At Confluent, we’re creating a category that transforms how every company manages and streams data. Have you ever found a new favorite series on Netflix, picked up groceries curbside at Walmart, or paid for something using Square? That’s Confluent in action—giving our customers instant access to massive amounts of real-time data, enabling them to thrive in an ever-changing digital world. As one of the fastest-growing enterprise companies in history, and with Fortune 100 customers across major industries, we have a tremendous opportunity in front of us. We also have experience on our side. Our leaders have taken companies of our size to major success before and include some of the original creators of Apache Kafka®.
We’re looking for self-motivated team members who crave a challenge and feel energized to roll up their sleeves and help realize Confluent’s unlimited potential. Chart your own path and take healthy risks with the backing and support of our #OneTeam culture. Be part of inclusive initiatives like Employee Resource Groups and development programs, and take advantage of benefits that support our diverse global teams. Grow as we grow—whether you’re just starting out or managing a large team, you’ll be amazed at the magnitude of your impact.
We are seeking a metrics and process driven game changer to develop and manage one of our Strategic Enterprise Account Executive Teams. 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 organization, then this will be an ideal role for you.
What you will be doing:
As a Regional sales leader you will be expected to exceed territory growth, revenue quota, and customer satisfaction goals
Lead and manage a customer focused team of Account Executives to deliver customer business value and develop customer relationships
Build awareness for Kafka and Confluent within large enterprises
Take responsibility for overseeing accurate forecasting
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 are looking for:
At least 6 years of Enterprise selling experience, with 2+ years of Sales Management within the technology industry
Extensive knowledge of how software is positioned and sold to Enterprise IT executives within the Fortune 1000
A metrics driven mindset with a strong analytical approach
Previous Sales Methodology training
Experience building organizations 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 references
Entrepreneurial 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
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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.