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Cloud Account Executive

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Remote, Malaysia

Job ID: R01248

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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? Thats the power of data in motion in actiongiving organizations instant access to the massive amounts of data that is constantly flowing throughout their business. At Confluent, were 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.

Were looking for self-motivated team members who crave a challenge and feel energized to roll up their sleeves and help realize Confluents 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 growwhether youre just starting out in your career or managing a large team, youll be amazed at the magnitude of your impact.

About the Role:

As a Cloud Account Executive, youll play a pivotal role in Confluents Customer Growth go-to-market strategy. Responsible for acquiring new Confluent Cloud customers, you're the heart of our new logo sales growth engine. To be successful, youll be hardworking, energetic, and motivated by driving new business and solving problems.

About the Team:

The Cloud AE role and Cloud Acquisition Team is a new business sales function focused on landing new Cloud Customers and growing consumption within their accounts. As a crucial part of our sales team, you will have access to hot markets, numerous resources, and a diverse set of supportive leaders.

What Youll Do:

Proactively prospect, identify, qualify, develop, and close net new logos.

Grow consumption in PAYG and Commit accounts (ARR).

Close business to meet and exceed monthly, quarterly, and annual bookings objectives.

Build and maintain a healthy sales pipeline necessary to hit your sales targets through proactive outbound prospecting, discovery, and qualification.

Align to an existing sales territory (RSD and AE Team), work collaboratively with your aligned sales territory (RSD and AEs) to drive territory-wide consumption and commit growth.

Qualify and progress any meetings, signups, and use cases passed from Inbound SDRs.

Execute outbound sales strategy to drive net new logo wins and incremental consumption in greenfield accounts.

Nurture existing PAYGs to drive incremental consumption and/or sign a commit.

Weekly forecasting on pipeline creation, progression, and quarterly sales targets.

Participate in sales enablement training, including our comprehensive AE Onboarding Program.

Work closely with the relevant internal partners to drive success (i.e., Legal, SE, Cloud SDRs, etc).

What We're Looking For:

1+ years of Outbound SDR Experience, with a track record of overachievement and KPI attainment

Demonstrated ability to communicate the business value of complex cloud technologies, especially with technical customers

Skilled in new business prospecting, pipeline generation, discovery, and qualification

Skilled in managing multiple priorities and projects through proven ability to manage both time and resources effectively

Driven and competitive, yet collaborative and better focused

Passionate about growing your career and developing an in-depth understanding of Confluent Cloud products, use cases, and customers

What Gives You an Edge:

Proven curiosity and knowledge of event streaming and other cloud technologies

Experience with experimenting, building, and problem-solving in a fast-paced business environment

Additional customer-facing experience

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.

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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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