Director of Investor Relations

With headquarters in Toronto, ON, and offices in both B.C. and around the globe, Namaste Technologies is a leading online platform for cannabis products, accessories, and responsible education. The company’s ‘everything cannabis store’, CannMart.com, provides customers with a diverse selection of hand-picked products from a multitude of federally-licensed cultivators, all on one convenient site. Namaste’s global technology and continuous innovation address local needs in a burgeoning cannabis industry requiring smart solutions.

The Company is looking to expand its executive team while internalizing a critical role in investor relations. The ideal candidate will be able to develop an IR strategy and integrate it into the Company’s ongoing developments, milestones, and related news releases. Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Investor Relations will regularly converse with the investment community, analyze company and peer financial and operational performance, create investor materials such as presentations, quarterly financial results press releases and oversee the IR website; coordinate investor meetings and quarterly investor calls, coordinate the AGM, and provide insight to the Executive Management Team regarding the market’s view of the company and the industry. 

The role works with all levels of stakeholders to ensure all market facing communications are in line with corporate policies and consistent with company messaging and overall business strategy.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and help prepare the quarterly results process including material preparation and logistics
  • Design and implement a plan to internalize all IR functions
  • Maintain all relevant investor information on the website. For example, posting of news releases and distributing them to the email subscriber list
  • Own the IR calendar
  • Create messaging around the company’s operational and financial performance, including primary responsibility for investor presentations 
  • Target and build sell side analyst coverage
  • Work with multiple stakeholders across the Company to gather information about business operations and future plans
  • Build and maintain investor database
  • Accompany senior management to investor conferences, non-deal roadshows, in-house investor meetings, annual meetings, and analyst days (post COVID-19 travel restrictions of course)
  • Provide market feedback to management 
  • Coordinate SEDAR and other necessary regulatory filings with the legal team (internal and external)
  • Generate and execute on ideas to improve regular reporting of internal and external metrics to management 
  • Monitor and report on metrics of competitors or comparable companies
  • Work with the senior leadership team (“SLT”) to manage forecasting and investor expectations to ensure that they are in-line with the Company’s planned growth
  • Develop and manage IR budget
  • Develop goals and metrics to define program success
  • Ensure all communications have a consistent tone and voice aligned with the company’s objectives and priorities

Qualifications:

  • Seasoned IR professional (5 years+ IR experience) with a proven track record of liaising with the investment community
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing, communications, business and/or related area
  • Industry experience an added benefit
  • Ability to work collaboratively with senior executives and multiple stakeholders across a global organization
  • Significant experience in Finance/Accounting, Business, or Corporate Communication
  • Experience in capital markets (buy side, sell side, investment banking or IR) 
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple way
  • Track record of building credibility with market or industry participants
  • Experience with financial platforms/CRMs such as Bloomberg, IHS Markit, IRWIN
  • Energetic, solution-oriented, creative thinker with a proven ability to motivate others, including team members who are not direct reports
  • Strong planning and project management skills with the ability to work well under pressure 
  • CIRI Membership and track record of industry association engagement

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

At Namaste Technologies, you get to work with amazing, passionate colleagues on innovative technology. In an international work environment, we offer you the chance to be challenged, make an impact, work flexibly, and be part of a team.

  • Challenge

    Working with advanced technology means there is always a chance to learn problem-solving skills. We have developed strong solutions to help medical patients get access to cannabis, and we love to think creatively on ways to make it even better.

  • Impact

    Although we are constantly growing, we still act like a small company where everyone’s voice is heard and you have the opportunity to implement new ideas. Whether you’re working in a product, marketing, or information technology role, you have a chance to make an impact, starting from day one.

  • Flexibility

    Whether you’re a parent or a professional hockey player (we have both on our team), we believe that work should fit into your life and leave energy for the things you love. We offer flexible work arrangements to help you manage your workload.

  • Team Feeling

    We are a diverse team with a variety of nationalities, perspectives, and skills. We truly like working with each other and having fun together. We try to meet each other at least twice a year for international, off-site team building.

We are a team of passionate individuals working together for the same goal - to bring medical cannabis to the world. Even though we’re no longer a start-up, it’s important to us that we preserve that part of our culture - the part where everyone’s contribution makes an impact on the final result, and where we are all accountable and work creatively and collaboratively to problem-solve. Most importantly, as we grow, it’s important to us to maintain high levels of energy, passion, and drive.

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