Senior Marketing Manager, SMB & Commercial Acquisition


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We are looking for a Senior Marketing Manager- SMB & Commercial Acquisition to develop and execute a growth strategy that drives new business demand at scale in our commercial business segment in Canada. You will be part of the Demand Generation team in Canada, working with Regional Sales to drive pipeline that expands Okta’s reach within SMB and mid-market accounts, generate new names and new leads, increase conversions through the funnel and ultimately create new pipeline.  

In this role you will own the development, optimization and marketing plan for demand generation campaigns for the SMB market in Canada. You will work closely with the global campaign team, collaborate with market service agencies and channel organizations to execute and lead programs that drive awareness and create demand. You will lead and get buy-in for the strategy; including helping to define business priorities that address customer needs, analyzing the market opportunity, understanding the competition and creating a marketing mix that drives business results. You will have proven experience driving digital programs as well as a Partner first strategy.  

As a senior member of Okta’s marketing team, you’ll continuously seek to evolve our growth marketing best practices, lead & participate in cross-functional work streams and execute go-to-market activities that ensure best in class customer acquisition, engagement and retention.   

The ideal candidate for this role will have a strong passion for growth marketing, a data-driven approach and desire to do things differently. To be successful you’ll need to be a strong communicator who can earn trust with key stakeholders across sales and marketing teams. You should be comfortable with ambiguity and complex challenges, and are willing to work autonomously, handling multiple initiatives simultaneously and prioritizing accordingly to contribute to ambitious growth plans. If you are organized, analytical, and data driven, with an interest to own your program strategy end to end, this is a great role for you.


Key Responsibilities include

  • Develop and execute the SMB & Commercial growth marketing strategy for Canada, from ideation to execution and measurement
  • Lead growth strategy, execution, and optimization for digitally-centric project work and inject high growth strategies into our GTM plan to drive scale
  • Develop and execute multi-channel SMB campaigns to drive leads and qualified opportunities through the middle and bottom of the sales funnel
  • Develop & execute a strong Channel plan to expand Okta’s reach & GTM 
  • Partner closely with the Commercial Sales/Marketing team to ensure campaigns, lead volume and lead quality are aligned
  • Manage and align with executive stakeholders at the VP level 
  • Use analytics and intent signals to identify highly engaged prospects with a propensity to buy
  • Lead the development and nurture process for the Commercial segment, including leveraging third-party lead development agencies
  • Collaborate across the Marketing & Comms, including with Solution & Content Marketing and Creative Services & US CML team, to develop compelling marketing campaigns that convert engagement into leads
  • Work closely with digital, web and marketing operations teams 
  • Be the authority within a multi-disciplinary team to determine the optimal strategy to identify highest value use cases to unlock GTM across Marketing and Sales
  • Be agile and iterative in your approach, and relentless in your search for the next unexploited growth opportunity
  • Continuously drive innovation by experimenting with new marketing channels, tools, and creative
  • Expand existing campaigns across paid channels while introducing new strategies to enhance performance and drive incremental growth
  • Utilize data analytics to identify trends, optimize campaigns, report on key performance indicators (KPIs), and inform data-driven decisions


You would be a great fit for this role if you have:

  • BA/BS degree or relevant practical experience
  • 8+ years of relevant experience managing B2B demand generation programs across multiple digital channels in the technology industry, SMB experience a must
  • Experience building and running campaigns and email and nurture strategies, Marketo experience is a plus
  • Strong analytical abilities. You love working with data, analyzing outcomes, and scoping out key insights to establish continuous optimization.
  • Experience with both strategy building and hands on execution 
  • Ability to gather insights & develop targeted messaging & content off of them
  • Understanding of growth marketing tactics and best practices
  • Ability to convert insights into action 
  • Experience working in a fast paced and high growth environment where you may have to wear multiple hats
  • Agency and vendor management experience
  • Strong communication skills and comfortable working with leadership teams
  • Ability to work independently, own and drive a strategy end-to-end and lead cross-functional initiatives 
  • Track record of excelling in a matrixed organizational structure
  • A collaborative spirit 
  • A love for what you do!


Below is the annual salary range for candidates located in Canada. Your actual salary will depend on factors such as your skills, qualifications, and experience. In addition, Okta offers equity (where applicable), bonus, and benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance, RRSP with a match, healthcare spending, telemedicine, and paid leave (including PTO and parental leave) in accordance with our applicable plans and policies. To learn more about our Total Rewards program, please visit:

The annual base salary range for this position for candidates located in Canada is between:$131,000$197,000 CAD

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