Channel Business Manager, Cortex 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

We are looking to hire an experienced Cortex Channel Business Manager to manage and grow partner relationships.

This team is responsible for building a bias towards Palo Alto Networks across our partners GTM offerings with a focus on VAR, reseller, MSSP and systems integrator routes to market utilizing our Cortex portfolio. The ideal candidate will have strong experience in channel sales or partnerships with a proven track record of executing against business plans to deliver against goals/quota. Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to think strategically and analytically about business, the solution, and technical challenges, with the ability to build and convey compelling value propositions, and work cross-functionally to increase partner bias towards Palo Alto Networks. We are looking for candidates that are creative, and aggressive. 
Your Impact

  • Ability to build and execute business plans focused on high growth solutions
  • Provide world-class relationship development and thought leadership across partners to increase revenue and drive incremental business opportunities
  • Work with Palo Alto Networks Leadership, Partner teams, and Marketing teams to leverage resources and drive key growth metrics , build a strategic plan, and enablement model
  • This role is part of the NAM team and collaboration with cross functional groups is critical to success
  • Working with the partners, you need to define tailored value propositions and create detailed go-to-market plans that strengthen our value proposition to the marketplace while providing new revenue opportunities with our partners

Qualifications

Your Experience

  • Strong understanding of security technologies, channel routes to market, partnerships, sales and successfully implementing channel strategy to drive dramatically increased sales
  • Highly effective relationship/partner development skills
  • Experience formulating a vision, strategy, and execution plan for your key partners
  • Track record of driving enterprise sales via channel partners (partner handles selling motion)
  • Proven experience of exceeding channels sales or direct sales quotas
  • Proven analytical skills to determine which programs work and insight to build on that experience

Additional Information

The Team

The channel organization at Palo Alto Networks is a strategic pillar for our continued growth within cybersecurity, and a critical component to accomplishing our mission. Channel development is an extension of the territory sales team, with the ultimate goal to train and enable our channel partners to become empowered in the use and sales of our products. We educate, inspire, and empower our potential clients in their journey to security.

As part of our channel sales team, you are empowered with unmatched systems and tools, constantly updated research and sales libraries, and a team built on joint success. 
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.

The compensation offered for this position will depend on qualifications, experience, and work location. For candidates who receive an offer, the starting salary (includes on-target earnings = base + on target incentives for sales roles) is expected to be between $220,800/yr - $276,000/yr. The offered compensation may also include restricted stock units and a bonus. A description of our employee 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 454 open jobs at Palo Alto Networks, click here.
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