• Locations
    • New York
    • Remote
  • Date Posted
  • Jan. 11, 2022
  • Function
  • Finance
  • Sector
  • Data

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.

About the Role

We are currently seeking a results-oriented professional to join Confluent as a Principal, Post-Merger Integration. In this role, you will be responsible for coordinating and managing the integration of Confluent acquisitions and will report to the VP, Corporate Development.

The Principal, Post-Merger Integration will lead M&A integration processes in partnership with executive and functional leadership. This role will translate the M&A objectives into project goals, plans, and actions to ensure Confluent standards for quality, timeline, and budget are met and synergies are achieved. The successful candidate will have proven skills and a demonstrated track record in serving as both a trusted strategic advisor and a process-and-results-oriented leader who can plan and drive the integration of technology acquisitions.

Note: We have one position open for the Principal, Post-Merger Integration role. We are open to a remote hire for this position and have posted the role in multiple areas to attract the best talent.

What you’ll do

  • Ensure integration plans are aligned with the strategic goals of an acquisition. Take a leadership role in the diligence process, managing a large cross-functional team to review and evaluate whether a potential target will be well-positioned to meet Confluent’s strategic goals
  • Build integration plan templates that can be tailored based on specifics of individual acquisitions, ensuring timely and accurate execution of all deliverables associated with assigned M&A integration programs
  • Conduct due diligence; assess the technological risks associated with integration and perform requirements gathering and analysis
  • Serve as a single point of contact and coordination to all internal and external stakeholder groups during both the diligence and integration phases
  • Partner with business stakeholders to increase organizational knowledge, build relationships, assist in the development of operational plans post-close, and confirm integration approach
  • Prepare and deliver presentations for various audiences including executives, team members, and third-parties
  • Lead execution of all aspects of integration plans according to established targets and manage integration initiatives versus specific targets in the plan
  • Assist in the execution of business initiatives during integration/transition period to ensure achievement of financial goals and leading indicators
  • Measure the achievement of specific financial measures and leading indicators throughout the integration/transition period
  • Work closely with all relevant functions (IT, Finance, HR, Legal, etc) at Confluent to build and execute integration plans
  • Partner with management and staff of acquired businesses to execute integration plan, assimilate into Confluent, and achieve financial targets during integration/transition phase
  • Contribute to continuous improvement initiatives to create a better, faster, easier integration experience for each M&A deal

What we’re looking for

  • Total work experience of 10+ years, with minimum 5 years of experience in the operational integration of mergers & acquisitions either at a strategy consulting firm or within a technology company
  • PMP certification and/or MBA from Top 20 Business School (preferred)
  • Experience in digital media, SaaS, and subscription business models preferred but not required
  • Experience working in a matrix organization, effectively communicating, collaborating, and executing with cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated track record of delivering multiple complex initiatives while demonstrating a high level of organization and attention to detail; ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong strategic and critical thinking capabilities with a change agent mentality - always actively seeking and recognizing opportunities to improve processes
  • Excellent team player with strong interpersonal skills and a proven background of leading through influence
  • Ability to create fact-based financial estimates, and subsequently measure performance against estimate, identify variance, and proactively address issues to keep within budget
  • Solutions-oriented self-starter and problem-solver with demonstrated flexibility and adaptability
  • Solid project management and conflict resolution skills; strong ability to problem solve and multi-task


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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