Okta is looking for an experienced Senior Manager of Analyst Relations to lead our industry analyst relations (AR) team, as part of our broader communications and content team. The role will report to the Senior Director of Communications and Content and work closely with key stakeholders across the company to develop Okta’s AR strategy and nurture Okta’s relationships with the industry analyst community. This role will manage analyst relations for all of Okta’s products, and requires an understanding of the enterprise software and cloud computing spaces. Analyst relations is an incredibly important, strategic and visible function at Okta and we’re looking for a capable, driven candidate who can start making an impact immediately. An ideal candidate will have a proven track record of creating and executing an AR program strategy and building collaborative relationships with influential analysts, executive spokespeople, and product strategy and marketing leaders.
Position Duties and Responsibilities:
- Develop strategy in partnership with key stakeholders to drive analyst awareness of Okta offerings
- Expand analyst relationships and analyst understanding of company business strategy and product offerings
- Serve as a trusted partner and provide feedback to spokespeople and senior executives, share thoughtful notes with stakeholders, own follow-up items, suggest next steps, and drive strategy discussions
- Oversee measurement of the AR program’s impact
- Coordinate with PR and marketing team counterparts on cross-functional efforts such as product news releases and company events
- Enable content marketing and demand generation teams to amplify investments in analyst research across marketing via webinars, blog posts, etc.
- Manage and expand AR team as required by the business
- Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, English or other relevant area of study
- 8+ years experience in working in Analyst Relations, preferably in enterprise technology
- Experience working with Gartner, Forrester, and other tech industry firms
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills — written and verbal
- Proven project management skills as well as exceptional attention to detail
- Ability to work effectively with a variety of team members across different functions
- Must be able to work in our San Francisco headquarters
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