BDR Manager 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
Managing a Business Development team is not an easy task. This is the opportunity for those interested in being a part of something bigger than themselves. We are out to fulfill our company mission with the strongest products in the industry. Being a BD Manager means handling rejection well, but persevering, regardless. It means leading, cold-calling, selling, and pitching our products to people who are under tremendous pressure to secure their digital environments. And it means sticking with it with a level of tenacity defined only by your commitment to seeing a sale through. 
To fit in this role, you are personable, collaborative, and a mentor who instills a learning environment and demonstrates a strong work ethic. You are confident in who you are and able to enjoy the personable interactions that come with a job in sales leadership. Becoming a part of the management team means you will be surrounded by amazing, smart and hardworking peers and and that’s a great place to be. 
Your Impact

  • You’ll lead a team that arguably has one of the toughest jobs in the building - The Business Development team is the glue between marketing and sales, responsible for carrying the baton from marketing lead to sales opportunity - The primary focus of this team is to consistently and efficiently meet a monthly quota of booking “Sales Qualified Opportunities” for the Account Reps
  • Oversee the daily activities and quota performance management of individual BDRs to ensure key performance metrics are met
  • Mentor new BDRs with training, including product knowledge, buyer personas, competition, tools training, and plenty of role-plays
  • Provide BDRs with a coaching cadence of time management, objection handling, prospecting tactics, and active listening skills
  • Strategize with sales and marketing counterparts on pipeline and prospecting initiatives to meet company objectives
  • Review and maintain metrics to ensure accurate management reports
  • Analyze Outreach cadences with an eye towards continual improvement and up-to-date messaging, by buyer persona and by industry
  • Work closely with marketing, and sales to ensure the BDR onboarding program and ongoing training is up-to-date and best-in-class Partner with sales and marketing operations to ensure the BDR team has the best tools to do their job, and that they are configured to ensure BDR efficiency and productivity, especially Salesforce, and Outreach
  • Ensure sales accepted opportunities are sourced in accordance with company targets, and that our Account Executives have enough opportunities to work with to be fully productive

Qualifications

Your Experience

  • Previous work experience managing successful inbound and outbound BDR teams
  • Ability to understand technical concepts, possess enthusiasm for technology and to articulate clearly to all levels of technical aptitude
  • Ability to adapt quickly to a fast-paced environment
  • Proven work experience as a Business Development Manager, Sales Account Executive or Sales Management Role
  • Hands-on experience with multiple sales techniques (including cold calls)
  • Track record of achieving sales quotas
  • Experience with CRM software (e.g. Salesforce)
  • Familiarity with MS Excel and/ or Google Suite (analyzing spreadsheets and charts)
  • Understanding of sales performance metrics
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to deliver engaging presentations
  • BS degree in Marketing, Business Administration or relevant field

Additional Information

The Team

We work hand-in-hand with organizations around the world as they move to a more secure environment. As Manager of the Business Development team, you find and create opportunities, forming relationships with organizations seeking a trusted partner.

You are empowered with unmatched systems and tools, including constantly updated research and sales libraries and a team built on joint success. You won’t find someone at Palo Alto Networks that isn’t committed to your success – with everyone pitching in to assist when it comes to solutions selling, learning, and development. 
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.

Palo Alto Networks is evolving and changing the nature of work to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we 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.

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.

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

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 $140,600/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.

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 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 401 open jobs at Palo Alto Networks, click here.
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