Alexion Pharmaceuticals Associate Director, Investor Relations in Boston, Massachusetts

Position Summary

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is seeking an Associate Director, Investor Relations (AD/IR), reporting to the Leader, IR (L/IR). The AD/IR will support the initiatives of the L/IR through investor focused research, logistics, and development of materials. The AD/IR will also develop collaborative and productive relationships internally that result in a deep understanding of Alexion and the facts, details and trends that are relevant to the investment community. In addition, the AD/IR will develop strong external relationships with the investment community and be able to successfully communicate financial and strategic information that supports investment decision-making.

Principal Responsibilities

The AD/IR will personally:

  • Support the IR team in developing the content requirements for financial reporting that meets the information needs of the investment community, and assist in its production and timely dissemination

  • Conduct in-depth research into a range of topics, including the writings of sell-side analysts and reporters with regard to Alexion, bio/pharma industry trends and events, and larger market trends/events

  • Support metric-driven targeting of potential new shareholders

  • Monitor the positions of current holders of Alexion shares with regard to both Alexion and peer companies

  • Track sell-side consensus

  • Create content for and attend various investor conferences

  • Manage logistics for IR events

  • Liaise with outside IR resources

  • Establish and maintain effective relations with sell-side analysts

  • Interact with the investment community on behalf of Alexion

  • Establish and maintain relations to other departments and executives within the company to stay abreast of relevant internal information and company or industry development

  • Develop a deep knowledge of the business and understanding of RegFD requirements in order to be fully capable to answer the many questions received from the investment community


  • 7+ years relevant work/finance experience in an IR, corporate communications or finance setting

  • Good familiarity with the bio/pharmaceutical space, though strong candidates from outside the industry will be considered

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, both oral and written

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, exercise judgment and discretion

  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and independence in carrying out multiple tasks, as well as strong critical thinking and problem solving skill

  • Ability to work well with all levels of employees and demonstrate strong teaming and partnering skills

  • Attention to detail and the ability to meet the changing demands of a new, growing department and organization is critical

  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and independence in carrying out multiple tasks.

  • Available to travel approximately 15-20% of the time


  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • Advanced degree in life sciences or finance including Ph.D., M.D., MBA, CPA, or CFA is preferred


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Some opportunities happen only once in a lifetime – like a job where you have the extraordinary opportunity to change lives. At Alexion, such opportunities arise through our unwavering mission to serve patients and families affected by rare diseases. These patients are our guiding star, and we act with integrity, urgency, and discipline because we know their lives are at stake.

Alexion is a multinational biopharmaceutical company with approximately 2,500 dedicated employees serving patients in more than 50 countries through the innovation, development, and commercialization of life-changing therapies. As the global leader in complement biology, Alexion developed and commercializes the first and only approved complement inhibitor to treat patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), and anti-acetylcholine receptor (AchR) antibody-positive generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG). In addition, Alexion has two highly innovative enzyme replacement therapies for patients with life-threatening and ultra-rare metabolic disorders, hypophosphatasia (HPP) and lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D). Our research efforts focus on novel molecules and targets in the complement cascade, and our development efforts focus on our core therapeutic areas of hematology, nephrology, neurology, and metabolic disorders.

Alexion’s aspiration is to be the most rewarding place to work, where people are empowered to make a difference and where diversity of backgrounds and ideas is encouraged. We are looking for talented individuals who share our passion and commitment to change the lives of patients with rare diseases. We hope you will consider joining our team.

As a leading employer in our industry, Alexion is proud to offer a highly competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Alexion, please visit

Alexion is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative action employer