Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Job Location
3595 John Hopkins Court
San Diego, CA 92121
competitive salary, bonus, equity
Job Description

Reporting to the CFO, the Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications will direct and coordinate relations between the company, stockholders, financial institutions, public and news media.  This position will play a key role in developing and executing strategies to help current and potential stake holders understand Sequenom’s strategies, products, initiatives, financial results and potential performance. 



  • Create, implement and oversee communication programs that effectively describe and promote the organization to various stake holders
  • Represent management and serve as central source of disclosable for  investment professionals and media
  • Successfully represent the company in a positive and effective manner, exhibiting behavior consistent with the company values
  • Provide the company  with a wealth of industry and competitor information and perspectives from the investment community to executive management
  • Provide executive management with accurate feedback related to discussions with the investment community and its reaction to the company’s business strategies, published research reports and to special developments within the industry.  Also provide commentary regarding current events within the market that may affect the company’s stock
  • Coordinate “non-deal roadshows” with existing and potential institutional investors
  • Manage the quarterly earnings release process, working closely with the Controller
  • Prepare key messages and presentations used for analysts and investors
  • Support management in preparing for Board meetings
  • Develop investor targeting programs designed to expand shareowner base and perform analyses to monitor shareowners’ investing style and objectives
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, MBA or MS  is highly preferred
  • 7+ years experience in Investors Relations or related discipline
  • 5 years + experience in Life Science and financial markets required
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills in person, on phone, and in writing
  • Ability to interpret, analyze and communicate information to the investment community, and management using advanced business acumen
  • Strong analytical and financial skills
  • Computer fluency – MS Office, databases
  • Ability to travel up to 20%

Sequenom is an EOE - Minority/Female/Disability/Vets

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About Our Organization

As a life sciences company, Sequenom (NASDAQ: SQNM) has a guiding vision:  To enable healthier lives as the premier provider of innovative genetic information with an exceptional customer experience
What makes this vision a reality? Our deep commitment to "Quality of Science." For us, only the highest quality is acceptable. Sequenom team members thrive in a "science first" environment where ideas and innovation are part of daily life. This is your opportunity to work on cutting-edge science that is revolutionizing patient care.

Our innovation-driven culture means life at Sequenom is fast-paced, dynamic, and fun with rewarding benefits and performance rewards. With a clear vision for the future, all employees have the opportunity to make a difference and are encouraged to share new ideas. We foster a collaborative work environment and encourage curiosity at all levels.  Our corporate headquarters is located in the heart of San Diego’s life sciences community, less than a mile from the beach.

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