Manager, Influencer Relations

  • Kinaxis
  • Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Feb 06, 2018
Management / Project Management Marketing Sales Supply Chain Startup Software

Job Description

Kinaxis® is a leading edge software company located in Ottawa, Canada. Our RapidResponse® on demand software enables manufacturers and brand owners to drive supply chain management (SCM) and sales and operations planning (S&OP) from a single system. Some of our preeminent customers include Cisco, Samsung, Ford, Qualcomm, and Alcatel-Lucent to name just a few. For more information, visit the Kinaxis web site at or the company’s blog at

If you are looking to make a difference, enjoy challenging work, and want to contribute to next-generation world class technology, then Kinaxis is the place for you! With the stability of an established company, combined with the passion and innovation of a start-up, Kinaxis is a GREAT place to work. Our success and growth means we are expanding. We are currently looking for:

Manager, Influencer Relations

We’re looking for a talented individual to step into the role of Manager, Influencer Relations. This person will be responsible for overseeing all PR, AR, Social media efforts as well as some limited IR support.

What You’ll Do

  • Promoting Kinaxis differentiation and key messaging through the development/review of external communications content and activities that build mindshare and secure coverage with target media and analysts
  • Plan, develop, and implement PR strategies
  • Write, edit and distribute press releases and other externally facing content
  • Submit Kinaxis and customers for various company and industry awards
  • Speak publicly about the company and its brands
  • Manage social media content and programs
  • Execution of analyst and influencer engagement strategy

Things You Should Have

  • 7-10 years marketing and/or public relations experience plus recent experience leading digital/social media efforts
  • BA/BS in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, or related field preferred
  • Capable of handling confidential information with professionalism and discretion
  • Ability to work with senior management and cross-functional partners
  • Experience in a B2B environment
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Self-starter comfortable working in a fast-paced high tech environment that requires ability to self-educate
  • Expertise in digital media and social media marketing, including specific blogger and community engagement experience
  • Strong planning and project management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure

If you want to be part of a team that challenges you, moves fast, improves constantly, and makes a difference, let’s talk.

Please apply to this position by emailing Heather Irwin at Please add the position title to the subject line of your email.