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Confluent provides the streaming platform that enables enterprises to maximize the value of data.

Enterprise Account Executive - UK
London, GB
Job Description / Skills Required

Confluent is pioneering a fundamentally new category of data infrastructure focused on data in motion. Have you ever found a new favorite series on Netflix, picked up groceries curbside at Walmart, or paid for something using Square? That’s the power of data in motion in action—giving organizations instant access to the massive amounts of data that is constantly flowing throughout their business. At Confluent, we’re building the foundational platform for this new paradigm of data infrastructure. Our cloud-native offering is designed to be the intelligent connective tissue enabling real-time data, from multiple sources, to constantly stream across the organization. With Confluent, organizations can create a central nervous system to innovate and win in a digital-first world.
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 enormous potential. Chart your own path and take healthy risks as we solve big problems together. We value having diverse teams and want you to grow as we grow—whether you’re just starting out in your career or managing a large team, you’ll be amazed at the magnitude of your impact.
Confluent is an infrastructure company founded and led by the original authors and thought leaders behind Apache Kafka. We are building an open-source, enterprise-class stream data platform for real-time data and stream processing centred around Kafka. We believe that the future of enterprise applications will be built atop a streaming platform, and we want to put it at the heart of every company.
TheEnterprise Account Executive will play a fundamental role in driving Confluent’s sales activities into new customers within your region. This role includes activities developing and executing on the go-to-market strategy for your territory. The ideal candidate needs to have experience selling complex SaaS into large corporate and multinational Companies with a proven ability of acquiring new logos. 


    • Articulate and manage a Complex Sales Cycle with responsibility for demonstrating the value of Confluent at C-Level
    • Focus on new logo acquisition to help Confluent expand its customer base
    • Strategically prospect to C-Level, IT Leaders and Technical End-Users
    • Build awareness for Kafka and Confluent within large enterprises and establish trusting relationships and credibility with partners and end users
    • Build strong Champions within the account to work across Business Units and Subsidiaries 
    • Aggressively prospect, identify, qualify and develop sales pipelineCreate and execute go to market plans that are based on viral methods and organic growth
    • Close business to exceed monthly, quarterly and annual bookings objectives
    • Align closely with our Solutions Engineering team on technical wins, Professional Services to deliver world-class customer experience, and Customer Success Management to identify and close expansion opportunities and renewals, all while earning our customers loveForecasting sales activities with a metrics driven approach

What we're looking for:

    • Extensive experience of quota carrying experience in a complex, solution sales environment 
    • An ability to articulate, educate and sell the business value to businesses of all sizes
    • Experience selling to developers and C-Levels
    • Significant experience in a Sales and/or Business Development role within a high growth organisation
    • A record of overachieving against your quotaRigorous Sales Methodology and Sales Process, proven by accurate forecasts and clear communication throughout the deal cycle 
    • A competitive, hungry driven sales person with an incredibly high activity rate. 

What gives you an edge:

    • Previous experience selling open source, data integration or Cloud platform offerings
Backed by top tier venture firms, Benchmark, Data Collective, Index Ventures and LinkedIn, Confluent has offices in Palo Alto, CA and London, UK. We are a rapidly- growing company looking for smart, dynamic, and insightful people to join us on this amazing journey.  Be part of a small team where your work will make a major impact!
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.
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