Public Cloud Engagement Manager, AWS

Palo Alto Networks Inc. Philadelphia , PA 19107

Posted 2 months ago

Our Mission

At Palo Alto Networks everything starts and ends with our mission: protecting our way of life. It's inspired by our vision: a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These aren't simple statements. They won't be easy either but we're not here for easy. We're here for better. As a company with a foundation in challenging the way things are done, we're looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the nature of cybersecurity as we are.

Our mission doesn't happen by treading softly no, it happens by defining an industry. It means building products that haven't been thought of. It means selling products with a solutions mindset. It means supporting the infrastructure of a company that moves at an incredible speed intentionally to stay ahead of the world's next cyberthreat.

Your Career

The Palo Alto Networks Public Cloud Engagement Manager is United States focused position. This position is responsible for providing leadership, management and strategy for the United States sell with/go-to-market engagement and all joint activities with AWS. The Engagement manager will have a myriad of different responsibilities to ensure leverage and consistent engagement with AWS to drive customer engagements, qualified pipeline and cloud bookings that meet and exceed quota and expectations. The Engagement Manager will be part of the team that coordinators Palo Alto Networks sales activities and will be a central conduit for engagement management between the Palo Alto Network's sales organization and AWS. The Public Cloud Engagement Manager will report to the Director of Public Cloud Sales but will have several dotted line coordination requirements for consistent communication and engagement with Business Development, Marketing, Channels, Inside Sales and Product Marketing/Development. This position will be knowledge expert on all aspects of AWS and will be asked to present at QBRs, executive meetings, trainings and events.

The Team

The Public Cloud Engagement Manager is regarded as being highly strategic to the company and the Public Cloud initiative in regard to strategy, influence and execution. The Engagement manager is required to contribute to the larger Palo Alto Network's Public Cloud strategy outside of their day to day activities and will be called upon for their subject matter expertise in trainings, QBRs, enablement, and other engagement activities. It is expected that the Cloud Engagement manager have consistent interaction and engagement with customers, strategic vendors, channel partners and other third parties in support of the "sell with" activities with AWS. The Engagement manager will demonstrate a deep understanding of AWS go-to-market strategies including but not limited to co-selling, strategic planning and goal setting, channel programs, marketing campaigns and programs, strategic events and funnel management.

Your Impact:

  • Manage all North America joint sell with and go to market activities with AWS

  • Track all opportunities, pipeline and bookings and provide forecasts and funnel management reports

  • Facilitate co-selling opportunities, account mapping and other sales engagements between Palo Alto Network's field sales and the AWS sales teams

  • Support Palo Alto Network's field sales organization on engagement management with AWS.

  • Assist with providing content for Public Cloud training curriculum and sales enablement

  • Coordinate activities and have involvement with the Public Cloud virtual team of Business Development, Marketing, Product Management, Channels and Sales as part of cloud strategy

  • Develop annual strategic plan and performance goals for assigned Cloud Provider

  • Provide support and coordination for channel activity with assigned Cloud Provider

  • Understand and articulate the Public Cloud provider's strategic initiatives and gain a deep understanding of the activities, roadmap and vision of the Cloud Provider

  • Provide an escalation point for pre-sales and post sales issues for any activity with the Public Cloud provider

  • Build and maintain relationships with key personnel in the Public Cloud provider to solidify Palo Alto Network's standing and awareness within the provider and to assist in the development of key relationships with the extended Palo Alto Network's cloud team and executives

  • Direct engagement and partner relationships are a critical part of this role

  • Help provide insight in the support of Public Cloud events and attend/participate in the events

  • Provide support in the form of expertise and training for Palo Alto Network's field sales enablement

Your Experience:

  • BA, BS (or equivalent work experience), MBA preferred

  • 10+ Years' experience in Sales Leadership Account or Channel Management

  • Proven experience in the management of large global accounts

  • 3+ years of proven worldwide experience is preferred

  • Public Cloud experience preferred

  • Channel experience including selling with or managing channel partners is preferred

  • Channel Program experience is a plus

  • Demonstrated history of managing quota bearing sales or channel teams

  • Industry knowledge of security product market trends and directional awareness of Palo Alto Network's roadmap and technology development efforts.

  • The role calls for knowledge of competitive security products.

  • Knowledge of how to deliver comprehensive security solutions to PAN's customer base, and maintains a general understanding of competitive selling strategies.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a virtual and matrix environment

  • Proven ability to manage a myriad of different disciplines and tasks in a high pressure, time sensitive environment

  • 40%-50% Travel with ability to travel internationally

  • Strong communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills

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

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. To learn more about our dedication to inclusion and innovation, 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

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