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Channel Account Executive

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Seoul, South Korea

Job ID: R7-4029

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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 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.


About the Role:

As a member of the Confluent Sales Team, the Channel 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. We expect the Channel Account Executive to drive cloud sales through our CSPs - AWS, GCP and Azure.


What You Will Do:

  • Works to achieve maximum sales profitability, growth, and account penetration within an assigned territory.
  • Sells to the territory via our CSP 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 maximizing sales.
  • Comfortable negotiating SaaS/cloud/software contracts.
  • Recruit, Develop and drive sourced partner business (GSI, RSI, CSPs).
  • Work with sales leadership to develop partner strategy and plan to support execution in the region.
  • Develop and execute business plans & pipelines with key partners.


What You Will Bring:

  • 4 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)
  • Familiarity with the big 3 cloud players offerings and GTM approach


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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.



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