Enterprise Account Executive [Switzerland - Remote]

  • Location
    • Zürich, CH
  • Date Posted
  • Nov. 18, 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 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.

This role will cover the German speaking region of Switzerland, so ideally you will be based in the Zurich area.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 pipeline
  • Create 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 love
  • Forecasting sales activities with a metrics driven approach

What we are 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 quota
  • Rigorous 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.

Preferred qualification:

Previous experience selling open source, data integration or Cloud platform offerings

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.

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