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Account Executive, Digital Native & Growth Businesses

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Bangalore, India

Job ID: R01267

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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? Thats the power of data in motion in actiongiving organisations 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 organisation. With Confluent, organisations 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 energised to roll up their sleeves and help realise 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.

As a member of the Confluent Sales Team, the Account Executive, Digital Native & Growth Businesses 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.

Key responsibilities:

Works to achieve maximum sales profitability, growth, and account penetration within an assigned territory. Territory may be a combination of geographic, product, industry, and other customers/market dimensions.

Sells to the territory directly or via 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 maximising sales.

Comfortable negotiating SaaS/cloud/software contracts.

Key skills:

8 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)

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