Regional Alliance Manager - SLED Central (remote)

Regional Alliance Manager-SLED Central United States

Okta is looking for a Regional Alliance Manager with strong Public Sector Channel experience with a bias towards State and Local Government, Higher Ed and K-12, a plus. This candidate should have strong deal, strategy and relationship management experience to grow and accelerate our partner GTM strategy in SLED.

The ideal candidate will possess a strong sales and channel background that enables them to engage with our National and Regional SLED VAR’s and Public Sector sales organizations at the Director/VP level. 

Candidates should also have a demonstrated ability to think strategically and analytically about business, product, and technical challenges, with the ability to build and convey compelling value propositions, and work cross-organizationally to build consensus. We are looking for candidates that are creative, aggressive and looking to expand and advance their SLED/Public Sector Alliances responsibilities.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Seasoned revenue generation track record driving sales in both direct and Alliances roles selling into the SLED space
  • Public sector Alliances success with a rolodex of National and Regional SLED partners and their key executives and sales leaders
  • Strong history of building and driving pipeline generation at the field level with direct sales and the VAR Community go-to-market partner organizations
  • Proven history of exceeding channels sales or direct sales quotas
  • Ability to forecast channel revenue accurately with strong skills
  • Strong analytical skills to determine which programs work and insight to build on that experience
  • Passionate Alliances champion who can provide world-class relationship development and thought leadership across an assigned SLED/Public Sector partner base to increase revenue and drive incremental business opportunities
  • Work with Okta’s Executive, Regional Alliances, Marketing and Sales teams to identify key SLED/Public Sector 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
  • Serve as the partner advocate inside Okta; evangelize partners and the opportunities they present by injecting partner DNA into Okta
  • Work with Okta sales teams to embed Okta SLED 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 Channel Partner to Okta and the voice of Okta to the Partner are required to resolve issues and attain revenue

Required Skills:

  • 7-10 years of high-tech business development or alliances at a SaaS startup, successfully implementing channel/field alliances strategy to drive dramatically increased sales
  • Highly experienced working with various SLED contracts and contracting vehicles
  • Experienced in the world of RFI’s, RFP’s, Coordinating Multi Bid Responses
  • 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
  • Natural and highly effective relationship / partner development skills
  • Ability to formulate a partnership vision, strategy, and execution plan
  • 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

((Colorado, New York and Washington only*) Minimum OTE of $193,000/year + equity + benefits))

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