corporate significance as directed by executive leaders.
The AR Director works directly with executives and business leaders to identify needs, objectives and strategies to create effective and meaningful Analyst Interactions, through briefings\
, inquiries, analyst and industry events, and strategy sessions.
Expected to play an integrated role both within the global CSS team and the business functions (stakeholders). This role is highly collaborative and works cross-functionally with numerous departments of the business.
Proactively partners with other leaders in the business and key stakeholders in the development of the Analyst initiatives and interactions aimed at positively impacting the business and its brand
Your Education & Experience:
Requires a minimum of 8 years of experience on an AR team for a medium or large organization in the technology space.
Bachelor’s degree required; preferably in business, IT, journalism, communications, public relations or marketing. A Master’s degree is a plus.
Experience in writing for a variety of different audiences .
Prior management of complex projects and advising senior managers.
Understanding the life sciences industry is a plus.
Medidata requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to provide documentation of full vaccination, unless qualified for an accommodation as determined by Medidata, consistent with applicable law. Although accommodation requests will be considered (and granted where appropriate/possible), it may be determined that a candidate is unable to adequately perform the essential functions of the position without imposing an undue hardship on Medidata due to customer requirements, staffing needs, or other business reasons.
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