Director, Corporate Events at Okta

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Okta is looking for a seasoned Events Leader to join our world-class Events team. This person will have experience managing a team and be a self-starter with a proactive approach. We are looking for someone with a broad range of event and marketing experience. The ideal candidate will possess strong organizational skills as well as exceptional communication and leadership skills. They must be flexible with change and comfortable in a fast paced environment.

This role will be responsible for ensuring a world-class audience experience at the company’s internal events including Company Kickoff, Global Sales Kickoff, and President’s Club as well as a large role in Okta’s annual conference, Oktane. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in managing Sales Kickoff events and President’s Club.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Own the vision and strategy for the Internal Corporate Events team
  • Lead, manage and mentor a high-performing team of event marketers to ensure goals and audience expectations are always exceeded, and the Okta brand is well represented
  • Drive economies of scale across the events team and resources that can be extended across multiple events
  • Partner closely with other event leaders and business leaders to ensure cross-functional alignment on event goals and target outcomes
  • Maintain a network of partners to assist with various aspects of event management, including venue sourcing, production, branding, and onsite logistics.
  • Track ROI, engagement, and audience feedback to measure results, assess opportunities for improvement, and optimize future events

Required Skills:

  • 10+ years experience in corporate event marketing 
  • Excellent knowledge of and hands-on experience with all aspects of event management, logistics, vendor negotiation, and marketing. 
  • Exemplary executive presence and communication skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment while multitasking, re-prioritizing projects, and communicating priority updates to stakeholders.
  • A dedicated leader who is passionate about creating amazing experiences and mentoring a team.
  • Exceptional client and vendor management skills.
Okta’s Top 5 Core Leadership Competencies are part of the deeply ingrained principles that guide all of our company’s actions. They also align strongly to our cultural cornerstones, our Okta values: love our customers, empower our people, never stop innovating, act with integrity, and maintain transparency. It’s our expectation that our managers and leaders embody these core competencies:
  • Builds Effective Teams: Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.          
  • Demonstrates Self-Awareness (EQ): Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.
  • Develops Talent: Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals.
  • Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Strategic Mindset: Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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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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