Commercial Account Executive

Confluent

Bangalore, IN
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Sales
  • Post Date: 05/24/2021
  • Website: confluent.io
  • Company Address: 101 University Avenue Suite 111, Palo Alto, CA, 94301

About Confluent

Confluent, founded by the original creators of Apache Kafka®, pioneered the enterprise-ready event streaming platform. With Confluent, organizations benefit from the first event streaming platform built for the enterprise with the ease-of-use, scalability, security and flexibility required by the most discerning global companies to run their business in real time. Companies leading their respective industries have realized success with this new platform paradigm to transform their architectures to streaming from batch processing, spanning on-premises and multi-cloud environments. Backed by Benchmark, Index Ventures and Sequoia Capital, Confluent is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. and London with offices globally.

Job Description

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.
 
As a member of the Confluent Sales Team, the Commercial Account Executive is responsible for selling Confluent solutions into small and medium-sized enterprises. We expect you to use your prospecting, sales, negotiation, and leadership skills to effectively sell Confluent offerings into leading companies in order to meet and exceed your quarterly sales target. You must possess a "hunter/closer" mentality with a proven track record of success within a value-driven sales model.

Key responsibilities:

    • Works to achieve maximum sales profitability, growth, and account penetration within an assigned territory. Territory may be a combination of geographic, product, industry, and other customers/market dimensions. 
    • Sells to the territory directly or via partners. 
    • Manages accounts throughout the entire sales process, and collaborates with team members in business development, customer success, and support to uncover all customer needs. 
    • Responsible for understanding product offerings and competitive issues to develop solution proposals encompassing all aspects of the sale. 
    • Travels to customer sites to identify/develop sales opportunities when required. 
    • Participates in the development, presentation, and sales of a value proposition. 
    • Onsite customer presentation with C-levels (as required) to negotiate and close strategic and complex deals. 
    • Liaises with customer contacts for the purpose of managing the customer relationship, identifying new opportunities, and maximising sales.
    • Comfortable negotiating SaaS/cloud/software contracts. 

Key skills:

    • Minimum 2 years experience growing pipelines and selling enterprise IT solutions.
    • Experience progressing deals through the sales process to close
    • Consistent track record of success and history of quota attainment in consultative sales environments
    • Knowledge of Open Source, Big Data, Cloud, Systems Infrastructure, Enterprise Application Integration, Database and/or Data warehouse concepts and products advantageous
    • Adept at using Salesforce or other CRM tools to manage accounts, contacts, and opportunities throughout the sales process
    • Outstanding communication skills - written and oral including strong presentation skills 
    • Exceptional time management skills
    • High integrity and self-driven
    • Highly developed selling, customer relations, and negotiation skills. Ability to penetrate accounts and meet with stakeholders within accounts
    • Team player
    • Open to Travel to customer locations as needed (when restrictions due to Covid are lifted)
 
 
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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