Tesla hires investor relations manager as part of efforts to expand IR team
It looks like Tesla is expanding its investor relations team. According to the company’s recent job postings, Tesla is actively seeking to hire an investor relations manager. The Jobs was pointed out by IR Chief Martin Viecha on Twitter.
Tesla’s ideal candidate for its Investor Relations Manager should be an excellent communicator with experience in the automotive, financial or commodities industry. The Head of Investor Relations will also report directly to the Vice President of Investor Relations.
Tesla gave an idea of the responsibilities of an IR manager. Here are the duties associated with the position.
- Daily communication with investors and analysts
- Updated presentations for investors and board
- Organize Tesla factory tours in the United States, Europe and China
- Meet investors through non-deal roadshows
- Presentation at investor conferences
- Data analysis
- Event planning
- Maintain internal databases
The electric vehicle maker also listed some of its expectations for candidates for its position as head of investor relations.
- Exceptional communication and presentation skills
- Minimum 10 years of professional experience
- Experience spanning automotive or technology or commodities/mining is required
- Equity investment (sell-side or buy-side)
- Based in the Bay Area
- Some travel to other Tesla locations
- Understanding of financial accounting, battery technology, autopilot technology, raw materials, manufacturing and competitive landscape
While Tesla has yet to relaunch its public relations department, the company’s investor relations team appears to be becoming more proactive. This was evidenced by the active participation of IR Manager Martin Viecha in several key events in recent times. Last month, Viecha met with teams from several finance companies for a tour of Gigafactory Berlin. Analysts who wrote later on the tour came across as very optimistic about Tesla’s future.
Viecha also spoke at an invitation-only Goldman Sachs conference, where he discussed Tesla’s plans for widespread “supervised” FSD release by the end of the year. He also hinted at Tesla’s affordable vehicle, or at least one that looks quite different from the futuristic Robotaxi that Elon Musk previously mentioned.
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