Senior Manager, Sales Strategy & Operations - Commercial

Sales Operations acts as an extension of sales management. As part of Okta’s Business Operations team, we protect the investment in Okta’s rapidly growing Sales organization by ensuring Sales has the insight, tools, and processes to run effectively and efficiently. This specific role is part of our Field Operations team which is responsible for driving growth and efficiency in the Commercial sales team.

As a Senior Manager of Commercial Sales Strategy and Operations, you’ll partner closely with sales managers to put structures in place that help the organization grow headcount and revenue. You’ll work closely with the Field Organization to provide actionable insights and recommendations to accelerate Okta’s growth. You’ll also collaborate with other Business Operations colleagues to influence outcomes and implement your solutions including Sales Planning & Analytics, Sales Enablement, and Business Technology.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Own annual planning and execution for your business unit in partnership with sales management including:
    • Headcount planning
    • Quota allocation
    • Territory design
    • Integrated planning with regional demand generation teams (marketing and sales development), alliances, customer success, and renewals organizations.
  • Perform analyses to uncover areas of revenue opportunity, measure potential growth, work cross functionally to develop sales programs, and develop tracking mechanisms (ideally in SFDC) to track execution.
  • Develop Public Sector account guidelines in our Salesforce Distributed Computing instance.
  • Optimize the sales rep, manager, and sales ops experience in Salesforce.
  • Work cross-functionally with peers in Go to Market Strategy & Operations to incorporate their insight and align on key business themes.

Required Skills & Qualifications: 

  • 8+ years of sales operations experience working closely with Commercial sales leaders in a SaaS business. 
  • Exceptional quantitative and MS Excel skills (i.e. sumifs, index/match and vlookup, table formulas, pivot tables).
  • Knowledge of Commercial Sales business units - their departmental behaviors for the purposes of territory carving and the sales cycle.
  • Comfort with tools that create and house our data including:
    • Salesforce (mastery required): complex dashboards & reports, custom report types, calculated fields, and an understanding of workflows.
    • Salesforce CPQ, Zuora, or other CPQ/Q2C tools.
    • Sales productivity tools (i.e.Clari, People.ai, Outreach.io).
    • Anaplan or other business planning software.
    • Tableau or other analysis / business intelligence tools.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. You can hold a meeting with directors and VPs.

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Okta is rethinking the traditional work environment, providing our employees with the flexibility to be their most creative and successful versions of themselves, no matter where they are located.  We enable a flexible approach to work, meaning for roles where it makes sense, you can work from the office, or from home, regardless of where you live.  Okta invests in the best technologies and provides flexible benefits and collaborative work environments/experiences, empowering employees to work productively in a setting that best and uniquely suits their needs.  Find your place at Okta https://www.okta.com/company/careers/. 

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