About the team
Investor Relations (“IR”) is a small but highly visible team. Our priorities include: driving accurate valuation of Zillow Group, creating an effective two-way dialogue between institutional investors and management, and supporting long-term shareholder value creation, working with our CEO, CFO and other executive management. Together, the investor relations team focuses on ensuring investors have sufficient information to accurately build a valuation model to help them evaluate investing in our company. A primary goal of the IR team is to attract a strategic and diverse shareholder base aligned with our long-term vision, strategy, and objectives. We work closely with several other matrixed organizational functions to achieve our goals, including Finance, Corporate Communications, and Legal
About the role
We are looking for a VP of Investor Relations to drive the strategic development, management and execution of long-term partnerships with shareholders, prospective investors and analysts. This role is a highly influential and visible position both internally and externally. As a functional team leader, this role makes high-impact contributions to the business, leadership and our culture of innovation.
This is an incredible time to join Zillow Group. The company is in the midst of an exciting transformation, expanding from a pure lead-generation media model to one that facilitates real estate transactions, including buying and selling homes through Zillow Offers, originating mortgages through Zillow Home Loans, and broadening into a range of adjacent services. This transformation has attracted the Company’s founder Rich Barton (founder of Expedia; co-founder of Glassdoor) back as CEO and we are in the process of integrating our portfolio of existing and new businesses to deliver consumers a seamless, integrated experience. This expansion dramatically increases Zillow Group’s market opportunity from $18.8 billion in annual real estate-related advertising to $1.8 trillion in real estate transactions. And, we’re planning to grow revenues from $1.3 billion in 2018 to more than $22 billion in three to five years. Active engagement and communications with our shareholders and investment community is more important than ever. If you are an experienced leader, excited by change and transformation and the opportunity to help a household name brand evolve its business model while continuing to create long-term shareholder value, please keep reading...
Lead a global investor relations (IR) program and team that connects to strategy and mission and drives execution of IR philosophy, operations and tactics and working closely with our CEO, CFO, CCRO and operating unit management.
Serve as primary point of contact to the investment community. Articulate key business results, insights and strategies.
Represent Zillow Group in formal and informal investment analyst and asset manager interactions.
Establish and maintain essential relationships with institutional investors (both potential and existing shareholders of Zillow Group), sell-side research analysts and NASDAQ.
Speak on behalf of the company at investment conferences, investor institutions, and individual meetings. Facilitate and participate in non-deal roadshows with Zillow management.
Collaborate in creating and reviewing external messages and ensure that all company communications are consistent with those presented to the investment community.
Monitor investor sentiment and relay key takeaways from investor interactions and shareholder activity to our executive team. Facilitate communication across the organization regarding Zillow Group’s relative position and perception in/by the capital markets.
Build investor materials including: conference call scripts, press releases, talking points, quarterly earnings presentations, investor presentations and other content.
Lead all strategic processes related to quarterly earnings reporting, working with finance, legal, communications and operating teams.
Handle sustainability activity and marketing reporting to shareholders/prospective investors.
Look around corners for potential issues and continuously identify and formulate strategies to make improvements to the IR program.
Build and maintain critical internal relationships with the product and functional leadership, and key contributors to value creation in the organization.
Establish expertise regarding competitors and industry developments, including benchmarking and earnings reviews.
Provide oversight of digital communications related to IR, including the IR section of our website, IR-related blog posts and social media as it relates to IR messaging.
Ensure that communication and reporting are happening efficiently and consistently. Enable transparency to the extent allowed in compliance with securities laws and regulations while preserving our competitive advantage and corporate reputation.
Who you are
You are a strategic, detail oriented, “get things done” leader who will serve as a trusted advisor to the CEO, CFO and other senior executives and serve as the primary bridge between the company and the investment community.
Bachelor's degree preferably in Finance or Economics; MBA and/or CFA preferred.
10-15+ years of working experience required, which includes roles in investor relations, investment research and management, investment banking and/or corporate affairs. Prior sell-side analyst or buy-side investor experience strongly preferred. Additional experience in corporate finance, marketing, strategic planning, and/or corporate development positions for a public company desired.
Strategy or management consulting, venture capital or private equity background(s) a plus.
Expertise with financial modeling techniques used by security analysts to project a company's operating and financial performance, and to value a company’s enterprise and stock.
Proven understanding of macroeconomics, market trends, competitor analysis, industry dynamics.
Demonstrated understanding of SEC disclosure rules and regulations.
Strong business acumen, financial skills and analytical abilities, including Excel modeling and PowerPoint.
Strong written, verbal and creative communication skills, including ability to translate data and insights into easy-to-digest content, slides, written presentations and strategic plans.
Strong project management skills; ability to drive multiple projects forward and effectively leverage resources to get results.
An ethical, active and effective leader with an insatiable appetite to learn and overarching dedication to team success.
A creative problem-solver who is able to deliver solutions to inspire change and influence.
Confident and credible – a phenomenal ambassador and evangelist.
Get to know us
Zillow Group houses the largest portfolio of real estate brands on mobile and the web. We are on a mission to rewire the real estate transaction and are building transformational tools and services that make it easier for everyone to find and get into a home they love. We are working to create an on-demand real estate transaction experience for every stage of the home lifecycle - for buyers, sellers, renters and borrowers - and we're well on our way. No matter what job you're in, you will play a critical role in making this vision a reality for millions of people.
At Zillow Group, we're powered by our inclusive work culture, where everyone has the support and resources to do the best work of their careers. Our efforts to streamline the real estate transaction is supported by our passion to empower people and enrich lives around everything home, a deep-rooted culture of innovation, a fundamental commitment to Equity and Belonging, and world-class benefits. But, don't just take our word for it. Read our reviews on Glassdoor and recent recognition from multiple organizations, including: Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For (#69), Fortune Best Workplaces for Diversity (#38), Fortune Best Workplaces for Parents (#31), Fortune Best Workplaces for Women (#20), Fatherly's Best Workplaces for New Dads (#37), JUST Capital 100 Company (#69), Bloomberg Gender Equality Index constituent.
Zillow Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.