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Apptio, Inc. Communications Manager in Bellevue, Washington

The PositionYou: Apptio is seeking a highly-motivated Communications Manager to lead global corporate communications programs for the business. This person will be responsible for working cross-functionally with P.and.amp;E, sales, marketing, legal and HR to develop, maintain and manage the company's media strategy, analyst relationships, executive messaging and crisis management programs. You are an excellent storyteller with a passion for learning and searching for a long-term career which will challenge and inspire you. You are strategic about driving an informed perspective identifying news and understanding complex technology.Us: We are an enthusiastic and dedicated communications team looking to add more firepower to our global communications and content team. We're looking for someone who can jump in and work autonomously to help grow and expand our brand. Our team is constantly striving to improve relationships, impact, and relevance of our communications programs. We are an inclusive team that is thoughtful, efficient and strategic. The position is based in Bellevue and reports into the VP of Corporate Communications. This person also works closely with regional PR agencies and consultants across the US, Europe and Asia Pacific to help us achieve our business goals.What we want you to do: Own Apptio's global media and analyst strategy and planningCreate an inclusive and encouraging environment for our internal teamManage company news and business announcementsBe transparent with communications plans and objectives by joining weekly marketing editorial meetings and finding opportunities to work closely with other teamsManage local PR firms and regional freelance networks across Europe and AsiaSupport development of corporate narratives and company messagingSupport crisis communications preparation and planningCollaborate closely with campaigns and product marketing to ensure the brand is well-represented in all collateralServe as a strategic messaging advisor to C-level customer across all event and media promotionsProactively engage cross-functional stakeholders to understand business and IT trends, issues and major priorities for Apptio's customersEngage customers directly and work closely with them to create engaging thought leadership content tailored to our buyersPartner with subject matter experts and executives to shape bylines and contributed contentBasic Qualifications: BA/BS degree or equivalent working experience3-5 years of PR, marketing and/or content creation experiencePast experience building and executing strategic communications plansPast experience in content creation and content marketingExcellent writing, storytelling and editing skillsStrong skills with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Salesforce experience a plus.and.nbsp;Preferred Qualifications:A passion and strong understanding for enterprise, B2B technologyThe ability to adopt the style, tone, and voice of our brandAn analytical mind and interest in using data to optimize/scaleA team player with a growth mindset, strong work ethic and charismatic interpersonal skillsExcellent organizational skills, coupled with an ability to work independently and manage projects with many moving partsGlobal public relations experience a plusThe Company: Apptio fuels digital business transformation. Technology leaders use Apptio's machine learning to analyze and plan their technology spend so they can invest in products that increase the speed of business and deliver innovation. With Apptio, they translate raw costs, utilization, and billing data into business-centric views that help their organization optimize spending, plan strategically, and drive digital strategy that funds growth of the business. Technology leaders can gather