Partner Engagement Manager (Remote USA)

Professional Services

New York City, New York

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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.

The Confluent Professional Services team engages directly with customers, helping to avoid and overcome challenges in their strategy, architecture, and adoption of a data-in-motion platform. We do so by providing advisory services and ongoing enablement for customer and partner technical and business leadership. We use our experience in the field to inform our product and business strategy.

As a Partner Engagement Manager you will:

  • Be responsible for ensuring that the professional services (PS) delivery partners are successful in their engagements with our customers
  • Ensure, through proper vetting, that we are partnering with the most suitable partners
  • Understand our customers’ needs and match them to the availability and skill set of our PS delivery partners
  • Determine the ideal scope of the project and craft appropriate statements of work (SOW)
  • Provide a governance framework for the PS delivery partners that includes weekly status updates, proactive progress checks, issues escalation, and gauging the general health of the PS partner-led engagements
  • Ensure the discovery and resolution of engagement issues by looping in the appropriate experts on the Confluent PS delivery team
  • Measure and report of the success of the PS delivery partner engagements
  • Build relationships with the PS delivery partners and support them in their journey, from initial enablement to new consultant onboarding and offboarding
  • Drive operational excellence in the professional services and Sales teams through identification and execution of opportunity areas for our delivery partners that create efficiency, remove obstacles, or create improved processes and approaches to the business

We’re looking for someone who has:

  • 5+ years of program or project management experience at a technology company, with a track record of top performance, especially helpful if this experience is in a professional services organization
  • 2+ years of experience working with the partner ecosystem for a technology company
  • Ability to understand complex business requirements and craft tailored solutions and SOWs
  • Experience overseeing multiple cross-functional programs or engagements simultaneously
  • Strong analytical and quantitative capabilities
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfort in operating in a highly ambiguous and fast-paced environmentAbility to influence and drive change.
  • Have effective project management, problem-solving, and analysis skills, combined with developed business judgment

Nice to have:

  • Experience curating, building and maintaining a delivery partner ecosystem, especially in professional services organizations
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. Employment decisions are made on the basis of job-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Confluent requires all employees (in office and remote) in the U.S. to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Consistent with federal, state, and local requirements, Confluent will consider requests for reasonable accommodation based on medical conditions/contraindications or sincerely-held religious beliefs where it is able to do so without undue hardship to the company.

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Benefits

Best Teammates on Planet Earth
Adjustable Working Arrangements
Robust Benefits
Rest and Recharge Days
Weekly Lunch Spend
Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO)

Confluent is Remote-First

At Confluent, we care about how you work - not where. We encourage you to apply for positions outside of the listed location or your immediate region.

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