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Sustainability and Investor Relations Manager

Date: Nov 12, 2021

Location: Bonita Springs, Florida, United States

Company: Herc Rentals

Req #: 36121

Herc Rentals Inc. is a premier, full-service equipment rental firm – providing our customers the equipment, services and solutions they need to achieve optimal performance safely, efficiently and effectively. A pioneer of the equipment rental industry, Herc Rentals continues to evolve and grow through technological innovations, expanded product offerings and value-added services and consultative solutions to support its customers’ projects. 

 

With more than 55 years of equipment rental expertise, approximately 5,100 employees and approximately 295 company-operated locations across North America, Herc Rentals serves a broad range of end markets, including construction; industrial operations, refineries and petrochemical operations; governmental entities and contractors; disaster recovery and remediation; infrastructure; railroad operations; utilities; film, television, live entertainment and special event production; agricultural operations; and facilities management..

 

 

Job Description

A key to our enduring success is our sincere and thorough effort to do the right thing for our customers, employees, communities, investors, and the environment. This position will help Herc Rentals advance its sustainability and investor relations initiatives. 
The Manager, Sustainability & Investor Relations will be based in Bonita Springs, FL and will help support the company’s strategic objectives related to reporting on the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) programs and its investor relations initiatives. This newly formed position requires a basic understanding of financial markets, financial analysis, ESG and sustainability concepts, communications frameworks, and an ability to manage data and work cross functionally.
 

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of this position will include but not be limited to the following activities:

 

Sustainability

  • Manages tracking and reporting of key performance indicators related to all ESG matters, including but not limited to climate change, diversity and inclusion, governance, and environmental sustainability priorities. 
  • Collects and maintains sustainability/ESG data.
  • Supports the writing, design, and overall development of the company’s Sustainability/ESG reporting, sustainability rating and reporting agencies/frameworks, individual customer reporting requirements, and our annual company sustainability report and website content.
  • Tracks and keep abreast of global regulatory developments and changes to reporting standards and best in class corporate behavior
  • Monitors the sustainability rating agencies’ assessments and benchmarking of the company to enhance disclosures and provide recommendations on the frameworks and reporting methods the company should pursue.
  • Tracks and coordinates responses to sustainability requests from investors, retail customers, and regulators.
  • Assists in the planning and development of ESG information on the corporate website and internal intranet
  • Ad hoc projects and assigned duties as necessary.

 

Investor Relations

  • Manages the company’s investor relations programs deliverables and supports interactions with investors
  • Works with other corporate departments in the collection of data, analysis, writing, and production of investor relations deliverables 
  • Develops a thorough understanding of the company by partnering with finance functional areas (including external reporting, financial planning and analysis, and treasury) to understand drivers of financial results and the financial planning process, and with field operations and strategic sales and pricing to understand the company’s strategy, businesses, regulatory and competitive landscape.
  • Creates routine analyses and reports such as targeting reports, comparative financial and stock price performance, and analysis of share ownership vrsus institutional targeting.
  • Supports the IRO regarding ongoing program requirements and special projects:
  • Oversees the capital markets database and intelligence system that supports the investor relations program’s targeting and tracking.
  • Tracks changes in analyst estimates on Bloomberg and FactSet and through issuance of new sell-side reports.
  • Attends and supports investor meetings.
  • Develops and maintains IR and Sustainability website content.
     

Professional Experience

Minimum of three to five years of experience in sustainability, financial analysis, and/or portfolio management
Understanding of financial markets and financial analysis
Candidate must have analytic problem-solving skills with an understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
General understanding of environmental, social and governance (ESG) concepts, with a passion for sustainability
Familiarity with key reporting frameworks (GRI, SASB) and leading ESG rating platforms (MSCI, Sustainalytics, ISS, Eco Vadis)

Educational Background

Bachelor’s degree required within a business or technical field (Finance, Economics, Sustainability or Accounting, preferred)

Conditions of Employment

CFA certification candidacy would be added plus
GRI or SASB Certification would be ideal, but not necessary

Skills

  • Ability to manage multiple internal and external relationships
  • Ability to quickly pick up expertise in working in business intelligence, data and third-party systems
  • Ability to work independently as well as with cross-functional teams
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal characteristics, reputation, and team orientation
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including a positive ‘can do’ attitude and friendly demeanor
  • The candidate must have the ability to efficiently handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, adapt to shifting priorities, and be very detail-oriented
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office software, particularly PowerPoint and Excel

 

Our long-term strategy underscores the understanding that our success depends on the dedication and capability of our team members. We are focused on attracting, retaining and empowering talented and dedicated people to build the best team in the equipment rental industry. We also seek to build a team that reflects the variety of people, cultures and communities we interact with every day and to create an inclusive, productive environment in which all team members feel valued and respected.

 

Herc Rentals provides an excellent compensation and benefits package, which includes a competitive salary, retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive medical, dental, vision care, life insurance coverage, paid vacation and holidays. 

 

Herc does not discriminate in employment based on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, disability, nationals origin, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, political affiliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

 

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