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Senior Manager, Executive Communication and PR (San Francisco Bay Area or Seattle)



Marketing & Communications
United States · Remote
Posted on Sunday, March 31, 2024
About Neo4j:

Neo4j is the leader in Graph Database & Analytics, helping organizations uncover hidden relationships and patterns across billions of data connections deeply, easily and quickly. Customers use Neo4j to gain a deeper understanding and reveal new ways of solving their most pressing problems. Over 75% of Fortune 100 companies use Neo4j, along with a vibrant community of 250,000+ developers, data scientists, and architects across the globe.

At Neo4j, we’re proud to be building the technology that powers breakthrough solutions for our customers, helping them cure diseases, fight fraud, crush pandemics, and accomplish their most ambitious missions—even if it’s getting humans to Mars. Learn more at neo4j.com and follow us @Neo4j.

Our Vision:

At Neo4j, we have always strived to help the world make sense of data.

As business, society and knowledge become increasingly connected, our technology promotes innovation by helping organizations to find and understand data relationships. We created, drive and lead the graph database category, and we’re disrupting how organizations leverage their data to innovate and stay competitive.

What this role will achieve

  • Drives visibility strategy, messaging, and execution for key U.S.-based Neo4j global executives
  • Manages top-of-funnel earned media awareness for the company, product, and category across the Americas with a particular focus on the U.S. market, and operating as part of a global communications team.

What this role would do

Develops and implements a comprehensive external executive visibility strategy for key US-based senior executives. Specifics:

  • 60%: Builds and manages U.S. based global executive thought leadership and earned visibility. Assists executives in developing platforms, bylines, presentations, speeches, and public statements.
    • Serves as writer to U.S. based global senior executives, including driving the creation and delivery of compelling, executive-level earned speaking presentation materials (slides, scripts, messaging documents, and thought leadership).
    • Prepares these executives for media interviews and external earned speaking engagements.
    • Researches and monitors industry trends and developments to identify opportunities for enhancing executive communications.
    • Identifies high-value executive engagements that provide the optimal platform to reach our audiences, with compelling, data-rich content that informs and inspires them.
    • Manages earned speaking engagements and other high-level comms opportunities.
  • 30%: Develops and executes communications strategies to drive Americas media coverage in close collaboration with global PR colleagues and local agencies.
    • Manage contacts with local PR agencies to build excellent relationships with key media and secure media opportunities.
    • Manage corporate narrative, partnering with Marketing on storytelling strategy, and how that informs SEO, reputation management, and more.
    • Collaborates cross-functionally with marketing, product, commercial leads, and senior leadership to craft compelling messaging and storylines.
  • 10%: Serves as an integrated part of Neo4j’s global communications and marketing team.
    • Collaborates with global comms colleagues (PR, AR, Social, Customer Advocacy) to ensure consistent and effective messages, coordinate media briefings, corporate and product launches, etc.
    • Issues management and external comms response/support as part of global staffing model where needed.
    • Partners with Marketing and GTM colleagues on integrated external communications and content strategies.

Location: San Francisco Bay Area or Seattle, given proximity to key U.S. executives as well as the location of other global comms colleagues ensuring 24/7 operational excellence. This role requires domestic and international travel.

Requirements: the right candidate would be/have:

  1. Exceptional writing, editing, verbal and visual organizational skills, with the ability to articulate a clear point of view on complicated issues in crisp, concise communications. We seek candidates with a track record of delivering results by producing high-quality, clear content, and who insist on the highest standards for quality and attention to detail while working on multiple projects simultaneously.
  2. Experience in B2B enterprise tech and emerging tech. Neo4j is a category creator within a fast-paced, rapidly evolving market, requiring intellectual agility, curiosity, and competency with rich technical information in emerging tech categories, all while having the ability to level up to C-level and generalist audiences.
  3. Trusted by executive leaders and cross-functional teams, balancing proactive guidance and strategy with flawless delivery. This includes the ability to provide guidance and support to executives during high-pressure situations and ensure timely and accurate communication to relevant stakeholders.
  4. Bias for action, agility, and balance driving vs being directed. Ability to take initiative, think ahead, engage proactively, and make great things happen. They must be comfortable taking risks, raise the bar for new ways of doing things, and navigate through ambiguity.
  5. Understanding of the business and trade media landscape in North America with relationships and what drives results. Proven desire and ability to think creatively in driving public relations efforts within emerging industries.
  6. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills to work effectively with executives and stakeholders at all levels. Collaborative nature and team player; a desire to work in an international environment.
  7. Experience using data and metrics to drive improvements.
  8. Strong project management skills. Highly organized and strong attention to detail.
  9. Experience working in commercial organizations and agencies.
  10. Intrinsic motivation that matches with Neo4j’s values and quality standards. This is reflected in the way they collaborate and engage with stakeholders.

The annual base salary range for this position based in the United States is listed below. This salary range is an estimate, and the actual salary may vary based on Neo4j’s compensation practices, job related skills, depth of experience, relevant certifications and trainings, in addition to geographic location. Based on the factors above, Neo4j utilizes the full width of the range.

In addition to the range below, US employees are eligible for a stock option grant and certain roles are eligible for an annual bonus. Employees in this position are also eligible to participate in the Company’s standard benefit programs, which currently include the following: medical, dental, and vision benefits, 401(k), paid time off, and certain leaves of absence.

Annual Base Salary Range for This Role
$160,000$195,000 USD
Why Join Neo4j?

Neo4j is, without question, the most popular graph database in the world. We have customers in every industry across the globe, and our products are a proven product/market fit. Joining our team is an opportunity to shape the future of data and analytics. Below are just a few exciting facts about Neo4j.

  • Neo4j is one of the fastest scaling technology companies in this industry. Well over $100M ARR and still rapidly growing.
  • Raised biggest round of funding in all of database history ($325M Series F).
  • Backed by world class investors like Google Ventures (GV), Neo4j has raised over $582M in funding and is currently valued at $2Bn. This puts them among the most well-funded database companies in history.
  • 75% of Fortune 100 use Neo4j with more than 800 enterprise customers including Comcast, eBay, Adobe, Lyft, UBS, IBM, Volvo Cars and many more.
  • Emil Eifrem (CEO) has built an amazing culture that prides itself on relationships, inclusiveness, innovation and customer success.
  • Countless awards in the industry. Massive Enterprises and individual developers/ data scientists love Neo4j. Strong sense of community and ecosystem is built around the platform.
  • A recent Forrester Total Economic Impact Study pegged Neo4j as delivering 417% ROI to customers.

Research shows that members of underrepresented communities are less likely to apply for jobs when they don’t meet all of the qualifications. If this is part of the reason you hesitate to apply, we’d encourage you to reconsider and give us the opportunity to review your application. At Neo4j, we are committed to building awareness and helping to improve these issues.

One of our central objectives is to provide an inclusive, diverse, and equitable workplace for everyone to develop their potential and have a positive, career-defining experience. We look forward to receiving your application.

Neo4j Values:

Neo4j is a Silicon Valley company with a Swedish soul. We foster collaboration and each of us is empowered to contribute and put our innovative stamp on projects. We hire candidates who reflect the following Neo4j core values:

(we)-[:THRIVE_IN]->(:Culture {type: [‘Open’, ‘Inclusive’]})
(we)-[:ASSUME]->(:Intent {direction:’Positive’})
(we)-[:WELCOME]->(:Discussions {nature: ‘IntellectuallyHonest’})

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More information at www.neo4j.com.