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Strategic Federal Customer Success Manager

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New York, New York

Job ID: R00559

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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.


About the Role:

The Strategic Customer Success Manager (SCSM) will play a key role in driving customer success, retention, and subscription expansion within our Public Sector organization. SCSMs provide thought leadership and actionable recommendations to ensure customers take full advantage of the Confluent Portfolio and product capabilities. They are passionate about building customer relationships and embody our core value of “Customer Love”.


What You Will Do:

  • Identify and collaborate with the sales team regarding expansion, upsell, and additional service/support opportunities within accounts.
  • Meet/exceed quarterly retention targets by proactively engaging with account portfolio and ensuring renewal activities are completed along with the sales team.
  • Guide adoption practices with the goal of driving increased value realization and decreased time-to-value from Confluent’s solutions.
  • Drive cross functional programs and services across existing account base that will grow usage, adoption, satisfaction, customer health, and likelihood to recommend Confluent.
  • Deliver onsite presentations including Onboarding Guide, Quarterly Business Reviews, Roadmap Sessions, etc. to an Executive audience to drive business value realization and alignment.
  • Support and maintain relationships with key users and decision-makers at assigned customers, keeping them connected to value being added by our products.
  • Proactively identify issues/risks and escalate internally for prompt resolution.
  • Act as a trusted advisor to develop and nurture customers to become strong advocates on behalf of Confluent.
  • Work across the organization as the customer’s champion to advocate for their needs and ensure company alignment in support of existing account base.
  • Contribute to continual improvements to our best practices for engagement, value-add, and renewal to meet long-term customer satisfaction and renewals goals.
  • Increase customer executive engagement and help arrange for executive invites to headquarters, marketing, and customer engagement events.


What You Will Bring:

  • Experienced and able to communicate effectively with business executives and leaders about the technical, account and financial aspects of their business relationship with Confluent.
  • Experience with the sales discovery process and customer service escalation models. 
  • Experience running Executive level reviews in person. 
  • Ability to command a room - public speaking experience a plus. 
  • Highly motivated, goal-driven, outgoing, inquisitive, and customer-centric.
  • Honest and transparent partner to customers, winning and keeping their trust.
  • Exceptionally well organized / detail-oriented with outstanding oral and written skills. 
  • Technically competent with a fundamental understanding of Confluent technology, offerings, and value proposition. 
  • Experience in tracking sales activities, customer data, and customer status. 
  • Ability to drive synergy and accountability across cross functional teams 
  • Collaborative inventive team player  
  • Experience implementing and supporting large-scale technology solutions at Fortune 500 companies
  • Security Clearance


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.



At Confluent, we are committed to providing competitive pay and benefits that are in line with industry standards. We analyze and carefully consider several factors when determining compensation, including work history, education, professional experience, and location.  This position has an annual estimated salary of $121,700 - $139,900, a competitive equity package and is also eligible for additional commission and/or bonus pay. The actual pay may vary depending on your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location. In addition, Confluent offers a wide range of employee benefits. To learn more about our benefits click HERE.


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