Director Investor Relations


This is a unique and exciting time to join Express. Since launching our EXPRESSway Forward strategy in 2020, we have been steadily advancing a transformation from being known as a store in the mall to a brand with a purpose, powered by a styling community. We believe that clothes can serve a higher purpose to make people look the way they want to look and feel the way they want to feel, and our Express brand purpose - We Create Confidence & Inspire Self-Expression - speaks to the role our brand can play in their lives. In 2021, we introduced our innovative Community Commerce program, inviting brand fans and style enthusiasts to take their passion for fashion to the next level by working with us.

Today, we are building, activating and amplifying the Express styling community, and we invite you to join us. Our culture is defined by three values - Express Yourself, Express Together, Express Success - and every associate at every level in every department is an important part of our transformation and our future.

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*Remote eligible with 4-6 weeks of total annual travel to Columbus, OH

The Director Investor Relations along with the Vice President Investor Relations drives the development and execution of a thoughtful and responsive IR strategy and investor communication materials that articulate the Company's vision, goals and messages to the investment community and financial press. This position is a thought partner to the CEO, CFO, President & COO who continually strives to advance the investor story. S/he must develop a deep understanding of the Company's business model, strategy, and performance in order to ensure clarity and alignment of strategic and financial messaging. A natural inclination towards partnership and collaboration is essential to success in this position.

  • Assist the VP in creating a best-in-class investor relations strategy and plan for the Company to attract the optimal mix of analysts and investors in the institutional and retail communities
  • Lead development of quarterly Earnings content and materials (script, presentation, press release, Q&A)
  • Create and maintain all investor community information and presentation materials
  • Collaborate closely with Corporate Communications to ensure consistent messaging on branding, strategy and format
  • Manage communications with investment community; develop and nurture trusted, respectful relationships
  • Master the Company's vision, strategy, and narrative in order to effectively convey the message to relevant stakeholders
  • Oversee and coordinate investor events, conferences and roadshows
  • Review and summarize sell-side research reports and consensus estimates
  • Gather analyze, and summarize information on stock ownership, changes in shareholder mix, investor opinions and analyst perceptions
  • Create and execute a robust investor targeting program to increase the Company's institutional shareholder base in a manner consistent with its strategy
  • Build competitive intelligence on specialty retail industry and peer set and create/maintain tracking documents and key metrics
  • Maintain Investor Relations website to ensure messaging is accurate and current
  • Partner with Chief Legal Counsel to develop and execute disclosure policies and practices

Required Experience & Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business required
  • Masters or advanced degree preferred
  • 8+ years of investor relations experience with a public company and/or investor relations consulting firm ; prior Specialty Retail experience highly preferred

Critical Skills & Attributes:
  • Skilled Investor Relations lead at a public company or consulting firm
  • Proven track record developing or leading a best-in-class investor relations program
  • Proven success elevating analyst coverage
  • Demonstrated financial literacy and deep understanding of financial markets and models
  • Excellent writing skills, both technical and narrative
  • Superb attention to detail and accuracy with both words and numbers
  • Impeccable integrity and judgement
  • Collaborative work style and strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative abilities
  • Clear, articulate and persuasive communicator
  • Ability to pull together multiple types of information and data points and craft a clear, cohesive narrative
  • Ability to build and maintain trusted, mutually respectful relationships
  • Outstanding work ethic and player/coach mentality
  • Comfortable managing multiple priorities under pressure
  • Ability to solicit and accept constructive feedback and alternative points of view


As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class. Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.

Notification to Agencies: Please note that Express does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.