Senior Manager / Associate Director of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations

Pittsburgh, PA
Full Time
Investor Relations/Corporate Communications
Senior Manager / Associate Director of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
Who we are:
At Krystal Biotech, Inc., we bring together the brightest and most eager minds to relentlessly pursue the discovery, development and commercialization of gene delivery medicines for patients with serious and life-threatening genetic diseases. Founded in 2016, Krystal is a leader in gene therapy. Krystal received U.S. FDA approval for the first-ever redosable gene therapy treatment, VYJUVEK™, for the treatment of Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa. Krystal continues to leverage our proprietary platform to develop new treatments across a robust clinical pipeline. Located near Krystal’s Pittsburgh, PA headquarters are two state-of-the-art GMP facilities.

Join us on our journey to implement our mission to identify, develop and deliver genetic medicines to patents!

This role may be performed either in Pittsburgh, PA at our headquarters or in a hybrid capacity from Boston, MA.

Job Description Summary:
We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Manager / Associate Director of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations to help plan, manage, and execute investor relations and communications activities at Krystal. Reporting to the Vice President of Corporate Development, the successful candidate will help shape and deliver Krystal’s overall communications strategy, lead investor engagement efforts including sourcing and engaging new prospective investors, and partner closely with Leadership and cross-function partners to ensure consistent and aligned messages that reinforce Krystal’s strategy, values, and priorities.
The successful candidate will have excellent writing skills, a demonstrated track record establishing relationships and building credibility in the investment community and be adept at managing the details and logistics of communication initiatives involving internal and external stakeholders. Working knowledge of the biotech industry, financial communications and hands-on earned and social media experience is required. The ideal candidate is an energetic, detail-oriented team player with excellent organization skills and a can-do attitude who has a demonstrated ability and comfort level performing within a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
Investor Relations
  • Develop, implement, and execute comprehensive investor relations strategies aligned with the company’s goals.
  • Establish strong relationships with current and potential investors.
  • Monitor sell-side analyst reports and models, provide analysis and recommendations for communication and engagement.
  • Oversee an active investor relations calendar, coordinating various events such as conferences, roadshows, KOL/R&D Day events, and investor calls.
  • Prepare the executive team for investor engagements and accompany them if required.
  • Draft press releases, annual and quarterly reports, earnings call materials (e.g. script, slides), and corporate presentations.
  • Actively monitor industry trends and collect stakeholder feedback to generate market intelligence insights
Corporate Communications
  • Lead the development and execution of a comprehensive communication plan, including digital and social media programs; manage all aspects of communications and engagement activities.
  • Develop programs to elevate public profile of Krystal Biotech as a leading biotech company.
  • Serve as liaison for inbound communications requests, including but not limited to media relations and investors.  Respond appropriately to all requests and triage to appropriate internal personnel depending upon the nature of the request.
  • Coordinate with external parties (e.g. patient advocacy partners) on joint PR and social media efforts.
  • Ensure that all external communications and events are coordinated and scheduled appropriately and that all provided deadlines for communication events such as press releases are met.
  • Collaborate with senior leaders to ensure alignment of external communication strategies across business development, R&D, commercial, and other business functions.
  • Lead internal communications and business updates as part of employee engagement strategy.
  • Maintain company website(s) and ensure alignment amongst all external communication channels.
  • Manage relevant external agencies and vendors in support communications objectives.
  • Proactively monitor relevant media trends and coverage that impact business. Establish and evolve processes and standards to guide corporate affairs activities and ensure compliance with company policies and industry regulations.
Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in life sciences, business administration, or communication; MBA or other advanced degree in a scientific area is preferred
  • 8+ years of experience in corporate communications planning, investor relations, media relations, public relations or related field.
  • 3+ years of communications / investor relations experience in the biopharmaceutical industry is preferred.
  • Prior experience with digital content strategies, social media best practices, data analytics, and employment engagement practices preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills to effectively interact with internal or external stakeholders at all levels in the organization.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well presentation skills.
  • Capable of managing shifting priorities in a rapidly changing environment.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit resumes/CVs through this Web site or directly to managers. Krystal Biotech, Inc. does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. Krystal Biotech, Inc.  will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Krystal Biotech, Inc. 


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