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Confluent Sr. Director, Strategic Events in Helena, Montana

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:

This leadership role owns the planning and execution of our strategic events. They’re really good, and you’re going to make them even better. You have a proven track record of designing high-impact event strategies that drive awareness, convert demand, and boost community engagement. The ideal candidate brings extensive experience in event marketing and knows how to motivate a team and operationalize innovation. You understand that people come to events for the content but stay for the connection. This role is all about creating compelling experiences.

What You Will Do:

  • Strategic Event Planning : Develop a strategic vision and global roadmap for our portfolio of first, third-party, and internal events that align with our corporate awareness and demand generation goals and community learning objectives. Collaborate with senior leadership, field marketing, sales, and product marketing to identify key themes, messaging, and target audiences for events. Know your audience. Determine how thematic pillars, product launches, and newsworthy announcements create big moments. Stay informed about industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices to drive continuous improvement

  • Event Management : Work closely with stakeholders to understand event objectives, target audience, and desired outcomes, ensuring events meet company goals. Execute engaging event experiences that maximize reach and impact for both in-person and virtual attendees. Lead pre-event promotions to hit registration and attendance targets and post-event follow-up to maximize pipeline generation and influence. Develop compelling partnership opportunities to drive sponsorships. Oversee budgeting to make sure financial goals are met and resources are allocated effectively. Source and lead key vendor relationships in a way where they feel like an extension of the team

  • Measurement & Optimization : Own your numbers - registration, attendance, engagement, audience feedback, sourced and influence pipeline, ROI. Assess opportunities for improvement and implement them

  • Team Leadership & Development : Provide mentorship, guidance, and leadership to the event team, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence. Identify training and development opportunities to help the team grow their expertise

What You Will Bring:

  • Minimum 12+ years of professional work experience in event marketing, preferably in a B2B, high-tech environment.

  • Proven track record of building events that are highly regarded

  • Extreme attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines

  • Excellent budget management, organizational, written, and verbal communication skills

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills that build trust with senior executives, vendors, and team members at all levels of the organization

  • Ability to operate in a highly matrixed environment and experience guiding others through influence

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and remain calm under event pressures

  • Demonstrated leadership in mentoring and inspiring teams

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 $207,000 - $248,400, 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 (https://confluentbenefits.com/) .

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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