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Senior Strategic Program Manager

Business Technology & Data

Remote, United States

Job ID: R00784

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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:

Strategic Program Managers at Confluent lead business critical initiatives & operations across the company as a force-multiplier by amplifying execution efficiency and bringing a consultative approach to engagement. They are instrumental in guiding a seamless transition from big picture to details, while successfully navigating highly complex organizational structures within tight timelines. They drive cohesive cross-functional collaboration and governance for high impact programs across Confluent. 


What You Will Do:

  • Partner cross-functionally to establish key performance indicators, track program results against intended business strategy, and assess overall efficiency of the initiative
  • Act as a consultant in Programs, providing an opinionated view around problems and recommended solutions, while actively managing disagreements between stakeholders
  • Help disparate initiatives connect the dots between other key company-wide projects
  • Build cross-functional processes targeting key business outcomes and work across Product, Sales, Marketing, Legal, Finance to scale them up
  • Drive key insights on ways to increase operational efficiency at scale
  • Foster a culture of transparency and accountability by measuring and communicating results
  • Facilitate key corporate operations such as OKRs, New Product Introduction, and Pricing


What You Will Bring:

  • Experience in a high growth, product oriented company
  • Familiarity with SaaS/consumption GTM strategies and an understanding of Product lifecycle
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills. Ability to intuitively understand operational challenges and provide timely recommendations in order to drive business decisions
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills. Able to drive alignment across stakeholders and influence outcomes & decisions related to key initiatives
  • Ability to manage using influence at all levels of the organization
  • Outstanding communication skills and ability to clearly articulate information tailored to the audience across organizations including the executive team
  • Thrives on ambiguity
  • 7+ years of experience in program management/business operations with proven results within global, high-growth, technology companies 


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 $131,000 - $150,700, an annual bonus, and a competitive equity package. 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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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 job location or your immediate region.

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