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Palo Alto Networks Technical Sales Manager, Prisma Public Cloud, SLED Accounts in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

As we continue to grow as an organization, we are hiring premier major accounts sales professionals to run and drive sales engagements into a set of new-enterprise accounts. You will be expected to exceed sales quota by creating and implementing strategic account plans targeting enterprise wide deployments of the Palo Alto Networks Next Generation Security Platform. Partnering with a systems engineer, you will displace competing technologies and build market share within your targeted list of major accounts.

You are motivated by a hunger to solve critically difficult challenges that face our clients. You develop trusted relationships at a high, executive level, focusing on the strategic nature of the partnership. This means that you have a concrete understanding of our product suites, and are able to help identify areas that can be resolved by our solutions. Your credibility will guide customers in their search to transition to a more secure online environment. You feel empowered by our product offerings - and love a technical challenge.

Your Impact

  • Acquire, lead, and develop State, Local and Higher Education (SLED) accounts within your assigned region

  • Strong account management skills to identify cross-selling and up-selling opportunities within targeted major accounts

  • Conduct effective presentations to C—level sales planning, leading to accurate forecasting of the business

  • Establish relationships with and sell through channel partners

  • Prospects and develops business, respond to RFPs and develops proposals for presentation to the customer

Your Experience

  • 5 years of direct software executive sales experience to State, Local or Higher Education accounts

  • Knowledge of the territory, in particular, SLED Accounts

  • Proven track record on closing seven-figure transactions

  • Proven history of exceeding software sales quotas through strategic selling skills

  • Experience and credibility selling at the CxO and senior sales business manager level

  • Ability to build strong and continuous partner relationships

  • Technical acumen but with the ability to relate it with business value

  • High intellect and the capacity to multitask

  • Excellent qualifying and closing skills

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the cybersecurity industry, products, and competitor offerings

The Team

Our sales team members work hand-in-hand with large organizations around the world to keep their digital environments protected. We educate, inspire, and empower our potential clients in their journey to security.

As part of our sales team, you are empowered with unmatched systems and tools, 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. As a member of our sales team, you are motivated by a solutions-focused sales environment and find fulfillment in working with clients to resolve incredibly complex cyberthreats.

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.

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 accommodations@paloaltonetworks.com.

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.

EOE Protected Veterans/Disability.

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