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Palo Alto Networks Enterprise Sales Manager, New Initiatives in Indianapolis, Indiana

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 .

Your Career

Palo Alto Networks is looking to launch a new and innovative security solution that will not only meet the changing needs of our customers but also delight them with something they wished they had all along. We are building a new team to support this product and we are looking for proven top performers to join us. Our organization is one that’s dynamic, high energy, and highly collaborative. The products you will work on are new to Palo Alto Networks, so if you have an inner entrepreneurial spirit, comfortable working in fast-paced environments, and yearn for hands-on impact then this organization is the right one for you.

As a Sr. Enterprise Sales Manager, you will be responsible for partnering closely with our Core Sales teams, interfacing with our District Sales Managers and complex large Enterprises, to identify opportunities, and work together to close sales. During the sales process, you will be responsible for presenting our security solutions to prospective customers: crafting and delivering demonstrations of the products, gathering customer technical requirements, and making expert recommendations.

As a member of the Palo Alto Networks sales team, you will drive sales of our new security solution and will own your strategy to grow your territory and exceed the stated sales quota.

Your impact:

  • Work with District Managers, Core Seller’s & SE’s to evangelize and educate on the value proposition of our solution

  • Call on CSO, CIO Executives to support sales initiatives for our solution

  • Present overall value proposition to key executives both internally and externally

  • Actively prospect for new opportunities within a set territory

  • Drive deals from beginning (prospecting) to Closing.

  • Develop and execute on a shared attack plan with our Core Sales Team

  • Work across departments and maintain tight alignment with Business Development Representative, Channel and Marketing teams.

  • Maintain SFDC hygiene including updating your forecast weekly

  • Effectively lead conversations about our security platform and solutions

  • Educate customers and partners on the network security landscape

  • Gather customer technical requirements and identify product and technology gaps

  • Collaborate with our Engineering team to create and deliver compelling demonstrations of products and solutions that clearly differentiates from competitors or legacy security solutions

  • Create evaluation test plans with customers that highlight the strengths of our platform and clearly differentiate from competitors, and manage the evaluation process to a successful conclusion

  • Stay current on product roadmap and be able to deliver Pitch & Demo

Your Experience

  • Experience selling a portfolio of solutions and expanding a customer's environment with newer solutions (approximately 7+ years)

  • Familiarity with cybersecurity products and topics; driven to learn more

  • Strong Network Security experience ideally with Sales Engineering Background

  • Proven track record of exceeding revenue goals

  • Developing organizational, planning, communication and negotiation skills

  • Positive, growth-oriented mindset

  • Strong analytical skills, ability to analyze complex multivariate problems and use a systematic approach to gain quick resolution, often under duress

  • Mature and effective organizational and time-management skills

  • Experience and success in negotiating complex deals with customers and partners. You've not only carried quotas, you've consistently exceeded them by doing the right thing for your customer

  • Motivated self-starter, proactive and action-oriented

  • Strategic problem solving and collaboration skills

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills in English

  • Proven ability to deliver results in a matrix organization (leveraging multiple functions and teams)

Our Commitment

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

We’re trailblazers that dream big, take risks, and challenge the status quo of cybersecurity. We can’t accomplish our mission without diverse teams innovating, together. To learn more about our dedication to inclusion and innovation, please visit our Life at Palo Alto Networks page and our diversity website. 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. Additionally, 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 accommodations@paloaltonetworks.com

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