Event Specialist / Sr Event Specialist at Palo Alto Networks (Remote)

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Company Description

Our Mission

At Palo Alto Networks® everything starts and ends with our mission:

Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life.

We have the vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These aren’t easy goals to accomplish – but we’re not here for easy. We’re here for better. We are a company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the way things are done, and we’re looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the future of cybersecurity as we are.

Our marketing team has an opportunity like no other industry: high impact work and the chance to change the future of digital security. This team builds materials for our partners, our sales teams, and our industry. Being in marketing at Palo Alto Networks means that you will be in the midst of the changes impacting our industry, and helping our internal teams, customers, and partners address the ever-changing threats we all face on a day-to-day basis.

The Palo Alto Networks Global Events and Executive Briefing team is made up of passionate marketers responsible for designing, driving, executing and measuring proprietary and third-party live, virtual and hybrid events that target customers, partners and prospects with the goal of delivering business results. We are an integral, highly-valued, highly-visible part of the Palo Alto Networks marketing mix that drives pipeline for the company.

Job Description

Your Career

We are looking for an enthusiastic Global Events Sr. Specialist who is passionate about executing and working in a team environment across our portfolio of events. With a focus on details, in this role you will be responsible for supporting the Palo Alto Networks Global Events and Executive Briefing Program Teams (including on-site at HQ and events as necessary). Events include RSAConference, Mobile World Congress, AWS re:Invent, our user conference (Ignite) and more. You will be responsible for working cross-functionally throughout Palo Alto Networks and across our three event teams. This position will report directly to the Director, Global Event & EBP Strategy and Operations.

Your Impact - Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and drive event planning and execution deliverables (may include giveaways, gamification, housing support, expo pass distribution)

  • Be on-site at events to provide operational support (registration desk, booth staffing, etc)

  • Provide hospitality service support at executive events (book and manage customer and executive transportation, on-site host services, food and beverage coordination)

  • Drive speaker management activities including: organizing speaker training, scheduling reviews and rehearsals, managing speaker communications and speaker related forms, as well as providing virtual speaker support for online events and/or on-site speaker support - Work directly with content owners to drive deliverables to deadlines

  • Support team budget management (including requesting purchase orders, tracking spend, mapping expenses)

  • Effective project management including creation, ownership and adherence to timelines and templates


Your Experience:

  • 5+ years experience in Marketing/Marketing support (hospitality or event experience preferred)

  • Excellent written and verbal skills

  • Detail- and service oriented

  • Creative, collaborative, and resourceful

  • Proven passion for learning and growth

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment

  • Positive and motivated self-starter

  • Budget tracking experience preferred

Additional Information

Our Commitment

We’re trailblazers that dream big, take risks, and challenge cybersecurity’s status quo. It’s simple: we can’t accomplish our mission without diverse teams innovating, together. 

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at [email protected].

Palo Alto Networks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or other legally protected characteristics.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Covid-19 Vaccination Information for Palo Alto Networks Jobs

  • Vaccine requirements and disclosure obligations vary by country.
  • Unless applicable law requires otherwise, you must be vaccinated for COVID or qualify for a reasonable accommodation if:
    • The job requires accessing a company worksite
    • The job requires in-person customer contact and the customer has implemented such requirements
    • You choose to access a Palo Alto Networks worksite
  • If you have questions about the vaccine requirements of this particular position based on your location or job requirements, please inquire with the recruiter.

More Information on Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks operates in the Cybersecurity industry. The company is located in Santa Clara, CA, Plano, TX and New York, NY. Palo Alto Networks was founded in 2005. It has 11000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Volunteer in local community, Partners with nonprofits, Friends outside of work, Eat lunch together, Open door policy and Team based strategic planning. To see all 266 open jobs at Palo Alto Networks, click here.
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