• Location
    • Milan
  • Date Posted
  • Oct. 28, 2021
  • Function
  • Sales
  • Sector
  • Data

Confluent is pioneering a fundamentally new category of data infrastructure focused on data in motion. Have you ever found a new favourite 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 organisations 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 organisation. With Confluent, organisations 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 energised to roll up their sleeves and help realise 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.

The Enterprise Account Executive will play a key role in driving Confluent’s sales activities in 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 Database, Messaging, Big Data, Open Source and/or SaaS into large corporate and multi national companies.

Responsibilities:

  • Build awareness for Kafka and Confluent within large enterprises
  • Aggressively prospect, identify, qualify and develop sales pipeline
  • Close business to exceed monthly, quarterly and annual bookings objectives
  • Build strong and effective relationships, resulting in growth opportunities
  • Build and maintain relationships with new and existing Confluent partners
  • Create and execute go to market plans that are based on viral methods and organic growth

What We Are Looking For:

  • Deep experience selling within the Database, Open Source, Messaging or Big Data space.
  • An ability to articulate and sell the business value of big data and the big impact on businesses of all sizes
  • Experience selling to developers and C levels
  • Significant experience in a Sales and/or Business Development role within a similar start up and high growth organization
  • Native or Bilingual Italian language skills

What gives you an edge:

  • Highly motivated, over achiever, team player
  • A high level of intensity to work with an experienced, motivated leadership team focused on building a legendary company in a short timeframe
  • Excellent thought leadership traits with the ability to successfully drive a value based sales cycle
  • Strong analytical and writing abilities
  • Exceptional presentation skills
  • Fanatical work ethic
  • Entrepreneurial spirit/mindset, flexibility toward dynamic change
  • 5+ years experience selling enterprise technology in a fast-paced and competitive market
  • Goal oriented, with a track record of overachievement (President’s Club, Rep of the Year, etc.)
  • Driven – possesses a strong desire to be successful
  • Disciplined – skilled in managing time and resources; sound approach to qualifying opportunities
  • Intelligent – possesses aptitude to learn quickly and establish credibility
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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.