Public Cloud Business Development Associate - Azure 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 Public Cloud Business Development Associate will pursue non-linear growth for Palo Alto Networks (PANW) through closer and smarter collaboration with Microsoft Azure. This is a unique opportunity to learn how PANW, the leader in cybersecurity, partners with Microsoft Azure, one of the largest public cloud providers in the US, to enable customer growth. 

The Business Development Associate will assist in driving our joint business with Azure. They will assist with enabling our teams on how we solve customer needs with our Better Together integrations. They will drive our sales pipeline through engagement activities and marketing events in partnership with our sales team. You will also support the execution of deals.

The Business Development Associate will be part of the team that is the central conduit for engagement between the PANW sales organization and Microsoft Azure account teams. This team collaborates with other internal departments that are key to our partnership, such as sales, marketing and product development. In addition, the Associate will have consistent interactions with ecosystem partners in support of sell-with activities with Microsoft. 

We need an individual with a growth mindset, who is ready to learn the Azure go-to-market and value proposition, as well as how we are able to accelerate customer success together. 

Your Impact

  • Manage joint sell-with and go-to-market activities with Microsoft

  • Enable, PANW sales teams to work effectively with Microsoft sales teams to expand and accelerate deals and benefit our customers

  • Understand and articulate the Microsoft’s strategic initiatives and leverage these to increase opportunities for Microsoft, PANW, and our partners

  • Build and maintain relationships with key personnel at Microsoft and facilitate engagement

  • Attend and participate in Microsoft events and seminars 

  • Facilitate and drive co-selling opportunities, account mapping and other sales engagements between PANW’s field sales and Microsoft sales teams

  • Provide an escalation point for pre-sales and post-sales issues for any activity with Microsoft

Qualifications

Your Experience

  • BA/BS Degree in Business, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Computer Science, or a related field (or equivalent work experience) 

  • Must have recently graduated between March 2020 - June 2022

  • 0-2 years of work experience

  • Familiarity with MS Excel or Google Sheets (analyzing spreadsheets and charts) 

  • Public Cloud experience preferred (AWS, Google Cloud/GCP, Microsoft Azure)

  • Experience in Sales or Business Development is preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to work both in-person and virtually

  • Thrives in a collaborative environment, but can also take initiative

  • Strong communication (written and verbal), negotiation and presentation skills 

  • Have a "Whatever it takes" attitude and motivation to do whatever necessary to assist in winning business

  • Can build relationships with internal and external stakeholders

  • Ability to understand technical concepts; have enthusiasm for technology and be able to articulate clearly to all levels of technical aptitude 

  • Ability to adapt quickly to a fast-paced environment 

  • Experience with CRM software (e.g. Salesforce) is preferred

  • Understanding of sales performance metrics

Additional Information

Your Team

The Microsoft Azure Alliance Team at Palo Alto Networks is a strategic pillar for our continued growth within cybersecurity, and a critical component to accomplishing our mission. Palo Alto Networks has ambitious plans to grow our Azure sell-with business, both in markets where collaboration is already strong, as well as expanding our business in growth markets.

To fit in this role, you are personable, a self-starter who can partner well with others, have a growth mindset, have a strong work ethic, persistent, and coachable. You are confident in who you are and able to enjoy the personable interactions that come with a job in sales. Becoming a part of the team means you will be surrounded by amazing, smart and hardworking teammates - and that’s a great place to be. This is a unique opportunity to make your mark by helping grow our Microsoft Azure business to the next level and beyond, while working in a dynamic and supportive environment.

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.

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.


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 409 open jobs at Palo Alto Networks, click here.
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