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Manager, Executive Sponsorship (Remote US)

Customer Solutions

Phoenix, Arizona

Job ID: R01169

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Description

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:      

As the Program Manager for our Executive Sponsorship Program, you will play a pivotal role in aligning executive relationships with our most strategic accounts. Your work will accelerate their data in motion journey with Confluent, with a strong foundation in business value realization.      

In this role, you will be responsible for the overall management and success of the Executive Sponsorship Program. You will work closely with executives and key stakeholders to match executive sponsors with appropriate clients, and develop strategies and initiatives that drive engagement and strengthen these relationships.      

Your role will also involve monitoring and reporting on program performance, providing insights and recommendations for improvement. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless execution of the program and manage any program risks and issues, implementing mitigation plans as necessary.      

A key part of your role will be to facilitate effective communication and collaboration between executive sponsors and their assigned clients. You will also focus on improving account management and applying best practices to impact value realization.      

Your goal will be to ensure consistent engagement with the appropriate level of customer exec across each of these accounts, and to manage large-scale accounts and deal with competitive threats.          

What You Will Do:      

  • Manage and oversee the Executive Sponsorship Program, ensuring its effectiveness and alignment with Confluent's strategic objectives.      
  • Coordinate with executives and key stakeholders to match executive sponsors with appropriate clients.      
  • Develop and implement program strategies and initiatives that drive engagement and strengthen relationships between executive sponsors and clients.      
  • Monitor and report on program performance, providing insights and recommendations for improvement.      
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless execution of the program.      
  • Manage program risks and issues, implementing mitigation plans as necessary.      
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration between executive sponsors and their assigned clients.      
  • Work towards improving account management and applying best practices to impact value realization.      
  • Ensure consistent engagement with the appropriate level of customer exec across each of these accounts.      

       

What You Will Bring:      

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Management, or a related field.      
  • 5+ years of proven experience as a Program Manager or similar role, preferably in a technology or software company.      
  • Strong understanding of executive sponsorship programs and their strategic importance.      
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.      
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels.      
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to make data-driven decisions.      
  • Proficiency in project management software and tools.      
  • Experience in managing large-scale accounts and dealing with competitive threats.      

      

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 $126,500 - $148,680, 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.      

       

Click HERE to review our Candidate Privacy Notice which describes how and when Confluent, Inc., and its group companies, collects, uses, and shares certain personal information of California job applicants and prospective employees.      

       

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