Akamai Technologies, Inc. Sales Communications Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Sales Communications Manager

Cambridge, United States

Corporate Marketing & Communications

Jun 19, 2018 Post Date

012977 Requisition #

Akamai is seeking a dynamic, driven team player for a Sales Communications Manager position. The primary purpose of this job is to help mature and evolve the executive and social communications strategy for Akamai’s SVP of Sales, Web performance and security division. The ideal candidate will be giving our sales force more visibility to our business priorities and telling our brand story and will support the organization by informing, engaging and motivating employees in pursuit of a shared strategic vision and goals.

This role requires a strategic communicator who has a passion for innovating and executing in the executive and internal communications space, is proficient in executing targeted communications, thrives in a global and collaborative environment, is adept at writing for the C-suite, can quickly make and articulate connections between internal initiatives and the overarching vision of Akamai, and is highly skilled at leveraging a variety of traditional and digital communication channels. This individual will need to be a strong collaborator and have the ability to influence and build relationships quickly, leveraging cross-functional partnerships. A primary focus will be on helping employees understand the division strategy and link their work to the division goals and operating plans. And when needed, this position will be willing to contribute to a wide variety of internal communications projects for the team.


  • Work with SVP Sales and Internal Communications Director to create sales communication strategy that is aligned to overall company communications and meets sales organization goals; own planning, execution and reporting.

  • Write and edit communications that include emails, presentations, organizational updates, company announcements, program initiatives, compensation and incentive information, priorities and business updates.

  • Develop social media recommendations with a focus on social selling and brand building with external influencers and customers.

  • Contribute to company-wide internal communications and initiatives that may include All Hands, Leadership Meetings, intranet, etc.

  • Participate in Akamai’s Global Communications Network to ensure broad communications alignment and information-sharing across the functions and divisions

About the Team

The candidate will be joining Akamai’s Global Communications team, part of the Global Marketing organization, which includes Corporate Reputation, Public Relations, Analyst Relations and Executive and Internal Communications. This position is in the Executive and Internal Communications team and will report to the Vice President of Global Communications.

Required Education and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, another related field or its equivalent.

Required Skills

  • 5+ years of related work experience in the technology industry.

Desired Skills

  • Specific ability to communicate to a sales audience. Including ability to make vehicles predictable, speak to audience motivations and measure and report on participation.

  • Internal communications expertise, skilled at driving awareness and engagement with employee audiences.

  • Executive communications experience.

  • Superb verbal, written, and visual communication skills.

  • Produce original content in a variety of media, including email announcements, executive communications, PPT presentations, video scripts, social media, etc.

  • Makes data-driven decisions. Experienced at communications measurement and optimization, translate to lessons learned, and implement improvements.

  • Excellent project management skills. Handle multiple projects simultaneously. Deadline driven, well organized, and detail oriented.

  • Works well with various levels in the organization. Takes initiative.

Other Information

  • Is relocation available for this position: No

  • Is US Citizenship required: No

  • Is a Security Clearance Required: No

If yes, applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation & must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

About Akamai Technologies

Akamai is the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, making the Internet business ready—fast, reliable, and secure—for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Akamai has offices around the world and operates the most pervasive, highly distributed CDN—with more than 200,000 servers in 110 or more countries—delivering up to 30% of all Web traffic. Learn more atwww.akamai.com/careers.

Akamai is a growing, and evolving, company with offices and operations around the world. As such, we strive to foster inclusive and representative workplaces where all employees are wholly welcome, and enabled to share and benefit from each other’s diverse contributions, as one global team. Our commitment to diversity reaches beyond our corporate offices, to our business partners and suppliers who share the same principles, and whose employees we value as integral to the Akamai business family. Learn more atwww.akamai.com/diversity.