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Analyst, Investor Relations

  4 embarcadero center, San Francisco

Overview

Digital Realty supports the data center, colocation and interconnection strategies of customers across the Americas, EMEA and APAC, ranging from cloud and information technology services, communications and social networking to financial services, manufacturing, energy, healthcare and consumer products.  

 

Now is the time to join Digital Realty and be part of the world’s trusted foundation powering digital ambitions to our customers, prospects and partners. Digital Realty’s heritage is understanding a customer’s local to global data center needs to address mixed workloads and densities. Enterprises are adapting IT strategies on-the-fly to meet rapidly evolving demands. As data creation and consumption are increasing, so are the tools, clouds, networks and resources needed to support it. This data gravity effect can lead to global workflow management that isn’t consistent across deployments, only compounding the complexities. As one of the world’s largest data center companies, we offer colocation and scale offerings combined best in class connectivity, cloud and data centric solutions. Digital Realty is seeking motivated and imaginative professionals to grow our Enterprise business. 

 

Position: Analyst, Investor Relations

Hiring Locations: Open to hiring in San Francisco, Dallas or Austin

 

Opportunity Snapshot

As Analyst, Investor Relations, you’ll have a unique opportunity to play an important role in crafting our message and interfacing directly with the institutional investor community. If you’re looking for a highly visible position on a well-regarded team within a leading company in an exciting growth industry, this could be the right opportunity for you! 

 

The Requirements

The ideal candidate role will have:  

  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in either Finance, Accounting, Economics, or Mechanical or Electrical Engineering. An advanced degree (MBA, CFA, etc.) would be a plus. 
  • An in-depth understanding of and familiarity with commonly-used finance concepts and practices is a prerequisite. 
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, in addition to strong interpersonal, analytical and financial data modeling skills. 
  • A high level of proficiency with the finance-related application tools of the IR trade, specifically including Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Bloomberg, FactSet, Ipreo, Refinitiv, Virtua and Workiva. 
  • A minimum of 5-7 years of financial analysis experience involved in the investment decision-making process. 
  • Established relationships with key vendors including Broadridge, ISS, NYSE, MultiVu, PR Newswire and Q4. 
  • A proven track record of excellent customer service. 
  • A great attitude, a strong work ethic, and a consummately professional demeanor. 
  • Demonstrated ability to translate complex financial data and concepts into easily digestible messaging. 
  • The ability to work with cross-functional teams, prioritize assignments, multi-task, work independently as needed, and meet tight deadlines in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. 
  • Digital Realty cares about the health and safety of its workforce, customers, and vendors. Except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation, Digital Realty requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated by their start date as a condition of employment. 

 

The Role

This is an individual contributor role reporting directly to the Vice President, Investor Relations. You will be intimately involved in the quarterly financial reporting process and development of investor communication collateral materials, with primary responsibility for managing all press release publication and distribution. You will also work closely with senior management and the IR team to gain mindshare with the sell-side and expand the buy-side shareholder base. You will help coordinate a number of top-tier corporate access events, including a periodic investor day as well as a series of investor meetings and conferences, property tours, and non-deal road shows. Your key objectives will be to:

  • Help lead a best-in-class Investor Relations program in support of corporate and departmental goals. 
  • Help drive stock price outperformance relative to the REIT industry benchmark through effective communication of the company’s strategy and open, honest and transparent communication of the company’s quarterly financial results. 

Some of your specific responsibilities will include:  

  • Providing critical support to the quarterly earnings reporting process, with primary ownership of the earnings release, Q&A document and key messaging points. 
  • Shepherding approximately 50 press releases per year through the publication process, including a combination of drafting, editing, routing for comments and approval, and distributing over the relevant newswires. 
  • Organizing, coordinating and prepping senior management for approximately 20 investor conferences, 25 site visits and 25 property tours annually. 
  • Planning and delivering highly successful investor events. 
  • Driving greater mindshare within the sell-side equity research analyst community. 
  • Building relationships with the firm’s leading institutional investors to facilitate the effective communication of financial results and company strategy, enhance management and corporate credibility and continue to expand the shareholder base. 
  • Functioning as a brand ambassador with the investment community. 
  • Building a deep reservoir of internal capital to facilitate collaboration across functional groups to leverage the limited IR team resources to effectively advance the investor outreach function. 
  • Maintaining primary ownership of a +$1 million budget, including performing contract negotiations with key vendors, projecting and tracking annual expenditures, identifying cost-saving opportunities and ensuring annual spend remains within budget. 
  • Designing, managing, maintaining and updating the IR website. 
  • Supporting the firm’s frequent capital-raising activities and episodic M&A transactions. 
  • Relentlessly pursuing continuous workflow improvement to streamline processes and minimize the risk of human error. 
  • Developing deep subject matter expertise on the data center sector and the broader REIT industry as well as company-specific financial results, outlook and strategy. 
  • Performing peer group competitive analysis to inform strategic direction input. 
  • Investing time and effort into continuing education. 
  • Refining email distribution lists to enhance the targeting of communications and the effectiveness of the investor outreach function. 
  • Compiling a list of frequently asked questions and developing effective responses. 
  • Producing a data center industry primer. 
  • Continuing to evolve and enhance the company’s industry-leading financial disclosure practices. 

 Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

 

 

Digital Realty: Where the cloud lives and business thrives

We built the global standard for technical real estate, developing a unique capability to acquire, manage, and scale data center campuses. Now, Digital Realty is building a unique ecosystem of open solutions that power customer growth through exceptional service on a foundation of unrivaled data center expertise. The new Digital Realty combines unparalleled data center services, carrier-dense interconnection, real estate acumen, and financial strength to create unique power of choice and value when and where our customers need it.

 

Our Mission

To provide our customers with the trusted foundation for the digital world

 

Our Vision

To build a network of connected campuses and internet gateways that become the heart of the internet and cloud, powering growth and prosperity for customers, employees and shareholders.

 

Our Values

Guide our decisions and actions every day—above all else, we value customers, excellence, talent, teamwork and success.

 

About Digital Realty

Digital Realty supports the world's leading enterprises and service providers by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation, and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, the company's global data center platform, provides customers a trusted foundation and proven Pervasive Datacenter Architecture (PDx™) solution methodology for scaling digital business and efficiently managing Data Gravity challenges. Digital Realty's global data center footprint gives customers access to the connected communities that matter to them with over 280 facilities in 49 metros across 25 countries on six continents. For more information, please visit digitalrealty.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter

 

 

Disclaimer:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Digital Realty Trust is committed to employing a diverse workforce. We value and actively seek to recruit, develop and retain people with backgrounds, experiences and perspectives that reflect the full diversity of our society,.

Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.

Digital Realty offers a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions.

Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to any employee of Digital Realty and its subsidiaries. Digital Realty is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited referrals.

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