Data Partner Manager

| Seattle

Ekata (formerly Whitepages Pro) provides global identity verification via enterprise-grade APIs and a SaaS solution. Our product suite is powered by Ekata Identity Engine, the first and only cross-border identity engine of its kind. It uses complex machine learning algorithms across the five consumer attributes of email, phone, name, physical address, and IP to derive unique data links and features from billions of real-time transactions within our customer network and the globally sourced data of our graph. Businesses around the world including Alipay, Stripe, Airbnb, and Microsoft leverage our solutions to approve more good transactions, reduce friction, and find fraud.

The position has two primary focus areas: 1) on-boarding new data partners and managing the corresponding testing and contract negotiations, and 2) managing the relationships with our existing partners, with a focus on extracting more value from the partnership over time via exploring new data & use cases and shrewd budget management.

The data services team has an ambitious mission and goals, has deep corporate support, and there is minimal organizational friction to getting its job done.  This position has extremely high visibility and potential, and requires business development, entrepreneurial and organizational skills.

In this role the Data Partner Manager will:

  • Perform outbound prospecting, research and negotiations with prospective data sources
  • Establish and coordinate data evaluations to measure the effectiveness of prospective data sources
  • Leverage relationships with existing data partners to form more strategic data sourcing partnerships and access other unique data assets
  • Run the day-to-day operations with our existing data partners
  • Manage the contract renewals existing data sources with the expectation that you will lead the negotiations, in conjunction with executive support as necessary
  • Act as the internal point of contact for issues with data sources (eg questions raised internally that need partner escalation)
  • Assist in budgeting and forecasting on a monthly and annual basis
  • Work closely with Data Services team stakeholders to clearly define the priorities for your roadmap on the overall needs of the business

Our ideal Data Partner Manager will have:

  • 4 year degree in Sales, Marketing, Economics, Business Administration or a related field
  • 2-3 years of experience in sales, business development or account management at a technology company, preferably on the “buying” side of the relationship
  • Experienced negotiator who is comfortable working directly with C-level decision makers
  • Proven self-starter who is goal oriented and has a track record of meeting and exceeding their goals
  • A strong team oriented mindset with a passion for building a successful team and/or product
  • Knowledge of the US or International public data industry is a major plus
  • Experience working in a startup / small-company environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical individuals
  • Previous success driving results with remote team members, highly desired

Unwavering in our pursuit of standardizing global identity data, we are approachable, real people that genuinely care about the success of those we partner with. With a commitment to service, innovation, and ownership, Ekata is a dynamic place to work for folks who want to make impact on a global scale. We provide learning & development opportunities for each employee and promote work-life flexibility through self-managed time off. Headquartered in downtown Seattle, Ekata is growing internationally with offices in Budapest, Hungary and Amsterdam, Netherlands.

To learn more about the experience of working at Ekata, visit: https://ekata.com/careers/.

Ekata prides itself on celebrating diversity, inclusivity, and being an equal-opportunity employer.

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Location

We’re located in the heart of Downtown Seattle, in the Rainier Tower, just steps away from public transportation, restaurants, and businesses.

An Insider's view of Ekata

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I run two analytics teams at Ekata, one ensuring the quality of our data, the other proving value to customers. These lead me to work closely with almost every team, from engineering and infrastructure, to product and sales. What always impresses me here is everyone's willingness, whether executive or intern, to jump in and solve problems together.

Trevor

Director, Solutions Architecture

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

By leaps and bounds…I started out in a sales role, then a Team Lead, managed a team of SDRs, and am now a Sales Manager working with a team of driven and intelligent individuals--all within a 4-year timeframe. It’s been challenging and fun all at the same time and now I’m looking forward to the next chapter which encompasses helping my team thrive.

James

Account Executive, Inside Sales Manager

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

It may sound simple but it’s just honesty and respect for one another, and I try to lead by example. I do this through regular 1:1s with all team members where they run the agenda. Beyond formal 1:1s we utilize our open office layout to encourage drive-bys, open discussions and debates. We leverage technologies to create real-time communication.

Beth

VP, Global Marketing

What are Ekata Perks + Benefits

Ekata Benefits Overview

We believe in the importance of investing back in our team. We have a fully stocked kitchen, weekly events, self managed paid time off, onsite massages, and an annual learning and development budget. Every Friday, we host an event in our office to celebrate our milestones and successes.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Ekata sponsors a family oriented event annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Ekata hosts company outings annually.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Ekata offers employees professional development opportunities like an annual individual budget for training, onsite training courses, and the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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