Project Manager, Global People Operations 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.

Disruption is at the core of our technology and on our way of work to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. We’re changing the nature of work from benefits to learning, location to leadership, we’ve rethought and recreated every aspect of the employee experience at Palo Alto Networks. And because it FLEXes around each individual employee based on their individual choices, employees are empowered to push boundaries and help us all evolve, together.

Job Description

Your Career

The Global People Operations team, at its core, is about providing our users (employees, managers, PBPs, HR, TA, candidates, contractors, and business units) an amazing experience backed into highly effective HR operations execution.

The team supports some 60+ countries across four functions: HR Ops providing employee’s support and managing lifecycle programs; Staffing Ops responsible for scheduling interviews, creating offers, and supporting Talent Acquisition’s roles; Contingent Workforce responsible for managing the contingent workforce, our talent providers, and required infrastructure; and Systems & Enablement which supports HRIS, ATS, Enablement, Training and TA programs (e.g., referrals, reference checks, background checks). 

This role will manage strategic, global projects across the four functions, provide project management support to program managers (e.g., consistent templates, reporting, coaching), and be a strategic lever in globally driving more effective project execution, team-wide. Consequently, this role will manage all aspects of program and project planning, provide status updates, coordinate efforts, track success metrics, ensure effective communications and change management, and drive execution.

The ideal person for this role will have excellent communication and stakeholder management skills, strong project management and prioritization abilities, and extensive experience with documenting stakeholder requirements and partnering to translate those requirements into actionable project plans. 

This role provides a unique opportunity to successfully land global projects that makes a meaningful difference for all of PANW, its employees, managers, candidates & contractors, and ensure PANW succeeds in its mission of being the cybersecurity partner of choice.

Your Impact

  • Work closely with stakeholders within Global People Operations as well as our users to understand requirements and translate them into prioritized projects

  • Plan, communicate and document all aspects of projects associated with new programs, processes, system changes, tools and initiatives

  • Strong communication skills to clearly describe project’s timeline, challenges, and potential barriers

  • Proactive flagging and issue resolution – taking initiative, not just taking direction, but identifying problems and needs independently, and driving execution to a solution

  • Integrated Solution – ability to develop sustainable and impactful solutions by balancing the needs of regions with global linked to People team’s strategy

  • Partnership and collaboration - ensure a “One HR” approach through effective partnership with Global People Ops, Talent Acquisition, PBPs, Centers of Excellence, other People Team functions and stakeholders to ensure our projects exceed our user and stakeholder needs while always improving user experience and never sacrificing quality.

  • Change management and adoption – need to understand and demonstrate the ability to manage through change effectively and measure adoption

  • Ensure high level of deliverable quality in communications, reporting, presentations for TA, management, and employees including monthly reviews on project achievements and future roadmaps.

  • Ability to effectively work within different time-zones and work with different cultures, adapting style to partner for results

  • Track and manage deliverables needed by various stakeholders, while balancing priorities and meeting deadlines


Your Experience

  • 8+ years’ experience project management using project management tools (Jira, MS project, Smartsheet, etc.) is required

  • Strong communication (written, verbal) and presentation skills and ability to gather, sort and organize information into PowerPoint and other presentation formats that are easy to comprehend

  • Strong stakeholder management and influencing ability to build strong relationships, and, in turn, use those relationships to solicit buy-in and deliver effective change management

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple competing priorities synchronously

  • Strategic thinking skills; identifies root causes and addresses problems in ways that lead to innovative solutions; possesses advanced knowledge and ability to interpret data and make recommendations

  • Extensive HR Ops and/or Talent Acquisition Operations experience and the ability to apply that subject matter expertise to improve solutions and project execution 

  • Ability to work independently, while managing time effectively

  • Ability to problem solve by quickly resolving issues and risks as they arise

  • Flexibility and adaptability

Additional Information

The Team

Our People team at Palo Alto Networks works throughout the organization to guessed it, people. Every team within the organization has a huge impact on our mission statement.

We’re one team– driven to one mission statement. Each piece matters, and within the people team, you are focused on enabling our teams to resolve the world’s most aggressive cybersecurity risks. Our People team is centered on building, attracting, recruiting, and retaining the most passionate and committed talent to our organization, fulfilling that mission. We focus on building strong teams, centered on respect and enablement, empowering our employees to seek their career goals. You will be part of a growing, passionate, and dynamic team with an opportunity to work on challenging and exciting projects – centered on what we believe is one of the most significant mission statements in the world.

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 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.

Disclosure required by sb19-085 (8-5-20) of the minimum compensation (includes on-target earnings = base + on target incentives for sales roles) for this role to be located in the state of Colorado. If hired in Colorado, this position starts at $152,400/yr. Depending on the position offered, restricted stock units and incentive or bonus pay may be provided as part of this compensation package. Additional benefits may be found here.


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 and Plano, TX. Palo Alto Networks was founded in 2005. It has 10190 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 468 open jobs at Palo Alto Networks, click here.
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