Alaska Airlines Director Investor Relations in Seattle, Washington

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job ID: 29478

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Location: Seattle, WA

Job Title: Director Investor Relations


Managing Director, Financial Planning & Analysis and Investor Relations


Alaska Airlines is one of the most respected names in aviation and flies throughout its namesake state and the Lower 48, as well as to Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica and Cuba. Our roots date to 1932 and are symbolized by the Alaska Native painted on the tails of our aircraft. Guided by what we call the "Alaska Spirit", we pride ourselves on providing a lifeline to remote communities while delivering renowned service to everyone we fly. This commitment has brought us national and international recognition. We've been honored with a variety of awards by readers of Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today and others. Alaska, with Virgin America, is the premier airline for people on the West Coast, and together with its sister carrier Horizon Air, flies to more than 118 destinations. The two airlines are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE:ALK) with annual revenues exceeding $7 billion. .


Role Summary The Director of Investor Relations contributes to Alaska's success by developing the strategic and tactical elements of the company's investor relations (IR) program. This role is the first line of communication between the investment community and our company and is responsible for effectively communicating the company's strategy, growth opportunities, and business initiatives in a way that creates clarity, consistency and widespread understanding among investors and analysts and ultimately achieves a fair relative stock value.

Scope & Complexity

  • This position directs investor relations activities for Alaska Air Group (AAG) and its subsidiaries.

Key Duties Strategic leadership

  • Leads the collection, analysis, and presentation of feedback to the company of investors and analyst perceptions and opinions.

  • Keeps leadership abreast of analyst estimates and ratings, and provides a read on their sentiment.

  • Works with the MD of IR to update senior leadership and board on relative stock movement, fair valuation, and periodic brokerage security analysts' positions and summaries, relative stock price movements, and periodic ownership analysis.

  • Assists the MD of IR in developing the IR strategy, operating plan, budget, and the detailed execution of the IR operating plan. Investor relations strategy, plan, and execution

  • Educates and updates investors and analysts on the current state of the company, financial metrics, comparisons with other airlines, other industrial companies, and S&P; 500.

  • Prepares and updates investor presentation materials to accurately reflect the business outlook and to share Alaska's story effectively.

  • Manages quarterly earnings conference calls, including the script, messaging themes, and Q&A; preparation.

  • Prepares presentations for the Board and senior management on IR strategy, progress, impact, investor activity, etc.

  • Coordinates annual investor day logistics and planning and works with the MD of IR to distill key themes and to develop the content for investor day presentation.

  • Works with stock analysts and others to arrange meetings with targeted, potential and existing investors and uses statistical targeting to identify good-fit institutional investors.

  • Provides investors access to senior management through industry conferences, road shows, conference calls, and corporate meetings.

  • Maintains database of investor meetings, targets, and notes from meetings to better manage relationships.

  • Remains actively involved in the preparation and review of earnings press releases and SEC documents.

  • Works closely with key finance and business leaders to develop financial and business metrics that communicate a strong financial story to Wall Street.

  • Maintains up-to-date distribution lists to ensure analysts, investors, and targeted investors receive company information in a timely manner.

  • Maintains the IR website and keep its content updated.

  • Works with the MD of IR to develop content of presentations at the Annual Shareholder Meeting.

  • Eagerly assists investors and analysts by responding quickly to inquiries and remaining knowledgeable of the company's strategy, financial information, history, guidance, and operations.

Other duties

  • Membership on the Company's Disclosure Committee for SEC documents.

  • Emergency Response corporate communications representative with a seat at the Emergency Command Center - responsible for relaying pertinent information to the corporate communications team during an emergency situation.

  • Performs other duties as needed.

Job-Specific Skills Required

  • A minimum of 6 years of investor relations experience or experience in a financial generalist role (e.g., FP&A;, treasury or financial reporting).

  • Outstanding financial and investment analysis skills.

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, with proven presentation ability.

  • Exceptional story-boarding ability and PowerPoint skills to translate messages into compelling presentations.

  • A clear and thorough understanding of the financial modeling techniques used by security analysts to project a company's operating and financial performance and the resulting value for its stock.

  • Ability to speak articulately and think quickly when fielding questions in a public setting and to create powerful presentations.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, and an outstanding ability to communicate using these skills.

  • An energetic, efficient, and resourceful team player and individual contributor.

  • A person with strong desire to learn more.

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


  • Investor relations or experience in the investment community (sell-side analyst).

  • Airline industry experience.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

  • Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.

  • A Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree is required.

  • A Master's degree / CFA is preferred.


The location for this position is in Seattle, Washington


For eligible employees, our company offers a unique total rewards package that few companies can match, including insurance coverage for medical, dental and vision care, 401(k) retirement savings plans, monthly and annual incentive bonus plans, time off and a generous employee travel program. Each day, we are guided by our core values of Professionalism, Caring, Resourcefulness, Integrity and Alaska Spirit at work and in our communities. Alaska Airlines also fosters a diverse and inclusive culture and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. .


Please apply on or before: May 24, 2017.

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