Dubbed an "open-source unicorn" by Forbes, Confluent is the fastest-growing enterprise subscription company our investors have ever seen. And how are we growing so fast? By pioneering a new technology category with an event streaming platform, which enables companies to leverage their data as a continually updating stream of events, not as static snapshots. This innovation has led Sequoia Capital, Benchmark, and Index Ventures to recently invest a combined $125 million in our Series D financing. Our product has been adopted by Fortune 100 customers across all industries, and we’re being led by the best in the space—our founders were the original creators of Apache Kafka®. We’re looking for talented and amazing team players who want to accelerate our growth, while doing some of the best work of their careers. Join us as we build the next transformative technology platform!
We are seeking an experienced Regional Sales Director to develop and manage a team of Enterprise Sales Executives within EMEA. This will include managing and growing a team of Account Executives. This individual will be tasked with generating growth within new and existing customers and should have a proven track record in hyper-scaling sales teams. They will be required to manage a team to an aggressive target with expectations to overachieve.
The ideal candidate will have experience managing Enterprise Sales teams that are selling complex Database, Messaging, Big Data, Open Source and/or SaaS into large corporate and multinational companies. If you thrive in a fast-paced, high-growth environment where you will be developing and executing deal strategies, mentoring a team, and collaborating with every area of the organisation, then this will be an ideal role for you.
What you'll be doing:
As a Regional Sales Director you will be expected to exceed territory growth, revenue quota, and customer satisfaction goals
Hire and build out the team
Lead and manage a customer focused team of Enterprise Account Executives to deliver customer business value and develop customer relationships
Build awareness for Kafka and Confluent within large enterprises
Collaborate with other departments in order to develop sales strategy for enhancing the company’s growth
Effectively create and articulate value selling in various negotiations
Assist in pricing strategy
Ensure effective prospecting, up selling/cross selling, and pipeline development
Maintain consistent implementation of effective sales processes for optimum performance and success of the organization
Keep a pulse on the market: Know the landscapes and trends that may shift tactical budgets and strategic directions of accounts
Build and maintain relationships with new and existing Confluent partners
What we're looking for:
Very strong Enterprise selling experience, with good experience Sales Management within the technology industry
Extensive knowledge of how software is positioned and sold to line of business, IT and procurement executives within the Fortune 1000
A metrics driven mindset with a strong analytical approach
Previous Sales Methodology training
Experience building organisations and hiring and training top talent
Proven track record of over-achieving quota in past opportunities
Ability to negotiate mutually agreeable outcomes with customers and internal stakeholders
Strong customer referencesEntrepreneurial spirit/mindset with flexibility towards dynamic change
Successful start-up experience with contributions to growth through acquisition or IPO is desired
Availability to travel as needed
University degree or equivalent practical experience
Culture is a huge part of Confluent, we’re searching for the best people who not only excel at their role, but also contribute to the health, happiness and growth of the company. Inclusivity and openness are important traits, with regular company wide and team events. Here are some of the personal qualities we’re looking for:
Smart, humble and empathetic
Hard working, you get things done
Hungry to learn in a field which is ever evolving
Adaptable to the myriad of challenges each day can present
Inquisitive and not afraid to ask all the questions, no matter how basic
Ready to roll up your sleeves and help others, getting involved in projects where you feel you can add value
Strive for excellence in your work, your team and the company
Come and build with us. We are one of the fastest growing software companies in the market. A company built on the tenets of transparency, direct communication and inclusivity. Come meet the streams dream team and have a direct impact on how we shape Confluent.
Come As You Are
At Confluent, equality is a core tenet of our culture. We are committed to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. The more diverse we are, the richer our community and the broader our impact.
Founded by the team that built Apache Kafka®, Confluent builds a streaming platform
that enables companies to easily access data as real-time streams
Every byte of data has a story to tell, something of significance that will inform the next thing to be done. In a data-driven enterprise, how we move our data becomes nearly as important as the data itself. With greater speed and agility, data’s value increases exponentially.
From its very early days, we have open-sourced Apache Kafka™ and have led it to impressive industry-wide adoption across several thousand companies. Now we are focusing on building a streaming platform to help other companies get easy access to enterprise data as real-time streams.