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Senior Manager Field Alliances, DACH (UK or Germany Based)

Position Description: Okta is looking for a Senior Manager Regional Alliances with strong deal, strategy and relationship management experience to accelerate our DACH Regional Solution providers and Technical partners, with the objective to extend Okta’s position with the DACH market along with our Regional Partners.

We need someone who is a able to think strategically and analytically about business, product, and technical challenges, with the ability to build and convey compelling value propositions, and work cross-organisationally to build consensus to drive revenue.

This is an incredible opportunity for someone who is creative, enterprising and looking to expand and advance their Regional Alliances knowledge and grow with Okta.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Seasoned revenue generation track record driving sales within the DACH Regional Alliances partner eco system
  • Strong history of building and driving pipeline generation within the partners
  • Proven history of exceeding channel sales revenue targets
  • Ability to forecast channel ecosystem revenue accurately with strong Salesforce.com skills
  • Strong analytical skills to determine which programs work and insight to build on that experience
  • Passionate Regional Alliances champion who can provide world-class program management and thought leadership across assigned partner base to increase revenue and drive incremental business opportunities
  • Work with Okta’s Executive, Business Development, Marketing and Sales teams to identify key partners, build a strategic plan for initiating conversations and selling the value of a mutually beneficial working relationship to those partners, and drive the structure of partnerships
  • With our partners, define tailored value propositions and create detailed go-to-market plans that strengthen our value proposition to the marketplace while providing new revenue opportunities
  • Serve as the partner advocate inside Okta; evangelize partners and the opportunities they present by injecting partner DNA into Okta field sales
  • Work with Okta sales teams to embed Okta partners in the strategic account process
  • Work with partner sales teams to keep Okta “front and center” for appropriate opportunities
  • Represent both the voice of the Regional Alliance Partner to Okta and the voice of Okta to the Partner are required to resolve issues and attain revenue

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Fluent in German, written and spoken 
  • Strong motivation, execution and intrinsically driven
  • Proven experience of high-tech business development or alliances at a SaaS start up, successfully implementing channel/field alliances strategy to drive dramatically increased sales
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Natural and highly effective relationship / partner development skills
  • Ability to formulate a partnership vision, strategy, and execution plan
  • A business leader who is able to drive influence and build strong relationships with decision makers across all levels of partner and prospect organizations
  • Up to date on the trends and market leading companies in the broader Cloud Computing and Identity Management ecosystem
  • Experience with Cloud Software Vendors and their strategies/business models
  • Must be able to prioritize and multi-task with special attention to detail and follow-up
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to run quickly with little supervision and adapt to a fast-paced, constantly changing environment
  • A high degree of honesty, integrity and sound judgment
  • Comfortable and able to travel to partners as necessary
  • We are looking to have someone join in London with a view to relocate to Germany or someone who is currently based in Germany 

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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